Are you the new guy trying to learn this self-publishing gig? Have you tried to self-publish your book, and then wonder why it failed to gather sales and reviews? Maybe you have a book script, but you don’t know where to start. Do you feel like self-publishing will mark you as an amateur? You and thousands of other Indie-Authors are not alone
What is an Indie-Author? It is someone, a single individual, who chooses to publish their books without the help or interference of traditional publishing houses. The reasons are numerous for choosing such a path in life, but the core reason is freedom. It is also very hard to get attention from agents or publishing houses; therefore, self-publishing is the only way left to get your book published.
For decades, the stigma of the term “self-published” has meant bad book covers, bad interior formatting, and just a bad story in general. Back in the old days, there were no viable services accessible to the self-publishing author. You were lucky if you knew a guy, who knew another guy, who was an editor. This is no longer the case these days. There are thousands of editors, artists, and promoters out there, in the land of the internet, to help you.
With Amazon publishing thousands of titles per week, there is no reason why you, the Indie-Author, should fail in launching your book with – at the very least – moderate returns on your hard work.
In this volume, you will learn:
- Why you need an ISBN
- The purpose of a Library Control Number, and why you need one
- The Hero’s Journey, and the importance of structure
- A checklist for your book launch
- What editors look for in a story
- Why you need to read
Among these critical keys for the success of your book, you will find plenty of other information regarding my journey into the world of self-publishing. My mistakes are there for you to learn from.