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Reason 5 to Self-Publish–It Has Never Been More Affordable

Old book THEN

Back in the old days of self-publishing (before 2000), when the vanity presses ruled the day, the decision to self-publish was a $40,000+ decision. Authors would pay to “publish” and print their book, be given 10,000 copies of their book, and then wished good luck by the press–which netted a cool $25,000 – $30,000 in profit.  (I use the word “publish” in the loosest of terms. It was a printing business and that is where the presses made their money–printing books.)

Have you ever seen 10,000 books? It is a garage full–and more. (If your book fails to succeed…it would be best not to have 10,000 reminders of that in your garage!) In addition, the printing of such books was often sub par, the covers bland, the interiors a mess (text misaligned, horrible fonts, and so on).

Authors were left to wander the streets, begging bookstores one by one to sell their 10,000 books, or to host them for a book signing. Neither was palatable to the bookstores–too much risk and too time-consuming to deal with. Bookstores didn’t want to have to review such books to be sure the quality was up to standard (something they could typically count on from mainline/ traditional publishers). Bookstores also didn’t want to have to deal with authors directly on returned books – much easier and less emotional to simply return to the distributor any book that will not sell – for a full refund.

There were no print on demand digital presses, no internet, no social marketing, no Ingram/ Spring Arbor (reaching 25,000 bookstores), no Amazon, no distribution channel, no bar codes, often not even an ISBN.  All of these are available now. You don’t have to wait for some passive, mainline traditional publisher to finally take notice of you and your book.

Espresso Book machine

Nowadays, for less than $1,000, an author can get his or her book published and distributed to 25,000 bookstores and much more! (Picture at left is of the so-called “Espresso Book Machine,” in bookstores now, printing digitally stored books to order–in just 7 minutes.)

Now, in truth, when all the expenses are added up, a self- publishing author can expect to pay upwards of $5,000 to truly give his or her book a chance to succeed (even if one publishes for “free” with a lulu or createspace).  One consolation – it is WAY more affordable than the $40,000 or so investment vanity presses required in the old days.

For an author with a book on his or her heart, there has never been a more affordable time to self- publish than now.

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