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Authors will share the Journey of writing their masterpiece. Learn and be amazed of what these gifted individuals have to share.

by Claire T.

What is Self-Publishing?

Self Publishing is the act of an author doing all the necessary publishing processes by themselves using their own resources. 

Traditionally, publishing houses would bear the grunt of the entire publication minutia while the author has little to no input as to the decisions on how the book will be presented after a big portion of the rights to the story have been signed over to the publishing house. 

Traditionally- published authors would have to make a lot of book sales to make a substantial income because the publishing house would retain a lot of the profit if the book is successful. 

by Claire T.

pros & cons of Traditional Publishing

So we have given you a bird’s eye view of the differences between traditional and self-publishing. Now let’s delve a little deeper into the pros and cons of the two so that you can make the best-informed choice that is best for you.

Advantages of Traditional Publishing:

  1. The Publisher Takes Care of Everything.

The publisher offers services like editing, proofreading, book covers, and even mainstream marketing to the author which takes a huge load off of the writer who can focus more on his/her writing.

  1. Almost No Upfront Cost.

Since the publishing costs are shouldered by the publisher, you are not expected to repay any of the cost should your book not sell as well as expected.

  1. Cash Advance

Most book deals entitle the author to an advance to their book when the contracts have been signed. This could be a lifesaver for an author who is cash-strapped.