A New World For Self-Publisher

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Waiting to have your book approved from a publishing house is like waiting in line to find a job. The fact is publishing houses can only distribute so many books a year. Which means a lot of good books will go unpublished.
“Wait”… “That’s yesterdays’ news.”

Somebody figured out those independent self publishers needed a stronger platform for exposure and that lots of money can be made.

Barnes and Noble, Apple, and Amazon are just some of the few companies that have created a digital text platform like the Pubit, iPad and the Kindle; a new publishing option for independent publishers and self-publishing to distribute their work digitally.

self-publishingYea, it’s pretty cool to tell people “I got published by “Simon and Schuster,” and I am heading off to the road to promote my book.” But, what’s even cooler is when you own all of your publishing rights and “Simon and Schuster” come looking for you and want to help with distribution.

To all of you writers out there, ask yourself this question? Do you think the publishing houses are ecstatic about the Pubit, Ipad and Kindle? When your book does a fair amount of sales, you have just become their competitor.

I am predicting that mogul publishing houses will open up a division for
for self publishers to cash on the revenue. And I would not be surprise if “Barnes and Noble” start expanding their stores to make room for a self publishing department.

I interviewed this one lady on my facebook, and she is a published Author. She believes when Authors self-published they will not be invited into the “who’s who” or the upscale book clubs which is targeted exclusively for published authors. However, this conversation took place before the launch of the Ipad. Not just that, I believe Authors are more interested in successful sales of their book then being a part of some exclusive book club.

The bottom line is…people don’t care where a book is published. They just want a good book to read.

10 Comments
  1. franny47 says

    Thanks for writing this article,which I hope will encourage all of those who have faced dozens of rejections,to publish their own work.

  2. Judy Markova says

    Very interesting article. You convinced me to keep on writing and make the self-publishing step!

  3. andrea anderson says

    Hi,

    I am glad I was able to inspire you both. Good luck to you both. 🙂

  4. Lisa Blair Hathaway Author says

    I Love your Pro-Self Publishing Article. I’m looking forward to reading more from you. Lisa

  5. andrea says

    Lisa,

    Thank you.

  6. Jack Eason says

    Hang in there folks. I was fortunate to find a small press publisher (IFWG Publishing). You just have to keep looking. 🙂

  7. Maheshwar N. Sinha says

    Thanks for a valuable article!

  8. Nick Boving says

    Amazon’s E-Book sales are jumping, with something like 60% more sold this year than conventional books, and there are a host of other sites like Sony, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Mobipocket, Smashwords and so on. The struggle through agent to publisher to hard copy is becoming almost more than it’s worth, and with about as much chance of getting there as winning the lottery. There are thousands of really good books that will never see the light of day following that route. But, if you take the E-Book route you are joining an ever-growing stream which is going to force the big publishing houses to take notice. E-Books still need promotion and lots of it, but at least it’s your book, written your way.

  9. Deanna Jewel says

    Hi Andrea! I’m self published after waiting years for one of the big houses to approve my novels as ‘good enough’ to be out there. I also took a chance on a small online publisher who kept our royalties and shut down her website, which is the main reason I am now self published. I do all my own promo and marketing items and distribution. I set my own interviews online with other authors gracious enough to have me on their blogs – thank you all for that! I do my advertising, websites, blogging, two covers so far and others to come!

    I would encourage those authors on the edge of deciding what to do – take that step and publish your own work. DO be sure to edit for errors and have it read by others for another set of eyes before uploading your work! You CAN make a difference – your work will be read. Marketing isn’t easy, but YOU CAN DO IT!

  10. andrea anderson says

    Deanna,

    I am sorry to hear that someone took advantage of you but it sounds like you are off to a great start.

    I wish you all the best of luck in your writing careers.

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