Finished the manuscript of your book after months of effort and toil? Now you may need to think about the way you are going to get your book published, i.e., whether to go for traditional publishing or get self-published? You need to choose between these two only after carefully analyzing the pros and cons of both. Then you will be able to go down the path which is best suited for you.
Traditional publishers are those established names in the industry who have probably decades-long experience.
Self-publishing, as the name suggests, is the process of getting your work published without the help of a traditional publisher. The usual steps involved in publishing a book, like editing, formatting, cover design and marketing are done with the author’s resources.
The price of freedom is responsibility. In self-publishing, you need to manage everything on your own all the while making sure your book comes out in its best form. You can’t afford to make mistakes here because no one is going to shepherd you.
Many bookstores do not accept self-published authors. This might make it extremely difficult to see your book in stores. Promotion can be a bit tedious because media too seems interested in traditionally published authors.