Being an author is like being an entrepreneur (“authorpreneur”) – you have to think about your publishing process as a business, from the very first moment. Otherwise, you have a very slight chance of becoming a full-time author. I’d like to share my insights. As a writer, you already took the first steps. You had an amazing idea for a story, wrote it down and felt the need to share it with people who might enjoy it. You have a goal now, which is to become a full-time writer. Here are the steps you can take to make that dream a reality, and treat self-publishing as a business.
0. Understand what you’re getting yourself into. Self-publishing rocks!
Before starting on your publishing journey, make sure that you are committed to it. Fully understand that self-publishing means more work, but bigger gains and more control in a much faster pace. Read more about how self-publishing is different from traditional publishing to make an informed decision.
Are you committed? Great! Read on.