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In this digital age, many authors are choosing to self publish, but there are some common pitfalls of self publishing that you should be aware of.

While self publishing opens the door of opportunity that many authors would never receive using the traditional publishing method, there are several common pitfalls of self publishing that book authors should know about when seeking out services that will allow the author to authentically self publish.

1. Is It a Self Publishing, Printing, or Distribution Service (know the Difference)?

The digital world has completely transformed the art of book publishing.

New companies are popping up, offering all kinds of services to self-publishers, such as distribution, printing, editing, marketing, as well as artwork for your book cover.

It is important to understand what service you are contracting.

Many printing companies vet themselves as self publishing services, when really what they are providing is just printing.

This is one of the most common pitfalls of self publishing. It is important to know the difference.

Understanding legalese and asking copious questions before you sign an agreement is absolutely necessary.

Seeking legal counsel is also highly recommended.3

Caveat - there is a rule in contract law called the parole evidence rule that could bar the testimony of oral agreements that were made prior to the written agreement.

Therefore, it is extremely important that every agreement, every numerical value, every term discussed, is included in the four corners of that agreement.

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