Six reasons you should self-publish your book.
1. You have a story to tell.
Now there is no excuse to keep it all to yourself. Get it on Kindle and let your story have a chance to be read. Even if only one solitary reader reads it, your story will have at last been given life.
Rejection letters from literary agents will be a thing of the past as soon as you self-publish. And don’t forget to give the postman a signed copy, because he will never deliver another rejection letter to you.
2. You write in an unusual genre.
No one has been interested in publishing your work because it doesn’t fit a standard genre. Self-publish and you will discover that there are people out there who share your point of view, or interest. You never know unless you try.
3. Fulfil your dream.
By self-publishing one print-on-demand copy of your book and then have it sit proudly on your bookshelf with your favorite books. This is a very cheap, simple and highly effective way of impressing your friends and family.
4. Releasing your feelings.
Writing about your unique feelings and ideas is absolutely normal and has been the starting point for many writers. It is cathartic for sure, but a story written with genuine passion has a far better chance of being read . You never know, so why not try and see what happens? By self-publishing, you have cleansed your soul.
5. Share your knowledge.
If you are an expert on any topic, share your knowledge, no matter what your special knowledge is about. There will be at least a few people who share your interest and passion.
6. Self-publish just because you can.
Today, everyone has the ability, means and freedom to express themselves. Now, you can write and be read with that same freedom.
I have published a book of free verse – Quietly I Reply - and a book about writing – Novel Secrets: How to write a GOOD self-published book.
Did not cost me a penny even though both books are in eBook and paperback editions.
This summer I am republishing my first three novels, which earned a quarter-million copies sold back in 1990.
JUST BECAUSE I CAN.