What kinds of books need references? What kinds need resources? What's the difference? Check out this 8th lesson in the free mini-course, What Goes in Your Book Besides Your Book? Watch & learn ;).
What is the purpose of having a conclusion at the end of your book? What about a "final thoughts" section? Can you have one or the other of these in a fictional book? Or is this limited to nonfiction? Watch & learn. ;)
These days, there are a wide variety of self-publishing platforms you can choose from, which can seem overwhelming at first if you're not familiar with them yet. If you're trying to figure out which self-publishing platform(s) might be right for you and your books (or, like me, trying to decide whether to re-publish to be non-exclusive to Amazon), there are things you should take into consideration about each one while making your decision.
If you've ever looked into self-publishing your own books, you probably realized very quickly that there's a lot more to it than what it sounds like. That initial realization can send even the smartest and toughest authors into analysis paralysis and a general feeling of overwhelm.
Fortunately, there are lots and lots of resources online for learning everything you need to know, the No Bull Blog included ;).
To make sure I focus exactly on your needs, I thought it would be a good idea to ask you seasoned self-pubbers out there:
What aspects of the self-publishing process drive you batshit crazy? Email me or leave a comment on this post =).
Read on to learn about some of my most frustrating experiences in self-publishing.
It's true; some formats are easier to self-publish in than others, often largely due to the self-publishing platform you choose to use. So, where should you start? KDP? Lulu? CreateSpace? Blurb? LightningSource? Nook Press? Ingram Spark? Smashwords? Though I'm continuously trying out new things and try to remain open to re-trying things later on as well, I definitely have my favorite methods, which I will share with you here.
This is a topic that I have become incredibly interested in lately, especially because it seems like having been exclusive to Amazon actually hurt my potential sales as an "unknown" author instead of helping. However, the CS and KDP platforms are so familiar and easy to use that I find myself not looking forward to the idea of making my books available through multiple other platforms, especially since I find the benefits pretty nifty. Of course I will do it anyway, simply because I need to see for myself whether it will improve sales and readership or not, but it's still going to be a major undertaking that will require me to learn a few new things... or, in most cases, re-learn a few things. Wanna join me? ;)
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