Maya Angelou once said “there is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you”. This is a sentiment felt deeply by any inspiring author hoping to break into the traditional publishing industry. An industry that is notoriously hard to infiltrate and comprehend.
Publishing a book on your own, however, has become much easier. Self-publishing platforms provide writers with easy-to-use tools and guides, allowing stories to be uploaded and printed in multiple countries and languages. From design to distribution, the writer manages all parts of their book creation and is required to cover all costs.
When compared to traditional publishing contracts, self-publishing can offer authors a far higher royalty percentage per book sold. Retaining most, if not all, profits and having complete control over one’s work are some of the reasons why more writers are embracing self-publishing.