Sage advice indeed and highlights how self publishing is not the easy option some may think – at least not if you intend to do it correctly. It requires significant time and investment and a good network of professionals (editors, designers etc) who you trust with your project and understand your objectives. Thanks to John Howell for sharing these tips.
The inspiration for this list is my latest efforts to self-publish the next John J. Cannon story titled His Revenge. Since I had absolutely no experience in publishing the journey was a long winding road marked by plenty of mistakes. I’m sure the trial and error method of my learning is not over yet, but here is some of what I learned. Don’t forget I’m a fiction writer, so some of these lessons have been enhanced with dubious facts to make them more interesting and hopefully humorous. I would, therefore, resist publishing this list on the Huffington Post. (hear that Arianna?)
Top Ten Things Not to Do if You Decide to Self-Publish Your Book
10 If you decide to self-Publish your book, do not drink any alcoholic beverages for four weeks before and two weeks after you hit the publish button. If you do, at best those little things you…
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