In self-publishing the author also takes on the role of the publisher. The greatest single advantage of self-publishing – and the main reason many authors choose this route – is that it guarantees your book gets out there. With self-publishing, the responsibility for the book lies completely with the author. You have the final say on every decision.
When looking to self-publish your book, there are a few things to keep in mind:
- As the publisher, you make the final decisions. However, there is nothing like listening to good advice.
- If you want a professional book, editing and proofreading are essential.
- It will generally take about three months to take your book from a Word document to printed book.
You can look through our self-publishing steps to find out more about how to self-publish your book.