Why Should I Self-publish?

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Many new authors are hesitant about self-publishing because of the stigma associated with it. They are concerned that they will not be looked upon as “real” authors. While some may view self-published authors in this light, it is certainly not the case for everyone. Thousands of independent authors are finding an audience for their books and becoming profitable while doing. The motivation to write and publish is different for everyone.

Why Self-Publish? Here are 5 Reasons Why…

1.Everyone loves a good story. I’m willing to bet you have one worth telling!

Life has a way of molding us. Whether you have faced job loss, an unexpected pregnancy, or begun a new career, we all have a story worth telling! Some of you have written a manuscript and left it to collect dust, assuming that no one would want to read it. I can promise you one thing: no one will ever read it if you leave it hidden in that folder on your computer.

With dozens of genres to choose from, your manuscript is bound to find a home somewhere. So what if you don’t sell millions of copies or make it on the New York Times Best Seller list? Words are powerful. Don’t rob others from experiencing your gift. Write. Edit. Publish. Repeat!

2. No matter how hard you try, you can’t get rejected!

Being rejected in any capacity can be emotionally frustrating. As great of a writer as Stephen King is, he was rejected numerous times by publishers before he was given a chance. Some people are built to travel the path toward traditional publishing. Others are not, and that is perfectly okay.

If you decide to go the self-publishing route, you don’t have to worry about any bad news once your book is uploaded. The moment you receive an email stating that your book has been published, you are now free to share your words with the world

3. You can write whatever you want!

Many traditional publishers have guidelines for the types of submissions they will accept. For some, if your manuscript is not in a particular genre that is looked upon as being “standard,” then you may have a tough time landing a contract with a traditional publisher.

Once you begin to explore the world of self-publishing, you will find that there are thousands of readers interested in reading the very thing that you love to write about. Don’t believe me? Try it and see.

4. You can finally scratch “become an author” off your bucket list.

If you have always wanted to be an author, then be an author. There are so many free and paid resources that can assist you in accomplishing this goal. Maybe you are not looking to make a profit and just want to write something you are proud of. Once you finish writing, print a copy and keep it on your bookshelf with all of your other favorite books.

5. Publishing on a specific topic will make readers view you as an expert.

If you have a vast amount of knowledge on a topic you believe others would like to learn about, share that with future readers. People spend countless hours researching some of the oddest topics. There is an audience waiting for you to teach them what you know through your next published work.

Why Self-publish Your Book?

Also, publishing non-fiction titles that are specific to certain industries may allow you the opportunity to speak at conferences or gain access to exclusive networking events. In this light, you will be able to speak about what you know and increase your chances of profitability through more than just book sales.

Long gone are the days when traditional publishers were needed to publish. Everyone who wants to write a book can most certainly write a book. Each of you has something to say that can positively affect someone else’s life. Do not wait any longer. Start writing your manuscript today.

Ready to Self-Publish Your Book

If you are ready to get started but unsure of what steps to take, you can visit to inquire about the dozens of services we offer. My team and I would love to help you publish your book and establish your brand.

Adrienne Michelle Horn is the owner of I A.M. Editing, Ink. Although she has a full-time professional career in the healthcare field, she is also a South Florida-based editor, poet, author, entrepreneur, and mother of her beautiful daughter, Paris.

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