Tips before you self-publish

Some thoughts before you hit that “publish” button.

Catherine Burr

booksI can’t even tell you how impressed I am with writers who have taken control of their literary careers and are publishing themselves; whether it be with newfound publishing companies that they have set up or via their own name.

Technology is changing so quickly, that the tools are available like never before within online bookstores, like Amazon and Barnes and Noble, to help you create covers, design the interior, even check for spelling errors!

But, in your fantastic enthusiasm, one tiny piece of advice I’d give is to remember that publishing is a business, it’s not an after school assignment or a hobby. Publishing should be treated as a professional business, work with professionals, don’t skimp on your editing or covers. Don’t trust a “critique group” for your editing. Even though sites like Amazon allow you to make your own covers, which is fine, however, if you want your…

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