Vanity publishing may be a tempting offer for aspiring authors. Traditionally, writers pitch their book to publishing companies who will only go with what they believe will make the most money. Vanity publishing offers a tempting alternative because the author pays the publishing company for all parts of the process. But be warned: it comes with huge risks, and there are many better alternatives.
Digital printing is even more straightforward. Sites like Amazon offer a simple and free way to distribute your work. Register your tax details, upload your book cover, title and description and add it to your Kindle bookshelf. Within 72 hours, it will be available to buy!
Our ’Beginner's Guide to Self-Publishing Book Distribution’ and ‘5 Self-Publishing Mistakes to Avoid’ blog posts offer further insight on what the smartest options are for you and your budget.
Work hard, have confidence in your work, and publish wisely.