Why are so many authors self-publishing?
In Self-Publishing: Tips, Tricks & Techniques by James A. Cox, editor of Midwest Book Review, Cox states that "A self-publisher is all of the following: writer, editor, designer/artist, typesetter/compositor, printer, financier/accountant, marketer, shipper/warehouser, legal adviser, financial underwriter, and business manager." So, why would anyone self-publish if they have to do everything for themselves? Finding a publisher for a poetry book is nearly impossible for the new poet. Contests are time-consuming, costly, and a gamble. For more about self-publishing please click here.