Why NOW Is The Best Time To Self-Publish ǀ Self-Publishing Relief

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Why NOW Is The Best Time To Self-Publish ǀ Self-Publishing Relief

As the saying goes, timing is everything. If you’ve decided to self-publish your book, you may be wondering when is the best time to do so. The experts at Self-Publishing Relief know that unless your book is tied to a specific occasion when it would make a good gift—like a Christmas holiday romance or a graduation day mystery—the best time to self-publish your book is right now. Because the sooner you publish your book, the sooner you can get it into the hands of your readers. Here’s why you should strike while the iron is hot and self-publish now.


Why The Best Time To Self-Publish Your Book Is Right Now

The market for self-published books continues to grow. In 2018, ninety-two percent of Amazon’s catalog was self-published books. Self-published e-books currently make up fifty percent of the total market. And these books are selling! In 2019, authors who published work via Amazon made over $300 million in total sales.

You control how much you make in royalties. Traditionally published authors are lucky to make ten percent of the royalties for their book. Meanwhile, self-published authors typically earn between thirty-five and seventy percent on e-book sales alone!

Self-published books hit the market sooner. Authors whose books will be traditionally published are bound by the publisher’s schedule and must often wait a year or two before their books are released. When you self-publish, your book will be available in just a few months! You can begin promoting your book and making sales that much sooner. And if your topic is timely, take advantage of that attention now before the market becomes saturated with other titles on the same subject, or public interest dims.

You don’t have to go it alone. If you’re ready to self-publish but feel hesitant about tackling such a big project on your own, the experts at Self-Publishing Relief are available now to help guide you through every step of the process and handle all the technical aspects. The result? You’ll have a published book you’ll be proud to put your name on. Just take a look at what our many happy clients are saying!

Get Ready To Self-Publish Your Book

You may feel ready to self-publish right now, but make sure you are ready. First, ask yourself some important questions: Do you have the time, energy, and budget to do justice to your book project? Has your manuscript been proofread and edited? Is your book cover design made to the correct specifications for your genre and the self-publishing platform you’re using? (Pro tip: Hire a professional book cover designer!) Use this handy self-publishing checklist to ensure you’ve crossed every “t” and dotted every “i” before you begin the actual self-publishing process.


Estimate how long it will take to complete your self-publishing project. Once you have a schedule in front of you, it will be easier to visualize the entire process from start to finish. You can always make adjustments to the timeline as needed.

You should also determine which steps of your self-publishing project you will outsource. Having some of the preliminary work handled by professionals will help you save time and get the very best results. This is not the time to cut corners! Reader reviews will make or break your book sales, and typos, grammar errors, or an amateurish cover design will result in bad reviews.

Before you self-publish, you should also become familiar with the basic process and every element of a successful self-published book’s creation and launch. Our experts have the answers: Check out a few of the informative articles on the Self-Publishing Relief blog:

How to Ace Self-Publishing Your First Book

A Manuscript Explains How to Get Self-Published

Our Best Self-Publishing Advice

Now may be the best time for you to self-publish your book. Don’t miss what may be the best opportunity to get your writing into the hands of your readers. If you’re concerned about the technical aspects of self-publishing and want some guidance, don’t wait another minute—schedule a free consultation with our team to discuss our packages. Self-Publishing Relief has a service to suit every budget, with no hard-sell tactics, ever!


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