And now for the news!
Some highlights from this month in the world of self-publishing, specifically interviews with or articles written by self-publishing authors and experts!
A.B. Endacott, self-published Australian author, wrote this insightful piece for The Nerd Daily, a pop-culture (and just regular culture) website for those interested in regular updates on news, books to read, and more. In it, Endacott chronicles her journey through the publication process–specifically, its immediate aftermath, in marketing and selling her books. She first published in 2017 with two books, Queendom of the Seven Lakes and King of the Seven Lakes, and published a separate article through The Nerd Daily several weeks back on why she chose to take the indie route. In this week’s article, however, she focuses on what all she did to raise awareness about her books, from reviews to placement to social media, and her suggestions for other authors based on her experience. The best suggestion? That authors should get to have fun after their books are published, even during the marketing process. Seems like solid advice to us!
Although not strictly an interview, this article covers an author visit by Sandy Tritt to the Point Pleasant Writer’s Guild in such detail that it might as well be! Tritt, who is known for being the founder and CEO of Inspiration for Writers, Inc. and author of the books Everything I Know and The Plain English Writer’s Workbook, walked the guild members through her publishing experiences and her knowledge of the publishing process, step-by-step. Erin Perkins of the Point Pleasant Register describes Tritt as discussing the positives and negatives of both traditional publishing and indie publishing, including self-publishing and hybrid publishing. When opening the floor to questions, Tritt was asked for advice on keeping motivation. According to Perkins, “Tritt said if an author feels they need to tell a story, time will be made, and the author must ask themselves what is most important. […] ‘If you feel like you have the story tell, if you don’t write it, who will?'” The tried-and-true advice of published authors is invaluable to those looking to take the self-publishing path; if you have a chance to sit in on some author visits, we highly recommend it!
As a self-publishing author, you may find it helpful to stay up-to-date on the trends and news related to the self-publishing industry.This will help you make informed decisions before, during and after the self-publishing process, which will lead to a greater self-publishing experience. To help you stay current on self-publishing topics, simply visit our blog every Monday to find out the hottest news. If you have other big news to share, please comment below.