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Self-Publish: Why Do Authors Prefer Self-Publishing Today


Self-publishing has become a viable option for authors in recent years, allowing them to control their creative and business aspects fully. With the rise of e-books and other digital publishing platforms, the barriers to entry for authors to enter the publishing market have been drastically reduced. This article will explore why more authors are choosing to self-publish and the advantages of doing so.

Positive Experience

Let’s face it; doubt will come to every writer at some point during their writing career. Around two in the morning, even the most seasoned writers have wrestled with the scary thought, “Is my writing good enough?” Why would you seek out more doubt and difficulty from the outside world? 

But if you go with a traditional publisher, you will go through it. Up until the time where you discover a publisher willing to give you a chance, you will have to deal with a lot of rejection letters. Even J.K. Rowling’s debut Harry Potter novel was rejected 12 times before Bloomsbury published it in exchange for a pitiful £1,500 advance.

Nevertheless, when self-publishing, the only opinions that matter are your own and those of your readers, and you should only be concerned about them. Your book will be judged on what you say rather than how you present it if you approach writing like a publisher, invest in high-quality editing, peer review, and the time to complete your research.

Independence from a Binding Commitment

While looking for their first book deal, very few authors consider how long their work will be bound to a traditional publisher. It’s crucial to consider how much of your book you’re giving away while signing copies. 

Publishing contracts frequently last for the lifetime of the author as well as the duration of the copyright (which is 70 years in most territories). That implies that the agreement might also bind your heirs.

None of it matters when self-publishing. You (or your successors) may then request a postponement if necessary.


A little-known fact about writing is that no one tells you that a book is never truly finished! Even if you’re lucky not to see a typo when opening your freshly printed book, corrections and improvements can always be made. If your book is a bestseller or you have received an award, it might be a good idea to advertise it on the front cover. If more information has become available or your viewpoint on a specific topic has changed, those are two more circumstances in which you might want to update your work.

If the book is connected to a traditional publisher, you must go past the bureaucracy and make your case for why the book needs to be updated. Restart the production process if you prevail in your argument, and the publisher agrees.

But if you decide to self-publish that book, you or your designer will make the required changes and resubmit the artwork.


Self-publishing has become an attractive option for many authors, offering them more control, flexibility, and potential financial rewards. Self-publishing allows authors to maintain creative control over their work, as they can decide on its content, pricing, and availability. 

Furthermore, self-publishing eliminates waiting for a publisher to accept their work and allows authors to quickly and easily bring their work to the public. Finally, self-publishing can be more profitable than traditional publishing, as authors can keep a greater percentage of the profits from selling their work. With all these benefits, it’s easy to see why more authors reach out to self-publishing companies in the UK. 

Do you aspire to produce books that are bestsellers? The place to go to self-publish is Maple Publishers. You may easily become a best-selling author with our specialised book publishing services and techniques. Our staff will be able to help you with editing, design, and promotion to make sure your book is competitive with the others in its sector. To set up your free consultation, get in touch with us right away.