Many new authors choose to self-publish their books, with the help of a professional printing service. Self-publishing is the process of publishing a book without the aid or involvement of a third party publisher. The author controls the entire process, from editing to design, printing, distribution and marketing.
Why self-publish a book in Ireland?
Self-publishing can be a difficult option, in Ireland, as anywhere else in the world. It is very important that you work with a printing company, with expertise in both book printing and book binding, that can produce an exceptional product for you. Once the book is completed, you face the difficult task of marketing it. However, if you can manage this task, the benefits are really worth your while. They include:
- Full creative control: The product is yours, and yours alone. There is no publishing company to tell you how your book should look and how it should be marketed.
- Guaranteed publication: When you take your book to a publisher, there is no guarantee that it will be accepted. When you self-publish, you are guaranteed publication, although the success of it depends on you.
- More rewards: Publishers offer their authors a percentage of a book’s proceeds. By self-publishing, you can collect all the royalties yourself.
- You own the IP. When a publisher agrees to publish your book, they own at least part of the intellectual property. When self-publishing, however, the entire property is yours, and you can do what you want with it, including negotiating film rights and merchandising.
Watermans Print and Packaging is one of the most respected providers of digital printing in Ireland. We have been providing printing solutions since 1954. Our quality full-colour printing equipment can help you produce any kind of book you like for self-publishing in Ireland and abroad. Contact us for more information.