Self Publishing Versus Traditional Publishing – Is Self Publishing Worth It?

Self publishing versus traditional publishing is a common question that many writers ask themselves. Self publishing is a way for writers to get their work out there without having to deal with the hassles of traditional publishing, such as dealing with editors and publishers. The question of whether or not to self publish is often a difficult one to answer. The fact is that many writers have had success in both traditional publishing and self publishing.

Traditional Publishing

Traditional publishing is when you submit your book to an editor who will then edit it and make sure that all the spelling and grammatical errors are corrected before it is released into the public eye. This can take months to years depending on the publisher. Once the book is released it can be sold in stores and online through various websites.

Self Publishing

Self publishing is where you write the book yourself and then upload it to an online book store. This is a great option for those who want to get their work out there but don’t want to wait for a traditional publisher to review it. Many people choose this option because they are looking for a quicker way to get their book out there and are willing to do most of the work themselves.

Pros and Cons of Self Publishing

There are many pros and cons to self publishing. The biggest pro is that it is quick. You can upload your book within minutes. Another pro is that it’s cheaper than traditional publishing. Most self published books are priced at $9.99 or less. A con is that you may not get the same kind of feedback that you would if you were to go through traditional publishing.


Whether you decide to go with traditional publishing or self publishing, make sure that you know what you’re getting into. There are many benefits to each type of publishing and many pitfalls. Make sure that you weigh out the pros and cons before you commit to either one. And, as always, you can ask Alissa Day Dreams what we think!


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