Should I Self-Publish My Romance Novel?
For our Romance Week series, Bryn Donovan breaks down the pros and cons of self publishing as a romance writer.
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You Don’t Need a Book Deal
Your Book Comes Out Much Faster
You Have Complete Control
You Own All Your Rights
You Get a Higher Royalty Rate
You Don’t Get a Publisher’s Seal of Approval
You Have to Pay for Everything
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You Don’t Benefit from a Publisher’s Expertise
It’s Hard to Get Your Book into Brick-and-Mortar Bookstores
You Have to Do or Oversee Everything
You Have to Market It Yourself
Self-Publishing, Especially, Favors Fast Writers
Where to Sell Self-Published Books
Beyond Ebooks: Barnes and Noble Press, ACX, and More
Bryn Donovan is a former executive editor in publishing and an author coach and book editor at LuckyAuthor.com. She’s the author of several romance novels, including the #1 Publishers Weekly bestseller Sunrise Cabin, and ten children’s books. She was the creative producer of two Hallmark Channel movies, A Timeless Christmas and Christmas in Evergreen, and she’s written three reference books for writers. Her work has been published in Writer’s Digest, McSweeney’s, and Ploughshares. Bryn earned an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Arizona. She lives in Chicago and blogs about writing and positivity at bryndonovan.com.
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