If you answered "Yes", then you're at the right place.
Is this another site about writing and self-publishing a book?
Yes. And no.
Depending on where you are on your road to writing and self-publishing your book, you may see material here that's brand new. Or some things you read and see here will be familiar (could act as a valuable reminder).
If you're just starting (or planning to start) on your self-publishing journey, you will find useful material here.
You know what I'm tired of hearing?
"Write your book in 7 days."
...and the other BS that's splashed all over the web.
Do you think Stephen King or Jack Canfield write their books in 7 days?
Everything on this website is about writing and self-publishing a QUALITY piece of literature.
There's more to writing and self-publishing a book than just throwing words on paper and uploading files to a website. Seriously, it takes blood, sweat and tears to create a quality book, whether non-fiction or fiction.
"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed." - Ernest Hemingway
On this site sometimes I'm going to say things that some people won't like.
Can I be totally honest with you?
That's just too bad.
Not everyone is cut out to write and self-publish a book, and this website is not about sugar-coating the process of writing and self-publishing.
The Complete Self-Publisher is just that: to equip you with the tools (ideas, methods, techniques, guides) to be THE COMPLETE SELF-PUBLISHER.
Here, you will find answers to questions like these...
...and a lot more.
Your complete resource with everything you need to write and self-publish a book.
Not just about putting words on paper and uploading files...
And, in addition, I will share the business aspects of self-publishing and operating as an independent author.
I'm an expert technical writer with 37 years' experience, plus 12 years of self-publishing. I started my first site in 2004, and self-published my first book, selling it from my site as a PDF ebook. I have self-published a total of 6 books; hard copy, Kindle and at Smashwords. Seventh book is coming soon.
So, I'm not a best-selling author... in technical writing I've encountered all the elements of an independent author: working to tight deadlines, writer's block was never an excuse, we have to stay motivated to get the manual finished.
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These are many of the most common self publishing FAQS that I’ve received over the past number of years. If there’s a question you have that’s not answered here, let me know in the comments. Q: What should I self publish, hard copy or ebook? A: Ebooks (especially Kindle ebooks) are still very popular. The … Continue reading “Self Publishing FAQs”...Read more
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