Are you a victim of “rejection-letter fatigue”? Do you simply want to publish your work and share it?
The concept is an interesting one, that’s for sure. I know that I feel the restraints of rejection letters. There is always some subjective nature to the letters too.
After living in a world long enough where the critical voices tend to be heard louder than the peaceful ones, it doesn’t come as a surprise as to why there would be so many rejections.
Become an Independent Author
However, we are in a different time. You could publish your own work as an independent author. You could be in charge of your own brand, essentially.
As a librarian, I have seen how our physical collection is dwindling, and our electronic resources are growing. Publishing industries are worried because they have been used as a third-party system since the invention of the Gutenberg press. They have been an intermediary for creating physical items.
However, this has all vastly changed.
If you want to write now and publish your work, you can. If you want to send out sonnets to the world everyday, you can. You can publish and share the worlds that have been stuck in your head to everyone in the world.
Be Your Own Publishing Company
So, I am actually thinking about publishing my own book, with the first one to be released in probably the next six months. Ever since I was little, all I wanted to do was write. I think that I will probably sell my novels for a nominal fee. You have to if you want to be listed through KDP.
I like KDP because it will give me 70% of my own royalties. I also like it because I know it will give me the creative freedom I need to develop as an author. There is scary feeling that occurs when I think of others telling me what they think I should write.
In this world, I have a belief that I should write whatever it is that I want, regardless of anyone reads it.
Marketing Your Own Self-Published Book
After the book has been published, it’s nice to know the novel can be viewed from all sorts of devices (computer, kindles, ect.) I like this aspect to the self-publishing. When I try to think about the most interoperable system for ebooks, I think amazon.com is it. Plus, they really try to make it really easy to publish your own work.
From there, you can send free ebook copies to book review websites, and see what comes up.
However, a part of me is apprehensive? Here are some links I found:
What do you all think of this? Do you think self-publishing is a good route to go? Or do you think there are aspects to this equation that I am missing? I have been glorifying it for the whole post, so there are probably negatives. What are some you can think of?