4 reasons to take self-published authors more seriously than ever

Great article about self-publishing by Timothy Pike.

What Inspires Your Writing?

Nowadays, it’s quickly becoming the norm: before their stories are even finished, writers are already considering their self-publishing options. And who can blame them? From speed-to-market to more creative control to no rejection letters, it’s an enticing prospect.

But some are quick to thumb their noses at these writers, believing them to be going rogue, bucking the system in the name of vanity.

News flash: the 90’s called. They want their stereotype back.

In fact, self-publishers of today are to be taken very seriously indeed. Why is this?

1. They’re raking in the dough. Self-publishers tend to be financially smart, understanding that in a traditional author-publisher relationship, the money flows mostly one way: to the publisher. So they’re being proactive, and reversing the equation. Now, they’re collecting up to 85% of retail price in royalties, instead of giving up about that same amount?for life!

2. Their books look fantastic.

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4 thoughts on “4 reasons to take self-published authors more seriously than ever

    • Thanks for stopping by Patricia. Self-publishing has been a real learning curve for me and there is so much more to discover every day. I hope the article made things clearer for you and that you have great success with your work.

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