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

Written by Annette Graf

The main challenge for today's writer is getting their book noticed by a publisher. There are several good writers inrepparttar field looking for book deals. I was one of those writers trying to get my book published and like so many others after receiving rejection letters, I decided to learn aboutrepparttar 145215 world of self-publishing.

Self-publishing can be rewarding in order to become a self-published author you have to have motivation andrepparttar 145216 will to succeed. How do you decide if you should self-publish your book or not? Ask yourselfrepparttar 145217 following questions:

1)Can you be a businessperson as well as a writer? Writing is a quiet occupation, while business demands proficient communication skills. 2)Are you motivated enough? You will need to see your book through from beginning to end, and this can be a lengthy process. 3)Are you willing to take a risk? You can't be afraid to takerepparttar 145218 plunge, you have to believe in yourself!

Tracy Lyn Moland,repparttar 145219 self-published author of Mom Management - Managing Mom Before Everybody else, states that when she started to write her book, she didn't realize self-publishing was even an option. Tracy Lyn discovered that a well-defined business and marketing plan had to be put into place. There were also different considerations to be made such as learning what market to target your book to, who to hire to design your book cover, layout and editing and how to getrepparttar 145220 book into bookstores and online. Tracy's favorite part of self-publishing has beenrepparttar 145221 control she was able to maintain over her book.

As a self-publisher you need to be aware of your personal marketing abilities, in order to get your book sold, you have to get out there and sell it. The advantages of publishing your own book can be plentiful.

By choosing to self-publish, you only have yourself to convince. You haverepparttar 145222 enthusiasm for a book that you have written, and you know that there is a market available for it. You don't have to give anyone elserepparttar 145223 final say of what you put in your book, how it is to be marketed or any thing else. You have complete and total control when you self-publish. Once you have successfully self-published your book you can always negotiate with a large publisher to produce your book since you have experience inrepparttar 145224 market.

Your book can be printed in just a few weeks instead of waiting for a large publisher, which usually takes over a year to print and get into bookstores. By that time you could be on your second printing. You can also get distribution for your book through and just as easily as any larger publisher can.

You have complete control over your project, right down torepparttar 145225 design, without having to deal with a third party. Asrepparttar 145226 sole owner of your material your have complete rights and can set your own price with all profits coming to you. If a large publishing house publishes your book you may only see 5%-15% of your book profits.

Books Are The Treasures Of The Written Word

Written by Sophie Ann Rosario

In this high tech advanced world that we live in now, it appears many may have forgotten books, or at least lost touch with them for entertainment. We have television with multitudes of channels and devices that allow you to record programs and view them whenever you want so you can basically have an unlimited supply of entertainment to view.

In a generation where virtually every household has a computer with an internet connection, we can email, visit chat rooms and more. There are chat rooms and websites on every topic you can think of. So where does that leave books in our lives?

What role do books play in your everyday life? Are they dust-collectors on a library shelf? Do you pull them down when you need to look for something or to findrepparttar definition of unfamiliar text?

Unfortunately, books may have become less popular overrepparttar 145010 years. We now have magazines and newspapers to read so some people still get their daily reading. But many people don~t read much more than that orrepparttar 145011 TV Guide.

Books come in many different forms. We have paperback and hardcover and we have fiction and nonfiction. Some books are meant to be reference materials. Some books are meant to tell a story. When a person writesrepparttar 145012 story of their own life it is called an autobiography. A book written about someone else~s life is a biography.

Books are written about famous places inrepparttar 145013 world- and not so famous places inrepparttar 145014 world. There are books about presidents and governors and everyday people. There are books about diseases and conditions and even self help books teaching you how to lose weight, build self-esteem, recover from loss and many more topics. Virtually anything you can think of can be found in a book.

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