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My Journey in Self-Publishing or I Have a Micro-Press or I’M PUBLISHED!!!

First off, a BIG thank you to Joe Konrath of If you are thinking of self-publishing your book, go there and read all about it. Be sure to read the comments on his posts as there are often lots of great tips hidden in there.

As it turns out, even if you can get a publishing contract, you typically wait 18 months or more to actually see your book in print. I didn’t want to wait that long and I didn’t relish the idea of shopping my book around either.

Joe’s example and my own entrepreneurial spirit (read: don’t like anyone else telling me what to do or when to do it) made the self-publishing route very attractive to me.

The self-publishing ebook field is on fire right now. Things are growing at a fierce pace. There are lots of books and lots of blogs offering help and insight. This post isn’t meant to be a step by step or even comprehensive explanation of the process. It is meant to detail some of the things that I had to figure out myself often by investing a LOT of time and energy.

Here are some of the things I have learned so far:
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