For a long time I thought a self publisher was the same as someone who self publishes. Look at a lot of websites and blogs, they interchange the words confusing everybody and their mama. So I’m going to give you three differences to being a self publisher and self publishing.
No middle man involved with a self publisher. You run it as though you are a big time traditional publisher. You book the events, call distribution, etc. with self publishing there’s a middle man, if you go to places such as Smashwords, Lulu or Apple for example, that is your middle man.
Your product. Yes self publishing allows you much control however if you go thru a third party you have to pick a package to get good people on your project. They may have separate purchases for editors, etc. but they spike those prices up so you will want to get a package, a self publisher can go to a designer or whoever without the personal agendas.
Money. eBook sells with some service sites such as Lulu takes a part of your sale. Smashwords will let you have 100% but you have to pick which one will suit you and your pockets. With being a self publisher you get the profits from the ebook and the physical sales.
Understand the difference now? Let me just say I am not trying to say one is better than the other I want to make sure you understand every aspect of this game. Let me know if you’re still confused or if I missed something. Don’t be afraid to contribute. I’m learning too.
Peace and luv!
Posted from none other than your favorite writer’s favorite writer Ms Talia