If you’ve been around long enough, you may remember how self-publishing used to be called “vanity press”.
That’s not what it is now but it has taken a few decades to shake that reputation off.
In the 1990s, which feel like a lifetime ago, anyone who self-published had to find a book designer, get a printer, order inventory and then do their best to sell the books.
The resources we have now, from access to professionals who will make your book look and feel amazing, to print on demand services, means self-published books are no longer the sad cousins of traditionally published books.
In fact, self-publishing is a great way to get your book out to market quickly without sacrificing quality. When you work with someone like me, you get professional ghostwriting (where needed with NO AI), professional editing, custom and eye-catching cover design and more.
Your book will look so good that no one will think it’s self-published.
For me, as your self-publishing partner, I know I’ve done my job right when my work becomes invisible. Your book will be enjoyed by your readers who won’t think twice about what it looks like on the outside.
It’s even more important to remember that people talk about authors. They talk about content. They never talk about who published their books.
So go ahead and self-publish. Your brand will be fine when you choose a pro to help you along the way.