An Essential Guide for New Authors
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You have a story to tell. But how should you begin?
Or maybe you’ve written your book already; what should you do now?
What choices do you have for getting published?
They say everyone has at least one book in them, and thousands of people like you are exploring the possibility of getting their book written and published.
Sixteen years ago I was in the same boat. But in the process of successfully self-publishing fourteen novels I’ve honed a protocol that I want to share.
Here you’ll learn about
The importance of writing an original, compelling fiction or nonfiction book
When to source input from peers and expertise from professionals—and how to find them
A step-by-step procedure for formatting and uploading your book to various platforms including the biggest: Amazon
How to plan and execute a successful book launch
What the terminology really means, using my jargon-busting glossary of terms
Learn from my experience in navigating the self-publishing process.
Don’t worry, you are not alone! Indie writers are increasingly a tribe of like-minded and supportive people.
I don’t pretend to be an expert in anything. My technical know-how is only what I have picked up by trial and error. I’m not a publicist or a marketing guru. I’m sure there are courses you can do that will show you how to format and launch your book better than I can, and there are paid-for services which will do the whole thing for you.
Having said all that, I have successfully self-published fourteen novels now, and over the years I have honed a process that works for me. That’s what I’m going to share in this short book. It works for me, but I make no guarantees that it will work for you. I’m learning all the time and, of course, the marketplace, publishing platforms and social media are ever-evolving. What is true for me today might not be true for anyone tomorrow. However, we all have to start somewhere, so why not learn from my experience as you map your own journey to publication?