Three Reasons to Self-Publish With Agora Publishing Montreal
Self-publishing used to be the last resort for Montreal writers who are unable to break through the fortress of traditional publishing. The story has changed in recent years as respect for self-publication continues to grow tremendously. Today, even bestselling authors are opting for self-publishing because it gives them increased control over their intellectual property.
While advancement in technology is behind some of the key success recorded with self-publishing, Supported Self-Publishing (SSP) services offered by Agora Publishing provides Montreal writers with ample resources that will ensure a smooth publishing process. From proofreading to editing and book promotions, Montreal writers now have the odds in their favor. Below are three reasons why every Montreal writer should exploit the opportunity created by Agora Publishing.
You are the boss
If you view writing as another manufacturing industry where words are weaved together to form fine books, it will become easier for you to understand why every writer should be given the opportunity to run their own industry. With traditional publishing, the publishers are the boss while the writers are their workers. Ironically, most times, these workers are underpaid for their effort by the publishing houses. Self-publishing puts the writers back in the driving seat and gives them all the control over their book they crave for. Roseann Biederman puts it better, “Self-publishing can be the road to independence. What motivates entrepreneurs to launch their own businesses? Most want to be their own bosses. More personal freedom is the second most important reason.”
You work at your own pace
On the average, it takes big publishing houses between a year and a half to publish an accepted manuscript. When you take the path of self-publishing, you will be able to work at your own pace. It is at your sole discretion to decide when you want to publish a title or whether you simply want to pay more attention to your day’s job. When asked why she decided to opt for self-publishing for her book “Reaching Ninety-My Way”, Zilpha Main said, “At my age, I can’t wait for New York publishers to make up their minds.” Timing is sometimes the spice needed to propel a book to a bestseller.
You get the attention of traditional publishers
Once you have proven that your book is highly marketable, traditional publishers will be eager to get it off your hands. If you believe a publication with a reputable publisher is what your career needs to rise above the ceiling but you can’t seem to walk around the rejection letters they send you, self-publishing success will not only attract them to you but they will also be ready to make you better offers compared to what they will ordinarily offer a newbie. Bob Hostetler writes, “If you have those skills [marketing]… then your sales success as a self-published author could work for you in pursuing traditional publishing deals in the future”.
Writers living in Montreal area can partner with Agora Publishers to enjoy the full benefits of self-publishing as well as avoid the common pitfalls of poor formatting and typographical errors that often ruin self-published titles.