11 Best Reasons Why Self Publishing Makes Sense

Self PublishingIf you read about the 11 best reasons why self publishing makes sense, you will, I am certain will consider taking this option. In today’s world just about everything is more convenient and accessible due to advances in technology across almost all sectors.  The internet is one such technology.  The Internet is a vast source of information that is accessible from almost anywhere on the planet. There are, as we all now, has its fair share of dangers. However, the benefits/positives far outweigh the negatives. With the increase of mobile devices many are using them to read e-books.

E-book readers who own tablets or e-readers such as the Kindle are very likely to read e-books on their devices. And as tablet and e-reader ownership levels have risen over the past few years, these devices have become more prominent in the e-reading landscape:

Thousands of people are recognizing the power of  utilizing technology to self-publish their own articles and books. They are turning to Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP).

Let’s look at the 11 best reasons why self publishing makes sense on KDP:

  1. It does not cost you to publish.
  2. Your book will be on display on the largest book selling company in the world. Amazon sells more books than all the other publishers combined.
  3. It’s quick. There is no waiting period for agents to return feedback etc. You have access to an account which you set up with amazon where you can upload your book and it’s ready for the Kindle stores to sell to customers world-wide within 12 hours or less.
  4. According to a Pew E-book survey in 2012, twenty percent of Americans were reading electronically and in 2015 that percentage is growing.
  5.  Also, it is reported that  e-book reading devices are spreading through the population. Some 42% of adults now own tablet computers.
  6. You receive 70% of the list price of your book. If the book is priced between $2.99 and $9.99; otherwise 35%. (Generally publishers give you 10-15%)
  7. To boost sales, you can raise or lower the price of your e-book. You have access to stats and you can make appropriate changes to boost sales.
  8. Royalty payments are paid every month (one month’s delay)
  9. The largest company in the world, amazon promotes your book.
  10. You’re in control. You control the whole process from start to finish and retain all the rights to your book.
  11. Amazon through its Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) has a feature where if you enroll in KDP Select, you earn money when people borrow your book, you can offer it free for up to 5 days out of every 90 as a promotion, and you can take advantage of other great Kindle promo ideas, like their Kindle Countdown Deals, and their Matchbook program, where, if readers buy or have bought the print version of your book, they can buy the e-book for free.

Given the reasons above, does it not make sense to consider self publishing?

If you would like to leave your personal review or experience or you have any questions, please do leave them below. I would love to hear your feedback!

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  1. Hi there,

    Thanks for the information. I knew that self publishing was an option but I didn’t know it was that easy to do with Amazon. I’m currently writing a book (first of a series) which I will want to get exposure, so I might take the KDP route.

    Thanks again for the information :)

    • Hi Paul,

      You are welcome. Congratulations! So good to learn that you are starting to write your first book. I wish you well. I am glad that you found this article helpful. I encourage you to consider taking the KDP route. All the best!

  2. A great article you have here. I agree, today with internet, old ways of publishing a book are gone and I am glad for that.

    There are no more annoying meetings with publishers and seeing will they publish the book, do they like the book and such.

    Now it’s just a matter of writing it and when it’s done in the click of a mouse button and Voila it’s published for people all over the world to read.

    Not to mention writing an ebook is another great way to building an income online.

  3. Self publishing makes a ton of sense.
    The fact that we live in such an open world (in terms of information) is truly an amazing things, now more than ever is the time to express yourself and send a message to the world, and actually self-publishing it on the internet is dirt cheap thanks to services like amazon.
    Good job informing us all!

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