Do you want to self-publish your book? Are you a good author and capable enough to write the high-quality books without the support of traditional publishers? It is possible now with the changed landscape bought by Amazon. Now the authors do have full control over the whole publication process. Authors can self-publish the books by choosing the right services available by keeping a right approach suiting your budget and need.
Before starting to think about the publication phase, one needs to consider that he has the book, it is revised, edited and drafted well.
Commonly used methods to Self-Publish today
In today’s era, there are several methods available to self-publish your work in the marketplace. Self-publishing of a book can entirely be done by you, by hiring the freelance assistance you need, and this way you can work directly with distributors and retailers to sell your book.
Let’s discuss the choices available to authors for self-publishing their book:
– Self-publishing by hiring services rendered by company
This is something like make some additional payment and stay away from all the od of publishing applies in case of the authors who have more money and less time, or you are professionally into something else and passionately writing or publishing a book. If you do not have any interest in being a full-time author, then this method is best for you and serves your all purpose.
The charges and service packages and publishing arrangements vary a lot. No doubt, the better the servicing company, the more the upfront fee. This group will not take any rights to your work. They will charge the amount on the services offered like the editorial, designing, marketing, and other work done on your behalf. They pass on total net sales to author and do not take any percentage on copies sold.
But you need to search for the excellent service company, as charged vary and many companies also took an undue advantage of authors lack publishing knowledge and use high-pressure sales tactics.
Self-Publishing through a “hybrid” company
Some assisted publishing or self-publishing services call themselves “hybrid publishers” as it sounds more fashionable. But in reality, such companies can be nothing more than a fancy self publishing service. Fees to render these services also varies and so as quality too. Through self-publishing service companies, one can fund book publication in exchange for assistance and expertise of the publisher. Cost goes very high. Chances are, you may receive better royalties compared to the traditional publishing contract, but you’ll earn less than if self-publishing on your own. Every hybrid publisher has its different cost and business model. On another side, they (hybrid publisher) always secure a clear contract with the explanation of fees.
Self-Publishing services by Agents
The trend is nowadays increasing where agents are helping existing as well as new clients to digitally publish their work. In exchange for this help, they take a remuneration on the type of services offered, i.e., fee-based services, royalty-based services, or hybrid model.