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It is a bold step, yet it can be an exhilarating one, to go beyond pursuing your passion for words as a hobby, and instead re-define your career to follow your passion. Here are some key benefits of self-publishing, and also the challenges that come with it.
I am sharing some thoughts on the benefits of self-publishing as well as the associated challenges, based on the experiences I have gathered over the last six years in the self-publishing space.
When the power to publish lies at your fingertips, you have:
With great power comes even greater responsibility!
As a self-publisher, you are prone to come across instances when it feels like the challenges far outnumber the benefits of self-publishing. A rather daunting and discouraging feeling. But it is important to hang-in there and not let it get you down. This particular passion for self-publishing your creative work demands persistence and a long-term investment of your interest and commitment. Over time and with each new book, a self-published author’s tribe of readers will slowly and surely grow.
First published at the author’s blog
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