Is it Expensive to Publish a BookDo you think it's expensive to publish a book?
It can be more difficult and expensive to publish and advertise a book alone than you think.
Are books expensive to publish?
There were only two ways to publish in the dark olden times. The first was to convince a publisher to publish your book. And if you are one of the less than.001% of the writers who can do that today, congrats! Second way in the dark olden times was to buy a tabloid to have your book out.
Nowadays there is a third way: self-publication. If you want to publish successfully yourself, you have to spend a lot of time paying a large number of people. Self-publication is either free or it is just a contemporary way of releasing your conceit.
The Wikipedia defined vanity publication like this (and the defining it will tell you why it is a poor idea): Upright magazines, conceit publications or subsidized publications are terms that describe a company in which writers publish their work. In addition, in contrast to other "hybrid" model publications, conceited titles have no eligibility criterion.
In 1941, the word appeared in popular US journals. On the other hand, the sale of the book to the general public benefits mainly publishing houses, whether large corporations or small printing machines. Now, hand in your well-written book to Amazon KDP and turn it into an ebook and pocketbook.
You can use Amazon's Amazon Illustrator to create your own artwork with your own pictures or your own artwork. They should even include PR on the first page of your book and then it's completely fine to use it. Sure, I can tell which artwork was made by professionals and which by self-publishers, but I don't mind if I buy a book.
My purchase is based on the acknowledgement of the author's name and the first pages of the example on Amazon. And I dare to imagine how the overwhelming bulk of purchasers justify their book purchase choices. When it comes to self-marketing, I suggest you purchase Smashwords, Mark Coker's outstanding, FREE and very complete book, Smashwords Book Marketingg Guide, as distinct from another book on self-marketing.