Motivations to Self Publish

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What are some to self publishing pros and cons?

Motivations to Self Publish

Look at the good and the bad! What are some self-publishing pros and cons, you ask? There are many to consider. Some pros include:

  • You have control over the process
  • You get published more quickly
  • More royalties (self-publishing will likely earn you 40-60% opposed to the normal 10%)
  • Complete attention (publishing houses focus on multiple books at once)

You can't have pro without cons, here are some big ones:
  • You're flying solo
  • Time—it takes a lot of yours
  • The market is tight
  • There is a prejudice against self-publishing



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