"Making A Living From Your Book: Traditional Publishing Versus Self-Publishing" by Sylvester Murray

Today, more writers are turning to self-publishing. Due to its multiple benefits, people now prefer to self-publish. Many times, self-publishers do not wish to give up control of their book at all. Publishers are interested in a say in the final draft of the book, from a book’s cover to an editorial standpoint. When thought of as a business approach, publishers also wish to put forth control over the pricing, sales plan, marketing and distribution of the book to maximize their profit. The majority of writers select to control their work themselves, on both the business and artistic side of publishing a book.

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