Thursday, December 16, 2010

When You’re Considering Self E Publishing, Here’s the Scoop

Don’t talk yourself out of it. If you’re in the dumps because you pitched that manuscript to everyone, and you’ve come to the belief that it’s one of those premises that you won’t be able to sell even after you do wind up getting a different book deal, by all means, put it on one of the many self publishing platforms.

Are you selling out? Giving in to your vanities? Since I like to argue, my answer to those is: so…what if you are? Don’t forget that you have the right to enjoy this writing gig whether you’re making the bucks or not.

Let’s step out of the writing world for just a sec and look at the movie industry. Remember The Blair Witch Project? It was a film shot on a nothing budget, yet it’s a critically acclaimed horror flick that ran off at the box office. More and more independent movies are demanding Hollywood’s attention. Back to writing. Why not be one of those authors that puts out the runaway indie title?

Okay, since the odds are slim that a self-published book will be the next sensation (even though it has happened more times than I can list in this paragraph), let’s say your book doesn’t fly. Is all lost? Perish the thought. Quite the contrary.

I’m proud of my self publication and want to show you step by step how to do it on Amazon. I don’t favor Amazon. It just happens to be the only platform I’ve used.

It’s free. It’s easy. Don’t pay someone to do it for you. Next week, I’ll begin sharing the insider tips and the reasons why your self publication will be a success no matter how you slice it.

E.C. Stacy

1 comment:

Patricia Stoltey said...

This is everyone's favorite topic this year. Even though I took a class in e-publishing, I ended up hiring someone to do the formatting for me on the one book I wanted to get out there on Kindle and Nook. I was way too busy at the time and knew I'd keep putting it off. For those who have several books to upload, however, it's very smart to do it yourself.