The Authors Guild Guide to Self-Publishing

Chapter 1: Getting Started in Self-Publishing

Self-publishing is often anything but “do-it-yourself”; strategic self-publishing requires evaluating what kind of help you need and the various types of services that can meet those needs. Before you decide to self-publish, it’s important to have the right expectations of what skills are required and what you can accomplish. Here we’ll walk through six key questions to ask yourself, not least of which is: How much of an entrepreneur are you?

We’ll review the differences between full-service publishing providers, book distributors, and book retailers that work with self-publishing authors, while explaining which type of service is best for your situation.


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The full article INCLUDES:

Should you self-publish?

And 5 other key questions to ask yourself.

What are the qualities of the audience you are targeting?

Some genres or categories of work are ideal for self-publishing efforts because the audience or market is already primed to discover their next read through online channels.

Evaluating the publishing help you need

How to find the right serviceswhether you have an unpublished book or want to re-release a previously published book.

And more…

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