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SELF-PUBLISHING IS IT REALLY WORTH IT?

  1. Sundaymoments profile image77
    Sundaymomentsposted 7 years ago

    I know there has been a lot of talk about self publishing however it has been divided talk. Some writers say that you can be successful and others say you cannot. I am wondering what my fellow hubbers thing is self publishing really good or is it a waste of time and effort?

    1. profile image45
      mnmarcusposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      If you know what you are doing and are willing to spend the necessary time and money, you can be successful--but the definition of success varies from person to person.

      I fave just started my eleventh self-pub;lished book.

      Michael N. Marcus
      -- Independent Self-Publishers Alliance, http://www.independentselfpublishers.org
      -- "Become a Real Self-Publisher: Don’t be a Victim of a Vanity Press" http://www.amazon.com/dp/0981661742
      -- "Stories I'd Tell My Children (but maybe not until they're adults)" http://www.amazon.com/dp/0981661750
      -- http://www.BookMakingBlog.blogspot.com
      -- http://www.SilverSandsBooks.com

    2. profile image45
      mnmarcusposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      If you know what you are doing and are willing to spend the necessary time and money, you can be successful--but the definition of success varies from person to person.

      I fave just started my eleventh self-pub;lished book.

    3. Pcunix profile image93
      Pcunixposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      If you mean is it worth  paying someone to publish your book, I'd guess that it usually is not.

      But it can definitely be worthwhile selling e-books yourself.  I sell three and make about $50 a month from each for several years now.  That's not "buy an island" money, but it definitely was worth  the effort.

    4. psycheskinner profile image83
      psycheskinnerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Sure you *can* be successful.  But only a very small proportion of self-publishers sell more than a few hundred books.

  2. Pearldiver profile image81
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    Well I would liken it to dressing up like Jesus or Elvis and believing so much that you were that character that you tried to cash their cheque after you signed it in front of the teller!

    What da you reckon???? hmm

    Why Are you YELLING AT US?? In Caps? sad

  3. Len Cannon profile image91
    Len Cannonposted 7 years ago

    I would strongly suggest you not.

  4. Sundaymoments profile image77
    Sundaymomentsposted 7 years ago

    Everyone of you gave me some great advice Thank You very much

 
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