Understanding what self-publishing really means
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It is true that self-publishing has brought about a paradigm shift. It has lowered the entry barrier for authors who believe in their work but struggle to find an agent who can help publish it. But self-publishing can be tricky. There are vanity publishers, who refer to themselves as self-publishers, take upfront money from the author to publish the manuscript.
Now, before you decide to self-publish your book, it is important to understand how exactly self-publishing works and who should you partner with. Vanity publishers not only charge you to publish your books, they hardly ever offer any assistance with editing, marketing or distributing the book, some of the fundamental process of self-publishing. It makes this option, not just expensive but also unproductive.
While on the other hand, an end-to-end reputable self-publishing service provider operates on an entirely different engagement model.
Self-publishing service providers offer a whole gamut of services ranging from editing, designing, eBook conversion and upload to print and distribution. They are usually a one-stop-shop who that provide complete support throughout the production cycle. Their bundled services are flexible so you can choose to opt for whatever assistance you need as per your requirement.
The greatest advantage of working with a proper self-publishing company is that they help streamline the publishing process and get your book across every digital platform including Amazon, Kobo, and Apple.
When you work with a self-publishing company, as an author, you have complete visibility into and control over every stage of production. You not only own the rights to your book but also earn 100% royalty. These are some of the perks you get to enjoy when you team up with BUUKS. Check out our website for more information or better still connect with us and we will be happy to walk you through the process.