Self-publishing has been a boon for those budding authors who have had a hard time claiming the few spots open to authors at traditional publishing houses. Many writers can now realize their dream of holding a book with their name in their hands, something that may never have been possible ten years ago. But I have to admit that I’m still a “book snob.” I’m much more likely to purchase a book from a traditional publishing house because they offer writers something they can’t do themselves: quality. A lot of self-published books have come across my desk for review, and I’ve seen the following problems occur again and again.
Don’t look like an amateur if you’re self-publishing your book. Make sure that every part of your book looks and reads like it’s been professionally produced. Offer a high-quality product, and your readers will be begging you for your next book!