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Self-publishing is a business: discuss

Belinda Williams

Hands up who would like to go into business for themselves?

If your hand remained steadfastly fixed to your side, then perhaps you should reconsider whether you’ve got what it takes to self-publish your own book.

Self-publishing myth #1

Once you’ve written the book , all you need to do is upload it to Amazon and/or Smashwords, or similar, and you’re in business.

Wrong! Your book might be available to the general public, but you’re not in business, not by a long shot.

Successful self-publishing takes a business mindset

In many ways, I’m lucky. I came to novel writing after achieving a degree qualification in business and ten years working in the corporate sector. As I researched options for what to do with my completed manuscript, I quickly began to realise that all my years spent behind a desk marketing other people’s products and services would come in handy.

When I looked…

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