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Should I Self-Publish My Romance Novel?

For our Romance Week series, Bryn Donovan breaks down the pros and cons of self publishing as a romance writer.

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You Don’t Need a Book Deal

Your Book Comes Out Much Faster


You Have Complete Control

You Own All Your Rights

You Get a Higher Royalty Rate

The Cons:

You Don’t Get a Publisher’s Seal of Approval

You Have to Pay for Everything

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You Don’t Benefit from a Publisher’s Expertise

It’s Hard to Get Your Book into Brick-and-Mortar Bookstores

You Have to Do or Oversee Everything

You Have to Market It Yourself


Self-Publishing, Especially, Favors Fast Writers

Where to Sell Self-Published Books

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