9 reasons why you should self-publish

Reblogging just as a reminder to myself of some of the useful advice in the article. I hope others find it helpful. 😊


Published by Jessica Urquhart

First off, who am I? My name is Jessica Urquhart. Writing has always been a hobby of mine, which got its start in middle and highschool, when I'd write short stories for the amusement of my friends and classmates. Currently, I'm working on my first book, my one true love of a story I've been saying I would one day write. Well, that day has come. If you'd care to follow my musings on the adventures and hurdles of writing my first fantasy book, then please, read my blog.

9 thoughts on “9 reasons why you should self-publish

    1. Good luck! It sounds so daunting to me! I’m sure there must be a million little things to be done in he process of self-publishing. Cats are always cute! Lol!

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  1. Great article with some good links to resources. Ms. Peach and I were mutual followers on a previous blog and a wonderful writer always willing to share. When it comes to publish time, the real work begins but it can be easily handled if one has a plan and time to execute the plan.

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  2. Self publishing is a hard road, though. But then again, so is traditional publishing. Of course, with self publishing you have to market yourself. However, that doesn’t deter me. There is something about the challenge of it that sounds intriguing to me. I feel like the self publishing route can take me on a wild adventure, full of new experiences and interesting people to meet along the way. However, it’s good to have a plan of action. For instance, I plan on traveling the country and donating copies of my book to libraries that take self-published books and seeing if bookstores will let me advertise my work. I am sure I will face rejection. I am sure I will have sorrow along the way. But there is still something that feels right about this path.

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    1. Self publishing scares me! I wish you the best of luck if you do it. Personally, I’m leaning towards first trying traditional publishing, but if that fails, I’m determined to get my book/s published no matter what. I’ll be damned if I let all that hard work go to waste.

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    1. Thanks for the link. I think it’s great that writers have options for publishing now. But it is a lot of work to self publish, and the marketing is all on the author, and that’s what scares me. The book series I’m writing is just too important to me to go straight to self publishing, because I don’t think I could handle all that hardcore marketing. But we’ll see. I’m working on getting things ready to start making queries, so hopefully that works out.


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