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What is Self-Publishing?

Self-publishing is the fastest growing segment of the publishing industry; authors find it attractive for many reasons. Unlike using traditional publishing companies, self-publishing allows the author to be in control of the entire creative and selling process.

When you self-publish your book, you pay the costs of printing your book and are responsible for marketing and distribution. Therefore, the finished copies, the copyright, all subsidiary rights, and all profits are exclusively yours.

First-time authors may find it difficult to be accepted by a traditional publishing house because of the unpredictable sales of a newcomer’s book. Test your book’s sales potential by self-publishing a small quantity with us, Morris Publishing®, a short-run book printing company. We provide a full line of services to produce an attractive, professional book, and our many years of experience show the best salesperson for a book…is the author.

Profit is not always the primary objective of publishing a book. Your book may be designed to explore your own interests or to provide specific needs of an organization, a business, or your family. Morris Publishing® can print 25–5,000 copies very economically so you may publish a book that meets your objectives.

We print books of all kinds for authors, indie publishers, organizations, and businesses all across the USA. Find out why our customers think our quality, service, and value make us one of the best self-publishing companies.

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7 Self-Publishing Benefits

Self-Publishing Benefits - 1. Time

1. Time

Most traditional publishers have long production cycles. Once we receive your signed and approved proof, your order ships in 15 business days or RUSH service of 10 business days.

Self-Publishing Benefits - 2. Profit

2. Profit

A traditional publisher will finance the project, but may only offer a 5–20% royalty. Why not self-publish and earn a 40–400% margin? All book profits are yours!

Self-Publishing Benefits - 3. Ownership

3. Ownership

By self publishing, you own all book rights. A traditional publisher would own the rights, and if they lose interest in your book, you cannot print your book unless you purchase those rights back.

Self-Publishing Benefits - 4. Niche

4. Niche

Traditional publishers are less inclined to take on a book that is topic-specific because they prefer books with mass market appeal. However, your book may fill a niche that has not been met, and you can "test the waters" with short-run book printing.

Self-Publishing Benefits - 5. Locality

5. Locality

Books about local or regional topics are usually produced by local authors in short-run quantities. Large publishers generally decline publishing these books because of limited sales potential.

Self-Publishing Benefits - 6. Control

6. Control

Self-publishing gives you the final say on all aspects of your book, not someone else's.

Self-Publishing Benefits - 7. Legacy

7. Legacy

Making money is not the only reason to publish. Sharing what you have learned, building your career, or leaving a family legacy are admirable motives.