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Why is the self-publishing market booming and what should you know about it? Get the word on it from authors Ushasi Sen Basu and Febin John James.
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” – Maya Angelou
Aspiring writers across the world grapple with the dilemma of whether they are good enough to write a book. What should they write about? Untold stories from their life? Unique experiences? Observations? The desire to share knowledge?
Once a writer has answered these questions, however, comes the next hurdle. Finding a publisher who will accept their book. How do publishers decide which books to publish?
The task of filtering through hundreds of manuscripts to find a good story is far from easy and being a human process, often leads to surprising results. Many good writers get ignored and face rejections, the most famous example being JK Rowling. Thus, the most obvious solution: self-publishing
Don’t let rejects from publishers prevent you for releasing your book. With self-publishing now a reality, it’s possible to do it on your own. Not only does it give you much more control over the script and marketing of your book, it also speeds up your process of hitting the market as you bypass all the steps of approaching a publisher and the many steps from that to finally seeing your book in stores. On the flip side – it’s a lot of hard work on your side, since you are responsible for everything.
Experts share some simple advice for writers thinking of opting for the self-publishing option:
Authors who have self-published their books have some tips to share with debutant writers:
To know more about self-publishing, watch this episode of The PS Show, with Ushasi Sen Basu, author of a fiction, Kathputli, and Febin John James author of Cloud Is a Piece of Cake.