If I had a dollar for every time I've heard someone tell me that they spent $20,000 to self publish
their book and didn't even get a copy, I'd be rich! As time goes on, I see more and more people getting ripped off by these so-called "Self Publishing" companies. They take control of every aspect of your book, they ask for more and more money, and you get NOTHING in return. Quite frankly I am sick of it!
My name is Suzanne Doyle-Ingram and I have published 13 of my own books and countless books for others. I have a variety of online courses that teach authors how to write and publish their books. Even after learning how to do it themselves, many authors come to me and say, "Please! Just take it and get it done for me!" They really don't want to mess around with the finicky technical stuff. They want to get back to doing what they love: Writing.
Lucky for them, I love publishing their books for them!
The truth is: It does not cost $20,000 to self publish a book. There are 2 (and only 2) ways to publish your book.
1. You can seek out a traditional publisher and ask them to publish your book. You will need an agent and you will very likely get rejected over and over again until you find a publisher (if ever).
2. You can independently publish your book. You can control every part of your book, from the cover design to the back matter. You can do this yourself (after you figure out how) or you can hire someone to do it for you.