Self Publishing is even harder.
It’s not that I thought it would be easy. All the formatting, the editing… I suppose it just this feeling that I’m all alone out there doing this work. Holding my book in my arms and cowering in corners.
Submitting works of fiction has a similar effect. Something akin to cowering in that same dark room all alone, but this time, I’ve mailed out letters. Patiently waiting for someone to write back. It’s quite a mind game.
Having this blog and a few great followers has helped. Also Twitter has helped. (Follow me here. ❤) I’d like to thank anyone who has helped me on the way.
HEY SELF PUBLISHERS! This formatting guide is amazing for anyone who is out trying to do it themselves. It is so possible! I never used HTML before this and look what I was able to do, first try! My new book, Itinerary for sale on Amazon.
If you like what you see, why not support a struggling writer? ❤
Back to self pubbing: This is formatting guide by Guido Henkel. I’ve also got another tip for the poor writer in need. Fiverr.com. You can get some amazing covers for $5. Just search around until you see an artist you like and five dollars later, BAM! Cover. Both of these sources are invaluable to me.
Need help finding beta readers or a solid online writing community? Scribophile. I don’t know where it was hiding all my life, but it is awesome. Free version is great and workable. Paid version is better and affordable.
That’s all I’ve got for now. Love love love.