The Pro's And Con's Of Self-Publishing

Written by Annette Graf

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Large publishing houses take months to publish material while you can haverepparttar process completed in a significantly shorter amount of time. Also, there is not always an interest from large publishing houses in special interest projects you may have written about, such as local history, how to books, or books that appeal torepparttar 145215 general public.

Some ofrepparttar 145216 disadvantages in publishing your own book are that you may not see results right away. You are an unknown author and you have to market and sell yourself and your product. Even if you have written an excellent book you need to find ways to get noticed.

Also, there are costs involved. Initially, you will need money to have your books printed from an independent printer. This can cost anywhere from $1-10 per book depending on how many books you have printed,repparttar 145217 number of pages, etc. You also need to learn how you would like your book set up. Is it going to be soft cover or hardcover, there are different bindings and other options that will be asked by a printer when you decide to publish a book. There are also costs involved in shipping your books to bookstores and marketing your book.

You will also learn that everyone has an opinion and not all will like what you write no matter if you have self-published your book or a large publisher has decided to add you as one of their writers.

Ellen Parlapiano one ofrepparttar 145218 authors of Mompreneurs Online (published by a larger publishing company) states there are advantages and disadvantages of working with a publisher. "Our books have opened many doors for us...and we always say that although you don't get a lot of money writing books, you do boost your income in other ways. We have done corporate consulting, professional speaking, and spokesperson work for companies--all based onrepparttar 145219 buzz we have built for our books and ourselves. Simply writing and publishingrepparttar 145220 book is not enough--you must establish yourself as an expert in your field!"

There is a lot to learn when deciding to self-publish a book. Find out all you can about publishing your own book before deciding to takerepparttar 145221 plunge. While self-publishing can be rewarding it also is very challenging and you may need more time to market and sell your books which in turn leaves less time for writing. Inrepparttar 145222 long run self-publishing has been very rewarding and profitable for my books. Fromrepparttar 145223 beginning point of writingrepparttar 145224 book to designingrepparttar 145225 cover, it's well-worth it inrepparttar 145226 end when you seerepparttar 145227 final result.

Annette is a self-published author and a runs a book and hobby web site.

Books Are The Treasures Of The Written Word

Written by Sophie Ann Rosario

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Then we haverepparttar world of fiction. Fiction books are made up, make-believe, tales, stories fromrepparttar 145010 mind ofrepparttar 145011 writer. Some fiction books are pretty far-fetched. Some books are based on some fact. Some are so close torepparttar 145012 truth with just a few details enhanced or exaggerated to make it more interesting.

Withrepparttar 145013 rise of technology, book expenses have risen also. Unfortunately, this only damages reading more. There are several options for those wanting to have their enjoyment of books. One format is electronic, or e-books. E-books can be purchased online and downloaded instantly like a computer program. They can then be read right onrepparttar 145014 computer screen. Another option is book trade-outs and used book stores. Even national airports are becoming involved in book trade-outs. You can buy a book, read it on your flight, then return it at your destination airport and get part of your cash back. Someone else can then obtain that "used" book for a lower price andrepparttar 145015 book cycle goes on.

In this technological world, we still need to remember that none of it would be possible withoutrepparttar 145016 printed word.

Sophie Ann Rosario is founder of All About Books an excellent resource site dedicated to information about books.

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