Flexibility, control, copyright, maximum percentage earnings.
These seem to be the key words for a new breed of entrepreneurs emerging in the publishing industry. As more and more writers self-publish, what was previously regarded as vanity projects are now big business – both for writers and for the digital book industry.
Where before books would languish in drawers, writers with some knowledge, a lot of time, perseverance and social media presence can self-publish and hopefully with some or even lots of success.
Self-publishing has many positive elements:
- The middle-man, retailers, are cut out and books are sold directly to the reader.
- The earnings from the sale per book are increased for the writer in comparison with traditional publishing; the latter which have to take into account their work, marketing, printing and selling costs. The figures banded about are 10% in traditional publishing and copyright tied up for x-number of…
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