Ep. 42: What You Need to Know Before You Self-Publish


Are you considering self-publishing your book? You may be surprised to know that the traditional book publishing process is more complex than ever before. Self-publishing can seem like an attractive option, but it can be a costly mistake if you don’t do it correctly.

In this episode of the Pub Date Podcast, hosts Vanessa Campos and Jen Dorsey share insights into self-publishing and how you can avoid the pitfalls of costly mistakes. They be discuss the differences between self publishing and traditional publishing, and how to do it better and share the three steps you need to follow when starting on your publishing path:

1. Know Your Goals: Understand the differences between self-publishing, hybrid, and traditional publishing and decide which one is right for you.
2. Choose Your Team: Find experts in your genre and be a smart, educated customer.
3. Plan Ahead: Think about the marketing pieces of the process early on and make sure you’re the right author for the topic.


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