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How to Sell Self-Published Books

You’ve written your book – great! Now what? There are several things to consider next. Here are a few of my thoughts.

  • You might want to go with a local printer with whom you develop a relationship and can reach easily in-person or by phone. Check the phone book to see if you have one in your area and call them to find out what options they have for publishing your book for you.

  • There are many publishing firms online that offer a variety of things to help you publish your book, including help with editing and choosing artwork to include on your cover, and step-by-step guides to get your book printed and ready for you to start selling yourself.

    Whichever firm you choose to help with your publishing, make sure you understand what you’re paying for, and what control over your book you are giving up, if any.

    Does the fee include shipping the printed books to you, or just printing the books?

    Do you give up certain rights to your book? For instance, will the printing company be using your book in their advertising, and will you be compensated for that?
  • Check for recommendations from others about the publisher you’re choosing. You could ask for a list of references, or you could do an online search to find out if there are any complaints about a company before you choose to work with them.

These are just a few of my thoughts on selling your self-published books. And if you have some great ideas about this, why not write a book about it and sell it on jexbo?

If you have comments or need help selling your self-published book, please let me know here or at I’d love to hear from you!