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Independent Self-Publishing

How does self-publishing work when you, the author, handle everything?
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• Author handles all aspects of the publishing process and/or contracts out services, including everything from editing and design to printing, distribution and fulfillment.

• If an author forms his own publishing company, he may be able to realize some tax savings if he meets the requirements (e.g., home-office tax deductions).

• High level of difficulty because most people don’t have the time, resources or money to learn and handle all aspects of the publishing process (similar to starting a small business).

• Ideally the author creates a business plan to promote and sell the book, especially if he has significant upfront investments in the book’s production.

A Breakdown of Different Types of Self-Publishing:

A Breakdown of Different Types of Self-Publishing:

SELF-PUBLISHING WITH HELP (Use a Service)

TRADITIONAL PRINT RUN / PRINT-ON-DEMAND (Create a Physical Book)

EVERYTHING FROM E-BOOKS TO WEBSITES AND BLOGS (Go Digital)

INDEPENDENT SELF-PUBLISHING (Go Your Own Way)

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