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Book stores and libraries are showing an increase in the number of self-published books. With the growing competition, traditional publishers are sticking to authors they know and depend on and looking for fewer new authors every day. This makes it difficult for new authors to get their books on shelves and into the hands of readers. Also, with the increasing difficulty of traditional publishers staying in business, there is a trend amongst authors to maintain full control of their published work from the first written word on paper to the published book on the shelf. This requires a lot of work, some expertise in the process and an initial outlay of cash. And, when the book is finally in print, there is the added chore of marketing it.
If you’re considering the self-publishing option or you’re already a pro at self-publishing, Mastery Quadrant’s Master the Art of Self-Publishing: How to get your book Seen, Clicked on and Bought (Self Publishing Master 2) is a useful tool. The book covers a thorough study of the pros and cons of self-publishing over traditional publishing before leading you from preparing the manuscript for publication, to editing thoroughly, cover design and so much more to ensure that the book is indistinguishable from a traditionally published book. And, finally, the biggest task of promoting your book. There are a lot of useful tips in Master the Art of Self-Publishing as well as direction to other resources to help authors along this self-publishing journey. A useful tool.