So You Want To Publish A Book? Part 3: Getting Started With The Self-Publishing Process

already decided on createspace. hopefully, once the illustrations are done, we should have our book, (Donna Clement) and myself…up for Christmas sale. Already have standing orders for over a hundred copies, just from the first page of artwork we have shown around.

The 365 Poetry Project: Year 3

Ok, so you’ve figured out that you want to publish for all the right reasons and you’ve determined that self-publishing is probably the best option for you. Wonderful! So umm… where in the world do you start?!

It can seem incredibly daunting at first, when you don’t know what you’re doing. But the cool part is that it’s a learning experience- you basically get to teach yourself. For some people that’s nerve-wracking, but I like knowing that my success/eventual satisfaction is directly related to how much research and work I put into it, as opposed to waiting around for some arbitrary third party to finish proofreading or designing the cover or whatever, while I stand around helplessly hoping things turn out the way I’d like. As a self-admitted control freak, I can’t work that way.

The first thing I did and the first thing you need to do is get…

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