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Better Quality Self-Published Books Matter
There's a lot of good news for self-publishers today, centered on people's acceptance of their books. It boils down to quality, and when you select the correct print fulfillment partner and produce quality text, the doors are open for your success. It's a far cry from the days when nearly all independently published books faced long odds for success. Much of it is the democratization ushered in by the internet. People today are much more prone to be interested in a book's content value than its publisher's imprint. Some traditional doors are open only to some books, but it's no longer the rule.

When you publish your own work, start by considering all the services publishing houses provide. They include editing, cover art (and design), printing, and marketing. Your book needs all of those to be competitive, and it falls on you to make the arrangements. Professional editing is especially important because you need smooth reading and error-free text. If people reading your book come upon a typo or unclear passage, it can sour their opinions of your work. When your text flows smoothly and is perfectly edited, it makes a much stronger impression – your book appears more professional.

Did you know eight of ten books are still read in physical copy form? It's an eye-opener for many first-time authors. There is still every reason to produce eBooks and audiobooks, but doing the best job with the physical copies matters most. Printers who can give you all the options needed to compete against the big guys are assets. Thanks to digital printing, short runs can still be cost-effective, although nothing compared to offset printing larger quantities. It brings down the cost per copy and nicely enhances your profit margin. People will appreciate better quality printed books.

Given your focus on writing as the author, you're probably very focused on your book's title. If it's nonfiction, remember a descriptive subtitle. But the cover design works hand in hand with the title and needs to be equally well considered. Subtitles are extremely important for nonfiction books because they clearly explain the value of the information inside. You'll see better results at retail and with the media when you have a well-written subtitle. Everything you do to make your book more professionally produced and competitive will pay off in the long run. You have great self-publishing opportunities.

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