Wednesday, April 18, 2018


The internet may well be more important to writers than Johannes Gutenberg’s invention of printing moveable type in the fourteenth century, suddenly, writers aren’t dependent on publishers; they can be their own publishers instantly. With the invention of the internet, most writers are now creating their own self-publishing websites which makes it easier and faster to publish their own books without having to go through the stress of choosing a publisher to help with the process, here are reasons why most writers have decided to go rogue and create their own self-publishing websites.


Canny writers have always self-published because they know that when they produce and sell their own books, they keep all the profits. Contrast this with what happens if you get a publisher: if you’ve sold a book to a major publisher, you know that while someone’s making money on your book, it’s not you.

But the internet means that the major obstacle which stands in the way of writers publishing and selling their own work- upfront costs- no longer exists. Today, if you get an idea for an e-book or a brief report, you can write it and sell it, at no cost at all.


Self-published books go through a much quicker process than that of a traditional publishing house, traditional publishers usually have specific schedules setting out a plan of how many books they’ll bring out and when, of course, if an author also wants to publish their book in an e-book format to be available online on major sites like Amazon, this will mean a quicker publication. Thanks to the internet, the process is fast, efficient and extremely effective.


When a writer creates a self-publishing website, it makes it easier to determine the marketing style, a writer can choose how they want their books to be marketed in order to reach their intended audience. Whether they plan to market it themselves or take up the services of the company who helps them self-publish their books, a writer always need a well-structured marketing plan.


Most writers enjoy the benefit of being in control of the whole self-publishing process, by self-publishing a writer will remain in control of the publishing process from the design of the book to the distribution to the marketing and promotion, a writer will control the production aspects including what it will look like, what formats will be available and how much will be spent on the whole self-publishing process.

Besides the control issues, a writer prefers to self-publish a book for other benefits listed below:
·       To maintain direct control of the customers list.
·       To market to a particular, small demographic of readers
·       Every writer is interested in every aspect associated with his or her book. That is why many writers want to try the publishing business and get the book into the market.
·       Many writers prefer to publish their books on their own