It’s been three years (on the 28th of March) since I self-published my first novel Endurance. I remember working on it whilst at university, and I most of all remember having doubts about self-publishing Endurance – mostly because there was a niggling fear of what people would say or think about me for doing it.
I personally love the freedom of self-publishing, even though it does require some more work – who am I kidding, some? A LOT more work.
I believe new writers should try their luck with self-publishing; mainly to engage with readers, create a following and allow people to review your work and help adapt you as a writer. From my experience, encouraging people to read your stories is the key part to self-publishing; even if you give them the book for free
Covering: What are the benefits of self-publishing? & Self-Publishing on Createspace