When people consider self-publishing their novel, one of the first questions they ask is how much is it going to cost? After all, one of the reasons we publish our work is in hopes that we’ll make money off of it, right?
One thing I’ve learned about self-publishing over the years is that to make money off your books, you first have to invest into your books. So with today’s video, I’m talking about what I spent to self-publish my third novel, She’s Not Here.
It’s always so exciting when you finish writing your book, but the next step after writing the book is deciding how you want to publish it. Should you try tradition publishing, or dive into the world of self-publishing? Both have their pros and cons, and today’s I’m going to be talk specifically what I think are the pros and cons to self-publishing.
I’ve been putting off making this video for awhile, because, well, I’m not good at talking about legal stuff. I wanted to try my best at walking you through how I went about creating my own publishing house. This means choosing a name, filling paperwork through your secretary of state, getting an EIN, starting your publishing house website and all these other fun legal and business things!
Today I have some really exciting news about my third novel, She’s Not Here, but before I get into that, there are a few other things I wanted to talk about. Mainly, why I’m choosing to self-publish my third novel. Watch the video for all the details!
I’ve been making videos and blog posts about writing and self-publishing for a long time now, yet I’ve never made a video to address how to self-publish a book on Amazon. For today’s blog post and video, I’m going to teach you how to publish a paperback novel using Createspace, upload your manuscript, format your manuscript and make your novel available for purchase on Amazon. As a bonus to those who stick around until the end, I’ll also show you how to make your novel available on Kindle! Let’s keep in mind that before you do any of these steps your novel should be completed, edited and good to go. While you can make changes and to your manuscript after it’s uploaded to Createspace, it’s more of a hassle.