There are many requests from those who are interested in self-publication. The possibilities of making your work public yourself have been greatly expanded in recent years by radical technological changes that have made it a cost-effective one. Self-editing is still changing drastically and is an area that has a significant influence on the entire publisher sector.
Acknowledging that there are writers who themselves release their works at a very high quality equivalent to that of traditional editors. But there are still many dangers for those who do their own publication and unfortunately a large number of self-published works are let down by incorrect processing, unattractive designs and bad productions.
While we do not support self-publishing, we can give some general tips for anyone considering this possibility. For a long period of undignified publication was just a way of getting another person to pay for the publication of your work, usually for inappropriately large amounts. There are still vainty editors (although they are inclined to call themselves by other names) and should be averted.
Although there are firms that help you post your work for more appropriate rates, self-publication means that you do all the work yourself, and that is quite possible if you familiarize yourself with the post production processes and hire qualified people. Successfully self-published writer Polly Courtney speaks of managing her own editorial and publication activities as a company.
Self-publication can be empowering: you have full command of what your product looks like and how it is sold, and you don't have to split a profit with your publishers (although the retailer still makes big savings). A lot of people who have left the conventional way of publication to go it alone choose to refer to themselves as "independent authors", a concept that imply that they determine the course of what they do.
When you want to make yourself public, you'll find pros working with you on your work. They are all a joint project and every writer needs a professional journalist. Werkredakteure contribute an important part of the design of literature to the development and design of manuscript writers. If you don't know InDesign, you'll need a type-setter, and a bookstore covershop.
You can also hire a journalist if you can finance it. You can keep your circulation low with print-on-demand or short-run direct marketing and add more copies if required. If you decide to work with a scanner, ask for a sample of your edition so that you can judge the final product and ask yourself whether your product should look like this.
Although the emblem associated with self-publishing is vanishing, the one thing it doesn't do is the feeling of validity that comes from a traditional publisher'sogo. You will find it challenging to get bookstores to have your books in store, and most major stream books prices are not (yet) open to self-published authors.
You can validate your typing collection by combining your self-published work with publication in journals and manuscripts and taking part in typing contests. Whilst self-publication is often a suitable choice for a souvenir or story books where the readers are very tight, it cannot help you in a more specialized or offensive markets like mystery stories.
A self-publication as an optional feature, for example for a children's photo album, would not be recommended, as there is no way to compensate for the child publishers' work. Think about warehousing, marketing and selling. Thousands of textbooks can take up a great deal of room in your home, and if things don't go very well, they could be there for a while.
When you don't have any of the conventional channels of sale, you probably won't bring your titles into the stores, so you will deal with Internet sale or directly sale (e.g. at events). If you are a bookseller, a website can help you get your own copy. Publication only in electronic format can be attractive as it eliminates the pecuniary load of imprinting and distributing.
You' ll probably have to divide your winnings with an on-line merchant and your work will be in a very competitively priced and swamped arenas where often free of charge book presents are given. In some areas as well, publication only in electronical format is not an efficient way to get your public - for example, poesy sells itself through an event rather than the internet.
Ask yourself whether you have exhausted all possibilities before you start self-publishing. Maybe you have been looking far and away for an agency or a large publishers, but have you thought of stand-alone printing machines? Although small outsiders are limited by their own means and will not be able to provide you with great progress or celebrity advertising promotions, they are often well-received and open to less ground-breaking and less business texts.