Different Ways to Self Publish a Book

For over a hundred years, authors have successfully self-published their books. This is a list of some of the most well-known authors that began book self publishing. All these authors started their careers by self-publishing their books. You can also do the same. Access to an internet connection and a computer are all you need.

It's now easier than ever to publish a book internationally and make it a bestseller. The best thing about being published is that you don't have to stop. Modern publishing techniques can be used to keep your book in print for as long as you wish. If you have the time, you can also expand your writing skills and publish more books each year.

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Publishing books doesn't mean writing them; you also have to make them sell.

However, you must know where and how to begin.

There are many ways to self-publish

There are many contradicting statements on many websites about self-publishing. It's also written in such jargon that you get confused the more you read. However, I will help you understand all the publishing jargon and technical terms to help you understand the various opportunities available to you for self-publishing your book.

Traditional Publishing

With traditional publishing, there is no cost to the author. You can pitch your book to an agent or directly to a publisher to try and encourage them to publish your book for you. Only 1 in 50,000 of the 50,000 books that are submitted to publishers is successful.

If your book is accepted for publication, it will likely take 18 to 4 years for your book to be in print. You will still need to market your book and promote it for a 10% royalty. This can be 10% of the net amount or 10% of what the book's cover price is.

Vanity Publishing

Subsidy self-publishing is also known as vanity publishing. It means you, the author pays a vanity publisher for all the work that a traditional publisher would do. The royalties you receive are usually between 25% and 40%. However, it can take a while to break even depending on how much you paid for your book to be published.


Publishing a book yourself means you do all the work that traditional publishers would not. You will need to print, ship, and distribute your book.