To Self-Publish or not to Self-Publish

Lately, I’ve been considering publishing my own work through kindle, smashwords, nook etc. I’ll admit, the idea scares the beejabbers out of me. For one, I am well aware of my weakness as a writer (Grammar) and I find poorly edited works to be a pain in the tookus. So as friends, writing partners and my husband encourage me to go for it and reap the benefits of what I write, here are the things that are on the scale:

PRO: I control the schedule
CON: I’ll lose writing time by doing it all myself
CON: I may not be able to get format it correctly for the different devices
PRO: I get to chose the cover art myself
CON: I need to find someone who excels at editing
PRO: I can track my efforts in marketing better and make adjustments
CON: Taxes get a lot more complicated if I set up a company to protect my writing
CON: Getting reviews will be harder
PRO: I’ll get all my books published
PRO: I’ll make the same if not more money than I do now
PRO: I can set a price to make my books more competitive and hopefully build a reader market.
PRO: THere are others who’ve done all this before and will help me through the process.

I’m sure there are other things to consider that I’ve overlooked, so if you know one please mention it. I need something else to obsess over:-)

About Linda Andrews

Linda Andrews lives with her husband and three children in Phoenix, Arizona. When she announced to her family that her paranormal romance was to be published, her sister pronounce: "What else would she write? She’s never been normal." All kidding aside, writing has become a surprising passion. So just how did a scientist start to write paranormal romances? What other option is there when you’re married to romantic man and live in a haunted house? If you’ve enjoyed her stories or want to share your own paranormal experience feel free to email the author at She’d love to hear from you.
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