As a published author determined to self-publish all future works, I always find it fascinating to read about others’ adventures in the self-publishing world. More people are doing it these days with the help of digital processing, but that doesn’t mean it’s a new trend. Many “established” authors self-published, such as Virginia Woolf.
Where do I begin?
Jumping into the self-publishing realm is not for the faint of heart. In fact, I would do a subsidy/vanity publisher first, just to get your feet wet. Something like Lulu would be a nice start as well, because they walk you through the process.
Once you’re certain you want to self-publish, subscribe to Publetariat. This is a blog peopled by a collection of self-publishers who write about everything, from hand selling your work to finding a good copy editor. They discuss the highs and lows, and provide resources to learn more about self publishing.
Then I would hop over to Dan Poynter’s website, which is chock full of free online resources for publishers.
Start watching Self-Publishing Review to get an idea of the quality people are looking for in terms of good self-published fare.
Listen to The Creative Pen podcasts on “writing, publishing options, internet sales and promotion – for your book.”
Most importantly, keep writing! If you don’t have anything to sell, what’s the point?
How are your projects going?
Have you decided if you want to self-publish, subsidy publish, or go the traditional route? Now that I’ve returned to the blogosphere, what would you like to see me write about?