Things I Wish I Had Known Before Self-Publishing My Book

The first time I self-published, I was new to the process and endured many failures before I finally held my book in my hand. Here are nine things I wish I had known about self-publishing before starting the process.

self-publishing my book

When I was 14 years old, I wrote a poem entitled “Does A Giraffe Ever Feel Small?” that tells the story of six animals and the characteristics that make them stand out from one another. It had a cute rhyme scheme and a resounding message to love yourself for who you are.

Over the course of four years, this poem morphed into a children’s book by the same name that I self-published with my friend and illustrator, Olivia Wischmeyer. We crowdfunded over $3,000 to cover the cost of producing our book and donated all profits raised from sales to Reading Partners Colorado and Books for Africa. Our book was officially released in April 2017 when we were both seniors in high school. We’ve since sold nearly 1,000 copies and the book has been sold in five different stores.

As young people, we were new to the process of self-publishing and endured many failures before we held the final book in our hands. Here are nine things I wish I had known about self-publishing before starting the process.

 

read more http://blog.bookbaby.com/2018/06/things-i-wish-i-had-known-before-self-publishing-my-book

Categories: Article, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Post navigation

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: