Many well-known authors have self-published before they found a publisher. The desks of publishers and agents are flooded with book proposals and really good stories that might never see the light of day unless they are self-published. The printing environment has developed beyond the traditional technology and now other favourable options, such as Print-on-Demand, are available to the self-publisher.
POD is now commonplace and an affordable way to self-publish without an author having to print and store hundreds of copies of their books to keep the cost per unit down. POD can be taken literally, but a self-publisher needs to know how to design and lay out a book's content and cover, and how to set up the files ready for printing. Click here for Comparison Table and Rates.
A further advantage for self-publishing authors is the chance to have books listed on all the Amazon and other wholesale websites, giving maximum exposure to a worldwide market. The advent of the Amazon Kindle allows digital versions of books to be uploaded free of charge in the prescribed format. CLICK HERE.
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