Whether you are a father or the child of a wonderful father, now is the great time to honor yourself or the man (or men) who’ve made a lasting impression on your life. Here are five tips to help you self-publish in honor of Father’s Day.
1. Tell your story.
If you are a father, consider writing a memoir about your parenthood journey. Every parent has a story to tell. Share what your children have taught you, or write about the obstacles you’ve overcome as a parent. Perhaps you are a special needs father who can enlighten the world on what it really means to parent a unique child. Whatever your story, other people, especially other parents, will love to read it.
2. Share someone else’s story.
Does your father have a remarkable life story? Perhaps your grandfather has an interesting story, or maybe the man who lives next door inspires you? Tell the world how great the important man in your life is by writing a book about him or in his honor.
3. Don’t forget children’s books.
Stories about dads are ideal for young audiences. To get ideas, visit your local bookstore or library and look at all the books about moms and dads. Brainstorm a list of unique ideas. Feel free to use your own young children as inspiration.
4. Share your knowledge.
Parents-to-be love books that give them a glimpse at what their new life as parents will be like and that share practical advice on how to survive and enjoy the wonderful, but often crazy, journey of parenthood. Whether your tone is funny or informative, consider writing a book for fathers-to-be.
5. Plan your marketing.
There are several times throughout the year that are excellent for marketing a book about fatherhood. Obviously, Father’s Day is a prime time for books geared towards dads. Christmas is another peak season. Consider your audience and marketing strategy when estimating when you’d like to complete your project.
I’d love to know, how are you honoring your dad this year?
|ABOUT JODEE THAYER: With over 20 years of experience in sales and management, Jodee Thayer works as the Manager of Author Services for Outskirts Press. The Author Services Department is composed of knowledgeable customer service reps and publishing consultants; together, they all focus on educating authors on the self-publishing process in order to help them publish the book of their dreams. Whether you are a professional looking to take your career to the next level with platform-driven non-fiction or a novelist seeking fame, fortune, and/or personal fulfillment, Jodee Thayer can put you on the right path.|