Jun 30, 2015
We share a lot of advanced steps here on the Author Marketing Institute, but there are still plenty of people out there who are starting at the very beginning. Every day, more authors who’ve sent hundreds of query letters consider the option of self-publishing. Given how far the market has come in the last five years, it would be easy to give indie publishing a shot and become completely overwhelmed in a heartbeat. Don’t be.
Tens of thousands of authors have tried their hand at self-publishing a book, and many of them made countless mistakes along the way. Don’t let the fact that they’ve already learned the ropes discourage you. Instead, get excited that other authors have dealt with every possible mistake so that you don’t have to. The self-publishing community is very inclusive, and it’s rarely hard to find an answer to even the most complicated of questions. You’ve come to the right career.
For a person just starting out in self-publishing, we recommend a six-step process to give yourself the best chance to succeed. Here is our recommended order from taking yourself from indie novice to a self-published success story.