Making the Leap to Self-Publishing (Fear Not)

Self-publishing is much more accepted and these days, much more sensible.

Two reasons:

* You get your book out faster, and can start earning immediately (no more waiting for royalty statements, hurrah!)

* You’ll probably make more money, if you’re a little smart about what you’re doing.

As this writer says, in Midlist Becomes the E-List – A Writer’s Life:

“It’s no wonder that more and more midlist authors like me are opting to self-publish — which can be far more lucrative, and far less risky, that a publishing contract, especially if you can get back the rights to your backlist.”

Tip: Build Your Platform as You Write

As I said in this post, it’s essential to build your platform as you write: “Nowadays, you’re expected to have a platform, before you approach a publisher. Therefore, in addition to writing a book, you’ve got to build a your platform…”

Building your platform is even more vital if you’re self-publishing. Ideally, you’ll have a flock of eager readers waiting for your self-published book to launch.

The easiest way to build your platform is to start creating a blog to give readers a taste of your offering. Yes, now, today. 🙂

With a platform, you’ll have money coming in, and you chart your own destiny as an author… what’s not to like?

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Angela Booth is a top copywriter, multi-published author, and writing teacher. She offers many guides, courses and classes to help writers to enhance their skills on her websites. She also provides inspiration and motivation for writers on her writing blogs. Angela has been writing successfully since the late 1970s, and was online in the 1980s, long before the birth of the Web. Her business books have been widely published.