Stand Out Publicity & Branding Expert Kimberly Jessy Shares Self Publishing Tips!
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Stand Out Publicity & Branding Expert Kimberly Jessy Shares Self Publishing Tips!

Los Angeles : CA : USA | Aug 31, 2012 at 11:38 PM PDT
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Topic: Book authors publishing their books but not getting exposure

Self-Published Authors: Control vs. Exposure

With the respect and acceptance self-publishing is getting from the industry, more and more authors are encouraged to self-publish. The fact that they could exercise control over the editing, marketing and eventual distribution of their works are indeed primary motivators.

Authors who are new in the publishing world also tend to publish their own books, rather than facing rejections from the big publishing companies or after facing rejections from these publishing companies. Indeed, it is more personally rewarding to be the one to coax and guide your book from start to finish-that is, from writing page one up to handing the finished book, fresh from the press, to your readers.

However, one ultimate hurdle for self-published authors continues to linger, from the era of Mark Twain up to the present. Exposure. Getting the right amount and quality of exposure is very essential in publishing a book. Sad to say, exposure does not come in a silver platter for self-published authors. That is one thing traditional publishers could offer but which self-published authors have to work and sweat out for themselves.

Just take the case of Beatrix Potter, Graham Taylor and Stephen King who at one time or another had opted to self-publish their works. Getting the right exposure and working for the promotion of their books had been an uphill climb, exhausting both physically and financially. Channels for promotion for self-published authors are few and far in between. Even with the acceptance of self-publishing as a respected way to publish, the industry has not fully adapted ways to accommodate self-publishers.

Yet with the dawn of the worldwide web, a great opportunity awaits self-published authors. Getting good exposure is no longer that far at hand. All you need are the right links and sites to promote your work all over the web-all over the world. Blogs and reviews can easily be generated in countless sites. With the billions of people hooked with the net, promotion could not get better. Self-publishing is not for the faint-hearted. It is for people who could not only write a good book but could also face the challenge of exposure head on. Exposure is a problem of old but can be solved with the latest technology we all can access. Just click the right links, provide great teasers and graphics, and you're the next self-published author success story waiting to be revealed.

To learn more about being a Self Publishing Celebrity check out Kimberly's Team of Celebritypreneurs!

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