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Benefits Of Online Self-Publishing Vs Traditional Publishing

Vikram Brahma is a Digitalpreneur, Author, Blogger, Writer, & YouTuber. He loves to write content & spend time working from home.


Have you ever desired to become an author? Have you heard about the concept of self-publishing and it’s benefits? Do you know if you follow the traditional method there are fewer chances for you to reach a large audience?

Do you know nowadays there are easy ways through which you can publish your own books? The secret rule is unless you don’t do the right marketing your book will not reach the right audience.

Yes, in this article, I am going to disclose some facts through which you can write and published your book in the next 30-45 days. And the best part is you can do this by sitting in your home. Another major point is you can take complete control of your entire author journey. So, let’s begin.

There are many benefits of self-publishing

There are many benefits of self-publishing

Let’s Understand The Entire System

When we think of ourselves as an author, we think only about the writing part. But due to the advancement in digital technology, now we can do the complete process by using a digital platform.

When I say the complete process it includes the following main stages i.e main idea, the actual writing, editing, formatting, cover designing, online publishing, and marketing like a pro.

Yes, this is how nowadays you can become not only an author but a complete authorpreneur. Now, let’s understand what are the major benefits of writing and self-publishing.

You Can Earn Up To 70% Royalty By Selling eBook

If you compare the royalty structure between self-publishing vs traditional method, one major difference is your earning part. If you publish your book by the traditional system, you can get at least 6-10% royalty, if you are a first-time author.

But if you can publish your same book in Amazon Kindle as an ebook you can earn up to 70% royalty. So, you can see the vast difference and potential earnings if you publish your work online. I also like to tell you that different online platforms offer different royalty structures. But most of them pay you above 50% royalties for a lifetime.

You can have complete control over the system

You can have complete control over the system

You Can Have More Control

Another major benefit is if you start publishing online then you can have more control over the entire system. You can decide the platforms, date of publication, and marketing of your book. If you publish your book as per the traditional system then your book will be available in a limited geographical area.

But if you use the online platforms to publish your ebook then it can be available not only in your city or state but in many countries in one go. And you can do all this by sitting on your couch.

Zero Chances Of Rejection

If you ask the stories of many first-time authors, they will tell you the stories as to how they have been rejected by many publishers.

Do you know that the world-famous author, J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter’s fame) was rejected by twelve publishers during her initial days? And she was almost broke during those days.

But today we know that she is the world’s first billionaire author, who through her books and work created human history. But still many new authors find it extremely difficult to publish their books if they follow the traditional method.

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If you publish your books through online platforms then no one is going to reject you unless you don’t follow the right guidelines as mentioned in the respective online platforms.

Anyone With Amazon Kindle Account Can Be An Author

If you really want to become an author then you need to know three main things i.e how to share ideas in writing, how to use ms-word, and how to use the internet.

Now if you can do all these then you can open your Amazon Kindle account and you can definitely become an author.

The online world is full of surprises and becoming an author by publishing your ebooks is a great option. So, to sell your more ebooks then you have to join online platforms like iBook, Google Play, and Kobo, etc. And do all these by sitting in front of your laptop.

Publish In Matter Of Days

As we have discussed the entire process related to this topic. You have to understand and take advantage of using this system. Once you are ready with your final manuscript and design then you can publish your next book within a few days or in fact within a few hours. It all depends upon your skills and eagerness to learn. Now publishing your book is not a difficult task. It is now a matter of your mindset. So, go ahead and publish as many as books you want without any fear of rejection.


I have written this article in the most simplest way. But remember since this will be a new system for you, so it may take some time for you to understand. And before I end this article let me share the most important secret i.e write as many books as you can and put them in front of the right audience and make money for lifelong. Amazon Kindle, Google Play, Kobo, and iBook are some of the popular platforms.

This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.

© 2020 Vikram Brahma


Vikram Brahma (author) from Assam, India on December 12, 2020:

Thank you so much, Preeti for writing your comments and thoughts related to this article. Yes, now you can become an author by working from home :) all the best for your future book, my friend.

Preeti Shah from Delhi on December 12, 2020:

Wow! What a great article for aspiring book writers like me. You have beautifully explained the benefits of self-publishing over traditional publishing.

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