Self-Publishing

Self-Publishing – Part One


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:

  1. Step 1: The Final Draft and Rewriting
  2. Step 2: The Appraisal
  3. Step 3: The Edit
  4. Step 4: Proofreading
  5. Step 5: Publishing

Please read Step 5: Publishing before you continue and then watch this first video (below) in the series on Self-Publishing.

Then watch:

  1. Self-Publishing – Part One
  2. Self-Publishing – Part Two
  3. Self-Publishing – Part Three
  4. Self-Publishing – Part Four

In the video you will meet Dave Henderson from MyeBook.

Who Is Dave Henderson?

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:

  1. Definitions: traditional publishing, self-publishing and vanity publishing.
  2. Pros and cons of both self-publishing and traditional publishing.
  3. Potential income.
  4. What advice would you give an author who is conflicted about the choices?
  5. When should a self-published author consider traditional publishing and vice versa?
  6. 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:

  1. Questions for Dave: publish@myebook.co.za  or visit MyeBook
  2. Questions for Mia: mia@miabotha.com or visit www.miabotha.com

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If you enjoyed this post, you will love:

  1. Publishing
  2. Proofreading
  3. The Edit
  4. The Appraisal
  5. The Final Draft & Rewriting
  6. 30 Writing Prompts For September 2020
  7. How To Use The Short Story Checklist
  8. Why You Need A Short Story Checklist
  9. Write The Crap Out Of It And Other Short Story Writing Advice

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This article has 2 comments

  1. david henderson

    Thanks so much for the article guys- really had fun creating this video ♥

    • Mia Botha

      It was lovely chatting with you. Thanks for your generosity, Dave.

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