Self-publish your memoir or go the commercial route?
Independent publishing is growing exponentially, but is it a viable option financially to self-publish your memoir?
Certainly, if you are publishing for family and friends and want only a few hundred copies, but…
Is independent publishing viable if you hope to use your memoir to launch a writing career, earn income, support an existing career?
Am I justified in believing you can self-publish your memoir profitably?
I’m a great proponent of independent publishing, but am I justified in believing that it is a satisfying and rewarding path?
Here’s a link to a Digital Book World telecast of a panel discussing book publishing today. The panel is composed of traditional and independent publishers. Where can you earn more? Which option will lead to a wider audience. The answers may surprise you.
Queens College sociologist Dana Weinberg studies publication and offers data to support different positions. Hers is an interesting collection and interpretation of data.
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If you want to read a detailed analysis of author earnings according to whether they were self-published or traditionally published, click here. The results may surprise you.
What do you think: can you self publish your memoir profitably?
What are you going to choose—self-publication or traditional or publication—and why? Please leave feedback in the comments section below.
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