If you hope to succeed with self-publishing as with anything else, you’ve got to get your act together. First, relax and use your noodle. As I’ve pointed out here, study the field thoroughly, take the time to familiarize yourself with the good guys and the bad guys. Make use of your Better Business Bureau; they’ll point out the rotten ones. Go to your library, google, check out Amazon, but somehow get the so-called bibles of self-publishing. There are few, but they’ll save you a lot of trouble.
An excellent place to start is with Wheatmark.com. That excellent publishing company offers you a free series of pamphlets for downloading. Reading them, you’ll find out if self-publishing is for you. Better to find out early than late. And too, they have an excellent book for free downloading called Marketecture. That one book transformed my life, and I’ve been a published writer — by good publishers — for 20 years. It is well written, clear, concise and to my mind, one of the best I’ve read.
Too much information and your mind is going to sleep. Please mull this over and come back for more which I’ll share with you often. I just wish I’d had someone to offer me more tips in a blog, but little was available when I became hooked years ago. Now you’ve got me and I’ve dug deep and found much. I’m willing to share because I want your ideas and your experiences. So, stay tuned!