problems authors face about publishing

I remember when I first started writing, publishing wasn’t even on my mind. I simply found I loved to write. It was only when my kids asked me to print out my stories, I began thinking. Was there another way? What else could I do with these stories? who else would like to hear them, benefit from them?

However, I also found myself facing a brick wall when I thought about publishing. I wrote down the challenges I face. Today as a publisher, I find authors are still facing the same fear, challenges and obstacles I faced.

  1. Fear of rejection.
  2. Fear that your work is still not good enough to publish or will never be good enough.
  3. Fear of the unknown
  4. Fear that you are getting in over your head.
  5. Fear you will be ripped off by unscrupulous publishers
  6. The cost factor
  7. Fear of losing your book rights
  8.  Not knowing if you should follow the traditional publishing route or self publish.
  9. Not knowing what is expected of you.
  10. Worry about hidden extra costs.
  11. Worry about making back the publishing and printing costs.
  12. Anxiety about possibly having to commit to ordering large numbers of books or commit to a publishing package that causes financial hardship.
  13. Worry about who to trust and who to get sound information from.
  14. Not knowing what you want to do.
  15. Worry about an inferior product or service that will reflect badly on you.
  16. Worry that your book won’t sell.
  17. Worry about getting bad reviews or negative feedback.
  18. Worry that your dream will be trampled on.

As a publisher who offers self-publishing services to other authors, I  have been there and know how to help. This is why I offer a personal self-publishing service working with a limited number of clients at any time.  Put simply, I take the stress and hassle away to make the whole publishing process painless.


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