June 19, 2022
For myself, there are many benefits of being a self-published author. I am a little bit of a control freak, and my books and stories are very personal to me. I enjoy being able to make all decisions on my characters and the direction my stories go. I can't imagine having someone telling me that one of my characters needs to be removed, or changed in any way. Can you imagine if someone wanted me to change my the "Purple Rabbit" book into the "Purple Monkey"? My children's book, "The Purple Rabbit" began in my mind as a rabbit, and not a monkey. As a self-published author, I don't have to worry about any changes like that.
Another benefit is I am not pressed for a release date. I enjoy doing different things each day, and that also is incorporated in my writing. I am currently working on two books at one time. As I have already mentioned in previous posts, I am working on a fiction book called, "Zalvador and the Fairy Village of Shroom". Although, I am also working on another children's book. I have spent time writing and paginating it, but I am currently working on the illustration. And other days I work on marketing and web design. I wake up every day and get to decide what I want to work on, without the stress of a publisher demanding things to be done on their schedule, I work on my self-published author schedule.
Even though being self-published means being in control of every step of the book creating process, it can sometimes be an overwhelming task. From story writing, picture creation, book design/pagination, and marketing. Being a self-published author can be hard, but I wouldn't want it any other way!