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Publishing my book – A publisher vs. self-publishing

A publisher

Traditional offset press prints hundreds of books at a time. The downside is that your investment cost is very high because you immediately have to pay for hundreds of books. A publishing company, however, will also take away many worries and support you.


  • Corrections are done for you
  • Promotion is done by the publisher
  • Are you a famous writer? Then you get paid to write
  • The book content and cover are professionally designed


  • High start-up costs
  • Script must first be approved
  • Long process (of corrections, deletions, …)
  • No / little say in the design
  • The publisher is the owner of your book
  • Storage required for all printed books
  • Profit is given away to a large extent

Create My Books (self-publishing)

When you publish your own book, you are self-publishing. Books are digitally printed in small runs or even a piece. You hold everything in your own hands, and therefore, you have to do everything yourself.


  • No setup fees
  • Your book can be put online immediately (no approval required from other parties)
  • Your own professionally printed book (without having to invest)
  • You design content and cover
  • Easy to issue new versions
  • Easy to reorder books
  • Set your own royalties (earn more)
  • Private, share with friends and family
  • Offer for sale through our online shop Shop My Books


  • Make corrections yourself
  • Self-promote your book
  • No sales in the traditional bookshops

Do you want full control yourself? Or would you rather leave this up to someone else?

On to the next step: Self-publishing my book

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