Make the leap into self-publishing!
The path of the independent author can be challenging. How do you sort through the many companies vying for your business? Some will do your formatting, design, sales, and distribution. Some offer marketing, social media, and promotion. Some do it all, but you give up control. Which ones are right for you? How much do they cost? Do they work together? How much can you do on your own to save money and what should be hired out? How do you start? Here are some answers.
Tip 1: Own your own ISBN! (Actually, purchase 10 or 100 ISBNs.) That way, you'll never be trapped with a publisher, product, or service.
Tip 2: Start your business right by doing market research so you know where you belong in the categories of books.
Tip 3: Cultivate early fans and beta readers. They will help perfect your story and market your book.
Tip 4: Spend money on editing and design. Produce a professional book that stands proudly beside those published by the Big 5 publishing houses.
Since 2010, I have helped thousands of authors publish successfully with the Self-Publishing Boot Camp educational program of books, workshops, and now, a new online course. Join me, and make the commitment to self-publish professionally.
You don’t have to do it alone. I'm here to help.
Check out the course
The Self-Publishing Boot Camp course is actually a bundle of six courses, constantly updated and with lifetime access. The courses are:
- Prepare Your Manuscript
- Create Your Publishing Business
- Make Your Book
- Distribute Your Book
- Sell Your Book Direct
- Market Your Book
You also get a digital copy of my Self-Publishing Boot Camp Guide for Authors, 4th Edition and an updated Consumer's Guide to Writing & Publishing Tools & Services.
This series of courses is encyclopedic and text-based, so you can search for the information you need without having to listen to hours of audio and video to find it. But there's plenty of audio and video as well by experts who help you understand the philosophies, procedures, and processes.
I hope you'll check it out!