Self-publishing is a good route to take when you want to control the printing, distribution and sales. Self publishing is faster, getting your book out to the public quicker, especially when you have a ready-made market, like text books, cookbook or children’s stories. It's harder and harder these days to find traditional royalty publishers willing to take a chance on a first-time author or a book with unknown sales potential.
There are numerous options available for publishing your book, from local printers to full-service publishers. The Country Press will help you design and print the book.
An important factor to keep in mind in self publishing is how you will distribute and sell it. Most likely you will have to sell the book personally to friends and relatives or through fairs and organization. To do this, short run book printing is helpful because you can order a small amount of books at a time. This helps keep your budget in check and helps with storage.
Short run book printing is also great if you want to publish a few copies of your book to give away to friends and book reviewers, which is strongly encouraged. Be sure to offer a copy to the local library as well.
For more information on short run books and self publishing, contact The Country Press, Inc.
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