What is The Complete Self Publisher About?

The Complete Self Publisher

It’s about you, and helping you to realize your dream to write and self publish a book.

You may be familiar with the statistic that states 80% of Americans[1] want to write a book.

It’s said that less than 5% actually do write a book.

Writing is easy.

Rewriting is hard work.

Self-publishing is easy.

Getting known and building your fan base is hard work.

Ok, with the four realities out of the way, here’s the truth...

Becoming a self-published author is not impossible, and can be done.

And that’s the goal of this website.

You have available information, techniques, methods, and guides to help with the writing and self-publishing of your book.

I know what it’s like...

  • “I want to write a book, but I don’t know how to start.”
  • “I started writing a book, but I’m stuck, and don’t know how to continue.”
  • “I’ve been busy writing a book for years, but just can’t seem to get it finished.”

If you’ve said any if the above, or have a myriad of questions, subscribe to my newsletter to get help with succeeding to reach your goal to write and self publish a book.

To help you identify the tasks that are needed to self publish a book, grab your FREE copy of The Ultimate Self-Publishing Checklist.

Who am I?

After a very short stint as a counter salesman, I began my career in technical writing. Today, it's 37+ years later - having gone through all the phases on the career path: trainee, senior, management, contractor, and then entrepreneur.

Colin Dunbar

Technical writing became my life, and I became engrossed in the industry from reading, studying and researching about everything that is technical writing. As result of that and my logical character, I grew to love non-fiction. Throughout my career I was either publishing, or was involved in publishing manuals, reports, and books (although these were in a corporate environment).

In the early nineties I tried my hand at publishing my first book (the traditional route); this was not successful, but it was a tremendous learning experience. In 2004 I self-published my first book (Invest In Yourself), and also my first ebook (Get What You Want), which I sold through my site.

For the years 2007 to 2014 I offered an e-cover design service, and a book design service for authors who wanted to, like me, self-publish their own works through CreateSpace, Kindle, etc.

In 2013, as a way of paying it forward, I started FormatBookInWord.com - a blogged book where I show any aspiring indie author how to professionally format their book and ebook using MS Word.

Starting 2015 I decided to make self-publishing my only priority and set aside my other services for the time being, and to share my experience, and my journey, in the self-publishing industry, using the many tools available on the web today.

I look forward to having you here, and I hope you will find my site useful and learn a thing or two. You can also follow me on my self-publishing journal which I will use to document my own personal publishing works.

At this site I want to share my experience, as also new things I try.

Remember, get a head start and grab your FREE copy of The Ultimate Self-Publishing Checklist.

[1] http://www.nytimes.com/2002/09/28/opinion/think-you-have-a-book-in-you-think-again.html?_r=0