4 Pacing Tips for Self-Publishing Authors

Getting a book to flow at the right pace to keep readers interested but not overwhelm them is a difficult task for self-publishing authors. Books that are too slow-paced can feel boring to read. On the other hand, books where the pacing is too fast can make a reader feel like they didn’t get to enjoy the setting and characters as they raced through the plot.

Additionally, every genre has expectations related to pacing. For instance, thrillers are almost always fast-paced. Romances are typically much slower-paced than thrillers, so the couple in the book has time to fall in love, so the reader becomes invested in the characters. Continue reading

How Much Does it Cost to Make a Book?

Everyone has a book inside of them, but not everyone has the time and money to bring that book to fruition. There are many costs involved in making a book ranging from the cost of educating an author on how to write to the costs of printing a book. Writers who publish through a traditional publisher usually have lower initial costs but then split their profits with the publisher. Many authors prefer self-publishing, where the author pays all the expenses of printing a book but earns all the profits from book sales.

Every book has different needs, which will ultimately determine the costs of self-publishing. Continue reading