Avoid the Perils of Self-Publishing & Learn to be a Savvy Self-Publisher!

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More and more authors—aspiring and mainstream-published alike—are embracing the benefits of self-publishing. Retaining full creative control, earning significantly higher profits, being able to bring a complete manuscript to market in a matter of weeks (instead of months or years), releasing one's work in as many (or as few) formats as desired, and controlling one's own intellectual property rights are just a few of the considerable advantages to indie authorship and self-publishing.

However, there's no single, one-size-fits-all success plan for self-publishers, and there are plenty of costly mistakes to be made along the way. This tutorial addresses the questions and issues you must consider to avoid common pitfalls—allowing you to reach your self-publishing goals as painlessly and efficiently as possible!

This tutorial is taught by April L. Hamilton. April is an author, blogger, leading advocate and speaker for the indie author movement, and founder/Editor in Chief of Publetariat, the premier online news hub and community for indie authors and small imprints. Her popular self-published reference book, The IndieAuthor Guide, has received favorable mentions and recommendations. April is also the author of novels available in both e-book and POD form.

In this 52-minute tutorial video, you’ll discover:

  • How to identify your goals as both an author and publisher, and why this is such a critical first step
  • The 8 most common causes of self-publishing failure—and how to avoid making these mistakes
  • The 8 traits most successful self-publishers have in common
  • The 5 author platform skills every self-publisher should strive to master (so they can sell more books!)
  • Types of books and authors for which the indie path is particularly well-suited
  • Types of authors and books for which mainstream publication is still the smarter path
  • Where to go to find more help and information

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