By Jami Gold
More writers are considering self-publishing than ever before. Even traditionally published authors who love their publishers are taking the step to become hybrid authors—a mix of New York and self-published—as they release related novellas or new series on their own.
Yet the prospect of self-publishing can be overwhelming. Self-published authors have to oversee more steps and find more partners to help bring their work into the world than they do when working with a publisher.
So when my friend and self-published author Julie Musil asked if she could guest post on my blog, I suggested she could share a step-by-step plan for self-publishing. She delivered with this great post for us today, so please welcome Julie Musil!
Self-Publishing Isn’t Overwhelming—I Promise!
You’ve watched indie publishing from afar. You’ve considered it, but the idea overwhelms you.
I know exactly how you feel.
When I signed with my agent, indie publishing was just taking off. I’ve watched the revolution with great interest, knowing I might someday take the plunge. I was always open to the idea.
Now, as I’ve humbly sent my YA novel into the world, I wouldn’t come close to calling myself an expert. I’d call myself a student teacher. Indie publishing isn’t overwhelming at all. If a rookie like me can do it, so can you. I promise.
Here’s my newbie guide to indie publishing:
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If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
- Karen Woodward: What Kind of Writer Are You? Part Two of Two http://ow.ly/tlevD
- The Other Side of the Story: Backmatter: Are You Making the Most of Your Digital Shelf Space? http://ow.ly/tlpc1
- The Kill Zone: Five Key Ingredients to Nurture a Story http://ow.ly/tlq8w
- The Ten Best Tips and Tools from #PublishWise, our Author Platform Event | http://ow.ly/tlqmZ
- Finished my novel… where do I find the next idea? | Nail Your Novel http://ow.ly/tlqHm
- How To Write A Blurb For Your Book Or Novel; Writing A Synopsis For Your Query Letter Or Cover Letter http://ow.ly/tlqNp
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- How to Sell More of Your Fiction Writing Without Selling Your Soul | storyrally http://ow.ly/tlrgD
- Self-Publishing: 6 Valuable Lessons I Learned Between Book #1 & #2 | Molly Greene: Writer http://ow.ly/tlrnM
- RT @CSLakin: Learn how to write great plots! http://t.co/5S48YzEePq #writers #amwriting #pubtip
- Publishing's Subtler Inflection Points - Porter Anderson http://ow.ly/tltGJ
- The Other Side of the Story: Revealing a Character's Past Without Falling Into Backstory http://ow.ly/tlzjl
- Writer Unboxed » Dealing with Setbacks http://ow.ly/tlzWn - Read Writer’s response to a professional setback:
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- A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Fisking Donald Maass http://ow.ly/tm1P4
- Self-Publishing Mistakes | Elizabeth Spann Craig http://ow.ly/tmsqF
- A Newbie’s Guide to Self-Publishing — Guest: Julie Musil | Jami Gold, Paranormal Author http://ow.ly/tmubD