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My biggest dislike of self-published works is the lack of editing. Both copy editing and plot editing. Both of these types of editors are integrally important to a well-crafted book. I have come across only a handful of self-published that can hold their weight in the editing regards. Often, the authors don’t want to pay for these editors. And as a reader with a strong English background, poor editing is a BIG turn off for me and I will share that far and wide. Even if it can’t be afforded, find the person you trust the best to proof your book.
I like that it is easier to access authors and their works than them having to go through all of the hoops through a publishing house, which accounts for the sometimes 70-80% price hike in published vs. self-published works.