Why You Should Add Photographs to Your Self-Publishing Project

Imagine you are reading an ordinary book, with page after page of black and white text. The prose is beautifully written and the descriptive language helps you craft images of the characters and settings in your head…

Now, imagine you are reading a book filled with photographs like these…




These beautiful pictures can make an ordinary book a remarkable reading experience. They can take readers on a vacation without them ever leaving their homes. They can help readers imagine scenes they’d otherwise never dream of, and they can give readers a rare glimpse into worlds they’d otherwise never see.

Photos are a great way to bring life and value to your book. Readers love looking at quality pictures, and the book possibilities are endless. If you are writing a memoir, you can include real photos of yourself, family, and friends. If you are travel writer, you can include images of the places you write about. Even if you write fiction, your book can benefit from a few quality photos.

If you are a photographer and not a “writer,” you can still publish a book showcasing your work. You can collaborate with an author or work with a ghostwriter.

May is National Photograph Month! This is a great opportunity to share your beautiful photos with the world, and start a self-publishing project filled with stunning photographs.

ABOUT KELLY SCHUKNECHT: Kelly Schuknecht is the Vice President of Outskirts Press. In addition to her contributions to the Outskirts Press blog at blog.outskirtspress.com, Kelly and a group of talented marketing experts offer book marketing services, support, and products to not only published Outskirts Press authors, but to all authors and professionals who are interested in marketing their books and/or careers. Learn more about Kelly on her blog at http://kellyschuknecht.com.

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