Writing

Self-publishing tip #5: Hire professionals to design and typeset the interior

This post is part of a series on self-publishing. You’ll find links to all posts in this series in the first post. Try this: flip through a half dozen books from your bookcase. What do you notice? How do the pages look? What about the fonts? Are they intrusive, or do they match the subject of […]

How to self-publish step #2: get your book reviewed while you’re writing it

When you’ve completed a draft of your book that you feel good about, Ask people to review it. Decide how you want to manage your reviews. Pay attention to the feedback. Consider using a survey tool to get feedback. Keep track of your reviewers. Find reviewers Ask twenty to thirty people, a mix of family, […]

How to self-publish step #1: write your book

The first thing, the very most essential thing, in publishing (self- or otherwise) is that you need to write a book. Oh, and by the way: once you publish a book, you are considered an expert on that topic. Yes, even if it’s a terrible book. So write it! All you need to do is make […]