Self Publishing is the way to publish your books these days, as the renomated publishers only want to burn their hands on books they think will make it. So everybody can publish a book now, but that doesn’t mean you will be successful.
If one goes through the proces of self-publishing one should keep in mind that one should also be an expert on marketing, if you are not your book won’t make it, no matter how good it is.
The assistant marketing teams of the self-publishing companies do a lot to help you in that area, but a lot of things they say are easier said than done. One has it, marketing skills that is, or one doesn’t. The publishers say it gets easier and easier when you are at it, but they are wrong. If one doesn’t have it one will never get it.
As a result your books will probably never get out there and be sold in numbers.
This is something future writers should consider before they think about publishing a book through self-publishing. How good am I in marketing? Do I have it in me to spend most of my time on twitter, facebook and whatever social media you can find. Do I have it to go out into the street to spread flyers of my book? Do I have the skills and the time to do all that?
If you don’t, simply write your book and put it in your bookcase and lend it out to whoever would like to read it, because otherwise you just spend a lot of money and time in getting nowhere.
Books, like mine, are well like by the people that have read them, but because I completely lack any kind of marketing skills the chance that the books will get out there are extremely small.
If you want to take a shot at them, here they are:
https://www.facebook.com/Claws of the Earth part II
https://www.facebook.com/The Claws of the Earth Part III
https://www.facebook/The Claws of the Earth Part IV