Self-Publishing: Freedom Isn’t Free

So many of us dream of seeing our hard work in print: the offspring of our creativity on the shelves of a local bookstore. The self-publishing industry has given access to millions of people who previously had no hope of being published. It’s a two-edged sword, though, and many authors considering self-publishing fail to understand the enormity of the effort and cost involved. Writing the book is only the beginning, and it’s up to you, the author, to make sure your self-published book doesn’t fall into the gap between the dream of the Great American Novel and the reality of the publishing business. Will your book be a success or another depressing statistic? That depends on your attitude and effort. Read More