Self-publishing Advantages – Fill in the Blank…

I sat down today to a quick brainstorm outlining the advantages of partnering with a top notch custom self-publisher, but came up just shy of double digits. Help!

Self-publishing Advantages top 10 list:

1 – Authors are required one-time only upfront investment…

2 – Authors only have to purchase books they know will sell…

3 – Authors have the control to set their own book profit or royalty percentages…

4 – Authors set their custom wholesale book pricing…

5 – Authors set their book’s retail price…

6 – Authors can work with a design team on their unique custom book cover…

7 – Authors are in control of the editing and proof process, publishing nothing they don’t expressly approve…

8 – Books don’t see print caps and never go out of print…

9 – Authors keep exclusive rights to their work

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– Karl



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Traditional Retailers and Self-Published Books

On Monday I mentioned how to find a Barnes and Noble near you to promote your self-published book. Whether you’ve already self-published or you are considering self-publishing, it is important to keep in mind that traditional book retailers often look for four things when deciding whether or not to stock a book on their shelves:

1) Availability with a distributor
2) A very attractive trade discount
3) A returns policy (Keep this in mind if you are searching for an on-demand company for your book since not all POD publishers offer a returnable option.)
4) And demand. As a self-published author, creating demand, or “buzz,” is up to your promotional efforts, but make sure the POD publisher you choose provides the necessary means to fulfill the other criteria.

Good luck and have fun!
Kelly Schuknecht
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