Frequently asked questions
What is the Definition of Self Publishing?
Self-publishing is the publication of any book or other media by the author of the work, without the involvement of an established third-party publisher. A self-published physical book is said to be privately printed. The author is responsible and in control of entire process including design (cover/interior), formats, price, distribution, marketing & PR.
What is the Cost for Self-Publishing a Book?
What will it really cost to self-publish a book; with hidden extra costs? The rough cost of self-publishing a book can realistically be from “free” to $15,000. The free path requires massive “sweat equity.”
How much work the self-publisher will do themselves?
Will the self-publisher design and prepare the book cover to exact specifications required by the printer selected? Will the self-publisher do their own content editing and proofreading?
Price of Publishing Services?
If publishing services are hired, and you overpay for someone inexperienced, the cost of the published book will increase dramatically.
What if the publishing tasks Done out of Order?
This will increase the cost significantly. Certain tasks must be redone if chronological order is not followed. A good book publishing coach will save you more money and time that the cost of the coach.
What Are the Physical Requirements of a Book?
What Are the Physical Requirements of a Book. These include length of book, size of book, type of paper, type of book cover, as well as whether the book is printed in four-color, or black and white.
Are There Additional Publishing Venues?
Will you be publishing an e-book, Kindle, or audio book? Will you need promotional sample chapters. If these are done in proper order they will be inexpensive. When done out of order, the costs can be significant.