3 Myths About Self-Publishing

April 29, 2022
myths about self-publishing

Guest post by Shelley Hitz

Self-publishing can be overwhelming and expensive. You’ve done some research and have been praying about the best way to publish your book.

However, you have some doubts and hesitations.

I’ve been there. We’ve all been there.

Don’t let paralysis of analysis keep your book as an unfinished project on your computer’s hard drive or in your notebooks gathering dust. Instead, let’s breakthrough the myths that may be holding you back.

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3 Myths About Self-Publishing

Myth #1: Traditionally published books are of better quality than self-published books.

The truth is that self-published books can have the same quality as a book published with a traditional publisher. There are certain things you can do to make sure that when someone picks up your book they won’t know it has been independently published. 

Myth #2: It costs thousands of dollars to self-publish a book.

The truth is that you can get a high-quality book self-published without breaking the bank.

Many writers get confused between self-publishing and vanity publishing.

Vanity publishing is when a small publisher agrees to publish your book at your cost. They typically charge thousands of dollars for this service. Plus, in order for you and your publisher to make money, you have to price your book so high that it’s difficult to sell. It often gets priced right out of the market. 

Myth #3: Self-publishing a book is overwhelming

Yes, writing a book can be overwhelming. I get it. There are so many details. However, what if you start with a short Kindle eBook?

A short book is easy for your readers to consume.  Plus, it’s quicker to write! It’s a quick win and can help us build momentum for the next book. And when you publish as an eBook there are a lot less details to manage. You can always add other versions later.

Take Action

Look back at the three myths we went over, choose the one that is currently affecting you the most, and take action on it!

And for a whole lot more help with self-publishing on a budget (without compromising quality), check out the FREE Kingdom Writers Conference, Count the Costs editing. We’ve got 8 seasoned writers and publishers lined up and ready to teach you everything from saving on book cover design to choosing the best formatting software.

We kick off on Tuesday May 3rd and this is one event that you can’t afford to miss. Click here to learn more and get your free ticket.

Can’t wait to see you there!

As an author coach, business strategist, and Christian entrepreneur; Shelley Hitz is on a mission to help you reach more people with your message. She has coached thousands of authors through her books, training programs, online events, seminars, and more. Connect with Shelley and download her free training at www.shelleyhitz.com.

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