Self Publishing Advice

Choosing Self-publishing Or Traditional Publishing

Choosing Self-publishing Or Traditional Publishing

Developments in eBook and Print on Demand technology mean that there are now more options than ever for authors to market and sell books. Authors can submit to agents, catch the eye of a large traditional publisher, publish with a smaller independent, or ‘go it alone’ with the millions of others who are self-publishing using publishing platforms.

But which option is the best one for you and your book? Self-publishing or traditional publishing? We asked CompletelyNovel to help us explain the options open to authors and writers.

Self-Publishing Your Book With Ingram Spark

Self-Publishing Your Book With Ingram Spark

Ingram Spark’s new platform offers small publishers an excellent deal with low pricing by cutting out the ‘middle-publishers’ and giving all the benefits that the big publishing boys and mainstream publishers have on offer. It doesn’t cut anybody out but more importantly it give self-publishers and small publishers the same distribution as the big players.

Essentially, Lightning Source and Ingram Spark are part of the same company so you could think of self-publishing with Ingram Spark as the same window into Lightning Source, which only deals with publishers of a certain size.

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Self-Publishing Your Book On Kindle

Self-Publishing Your Book On Kindle

One of the easiest ways to get started with self-publishing today is to publish an eBook on Kindle using Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP).

I popped over to the team at to find out a bit more about self-publishing an eBook with Amazon. I haven’t tried this yet so I am really keen to find out if any self-published authors agree that Kindle is easy to use. Please feel free to leave comments below and share your eBook publishing experience.

How 2 Design Your Book Cover

10 Things you need to know about Self-Publishing

Joel Friedlancer from The Book Designers say that the most important selling tool self-published authors have in their book marketing toolkit is the book cover.

Your book cover represents your book to the world so you'll want to be sure it is shown off in its best light with its most professional image. For most authors, this is going to mean that you have to hire someone to create a really good cover for your book.


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