How To Make A Living by Self Publishing Your Own Book.

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Living Off The Grid - How To Self Publish

Jobs can sometimes be scarce here in the North Country. Our thick Yankee blood prompts us to be self-reliant even in the face of adversity. There are many ways to make a living from home. Today we examine self publishing.

If you have ever thought you wanted to write a book or an ebook life has gotten sweet. It has never been easier to publish your book because today there are many advanced tools available that make the task simple and fast.

Why Self Publish

There are many benefits of self publishing:

  • You can earn greater sales royalties
  • You will have more control over the appearance and editing of your book
  • You can use the self publishing strategy as a way to test your book before sending it out to the agents

  • Online Services for Self Publishing

    MagCloud - With MagCloud you can choose between digital and print publishing. The service offers a 3-step process for publishing your book and it could be ready within just 3 days. It also allows you to reach out to your readers using a number of tools. There's no need to spend on anyShould YOU be self publishing? other promotional service to inform your readers about your latest book.

    Smashwords - If you want to best leverage your royalties, Smashwords might be the perfect spot. The service allows its thousands of new and existing writers to earn 85% of the revenues. Interestingly, it relies on a network of big retailers to distribute your work. The list includes some big names like Barnes & Noble and Apple iBook store.

    Lulu - Lulu offers multiple packages, each with its own benefits and for different levels of writers. But you can find free professional consultation without concern which package you choose. Each package is designed to make it easier to publish your book - once you create your content Lulu's professionals will take care of book formatting, etc.

    Unbound - If you want to test something highly innovative, Unbound may be the right choice for you. You may not even have to have the material ready yet. Unbound can be your companion from the very beginning - from the moment you have an idea for your story. This means that you will not be trying to promote your book after having put in all the hard work. You could build your supporters around the idea and then write it and publish it. It's like testing the market to evaluate a product's demand before developing it.

    Want more? Read about 3 more self publishing sites here.

     For More Information:
    Self-Published Authors Make A Living - And Sometimes A Fortune  (NPR)
    10 Truths About Self-Publishing  (
    5 Lessons in Publishing Success From Bella Andre  (Jane Friedman)
    So You Want to Get Rich Self-Publishing an E-Bestseller  (
    Writers Who Rocked Self-Publishing  (

     Of Interest:
    Website Creates Author Community for the Self-Published  (


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