Many well known and popular
authors have launched their successful careers self publishing
at least one novel. It has to be the best way to getting
your name out there as a published author, and your manuscript
written and designed well, printed and bound in book format automatically
assumes an air of respectability & authenticity
alongside mainstream published books.
As a self-publisher, you take on all financial risk. Rule
of thumb here at Self Publish Australia, for print runs
over 200 - If you are confident you can sell 1/2 your
books printed, well you should be MAKING money.
If not, Christmas present giving
becomes an easy affair! Having said that, quite often
it isn't about financial reward. To see your work printed
& bound, something that will be around & hopefully enjoyed
for decades to come is worth far more than what it costs
to produce. Books are valued. They represent authority
and command respect.
Rocket into the Marketplace
Say you WERE picked up by a mainstream
publisher. Your book would be lucky to see the
light of day after 1-2 YEARS! If your book is time sensitive; your topic is HOT RIGHT NOW, or will be coinciding with a major related event in the near future, then self publishing
is YOUR ONLY (well, almost) OPTION to capitalise. We have despatched
authors books after 3 weeks of receiving their manuscript,
although 6-8 weeks is the average.
Self Publishing enables you to have full control over
every aspect of your book - as well as benefitting from
Self Publish Australia's experience in all the processes
to produce a quality publication. You choose your level
of involvement, based on your ability and experience.
Written a family history and needing to publish on a shoestring budget. No problem
- found on this website is all the tools enabling you
to decide on format, costings, how to layout and produce
a print-ready PDF, saving you money. Written a rip-snorting
suspense thriller and want to sell it commerciall? No problem, hand over your Word document and we will
produce a pallette load of books delivered to your door,
to a quality as good or better than your competitors
published by large multinational publishers found in
bookstores. We can list your title with all relevant book trade directories and databases, enabling your book to be orderable by all bookstores nationally.
100% Ownership & Rights
A traditional publishing contract will sign over most,
if not all, rights to the publisher. Yes, you will receive
something like 7.5% - 10% of sales every 6 months perhaps.
That's OK, but think about this: once they move onto
the next hot book, interest & incentive in promoting
YOUR book will sharply decline, leaving you tied up with
that publisher receiving a trickle of commissions until
your book is out of print, and possibly longer. Generally
it will be left up to you to keep on marketing the book
to keep it alive. Why do this for a small percentage?
- keep 100% of the profits and self-publish.
We, at Self Publish Australia, firmly believe that first-time
authors should be spending their time and resources much
more wisely then
chasing that elusive publishing contract. A year or two and dozens of rejection letters later,
you will perhaps come to the same conclusion. If you
are determined to be picked up by a mainstream publishing
house, what better way to get their attention than producing
your own book, and sucessfully selling to your own niche