9 Reasons You Might Want to Self-Publish

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Have you ever considered self-publishing? Have you ever wondered why others self-publish? Kirsten Oliphant, who blogs at I Still Hate Pickles, recently self-published two books. She has posted nine reasons why she self-published and why you might want to consider doing it yourself. - Karen

Author Control

This is one of my favorite things about the KDP program. Basically, you write and format the book. You upload it. You give Amazon all your bank and contact info. You set the price. You market. You can edit and re-upload a book if you'd like. Your book stays on Amazon, whether you are promoting and/or selling lots of copies or not. The end.

I love the autonomy! I don't have to deal with other people or the layers of people necessary to publish in a traditional house. (The flip side is that I don't GET the benefit of working with talented people.) I can write what I want, when I want it, how I want it, then upload it, price it, and get paid.

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Read more from Self-Pub Via Kindle Part 2: Why You Might Self-Publish at I Still Hate Pickles