So you’ve finished your book and it’s time to publish. In this post, we begin to look at self-publishing as an option for authors.
The End | Self-Publishing – Video 1
Choosing a publication route as an author is a big decision and a very personal one. Over the next few weeks we’ll be discussing Traditional Publishing and Self-publishing in detail.
A while ago, I wrote a post about 5 Things That Happen After You’ve Typed THE END, and since then I’ve received many questions about all the steps and processes. I thought it may be worthwhile to explore each step in a little more detail.
In previous posts, we covered:
- Step 1: The Final Draft and Rewriting
- Step 2: The Appraisal
- Step 3: The Edit
- Step 4: Proofreading
- Step 5: Publishing
Please read Step 5: Publishing before you continue and then watch this first video (below) in the series on Self-Publishing.
- Self-Publishing – Part One
- Self-Publishing – Part Two
- Self-Publishing – Part Three
- Self-Publishing – Part Four
In the video you will meet Dave Henderson from MyeBook.
Who Is Dave Henderson?
Dave founded MyeBook in 2012. His goal is to empower authors, poets, and industry professionals and to make self-publishing less scary. He has helped thousands of writers from across the globe by providing professional publishing advice and assistance.
This is what I discussed with him:
- Definitions: traditional publishing, self-publishing and vanity publishing.
- Pros and cons of both self-publishing and traditional publishing.
- Potential income.
- What advice would you give an author who is conflicted about the choices?
- When should a self-published author consider traditional publishing and vice versa?
- If you were a first-time author, what route would you follow and why?
This is a simple summary of the chat, but you will find lots of information in between. This is Video 1 of 4.
Self-Publishing – Part One
Video 2 will be posted next week.
If you prefer a podcast, here is the audio version:
If you have question you are welcome to contact us:
- Questions for Dave: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit MyeBook
- Questions for Mia: email@example.com or visit www.miabotha.com
by Mia Botha
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