Thursday 26th November

Book2book Home Book Trade News Trade Announcements Bestseller Lists About

On Becoming a (Self) Publisher

Posted at 8:09AM Monday 20 Jan 2014

Whether you are self-publishing, a publisher, or doing any other type of content sales, it is hard. Very hard. Some self-publishing super-stars tout the benefits of being independent and show sales numbers from their latest book as results of success. They often fail to show the years of work it took them to build the writing skills, build the audience, and put together the team necessary to publish a successful book.

Get book trade news by email

Daily book trade headlines and breaking publishing news by email - just £3 a month. Click on the Subscribe button below to sign up now

Find out more

Search the news archive:

More Feature Items

4 Lessons To Learn From Self-published Bestsellers

Publishers, take note

33 Books Everyone Should Read Before Turning 30

An eclectic selection

A QI Elf Shares Some Book Facts You Might Not Have Known...

In the UK more than 20 books are published every hour...

How Digital Can Complement Print

What can you create digitally that makes the print reading experience more engaging?

Ebook Licensing For Public Libraries And Publishers

The numerous opportunities offered by new ebook licensing models

Account Sign-In

Most Popular Stories

  1. Hot Key Announces A Raft Of YA Acquisitions
  2. World Book Night Titles Announced
  3. Amazon Resets Account Passwords Feared Compromised
  4. Bertelsmann Seeks Partner To Buy Penguin Random House
  5. 16 Charming Bookshops In The UK Everyone Must Visit
  6. New York Amazon Adverts For Nazi-Themed TV Show Should Come Down Says Mayor Bill De Blasio
  7. Leading African Publisher To Launch In The UK Introducing The Finest New Voices From The Continent
  8. Eccles British Library Writers In Residence Award 2016
  9. The Reading Agency Announces World Book Night Titles And Opens Volunteer Applications For 2016
  10. Shortlists Announced For The Australian Prime Minister's Literary Awards