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Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Decide to Self-Publish a Book

Self-publishing is a great way to go to get your books out to readers, but it might not be for everyone.

First and foremost, you’ll need to think about the cost involved, a cost that you might not recoup. Self-publishing means you’ll be buying your books from a printer, and then selling them yourself. How many books can you afford to have published, and are you able to risk purchasing more than you’ll be able to sell?

Also, you need to be prepared for the huge amount of work you’ll have to do in order to market your book yourself. Do you have both the time and interest to do this? If you don’t, do you have a friend or family member who would do this for you? Would you be willing to pay someone a percentage or a flat fee to promote your book for you?

These are just a few questions to ask yourself before you decide to self-publish your book. Do you have any other questions you’d advise writers to consider before they choose to self-publish?

Did you think through any of these questions before you self-published your book? Please let me know – I love to hear from you!