Top 4 Self-Publishing FAQs: Part II

Last month I wrote a post about the cost of self publishing and told you I would address other FAQ in future posts. Well, I always keep my word, so here we go. This week I will address the common question “How long does it take to self publish?”

The length of time it takes to self publish a book varies from company to company and from project to project, but it is almost always quicker than traditional publishing.

Some companies offer extremely quick turnaround times such as a few days to a few weeks. When considering these options, be sure to think about the quality of the book you want to print as well as your budget. You shouldn’t sacrifice quality for a quick turnaround time, and fast options are sometimes more expensive. While these options are good for some people, they aren’t for everyone.

Most people can expect to have their book self published in 2 to 3 months. This allows time for important aspects of publishing such as cover design. However, if your book needs extensive copyediting, the process could take a little longer.

If you have specific questions about how long it will take to self publish your book, contact your self publishing company. Also, be sure to check out my previous post answering the question “How much does it cost to self publish?” and check back every Monday for other FAQ.

If you have questions about self publishing, feel free to comment below and I will try to address your topic in a future post.

ABOUT JODEE THAYER: With over 20 years of experience in sales and management, Jodee Thayer works as the Manager of Author Services for Outskirts Press. The Author Services Department is composed of knowledgeable customer service reps and publishing consultants; together, they all focus on educating authors on the self-publishing process in order to help them publish the book of their dreams. Whether you are a professional looking to take your career to the next level with platform-driven non-fiction or a novelist seeking fame, fortune, and/or personal fulfillment, Jodee Thayer can put you on the right path.

One thought on “Top 4 Self-Publishing FAQs: Part II

  1. I as a self published author want others to know that yoous hould do your researchh before choosing a publisher make sure that they have a package that suits your needs and be ready to partner with them because you will be marketing your book as well. You will be your own best salesperson.

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