This week I have been chatting to Chella Adgopul from Honeybee Books, about how to self publish. The world of publishing has changed so much over the years. With the birth of the internet there are more opportunities for people to publish their own work.
In the past self publishing was viewed as more of a vanity project, but in this podcast, Chella talks about how that is no longer the case. Major publishing houses now expect more of their authors, including sharing their own contact lists. Which begs the question “Why not publish yourself?”
Chill gives loads of great advice and shares top tips if you are thinking about self publishing. You can listen to the whole interview here.
Before you think about going it alone, and publishing yourself, there are some things that you should think about.
- Is there a market for your book or are you sharing it with friends and family?
- Have you got a professional to proof read it? (Honeybee Books can help with this).
- Have you thought about the design and layout of your book?
- If you are going to take it to market you will need an ISBN number & barcode.
- How many print runs will you need? Will it be a large or small print run? This can affect the price.
- Do you already have a large following that can help you promote your book?
- Have you written a blurb- small summary for the back of the book? This can help with your publicity as well.
Honeybee books can help answer many of these questions. You can find out more about them by clicking the link here: www.honeybeebooks.co.uk
What would you like to self publish? Let me know in the comments below.
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