on Live Write Thrive:
For a lot of nonfiction books, self-publishing is a no-brainer. But for novels? It’s a viable option growing in popularity, but there’s a lot to consider before you make your decision.
The most important issue for most authors is cost. Publishing done right can be expensive.
When you self-publish or use a pay-to-publish company, you can easily spend spend thousands of dollars to get your book on the market.
If you’re using the right resources, that’s a smart investment to get a quality product. But you have to decide how much you’re willing and able to spend to publish your book.
The other side of cost is revenue.