The choices around publishing these days are probably some of the toughest choices a writer has to make. We’re all familiar with the first big choice between going the traditional publishing route or deciding to self-publish. However, even after that choice is made, many other choices follow.
One of the biggest roadblocks to writers deciding to self-publish is the sheer amount of information and options that are out there in regards to self-publishing nowadays. There are many different companies that make a lot of promises to help writers self-publish, and there are also many different ways do everything entirely on your own. This is usually where writers get stuck. It’s like trying to pick one good movie out of the bazillion options available on Netflix. At some point, your brain goes into overload and shuts down, and then you just want to forget the whole thing.
This results in a lot of writers putting their publishing dreams on hold, sometimes indefinitely. This makes sense, because if every time you think of something, you become utterly overwhelmed, the brain’s first line of defense is to then avoid thinking about that thing. When it comes to publishing, what writers really need is help and clarity. I talk more about this in the video below:
I’m teaching a new live class that starts on Jan 11 called Write Publish Market Your Nonfiction Book and we’re going to be covering all the specific ins-and-outs of self-publishing for writers who are interested in writing a nonfiction book that will help the world—and who don’t want to wait years and years to get it off the ground. We’ll be learning about the easiest ways to self-publish, how to cut costs (especially if you’re on a tight budget), and learning the basic technical nuts-and-bolts of the Amazon publishing process.
If this sounds like exactly what you need to help you get your book out into the world, be sure to sign up for my newsletter HERE to get all the updates on the new class, and subscribe to my YouTube channel HERE to get the next video in this series. If you have any questions, you can send them to me here.
I hope I see you in the class!
Lauren Sapala is the author of The INFJ Writer, The INFJ Revolution, and the creator of Understanding Yourself as an INFJ Writer, an online video course for INFJ writers who struggle with traditional writing methods. You can get a free copy of her book on creative marketing for writers by signing up for her newsletter HERE.