Self-publishing 101: New series

Self-published book

Welcome to SKP’s new series: Self-publishing 101

Self-publishing is not admitting defeat or giving up on “traditional” publishers. Quite frankly, it’s the wave of the future.

As an editor and ghostwriter, I spend a large amount of time with authors who intend to self-publish. There is a lot to learn if you are new to the idea. Luckily, there are many who have blazed the trail ahead of you. Therefore, I offer the Self-publishing 101 series to enlighten and encourage budding authors.

You may not be a first-time author, in fact, many authors who have seen success with traditional publishers are buying back the rights to their books so that they can re-release on their own label (to steal a phrase from the music industry). hat’s OK, too. The learning curve isn’t much different.

Doing it all alone is hard. It’s also dangerous: one wrong move, and you could lose enough credibility that you may not be able to recover.

Let’s make this the go-to FAQ about self-publishing

We’re in this together: from those of us who are testing the waters to those of us who have battled the rapids and made it to the other side (and are considering another dip). Let’s learn from each other and earn back the pride in our industry! The more quality books are out there, the less junk our readers will have to wade through to find us.

If you have burning questions, feel free to ask them in the comments section, below. You will be helping fellow authors who have the same questions you do.

If you have a horror story or some sage advice, let me know – we’d love to have you as a guest blogger.

I’ll post a new edition each week!

Meanwhile, if you are just getting started with your masterpiece, consider ordering the Memoir Kit or the Ghostwriter Kit. They’ll give you a head start on your dream of finishing your first book.

Mélanie Hope is a professional speaker, author, and coach who travels the world teaching greater communication skills while making as many people laugh as possible.

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