Traditional publishing is an ideal choice for many authors, new or old. Nonetheless, self-publishing is still the top choice for authors who don’t have an established name yet, want to decide most of the publishing process and like to get more from what they have worked hard for.

No author has not dreamed of having a literary masterpiece published by top companies, such as Penguin Random House, Hachette Book Group, Harper Collins, Simon and Schuster, and Macmillan. The dream could come true given that you already have a significant influence, are ready to give most of the manuscript and publishing rights, and are willing to give most of the earnings to the publishing agency.

Self-publishing offers freedom, opportunities, growth, learning, and big royalties. If done right, you and your work might get noticed by awarding bodies or an agent from the movie industry. You might be as successful as some self-published authors, like “Fifty Shades of Grey” author E.L. James and “The Martian” best-selling author Andy Weir.

To help you decide between traditional and self-publishing, consider the following.

Scale the influence you have.

Influence is one of the top qualifications for traditional publishers. After all, they are already well-known in the industry of creating books. Thus, old publishing houses prefer to look for authors with considerable following or fans, both online and offline.

Politicians, artists, media personalities, top academians from ivy towers, leaders from megachurches, and big names in the corporate world almost seem to be considered automatically for traditional publishing. Unfortunately, this is one of the hard facts that made authors with no influence opt to plunge into self-publishing. By good fortune, self-publishing can take you to the considerable status that an unpublished author dreams of.

Decide on the freedom you want.

Writing is free for all, but putting it in books, how it should look, how its content is structured, and all the process depends on the type of publishing you choose. And yes, you might also have to give up the manuscript rights of your own creation to the traditional publishing house that purchased your book.

Freedom in publishing means freedom to select your words, design, and even budget. If you want to have complete control of the process, self-publishing is the best option that you can have. You can choose how a particular phrase should be structured, how the scenes of your novel are arranged, how a thought in your essay is developed, how the table of contents is formatted, how your book cover should be designed, and more. These can be done smoothly by the experts in any reliable traditional publishing agency. But if you want things done your way, you only have to choose a dependable self-publishing firm to put your concepts into reality.

Determine the asset you invest.

From investing your time in writing your masterpiece to spend a single dime for your book marketing, you would want to take most of the credits you deserve. Aside from checking your influential background and buying your manuscript rights, traditional publishing will get most of the earnings and royalties from the sales of your book.

If you want to enjoy a big chunk of royalties and profits, self-publishing will give you the returns you want. After all, you’ll be at the forefront of the self-publishing process with minimal assistance from the agency of your choice. You just have to make sure that you partner with a reliable and experienced self-publishing company.

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