I’ve been self-publishing my books since 2009 and a lot has changed since then. Even so, it doesn’t take a tech genius to self-publish one’s work.
The more difficult part is developing a marketing and promotional strategy. However, being a self-published author gives you maximum flexibility, in terms of releasing your work in different media and adapting it as you wish.
There’s also the added benefit of letting you choose what to publish, in terms of content and length. Indie authors don’t have word count requirements or deadlines (other than those that are self-imposed).
For that reason, I’ve started a free tutorial series on YouTube, in which I talk about my own self-publishing journey and provide resources for those of you interested in going indie.
I kick off with one in which I talk about why you should self-publish.
You’ve probably seen it on Twitter or Facebook or in your email box. The 30-day money back guarantee offer that you can make boatloads of money if you just follow this or that program. It’s guaranteed or your money back. If you cancel within 30 days. Ahem!
The truth is you don’t need anyone’s overpriced advice. Or if you do decide to shell out the bucks, you’d best be prepared to wait more than 30 days to see results. Kind of makes the 30-day guarantee a bit of a joke, doesn’t it? 🙂
We live now in times of incredible distraction. Everywhere we look there are success stories. Along with that are stories of people who overcame incredible odds to succeed at something or other, despite an infirmity or life-changing event of some sort or other. And we want to be successful, too.
We see these stories and think, “Oh, I wish I could be them” or “Thank God I’m not them.”
Either way, we’re doing a form of comparison that’s unhealthy for us.