Are you Ready To Self-Publish Your Book?
Good question, isn’t it? How do you know? You probably won’t know if you are prepared to publish your own book until you take some time to step back and evaluate your business and your life.
My guests this week were Angela Bole, the Executive Director of Independent Book Publisher’s Association (IBPA) and Charlotte Pierce of Pierce Press and Co-President of Independent Publishers of New England (IPNE) shared great ideas and thoughts on how educating yourself and reaching out to others can help you on your publishing journey.
One of the very first steps that you should take is to come up with a plan. In Episode 5 of the Writing Biz, “Your Writing Business Plan with Nina Amir” we talked about how your business plan for your book, or series of books helps you figure out where you are going and how you will get there.
A great place to learn more about publishing is at the IBPA Publishing University. This is a two-day, event focused specifically on issues important to indie publishers and self-published authors. The event is in Austin, Tx, April 10-11, 2015. Check out the 2014 Program to see what they offered.
Resources to Help you Decide If Self-Publishing is Right For You
The Self-Publisher’s Legal Handbook by Helen Sedwick– This is a MUST HAVE reference for any writer who is trying to build a business. Read BEFORE you get started. Helen offers so much great advice in this book that will save you time, money and heartache. Helen , Rivka Kawano and myself on The Writing Biz episode, “So, You Think You Want to Be Writerpreneur?”
Here’s what she had to say about about starting your self-publishing business