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And the end is near for self-publishing for free and inexpensive
Self-editing has built a fame as a free or very inexpensive way to publish a work. To a certain extent, this is real, since self-publishing an email on Kindle is free, and there are plenty of advertising options to be found on online marketing to encourage it. You can even create a simple free covers by using free pictures of pages like Morguefile and then inserting a name and a name of the writer at the top of Word.
That' s all well and good, but the trouble is that there are so many self-published writers that it's very hard to set yourself apart from the masses and draw people in. Kindle is inundated with billions of e-books, while soft copy is being circulated side by side with books promotional postings and news that very often circulate within a lot of other promising writers because the writers have the nasty custom, according to other writers.
Obviously, the qualitiy of many e-books is very bad, but almost always this is because they were made on the cheaper, or free. By saying, self-publication is definitely here to remain, and no amount of pouches of self-published e-books will alter this fact. Self-editing will further supply e-books that cover the entire range of print products and in large numbers each year.
But this is indeed a great chance for clever writers who realize that self-publishing is not about being free or at all. Those writers who are changing their way of thinking and beginning to think about how to take advantage of a trade opportunity are understanding that with some research, corporate budgeting and a little capital expenditure, self-publication has the potential to be turned into a viable trade as the e-book purchasing fair is now dead solid and still expanding.
Of course, it has always been a successful one or two magazine approach to publishers, but it has worked for a very long while. In order to be successful in self-publishing, an writer needs books, and the more, the better, because only a fistful will make it.
You need to be intelligent in marketing and looking for remunerated promotional and print media that offer at least a moderate ROI. You' ll realize that like almost all new companies, self-publishing will probably result in a first year' s losses or even more. Above all, however, they will know how to distinguish their products in the markets and constantly search for niche markets that they can use.
This is all in the form of the 101 Series. Many, many writers have already managed to publish their own work because they have worked very harshly to make it theirs. I am sure many more will come and will be successful, but it will only be the writers who realize that there is not much to win if you publish cheaply or for free yourself.
This is because a good selling item, such as a textbook or electronic catalogue, was never made, manufactured, sold, marketed and advertised without cost. That doesn't mean it takes tens of millions of dollars to publish successfully on its own.