You finally finished your manuscript and are ready to publish. Do you stick to the traditional route of publishing? Trying to approach an agent who might take months or get it self-published? Which is better, traditional publishing versus self-publishing?
Self-publishing is all about creative freedom. While professional editors and designers guide you along the way, you will be in control. Since the book’s rights are with you, the outcome will be the way you want it.
In traditional publishing, you are signing away the rights on your book.
Now that you have finished penning your book the excitement kicks in! Let me just put it out there for you.
Whereas in self -publishing, as soon as you tell them the idea of your book or give them the manuscript, someone is assigned to guide you. Do not worry cause you can still call the shots, and your book will hit the shelves in just 3- 4 weeks. Why waste more than a year for only one book when you can write many?
If you have a story to share with the world, then good self-publisher is your best friend. You don’t have to be a professional or a trained writer to be an author. If you are hesitant that you might make errors in grammar or vocabulary, our professional editor is always there to guide you.
It is very rare for a first-time publisher to land an agent at a traditional publishing agency, let alone getting the book published. Even if you do, let me tell you this.
Why not take the lion’s share by selling your masterpiece? If you are lucky to land a deal with a traditional agency, that’s great, but I’m sure wouldn’t like signing away your first book’s rights, would you? Many first time authors prefer self-publishing as they have full control over every aspect of their book.
Everyone wants to make money, and if you say you are just in it for the passion, then well and good. Your book sales are the source of making money. It can be anything from “having just enough money to put food on the table” to making millions — all this varies on how your book sells. If you do get published traditionally, they have a bigger chunk of money, and all you get is little.
What’s the bottom line? Have the bigger chunk and 100% royalty via self publishing for yourself instead of giving up the major share to the traditional company.
Yes, the traditional way of getting published sounds all professional, blah blah. Just one question. HOW?
Yep, you read it right. You thought that it is just deciding the cover design or anything not relating to your story is okay, right? NO.
Look at it from any angle such as freedom, money, time flow, flexibility, self-publishing takes the lead, but remember not all professional or trained writers have only get to be authors.