I'll self-publish and market my book in the off-leash park
Would you self-publish your fiction?
I'm still focusing on the writing/editing part of my manuscript, but many writers do publish, market and sell their own books. One of the main benefits is a speedier book-in-hand time, you don't have to wait to find a publisher and then wait for them to produce your book. The biggest drawback is you have to do a LOT of work to push your book and get a market for it, even if the narrative is great, if you flop because of your lack of marketing skills (or horror - publish before it's been proofread properly), you give yourself a bad reputation as a writer.
If you want to see more on the debate of self-publishing pros and cons, visit my previous post:
I'm still intrigued by self-publishing and I've been checking out a few different sites of P.O.D. publishers, so if it's for you, check these out:
- Self-publishing on the iPad
- www.createspace.com for publishing on Kindle
Have you had any experience with self-publishing? Know a link I've forgotten? Let us know!
And while I'm migrating to the warmer climate of Queensland, visiting my Dad in Brisbane, I'm thinking of going retro and reposting some of my favourite posts. That way I can focus on my writing, editing and generally doing a lot of this: