Write eBooks, Self-Publish Them on Amazon and Start Living the Author Lifestyle
A Step By Step Guide
Step #1: Write Your eBook
Publishing is what you do after you’ve written a book. It has to come after the actual writing process, which sort of puts it on the back burner for any writer or author whose book is still a work in progress.
No matter what you write, you do have an audience and they will read your book if you put it out there and promote it effectively.
But ultimately, the quality of the book will have a direct effect on how successful it will be following publication. I doubt that any writer will disagree with stressing the importance of this step in the publishing process — the writing is arguably the heart of everything when it comes to publishing your first book. This is the step that will likely take the most time, care, inspiration, editing, skill and talent.
If you plan on self-publishing your own book or ebook as a debut author, you’ll certainly have your work cut out for you once your work is finished. But perhaps surprisingly, very little of that work will involve further writing. It focuses on and demands efforts in several different areas, but writing is not among the most important.
Being successful in self-publishing your own books requires an individual who is somewhat a jack of all trades unless you have the money to shell out for professional services to take care of editing, cover design, printing and publicizing your book.
In order to avoid being labelled as vanity published, I think it’s best to take on as much of the project as you can realistically commit to. This is just my personal opinion, but it makes sense to me for an independent author to be, well, just that — truly independent.