Self-Publishing: It's As Easy As Riding a Bike!

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LOL, JK - this stuff is tough. I definitely didn't appreciate the amount of sweat, blood, and tears that went into self-publishing until reading Chapter 13. Frankly, it's intimidating, and I have a newfound appreciation for those who decide to self-publish. It's no question why Chapter 13 is referred to as the "harriest" chapter in the the book - self-publishing is a daunting task.

There is in fact an encouraging aspect of self-publishing however, and that is the autonomy that accompanies publishing your own book. Sure, you may be doing all the work but at least you get a say in the final product! Self-publishing might be hard but it's a dream come true for all of the independents and the control freaks out there (S/O).

Traditional Publishing

For all the newbies (like me), APE is an incredible source of information on self-publishing; Kawasaki and Welch have covered every small detail to the point where the book has become a sort of "Self-Publishing for Dummies". 10/10 would recommend to any and everyone looking to self-publish someday!

Just in case reading APE isn't enough, I would tell aspiring authors or self-publishers to check out some of these blogs. There are others are going through the same "hairying" process too, so don't get discouraged!

Waterboy

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kgthoma's picture

Those blogs were really

Those blogs were really helpful and I agree with you it IS a lot of work to self publish. I do not think that I would personally ever self publish. My ideal situation is to write and send it somewhere and have them do all of the work. I am really indecisive so I know that I would find it hard to make all of the nitty gritty (is that how you spell that?) decisions. But hey its not for everybody!

kglasso's picture

LOL

love the Rob Schneider meme, but I completely agree with how easy self publishing is now a days. It's hard to pick out good books though because of it because there isn't as much competition for them to be published.

mamores's picture

I am so bad with technology,

I am so bad with technology, this chapter was both really helpful and really daunting. There was so much happening! I so appreciate the step-by-step that they provide, but I also don't trust technology to be that easy.

mamores's picture

I am so bad with technology,

I am so bad with technology, this chapter was both really helpful and really daunting. There was so much happening! I so appreciate the step-by-step that they provide, but I also don't trust technology to be that easy.