Self Publishing Era: Digital Publishing Tears Down Walls
Since the birth of publishing, authors have been forced to deal with the middlemen of this industry; the publishing houses. Often some of the best authors are turned away at the door because they are not "recognized" enough. Sometimes the best talent is rejected because big publishing houses just do not have time to look over all of the manuscripts. Well the times have changed. Now authors can self publish their material for next to nothing in the form of an ebook. While many traditionalist stubbornly claim that "customers won't buy ebooks", nothing could be further from the truth. Some ebook authors make exorbitant amounts of money. What's better is they get to keep most of their profits. If you are thinking about writing a book, consider publishing it in ebook format. Here are some of the benefits of ebooks?
Lower costs than self publishing
Larger returns than many traditional publishing offers
Work on your own terms
Constant and growing profits
Here are some of the downfalls of self publishing ebooks:
You must learn online promotion strategies
Effectively you are the author, distributor, webmaster and many more positions
May require some knowledge of web design, book design etc etc
As you can see, digital publishing is not all fun and games. If you are serious about promoting your book online you should understand that you will no longer be just an author. You also take over the publisher's role and become your own distribution agent. If you're willing to sit down and do a little learning than transforming your book into digital format may be the right thing for you to do.
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