Self-publishing is not a joke. It’s a real business that needs real effort even from the very start. Now, I have one simple question for you, are you really ready to self-publish now?
Well, of course it depends on you! It could be a YES or a NO answer.
Now let’s look at some signs that could prove that self-publishing is not for you TODAY.
You believe that you can publish and get rich tomorrow
As I have said earlier, self-publishing is a serious business that needs serious and long way effort. If you think that you can easily make money with self-publishing after your book goes live then your idea with self-publishing is still very raw.
Lack of detailed research and planning
Everything we do for business started with research and planning. You need to research the important elements of a good and salable book. If you just write and write without properly looking and researching on what’s going to be marketable in the world of publishing and literature, then it would only become a waste of time and effort.
Little or NO patience
Patience is a virtue and when it comes to self-publishing, it is greatly needed. Considering that you are entirely responsible of almost all the procedure of your work from writing to publishing to marketing, it’s just good enough to have patience so that you can survive the different challenges of self-publishing process. A good self-publishing author is a hardworking and patient individual who just enjoys what he is doing. He doesn’t rush into becoming a best-selling author but rather accepts the beautiful journey of writing and values the simple rewards.
You haven’t identified your expertise in writing
When you plan to self-publish make sure you have your own expertise. An author who is expert on something he is writing has greater possibility of achieving success than those who are not. If you’re an expert on what you write, then you’re confident to share it with your readers, right?
You don’t know what to do on your marketing
Marketing is a continues activity that will help the business be noticed by the customers and clients. That is the reason why even the most successful business and brands have never stopped marketing their products/services. And because we are living in a very competitive world, it’s a big NO NO to neglect marketing. As an author, it’s really important that you have plans for your marketing and you exactly know what are the needed marketing activities that drives more readers and sales to your self-published book.
Now let me ask you again, are you really ready to self-publish now?
Let’s hear your thoughts on the comments below.