A Rookie’s Guide to Self-Publishing a Trade Paperback

Shana Gorian has some good advice about self-publishing.
My bit of advise – to find a good editor, try the Editorial Freelance Association – EFA – at the-efa.org. To find a good cover designer, try asking a linkedin group for illustrators or graphic designer. You can also ask other authors who’s books you like. They know what it’s like trying to find someone to trust. You can also contact me. I’ve got contacts in many areas of the process that are very reputable.

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Does this sound like you?

You’ve written a great story (or work of non-fiction). You’ve fine-tuned it, rewritten it, labored over it for ages. You know it’s good. You know it could be a book that really sells.

You know that self-publishing has become a huge industry, and you’re considering publishing the book yourself. You know that you’d be able to retain the rights to your book this way, and earn decent royalties from the sale of your book. But you don’t have a clue about how to self-publish.

So how do you make it happen? How do you turn this fantastic manuscript into a self-published book?

First of all, you need to know your options.

The first option is to hire a full-service self-publishing company. This is what I like to call the hand-holding approach. They’ll “hold your hand” as you tackle the editing, formatting, cover design, distribution, and even marketing…

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