There are two main drawbacks that are associated with self-publication. These are, in other words, the main disadvantages typically encountered by authors who opt for self-publication. When we make reference to ‘self-publication’ in this context, we are referring to the situation where one opts to publish their own works of literature – as opposed to having the works published by the established publishers.
The first main drawback associated with self-publication is something to do with lack of the editorial input that you’d otherwise have gotten from the established publishers. You can go round this by editing the work yourself. But you have to do it thoroughly — several times — before actually publishing any given work. There is also the option of hiring an editor to work for you: especially if you can lay your hands on an experienced editor who has previously worked for an established publishing house. You can even go as far as working with a freelance editor. Under this latter approach, the whole thing may be just a question of going to the att email login page, which can be specifically accessed at www.sbcglobal.net, and once there, logging into your SBCglobal email account. After logging in, you’d need to send the work of literature to the freelance editor your are working with. The editor would then go through the work, offer his or her observations as well as suggestions for amendments to the text, and then send the work back to you. It is quite a straightforward thing.
The second main drawback associated with self-publication is something to do with the lack of the promotional input that you’d otherwise have gotten from the established publishers. But you can go around this advantage by using the strategies for promoting your self-published work, which we explored at considerable length in our last blog post.
In the final analysis, we come to the conclusion that although there are drawbacks associated with self-publication, there are practical things you can do to overcome the said drawbacks.