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Lessons Learnt While Becoming a Self-Published Author

On the eve of launching my book, The Entrepreneurs’ Guide to Self-Publishing, I have been reflecting on the lessons I have learnt along the way. Writing and self-publishing is a journey that requires self-discipline, determination and a degree of bravery. As a participant of a writing challenge, I began the journey to becoming an author [...]

By | 2017-05-09T17:50:18+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Self-publishing, Writing|0 Comments

The Importance of Creating a Writing Habit

This past week I have experienced a shift in mindset and with this has come a greater understanding of the importance of creating a writing habit. In order to reach my daily target of 1000 words a day I have restructured my routine. As a creature of habit I thought this was going to be [...]

By | 2016-10-05T11:27:54+00:00 October 5th, 2016|Self-publishing, Writing|0 Comments

Journey to Becoming a Self-Published Author

WEEK ONE Recently I made the decision to commence writing a business book to add to the collection on my bookshelves and the bookshelves of, hopefully, offices throughout the world. I have spent the best part of the last decade working in the publishing industry alongside editors, designers, typesetters and the like, but it has [...]

By | 2017-03-05T12:08:35+00:00 July 20th, 2016|Self-publishing, Writing|0 Comments

The art of marketing your book

The good and bad news about being a self-published author is that you have complete control over every aspect of publishing your book, including the marketing and promotion. While this will not be of concern to some authors, for others it will be a challenge and very much out of their comfort zone. Writing a [...]

By | 2017-03-05T12:08:35+00:00 August 15th, 2015|Marketing|0 Comments

How a manuscript appraisal can help self-publishers

If you can’t afford someone for a full edit of your book, many editors – myself included – can appraise your work and give you professional feedback as to how you can enhance and improve your manuscript. Seeing as an assessor may be the first person to read your manuscript, apart from yourself and family [...]

By | 2017-03-05T12:08:35+00:00 July 29th, 2015|Self-publishing|5 Comments