In Part One, I discussed the process of traditional publishing and trying to land a literary agent, which will nearly always be difficult if not impossible. So, after dozens (or more likely, hundreds) of rejection notices from agents (if you even get a response), what are your options? Self=publishing is your opportunity.
Fortunately, these days self-publishing is an option for many writers. Although the self-publishing has been around for a long time, it is has been made more viable because of several inter-related developments:
For example, in some DIY books, there is poor:
Using Self-Publishing Companies and What To Look for:
So, what I will talk about are those self-publishing companies (not Vanity Presses—those are something very different for critical reasons that I don’t recommend), that will allow you to purchase their professional services to help walk you through the publishing process. Here’s some things I consider the minimum essential services when evaluating the different self-publishing companies:
For More Information:
Here’s a good read for more information about self-publishers.