From Peter DeHaan’s “From the Publisher’s Desk” blog:
Last week we looked at “5 Reasons Why a Writer Should Go With a Traditional Publisher.” Now we’ll give equal time to the opposing view.
Here are five reasons to self-publish.
1) More Control: Self-published authors enjoy more say over their work and the finished product. This can be good and it can work against them, but either way they have more control, usually a lot more.
2) Earn More Per Book: Self-published authors can earn more on each book sale, generally much more. They can earn five times as much or even more.
3) Faster: Production of a self-published book is quicker, putting it in the hands of readers faster than a traditional publisher. This means writers can start selling books sooner and making money quicker.
4) Ideal for Small Niches: If your market is small or hard to reach, traditional publishers will likely not be interested. Self-publishing is ideal for small and undefined markets.
5) Great for Entrepreneurs: Self-publishing is effectively a small business. The entrepreneurially minded will enjoy this route, realizing the rewards of success.
What would you add to this list?