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The Dynamics Of Self Publishing - Part One

February 24, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 171

For many writers the dream is to be able to get their message across to their readers without the bother or cost of editors and publishers. Being able to write without restrictions is a great concept for any author, many find the thought quite liberating and it is a stimulating notion in the dynamics of self publishing.

When you use a conventional publisher for your book they are taking a significant gamble with their own money. In their terms they want to see a return on that investment, some thousands of dollars, and they use their internal operations, including editors and designers, to help make certain that the book will attract the greatest volume of sales.

So, as the publisher is risking his money and reputation, then their people will have a considerable control on the completed work, which may not be what the writer wanted. The author's plans are then subjugated to the publishers desire to print what will sell.

As a self publisher then you take all the risk - but you can now take control and shape your own destiny. Your monetary risk can be limited, tens of dollars rather than tens of thousands; you are risking time and reputation, not cash.

Further, you will carry the can for the project as well. It is up to you to find, or act as, an editor, designer, project manager, manuscript preparer and so on. Many of these you can do yourself, but always ask yourself if that is the best way to get the result you are seeking.

Why self-publish anyway? If you are a serious, professional, writer (or aspiring to be one) whose books have mass appeal then go the traditional route, but for most of you the self publishing route is the one.. It is not always straightforward, there's much to study as you progress, much of it can be readily discovered and you can get help from many sources.

Here are the three main stages when self publishing:

* Authoring the publication's content

* Preparing the completed manuscript for printing and distribution including preparing the design and all contents, e.g. illustrations, Table of Contents, end matter, covers.

* Proposing a promotion and marketing plan and putting it into action.

If ever there was a dynamics of self publishing then this is it!

To begin, then is the writing. Because you are not going the traditional publisher route the content is entirely up to you. When you are writing for profit then you must pick a topic that people will be called to own, so do your research thoroughly. Only then write your book or manual in an engaging but straightforward way.

This is where it helps to have an editor. Your editor can be a friend who has a critical eye, can identify spelling mistakes, language errors and plot or information inconsistencies easily. Choose someone whose standing you respect. It's well worth while getting another pair of eyes to check your book so that it will be the best it can be.

Remember, when writing you need to touch the heart of your readers. For technical or instructional writing then you do this through clarity of style, if you are writing a novel then it is the characters who come alive and the plot that drives the reader forwards to get that response. You are listening for the reader to say to themselves "I really like this, I want more".

I'll cover the other two stages in further articles, look out for them with the same title "The Dynamics Of Self Publishing", Part Two and Part Three.

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