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Ep. 91: 3 Reasons to Self-Publish

Ever wondered about the process of writing and self-publishing a book? Today I’m diving into the behind-the-scenes conversation with Kent Sanders on my decision to write a book and the pros and cons of self-publishing.

Resources

Get Ruthie’s new book, “Empty Nest Awakening”

Learn more about Market Refined Media & Publishing

Check out Kent’s website Daily Writer

Listen to Ep. 74: Step into Courageous Authorship with Sherry Ward

Listen to Ep. 71: Transform Book Marketing with Shelley Hitz⁠

Listen to Ep. 69: 10 Ways Writers Can Make Money with Kent Sanders

Listen to Ep. 90: Empty Nest Awakening: Ruthie Gray’s Inspirational Book on Rediscovering Passion in Life

Is self-publishing worth it?

When it comes to publishing a book, there’s no right or wrong way. It all boils down to your goals as an author.  There were three main deciding factors that influenced my decision to self-publish: the time factor, creative control, and the opportunity to showcase my marketing expertise.

Self-publishing is faster

I decided to self-publish my book because I wanted to write and publish it in 2023, which is possible with self-publishing. Traditional publishing would have required me to go through the process of writing a book proposal, meeting with acquisitions editors, and potentially waiting for two years before getting published.

Self-publishing gives you creative control

Self-publishing allows authors the freedom to make their own decisions, from cover design to content choices. Traditional publishing may involve compromise as the publisher has a say in various aspects of the book.

Marketing a self-published book

I also felt confident in my marketing skills and saw self-publishing as an opportunity to showcase my expertise in marketing my own book. Plus, I’m able to take what I’ve learned and share it with all of you!

If you’re an aspiring author or curious about the publishing industry, I encourage you to listen to the episode for more insights.

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