Self-published authors are authors who publish their books on their own without the help of a publishing company. A majority of self-published books are released in eBook format, but there are many self-published authors who print and distribute physical books as well. I stumbled upon a sci-fi series by a self-published author on my Goodreads feed (I highly recommend that app to any book lover) and didn’t realize it was a self-published series until I finished the first book. I noticed no publishing company was mentioned in the opening pages or concluding notes in the book and the author credited the editor/editing company she used prior to publishing in eBook format through Amazon. The cover of the book was exquisite and the writing was high quality just as you would expect a book to be which was released by a big wig publishing company.
My hope is that I still would have read the book even if I had realized it was self-published before I downloaded it. Self-published books tend to have a bad rap for poor quality. This can be the case for some, especially those who do not invest in a good editor before publishing, but there are many worthwhile self-published books out there. Some authors don’t want contracts with book publishers and want to release the book on their own. It doesn’t lessen their talent. If anything, it gives them more creative freedom. Here are the top reasons to consider a self-published book:
Check out the book reviews on my website for self-published book recommendations. Please give these talented authors a chance. Happy reading!