Self-Publishing: For Aspiring Authors

How to self-publish your book


Welcome everyone, today is all about self-publishing. As you all know or if you do not know, I launched a book 4 months ago. The result I got was awesome! I worked really hard, investing both my time, effort, coupled with my money. There were things I did, couldn’t do, and some I could have done better. Ultimately, I am happy to announce to you that my book became the best selling book in two categories. Just the feeling of being a bestselling author is overwhelming and unexplainable, a topic I am not about to talk about. 

The process of self-publishing a book can turn out to be overwhelming, let nobody tell you otherwise. In details, the day you decide to self-publish your book is the beginning of hard work. Self-publishing automatically makes you a jack of all trade, it positions you to wear every hat and fit in perfectly. This is not to discourage you but to let you know the truth about self-publishing your book. However, you can work really smart as I did to get your book to rank at #1 on Amazon. As a matter of fact, I am a firm believer that it doesn’t matter if your book is self-published or traditionally published. If your content is fantastic, you can be successful, and get the exposure you need. In this article, I will be answering some questions I kept getting during and after my book was published.


how to be come a self-publishing author.



how to be come a self-publishing author.



How much does it cost to self-publish a book?

As my mentor always says, “it all depends.” This kind of question can be likened to asking how much you need to build a house. It all depends on the kind of house you intend to build. It may be a mansion a bungalow or a duplex. Secondly, your budget. The cost of self-publishing your book depends on the quality you want for your book. Surprisingly, some people write a book go through it and load it straight up to the retailer’s site. For me, this is an unprofessional way of self-publishing your book. Self-publishing your book does not mean; writing without fine-tuning your write-ups.

This should be one of the reasons a large majority of people prefer the traditionally published books. As they get the necessary assistance as pertaining editing, proofreading, designing among other things from their publisher. Obviously, a book that has gone through proper processing has an upper hand compared to one which is half-baked. In one word, self-publishing has a cost; which is inexpensive compared to traditional publishing. Personally, I spent €450. Some were a smart choice, while some was simply a waste of money. Importantly, I got my book processed before putting it out. Of course, you can spend more or less it all depends on who your service providers are.


How long does it take to write and complete a book?


This is a function of the quantity of the book, and how much time you invest in writing. As an active housewife, who always have a hospital appointment, it took me four months to finish my book of 136 pages. Definitely, one can finish a book way faster. Personally, I feel like I took forever to finish my first book, maybe, because I was being extra. I did a lot of studying, research and survey, so as to be actual and accurate. On an average, I write two to three days a week. I start by 2 am till 5 am in order to meet up with my scheduled date for Launch.

Are you rich now you have published your book?


If you’re looking at writing to make you rich, sorry to disappoint you; that is far from the case. For one who is a celebrity or a well-known author, such a result is attainable as you already have a fan base. For a new writer, I think it is impossible to make your first millions through writing. Be sure to get some few euros in their hundreds and thousands once in a while. The case is also different for an author who has a variety of books in the market. They get more money compared to one who is new into the business. My little advice is that; if you have not gained authority in writing, DO NOT QUIT your day job. As a new author, I am focusing more on creating more contents and building my fan base. I can always leverage this asset when I wish.

Has your life changed since you wrote a book?


Yes, my life has changed in the sense that; I’ve gotten a bit of exposure. I’ve been able to leverage the opportunity to do other things that seem to be productive. Above all, I feel fulfilled and accomplished when people recommend my work. It makes me want to do more.

Can you share tips on self-publishing?


Not to worry, I will share tips on how to starts your self-publishing business. As a matter of fact, it is one of the ways through which I want to help people create a home-based business. To be a part of this, simply follow my new Facebook fan page. Where I will coach you on everything you need to know about self- publishing. I also have a closed group that will help you get a guaranteed result. All you need to do is be active and supportive of others in the group.

How did your book become the best-selling book in two categories?


