I’ve finally made the difficult decision to self-publish my completed Adult Gay Romance novel, Whatever He Needs.
There were many considerations that factored in. Here are some of my major ones:
*I enjoy the support of a publisher – I like being on a team
*the creation of the book is virtually free
*more eyes are on the book through editing and proofreading process, resulting in a more error-free product
*some of the more difficult challenges are taken out of your hands, such as selecting categories and keywords etc.
*a publisher gets your book “OUT THERE” to more sales venues, where I’m only capable (at this point) of self-pub with the Kindle process
*creative control is ALL YOURS – the story, the cover, the keywords, the blurb etc.
*if you complete and pay for most (or all) of the marketing for a book yourself, shouldn’t most of the profits be yours too? With self-pub, the profit is yours alone.
*PATIENCE IS NOT ONE OF MY VIRTUES. With a publisher you have to wait for a decision about your submission, as well as for the date the book is to be published. With self-pub- time is on your side. You do what you want when you want.
Many authors offered opinions on Facebook when I asked, and I’m very thankful for this. I’m not a super decisive person, so I look to my peers for guidance.
So watch for the cover reveal and preordering opportunities, etc. I HAVE WORK TO DO!!
With YA, I will likely still go with a publisher for various reasons.