There's so much advice out there, but who do you listen to - what do you really need to know to realise your publishing dream. Apparently 81% of Americans want to write a book, but traditional publishers only release about 500,000 titles a year - and that will include already established authors.
Applying to agents and traditional publishers is daunting, and only a small percentage of manuscripts are ever accepted. This is rational and logical, because a publisher needs to know that your book will sell a certain amount of copies - that it will provide the profit margin they require.
But now we can self-publish! With little effort, you could create a Kindle ebook and publish it out into the world - if only life were that simple. Because you're competing with millions of books, traditionally and self-published. So it's important for you to make sure you create the best book you can; that you find a market for your book before you publish; that it looks professional, and reads the same way.
Self-publishing allows many more of us to achieve the publishing dream, but it can so easily become a nightmare. That's why I wrote this book - to guide you through the process of self-publishing. Because self-publishing doesn't end when you finish the book, or when you upload it to Kindle or a Print-on-Demand service. Self-publishing means you need to take on all the roles of a traditional publisher, and I want to make that less complicated for you to achieve.
This book will give you a step-by-step process to follow - it will help you understand what has to be done; the options that are available; and how you can support yourself through the emotional minefield of self-publishing.
Stop hunting for the silver bullet that will do the work for you - it doesn't exist! Take charge of your self-publishing journey today, and finally realise your dream of holding a printed copy of your book!
In 2012, I published my first print-on-demand journal. This was followed by an ebook in 2013 and a 300-page paperback in late 2015. I have read books, completed courses and watched/read reams of online content on the topic.
After publishing my last book, Do Share Inspire, I realised there was a gap in all of the content I had consumed. That gap was a simple to follow, instructional book that could easily guide people through the self-publishing journey. Write to Launch is the resource I created - from the knowledge I have acquired learning and doing.
You'll also get access to some templates, checklists and other resources to help you even further in your self-publishing adventure - buy it today and finally make a start towards publishing your own book!