Social and Beta Publishing


A great way to build your audience before your book is published is to start sharing stories and drafts of your book ahead of time. It’s really never too early to start. One year, three years, five years…it simply doesn’t matter.

Social and beta publishing should be fun. It’s about:

  • creating community around your interests and your work
  • aligning yourself with other writers
  • making friends and important connections
  • obtaining feedback
  • testing the market

In other words, this process should provide excitement and joy. If you don’t enjoy one outlet, find a platform and community you love.

Here are some tools that’ll get your writing in front of your readers and future book buyers during your book development phase on my post for IngramSpark.

Carla King

Carla King is a travel and technology writer turned author and self-publishing expert. She started self-publishing in 1995 and founded the Self-Pub Boot Camp series of educational books, workshops, and online courses in 2010. She runs the self-publishing and technology track at the San Francisco Writers Conference and a series of online courses at www.selfpubbootcampcourses.com.