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Should You Self-Publish Your Next Book?

Have an idea burning inside you, ready to share with the world? Or maybe you just love books and want one of your own on a shelf someday. In today's world of technology and possibilities, there are more options to get your work out there than ever. Let's see which option works best for you!

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  1. How do you like to spend your creative days?

    Let's be real, there's almost no situation where you'll have 100% creative time no matter what, but let's pretend...

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    100% craft! No time for paperwork.
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    Some craft time, some admin time is fine.
  2. Would you rather...

    There can be happy-mediums here, but I bet you have a preference!

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    Have total control over what's in your book and how it looks?
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    Give up some control, but have a lot less on your plate?
  3. When I say "marketing" you...

    There isn't a "no marketing, run away" option unless you hire a marketer! Even still, it's something you have to consider.

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    Cringe, but you'll make it work.
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    Exclaim "bring to me, all the people!!"
  4. What seems closest to your long-term goal?

    This is a tough one, since the options can be present in all types of publishing but, ultimately, creators are people-first or product-first. Even if it's by a small margin.

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    Having books in a bookstore
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    Having a strong connection to your fans
  5. What kind of book are you creating?

    This is more for a first-time author (or illustrator if the case may be), but applies even if you have a book or two out there already.

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    Sprawling, multi-volume epic
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    One-shot story
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