Upcoming posts will cover each of these steps in depths… definitions, tips, overviews, underscores…
Before we publish ourselves, we have to have something to publish. Self publishing discussions usually start after this is done, but it’s a journey worth talking about.
The biggest critics of self publishing fault this step the most, and as publishers – we have to be good editors, or find good editors, or pay for good editors.
Because only ancient composers wrote complete perfection the first time around… and that’s probably a myth as well.
Seriously. Editing is important.
Book Design and Cover…How you do this depends on what you have installed. If you already have Adobe InDesign – great! If not, don’t despair. There are plenty of tools out there.
Set Up Your Publishing Business For It:
That’s the irony of self publishing. You become a publisher. Business license and all. I’m writing (and self publishing) a book to help, step by step. But in the meantime… watch the posts!
This is another way to say that editing is really important. Let’s put out high quality books and deprive the self publishing critics of things to be critical about.
About the ISBN, the LCCN, Books In Print, Copyright, Distribution… you CAN do all of this yourself.
A website to support it, Reviews, Interviews, Release List, Getting it in stores, Pitching it…
Print on Demand, Short Run Printing, Inventory – or not.
Blogging, for instance. Keep the readers reading. Speaking, teaching, writing How To.
Do It All Over Again…
Because as Self Publishers we ARE publishers, and if you build a marketing stream you should use it again – efficient!
So please stay tuned… literally if you add my RSS to your feed reader, or by subscribing to the blog via email (three posts a week on average) or by checking back frequently or through the social networking I’m building. So many ways… so little time….. !