The information that follows is based on my personal experience and Research. You should do your due diligence before deciding to go down the self-publishing route. I will keep this short and as informative as I can. For an in-depth analysis of this, you will have to contact me directly.
One thing you must understand about self-publishing is that you have full control over your book from, editing, cover designs, distribution, marketing and all financial obligations. You take most of the profits minus expenses. However, if you were to go the traditional route, the publishing company takes care of most of the process, you just need to write your manuscript.
There are many platforms that offer self-publishing services. For the sake of this post I will talk about Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) since it’s the one I ‘m using. Their service is free to use, but they take a % of your profits. They offer many resources to help you put your book together, find more information here……KDP.
Take your time because you want your book to look professionally done. You can outsource some of the work, like cover design, editing and formatting of your manuscript. However, keep in mind the cost of all this. I had a cover designed, had a few friends edit my manuscript for me. I followed the KDP guidelines and I did the formatting myself as I had a low budget. Use this video as a guideline about the process…..the self-publishing process. More self-publishing info click here…….Self-publishing and here publishing on amazon.
I hope this post will help inform your decision and journey into self-publishing. The links above will be useful for informing that decision. See you in the next post and feel free to leave comments below.
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