In Your Corner: Top 3 Reasons to Self Publish THIS July

If you have been considering self-publishing your book, this July is the perfect time to take the leap! Here is why.


July is when Americans celebrate freedom. And even if you’re not American, chances are many of your potential readers are. Celebrate your and their freedom of speech, and share your writing by finally self-publishing that manuscript you’ve been holding on to. Truthfully, self-publishing books is part of many cultures. While it’s totally fair to be proud of your own country’s contributions to the world of words, we hope that you’ll contribute your own words as well.

Independence Must Be Declared!

No matter where you live in the world, the freedoms and independences that you do possess exist for a reason, and new freedoms are only won when existing ones are seized upon! These days, you don’t need an agent or a traditional publisher to get started. And if you don’t feel confident that you’ve got all of the details down, you can always look to a full-service self-publishing company, and get your book published in exactly the way you want it to be.

Live in the Sun!

With summer comes longer days, and July starts just after the Summer Solstice and the longest day of the year. (Or shortest night, depending on how you look at it.) Longer days mean more time to work on your manuscript and get all of the other things done that you need to in life, which in 2020 might be a whole lot of additional things on top of the ones you had originally planned. Take advantage of the extra hours by finally finishing your book––not to mention the special holiday savings many companies offer over the July 4th weekend!

You are not alone. ♣︎

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ABOUT ELIZABETH JAVOR: With over 20 years of experience in sales and management, Elizabeth Javor works as the Director of Sales and Marketing for Outskirts Press. The Sales and Marketing departments are composed of knowledgeable publishing consultants, customer service reps and book marketing specialists; together, they all focus on educating authors on the self-publishing process 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, Elizabeth Javor can put you on the right path.

Celebrate Independence Day with Independent Publishing

Remember the days when the dream of becoming a published author seemed impossible? When publishing a book meant spending hours researching companies and editors and writing countless queries only to receive no response, or worse a rejection letter. Well, those days are gone.

Authors are no longer required to suffer the authoritative power of traditional publishing firms. They now have the freedom to independently publish their books without the approval of a profit-minded company. Here are three reasons you should celebrate Independence Day by self-publishing.

1. Freedom of speech.

Traditional publishers are looking for books that appeal to a widespread, commercial market. They rarely are willing to take the chance on a book that is unique or appeals to a niche market. This doesn’t mean your book isn’t worth publishing. It simply means your manuscript doesn’t match what that company wants to say to their readers. Self-publishing gives you the freedom to write your story as you see fit.

2. Creative freedom.

If your manuscript is accepted by a traditional publishing company, you lose control of the project once you sign your contract. The editor may require you to change a large portion of your book, and you will have little say in creative processes such as cover design and illustrations. With self-publishing, you have the freedom to control the entire process so your book looks and reads exactly how you imagined.

3. Freedom of choice.

With traditional publishing, authors get little say in details such as pricing and distribution. Self-publishing authors are not confined by this lack of power. They have the freedom to make choices throughout the entire publishing process. They are completely in control of the destiny of their book.

As you celebrate the 4th of July and reflect on all the freedoms you enjoy, I hope you take advantage of the opportunity to independently publish your book. Don’t let your publishing dreams go unrealized.

ABOUT KELLY SCHUKNECHT: Kelly Schuknecht is the Vice President of Outskirts Press. In addition to her contributions to the Outskirts Press blog at, 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