Learn how to self-publish before you choose to self-publish, is the sage advice of self-publishing expert, Joanne Dannon. It’s easy to upload your book, but it’s a lot harder to sell your book, develop your brand and make a living from your writing.
Step 1 is to write a good book, followed by professional editing rounds, formatting, cover design and uploading to the various sales platforms.
Then, there’s the business side of things; your website, blog, social media strategy, and mailing list. Did I mention being consistent with your brand from the start, which will save you the pain of having to re-jig everything down the track?
Still want to self-publish? Good.
Joanne has published thirteen books, and she’s made it her business to learn the business of self-publishing. The rewards are more than merely financial. You are in control of your business and making mistakes is all part of the learning process.
Luckily, there are great courses, blogs, conferences and people out there to smooth your journey. Being professional is a great place to start, and there’s no-one better to listen to than Joanne when it comes to being professional about self-publishing.
I’ve been teasing her about being the next Bella Andre – but secretly I think Joanne is already successful in her own right. You can find out more about Joanne and her books here.