O'Reilly logo

The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Book Proposals & Query Letters by Coleen O'Shea, Marilyn Allen

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

If You Opt for Self-Publishing

Self-publishing can be a great move or a disaster. It’s a great move if you have a ready-made audience to buy your book. For example, it may make sense to self-publish if you are selling at seminars or conferences as an outgrowth of your business and you don’t need a bookstore machine. But it can be a disaster if you’re competing with at least 764,448 other self-published books (the stats for 2009 according to Publishers Weekly) with limited access to bookstores or other book-sales venues.
099
DEFINITION
Self-publishing is when an author undertakes the publishing of his own book at his own expense. With a self-published ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required