Top 4 Reasons to Self Publish in April

Authors choose to self publish for a variety of great reasons: creative freedom, control over pricing, the speed of publication and more. But, with the promise of spring in full gear, there are four more great reasons to self publish now:

  1. New beginnings. Spring is the time for renewal. Renew your commitment to your self-publishing dream by publishing that manuscript now.
  2. Tax refund. Put your federal and state tax refunds to work on something meaningful by realizing your dream of self-publishing. If you play your cards right, that investment will pay you back in sales revenue and the deep satisfaction you’ll get from being able to say you’re a published author!
  3. Summer book fairs. April is the perfect time to self-publish if you want your book ready for book fair season, which really ramps up in June. Self-publishers, like Outskirts Press, can get your manuscript to print in a matter of weeks, so you could have your book ready just in time!
  4. National Poetry Month. Honor National Poetry Month in April by publishing your volume of poetry now. (Outskirts Press offers a Poetry Formatting Kit that makes formatting and publishing a high-quality book as simple as cutting and pasting text.)

While there’s never really a bad time to get going on your self-publishing dreams, April’s the ideal time to plant the publishing seed that will bear fruit later in the year.

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.

Self-publishing News: Amazon & State of Colorado

News has surfaced regarding recent legislation involving the state of Colorado and internet retailer, Amazon.com.

Amazon is no stranger to moves like this, which along with the recently thwarted attempt to monopolize the sale of on-demand books through their printers, can be of concern to the rapidly growing self-publishing industry. For all those published and currently publishing authors, self or otherwise, this will have no impact at all on your book pricing and availability.

Have fun and keep writing.


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