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Amazon self-publishing is as significant to the written word as the first printing press. Thanks to Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) a writer's creativity is no longer constrained by the whims of agents and mainstream publishers. Maybe you've had innumerable soul destroying knock-backs. Who cares if some twenty-something publishing exec isn’t impressed by your deepest thoughts, do you really need that validation?
It’s reckoned to take ten years to close a book deal, if you get the breaks that is. Time’s a big factor if you’re of a certain age. I couldn’t wait that long to see my work in print. Self-publishing could be your best option, but it doesn’t have to be a forever thing. It could just be your springboard to conventional publication. E L James’ Fifty Shades of Grey began life self-published, and has since sold 125 million copies worldwide. Maybe you’re coming to the conclusion that comparing traditional publishing and self-publishing is an apples and pears thing. And you’d be right.
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