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The debate continues.

Published or self-published?

I have done both! More often than not, it simply comes down to whether or not people want to publish your manuscript.

Self-publishing has often been referred to as vanity projects.  This is largely a dated/historical viewpoint.  There are obvious advantages and disadvantages in publishing and self-publishing.  If I had to summarise in a sentence it comes down to two things – the amount of money you’re going to put in/get back and the amount of work you’re going to have to do on your own or as part of a team.

I am very keen from the outset that you understand that your only option may be to self-publish.  In that event I will be recommending to you that we use Matador, whom I have worked with very closely over the last decade.  You should familiarise yourself with their website and take advantage of their many excellent free fact sheets.

Since one of the criticisms of self-published books is the spelling errors, I will also introduce you to ProofProfessor.

With exceptional software and brilliant eyes, Matt and the team have edited over 15 million words, I never self-publish without them!

Please note, these are additional costs outside of my own remit.