Self-publishing | What is it? How do you do it?

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Self-publishing: what is it and how does it work?

Self-publishing refers to the publication of a novel, a short story series or a comic without involving publishing houses.

In other words, it is a "do it yourself" way to publish a book independently by directly using platforms dedicated to digital printing such as Pixartprinting.

Such digital printing platforms have made self-publishing possible. Before, if you wanted to print your own novel without going through a publishing house, it was much more difficult, but now things are fortunately much easier!

Printing your book with Pixartprinting is really easy and will allow you to obtain a super-professional result at extremely affordable prices.

What are the benefits of self-publishing?

Self-publishing is a phenomenon that has become increasingly popular in recent years and this is because it is a more accessible solution to the classic concept of publishing.

Often, in fact, when a young writer turns to a publishing house for the publication of their book, it asks for money for the printing and distribution of the work. This can be very expensive and for a novice writer, it is certainly not easy. Not to mention that getting a good contract with a publishing house is usually very difficult.

Thanks to self-publishing, however, anyone can publish their own book, without needing anyone's approval!

One of the advantages of self-publishing is the considerable financial savings from not having to pay a publishing house and the total freedom to create the work and printing it in on your own terms.

It must also be said, however, that by resorting to self-publishing, there is some risk to the writer. Without the support of a publishing house, it may not be very easy to distribute your book, which is why if you decide to self-publish, you need to have clear ideas about how you intend to distribute your work.

How to distribute your own self-produced book

There are different ways to distribute and sell your newly self-published novel or book of poems: First of all, authors can decide to print some copies of their work for themselves and try to distribute them autonomously through various channels, such as their personal website, blog or through their social media. Alternatively, authors could try to market them at cultural events and exhibitions.

Another opportunity is to distribute them on the Internet, through one of the numerous online stores, or in traditional bookshops and shops, which deal with emerging authors and niche publications.

As mentioned previously, the distribution and sale of the book can be complicated to deal with on your own, especially if you do not have certain marketing knowledge. This is why it may be advisable to rely on an expert for the advertising of your book.

5 valuable tips for self-publishing

  1. Entrust your text to an editor before publishing it: An editor is a figure who re-reads a text and ensures that it is suitable for publication. A good idea for a book can be marred by the plot and/or spelling errors. It is, therefore, essential to play close attention to these aspects. The person who wrote the book could have a hard time identifying inaccuracies and issues when reading it over again. If it is not possible to contact a professional, then you can ask about ten or twenty friends to read the draft of the book and give an opinion, making it easier to find errors and points to change.
  2. Devise a promotional plan: As mentioned before, an aspect not to be taken lightly is how you will promote the work. How to help spread the word about your novel and make you known as an author. Without a good promotional plan, the book may not take off and be as successful as you imagined. Make sure that you are clear about your book promotion strategy before starting self-publishing.
  3. Choose the right platform to print your book on: You can find many digital printing sites online that will offer you solutions in a variety of price ranges. The cheapest solution is not always the best; very low prices can also mean low quality. Find out what printing criteria you need and analyse the various offers. With Pixartprinting, for example, you can print your books at a great price, obtaining an excellent-quality product!
  4. Have the cover created by an experienced graphic designer: In theory, a book should not be judged by its cover; in practice, however, people do or are at least attracted by the cover, which will perhaps push them to read the plot on the back and convince them that it is the book for them. That is why a beautiful cover created by a graphic designer can help you sell more. By printing with Pixartprinting, you can then customise the materials and finishes to make the cover even more special.
  5. Order some preview copies of your book: To see if you like everything or if there is something wrong, you need to have the finished product in your hands. That is why it is advisable to order a few copies of the book as a preview in order to be able to view it once finished and perhaps ask the opinion of friends and relatives.

How to self-publish with Pixartprinting

Self-publishing your book with us is really simple: you can place the order for your publications quickly on our site.

Choose the type of binding you prefer for your publication from:

  1. Perfect binding with paperback cover
  2. Perfect binding with hardback cover
  3. Sewn binding

Then you can choose the format of the book, the type of cover and any additional finishes. Finally, specify the number of books you want to order and the delivery date. You can order just one copy for a test and then print hundreds of them when you need them.

Remember, if you have any doubts or concerns during the purchasing process, you can contact our Customer Support team, who will be happy to help you and guide you through the process of customising and printing your books.

So, what are you waiting for? Entrust your self-publishing to us!

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