Self-Published Authors Have Input

One of the  many benefits of self-publishing is the amount of control the author maintains during the publication process. Unlike traditional publishing, you can call all the shots. However, it is important to note that not every self-publishing company offers the same privileges and options. When choosing a company, find out how much author input is allowed and if there are any additional costs for customizations. For instance, most companies charge for custom covers or interior design, but you don’t have to buy custom options to have author input. Even standard templates give you the opportunity to change and adjust based on your needs and desires. This is privilege that most traditionally published authors don’t have, and it is one of the main reasons writers choose self-publishing.

I’d love to know, what customizations are you considering?

Cheri Breeding ABOUT CHERI BREEDING: Since 2005 Cheri Breeding has been working as the Director of Production for Outskirts Press. In that time, she has been an instrumental component of every aspect of the Production Department, performing the roles of an Author Representative, Book Designer, Customer Service Representative, Title Production Supervisor, Production Manager and, Director of Production. She brings all that experience and knowledge, along with an unparalleled customer-service focus, to help self-publishing authors reach high-quality book publication more efficiently, professionally, and affordably.

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  1. I’ve just released my self-published novel, “The Environmeddlers.” http://www.calcentral.com/~malewis/environmeddlers.html

    I chose Lulu.com as my POD source, because of their flexibility in customization of the content and cover art. I designed the cover, created and applied my own photographs, chose the font style and placement, wrote the back cover blurb and chose the background colors. The result is a cover I’m pleased with and that has engendered positive comments.

    It’s true that I don’t receive the absolute apex in revenue from Lulu, but it’s sufficient for my needs. I appreciate the artistic satisfaction more than the modestly greater income potential.

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