Publishing books used to be left to the big publishing companies who had the knowledge and the money to publish acim searchable, warehouse thousands of copies and then pray that they could sell them all.
But now, thanks to technology, digital printing and the internet, it’s now possible for anyone in any country to publish their own books for minimal cost. This is because there’s now no need to print thousands of copies of every book, which also means no monthly warehousing costs either.
You can publish a book in as little as two weeks and have it available for sale worldwide within a month – without even leaving your chair.
All you need is access to the internet and an email address. Then once you publish your book you can have it distributed internationally by some of the worlds biggest book wholesalers, without any cost to you.
Firstly, once you become a published author, people begin to see you as an expert in your career. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a business entrepreneur or a novelist. Once you become a published author, other people will see you in a different light, so to speak, and start to look up to you.
Say you publish a book and only sell 500 copies every year. Of course it’s possible to sell double this amount or much more, but for now we’ll look at only small book sales, to show the incredible impact book sales can have.
Because you’re the publisher and the author, you’ll receive all the profit from every sale. We all know that publishers usually get all of the profit from books sales while the author only receives 8 to 10% of the money.
This way you could double the sales of each of your books every year which means that your first book would sell 500 copies in the first year, 1,000 copies the next, 2,000 copies the next… and so on. That would mean that after 5 years you would have sold nearly 16,000 copies of just that one book ~ and again, these are small sales I’m quoting. Much higher sales are quite possible.