Thinking about self-publishing? Here are few things to keep in mind.

Eva Acharya

One thing writers love doing is write stories. Stories that are beautiful, stories that are heart-wrenching or laugh-out-loud, stories that are about love, or courage, or defeating personal demons, or reaching a life-long goal. Whatever it is, the writing is done with one purpose, and one purpose only – and that is to have it published and reach millions and billions, and if feasible, trillions of readers world-wide. That sounds like the stuff of dreams – the trillion part.

Here is what you as a reader may not know entirely, but suspect regardless: writers imagine, much to their shame, that the stories they chisel at for months and in some cases years, get picked up by an established publishing house and distributed to the millions, billions or trillion audience/readers world-wide.

Now, there is nothing wrong with that ‘grand’ vision of books selling out of shelves, flying as they would if…

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