publishing-aWhat does it take to become an author? I guess it depends on who you ask. Many people have tried the traditional route of writing book proposals and manuscripts with the hopes that their book would be picked up by a publisher. I have to be honest, that never occurred to me when I self-published my first book, “How to Start Your Business with $100” in 2010. I saw that there was an opportunity to connect directly with an audience that needed this book and figured that was the best way to go about it. And I am not alone. There are a ton of self-published authors who have done the same thing.

Luckily, the publishing landscape is vastly changing and allowing for more and more self-published authors to shine through. Check out my Game Changer segment on the ever-changing publishing industry and what it means for authors, as well as consumers.

There are many advantages and disadvantages to going either route. Something that I have been struggling with as a self-published author is whether or not I should continue to revamp the second addition of “How to Start Your Business with $100“. Recently a traditionally published book came out (The $100 Startup) and became a bestseller. Which is awesome for its author, but not necessarily for me. My original plan was to launch the second version this fall, but now am not sure what to do. I have already spent a ton of time this year researching and rewriting sections. And though I have a fantastic network of loving , supportive people who want the book, I am just really unsure whether or not it makes sense. If you have any thoughts on this topic, I would love them.

See…not all of self-publishing is fun and glamorous. 🙂

However, if you are ready to do it; to take the plunge and self-publish, here are a few great posts to read in order to get you going:

Self-publishing a book: 25 things you need to know

How to self-publish an e-book

How To Self-Publish On Amazon, Kindle And iBookStore

No matter what, know that you are not alone. Check out all of these famous self-published authors from throughout history.


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