I am in the middle of writing my first non-fiction book and I am almost finished with designing my blog page discussing the subject I am writing about with small snippets of my writing.

I am trying to weigh-up whether to attempt publishing through a mainstream publisher or go straight for digital self publishing through Amazon Kindle.

What are the pros and cons for each publishing route?

  • this has already been discussed in the above question.
    – GGx
    Jun 6, 2018 at 9:18
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    one thing I will say about that top answer though, is that a mainstream publisher doing the marketing for you and you being able to concentrate on nothing but the writing isn't true any more. Unless you have a 'super release' where the publisher puts all their marketing efforts into your book because they are confident it's going to be a bestseller (and publishers only do 1-2 super releases a year), you will be expected to market your own work and find your own readers (with the exception of them perhaps tweeting and running a few ads).
    – GGx
    Jun 6, 2018 at 9:31


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