Do It Now Part 8: The Benefits of Self-Publishing as a Christian Author
Are you an aspiring Christian author who dreams of seeing your book in print? Have you been taught that you need to find an agent or a publisher in order to make that dream come true? Well, if so, here’s some good news: you don’t need an agent or a publisher. There’s a faster, better path to getting your book out to a wide audience of readers without having to ever go through the traditional publishing process. And that is taking advantage of the many benefits of self-publishing.
In Part 8 of the Do It Now series, Coach Tam explains why self-publishing is such a great option for aspiring Christian authors looking to get their message out into the world. Why spend years waiting for a publisher to accept your manuscript, only to give up a large cut of your profits, when you can self-publish now and get your book into the hands of those who need to read it?
In this episode, you’ll also hear:
- The benefits of self-publishing for aspiring Christian authors
- Opportunities that make self-publishing quick and easy
- How self-publishing gives you greater control over your book and its distribution
- How to get a FREE Ebook and audiobook copy of a book that will change your life!
Benefits of Self-Publishing
In recent years, self-publishing has become increasingly popular among Christian authors who are looking to get their messages out into the world — and with good reason! There are a number of benefits to self-publishing, especially for Christian authors who want to get their message out as quickly as possible.
Here are some of the benefits of self-publishing as a Christian author.
It’s Quick & Easy
These days there are so many opportunities for budding authors to self-publish. With services like Amazon KDP and IngramSpark, you can quickly and easily upload your book file, create a cover design, write a description of your book, set up pricing options, hit a few buttons, and voilà — your published book is out there for the masses!
That’s one of the biggest benefits of self-publishing: it allows you to bypass the traditional publishing process and get your book out into the world quickly and easily. Instead of waiting around for years for your manuscript to be accepted by a publisher — and possibly rejected multiple times along the way — you can get your book published almost instantly and start making money from it right away.
Plus, when you self-publish your book, it will be available on major sites like Amazon, Apple Books, and Barnes & Noble, allowing people from all over the world to access your work with just a few clicks.
You Can Stay True to Your Vision
Self-publishing isn’t just about getting your work out into the world. It’s also about creating something lasting that can make an impact on others’ lives. As a Christian writer, you have an incredible responsibility to share your story with readers in a way that speaks truth while inspiring and uplifting them.
And that’s another one of the huge benefits of self-publishing: you don’t have to worry about going through a publisher or agent who doesn’t understand your message.
By taking control over your own publishing process via self-publishing, you can ensure that your book reaches an audience who will appreciate it without needing approval from any external sources first. This makes it easier to stay true to the vision God has given you, while reaching people who might not otherwise hear your story or be exposed to your message of faith and hope.
You’re in Charge of Distribution
The benefits of self-publishing aren’t limited to just getting the book published — it also gives you greater control over what happens after your book is published.
When you go through a traditional publisher, it’s very difficult — if not impossible — to distribute your work outside of their approved platforms. However, when you self-publish your book, you are free to distribute it however you choose.
For example, you might sell physical copies on your own website, or offer digital versions of the book as an exclusive reward for members on your email list. The options are limitless! And since there are no restrictions on where and how you can distribute your work as a self-published author, you can reach more potential readers and have more sales opportunities.
You Control Pricing
Beyond the actual publishing and distribution, the benefits of self-publishing also have to do with how much you can earn from your book.
When working with a traditional publisher or literary agent, authors are typically limited in terms of how much money they can make from their work. This is because publishers often take large cuts of royalties in exchange for handling distribution and marketing tasks for authors.
But when authors choose to self-publish their books instead, they keep 100% of the profits, allowing them to maximize their earnings from their hard work.
And here’s the thing: whether you go the traditional route or you self-publish, you are still on the hook for marketing. You are the only person that can really market your message effectively, so why not keep more of the profits?
Plus, when you self-publish, you also get to have complete control over pricing decisions. If you want to offer discounts or bundle deals, you’re free to do so without having to worry about publishers taking too big of a cut or telling you that you can’t do it. With self-publishing, you are in the driver’s seat.
You Don’t Have to Wait
For all these reasons and more, self-publishing has become increasingly popular among Christian authors over the last few years. There are so many benefits of self-publishing that simply aren’t available through traditional publishing routes.
Not only does self-publishing allow you to reach more people with your book, but it also gives you full control over how you distribute your work and how much money you make from the process.
It’s not a secret anymore — self-publishing a book is the best path to accomplishing your dreams and impacting lives as a Christian author, because it’s a one-time investment of your time that can make an impact for years to come and pay you for years into the future.
You no longer have to:
- Waste years of your life on the publishing process
- Wait for the approval that your story and experiences are worth sharing
- Give up creative control or hard-earned royalties for idea that are yours
- Lose sleep over the thought that your purpose, story, and message will never see the light of day
So don’t put it off! It’s time to do it now. If you want maximum flexibility and profit potential, then self-publishing is right up your alley.
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My name is Tamara “Coach Tam” Jackson and I am a published author, Facebook© Certified Digital Marketer, host of the Top 100 Publishing Secrets podcast, and founder of The Christian Authors Network (C.A.N.) Facebook© community. I specialize in helping mission-driven authors, coaches, and entrepreneurs increase their exposure, impact, and income through strategic self-publishing and digital media appearances. Just say yes and we will work together to attract a tribe of loyal followers that 1) “get you”, 2) love what you do, and 3) are happy to invest in your book, business, cause, or movement. Plus, we will accomplish all of this without fake, salesy, sleazy, or manipulative tactics. Yes you CAN write, publish, and profit in a way that honors God; join the community today at https://christianauthors.net/fbgroup.
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