Self-publishing: What is it?

To all those curious souls who wish to learn what self-publishing is all about, here’s the answer: It’s all about you. The best way to illustrate this concept would be to imagine self-publishing as a business, as a startup. How do startups popup? There is this great, revolutionary idea that you have in mind, you work on it, analyze your target audience, manufacture the product or master at rendering your service, and finally you roll it out in the market after marketing and promoting it. Self-publishing works the same way.

If we were to draw parallelism, self-publishing your book is like establishing a startup, with you, the author, being the CEO. It is an exciting journey that allows you to take complete control of the way your book would look, the way it would be taken to your end-customers, the readers, and the likes. As the CEO of your product, the book, you decide how its cover should look, the right size for your book, its distribution, and its promotion and marketing. You play an active role at every stage of the publishing process and reap equivalent rewards like retaining the rights to your book and receiving more royalty.

As we said, it is an exciting journey and we would ensure you get to know and learn whatever is required to become a successful, self-published author. From writing basics to marketing and promotion of your book, we will have everything covered here and all you have to do is keep learning.

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Aravind S

Aravind, works as a publishing mentor at Notion Press. His articles help aspiring writers realize their dream of becoming a published author. He has several years of experience in the publishing industry and has researched on digital media and the future of print-publishing. He is an active mentor for a community of writers to educate and guide them toward writing a book that sells.

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