The Self-Pub Miniseries: Part 2 – The What
Alright, kids, here’s the second part to the awesome extended version of the self-publishing series. Last time, I talked about why you might consider self-publishing to trade (AKA traditional) publishing. Now, I’m going to talk about what you’ll have to consider.
Many writers who choose the route of self-publication often make the mistake of assuming it’ll be as simple as clicking “publish” and waiting for the masses to swarm and fall in insta-love with the book.
I mean, that would be cool, and allegedly this has happened for the rare few, but I haven’t personally witnessed this (‘witness’ – I’m not sure why I chose that word).
More often, in every case I’ve read about, self-publishing is constant work, and it’s not the same work it’ll be a year from now. Because publishing is changing constantly, the self-publishing road is as well. However, the what that we have to consider never changes, even if how we consider them does.
Here are the whats you can always rely on when it comes to self-publishing:
- Cover Art
- Paperback Formatting
- Digital Formatting
- Publishing Time
- Where & How
- The Big Papa – Marketing & Promoting
Whew. Alright, let’s unpack all of this business.