Actually, it is a result of hard work. If you've been following my blog for a while now, you can tell that I didn’t sleep when it came to talking about my book. I have been writing and promoting my book at least three months to the time the book was published. I commend myself for announcing my book through any medium I found. I paid for book promotion services but none of them worked for me. I didn’t make one sell with them. Not to worry, I will gist you all about that when the time is right.

I hope you found this helpful? If so drop me a comment below, and be sure to visit next week as I will be giving out a cheat list that will guide you on the things you need to do before self-publishing your books.

Urgent Plea

Do you like my content? if yes, I will appreciate you let me know in the comment session. Secondly, if you are yet to get a copy of my book, please do. I will love to know your thoughts about it. Note that the book is for Christian Teenage Girls. The Girls Best Buddies


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28 comments

  1. Waoo I want to publish a book too but have no clue to where to begin with.. thanks for sharing your experience.

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  2. Such neat article and great tips on self publishing. I am planning to publish my ebook so it's perfect timing. Thank you so much!

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  3. Must say that you have shared some interesting and useful information, I'm sure that it will help all the aspiring publishers out there. Thanks for sharing it.

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  4. Congratulations on so much success with just your first book! It’s very inspiring. As a new writer, I aspire to publish a book, but self-publishing seems out of reach for me. Glad to see that it’s possible!

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  5. I have always wondered what the process is for self publishing. It may be something I may consider in the future.

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  6. I self-published last year - only a short story but omg that was a lot of work. This is a great post on the entire process :)

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  7. That's pretty great news on your success. Your post clarified a few doubts I've had in regards to self-publishing.

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  8. Wow, that's great! Everything goes well for you! Hope you have more books to publish.

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  9. Wow, such a great success for you. Your hard work pays off and I am glad that you are willing to share your knowledge about writing to others. Good luck and congratulations!

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  10. Your success as an author is really inspiring. I am looking forward to reading your book. Congratulations to you!

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  11. This post is very encouraging for people who want to self publish but haVe no clue what it entails and where to start.

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  12. Writing a book can be exciting, it all starts with having an idea for your story. Sticking to it and completing a book can take time.

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  13. Congratulations on self publishing your book. It was great to read about your experiences. Definitely would come in handy for me in the future

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  14. First off i'd like to day a big congrats for all your hard work, I think its awesome that you've been able to achieve a big goal.

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  15. Congratulations on your book - it definitely is a big commitment! We've self-published a few books, and it's always amazing how much work (and heart) goes into them. I will look up your FB groups - I always appreciate colleagues in the same type of work!

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  16. Congratulations on your book! Self-publishing definitely takes a lot of work, but it is so worth it to see your finished product out there for others to enjoy!

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  17. Such a nice article to read and this is interesting especially for me who want's to write a book however doesn't know where to start. This is such a great informative post.

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  18. It's so great that these days you can self publish a book and not go from a publishing house to another and hope for the best. It's also awesome that sites like Amazon make it easier to get your book to the public all over the world.

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  19. Congrats on having your book published! These are all great tips, and I'm sure aspiring writers/authors will learn a lot from your experience.

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  20. OmG!!! Congratulations on publishing your first book! This is amazing and yes i definitely like your content. I’m not a great writer but hats off to someone who writes books

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  21. Congratulations on publishing your first book, such an amazing accomplishment!

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  22. First off, CONGRATS on publishing your first book!!! Also, this would be a great page of resource for my mom who has been considering publishing some of her work for some time now!

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  23. I've heard so many great things recently about self publishing! Great post and I think it will help many aspiring authors (my self included!).

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  24. Thank you for sharing this. I will share this with my friend, he has been really scared about the process.

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  25. This is a huge undertaking and I commend anyone who accomplishes this, hell have a hard enought time trying to write a blog post LOL

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  26. I think it is a great possibilities for many new authors. I still not that interested in self published books as reader but I think it has a lot of potential.

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  27. Congratulations on your book. I think it is really helpful for others who are thinking to publish books on amazon.

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  28. Hey, very nice site. I came across this on Google, and I am stoked that I did. I will definitely be coming back here more often. Wish I could add to the conversation and bring a bit more to the table, but am just taking in as much info as I can at the moment. Thanks for sharing.


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