It’s a good thing my first drafts are for me alone, and yours should be too.
Self Publishing School is launching this week, and it’s a great way to learn how to write, publish and sell your first book.
I recently caught up with Chandler Bolt, the author of six self-published books and the founder of Self Publishing School.
In this video interview, he told me about:
- How to self-publish a book in 2017
- The one thing you must do before you write or self-publish your book
- How to avoid the common mistakes new writers (not authors!) make
- The simple rule that helps Chandler balance writing with running a successful business
You can listen to the interview online, download the audio to listen to later (click the button below) or watch the video. There’s also a transcript if you’d prefer to read the interview.
If you’re self-publishing your book, using a good book cover is one of your most creative important decisions.
A compelling book cover will help you sell more books on stores like Amazon, while an amateur book cover will put potential readers off.
Over the past three years, I’ve designed a book cover, worked with a friend to get a book cover I liked and used the popular crowd-sourcing service 99designs.
For my new book, I decided to find a book cover designer online and commission them to create a cover for me.
In this post, I’ll explain what you need to know about working with a book cover designer.
Do you want to self-publish your book?
What services do you need to pay for when publishing your first book?
How much does it cost to self-publish a book for the first time?
I think you’ll agree with me that there’s a lot to self-publishing a book for the first time.
These are just three of the questions I faced last year when I self-published A Handbook for the Productive Writer.
In this blog post, I’ll explain how much it costs to self-publish a book on Amazon and other digital stores.
What You Need to Self-Publish a Book
Got a book draft that you want to self-publish?
Great. Here’s what you need to self-publish your book:
- An editor – he or she may help you get your book formatted
- A proofreader
- A cover
- A title
- An author platform to market your book
Now let’s break down the costs of these self-publishing services.
Editing and Proofreading
Almost every writer needs an editor and a proof-reader.
The editor’s job is to provide critical feedback about the overall tone and direction of a book, and the proofreader’s job is to eliminate typos and grammar mistakes.