Writing a book alone is not an easy task. Nor is self-publishing. But with over 1m books being self-published each year now plenty of people are giving it a crack! Unfortunately there is a wide range of results…some are successful, but many others are a dismal failure. The good thing is that whilst a lot of authors have made a lot of mistakes, many of them have been generous enough to share their trials and tribulations. In other words, you now get the benefit of their experience so that your own book writing and publishing experience is positive.
Many self-published authors have help from experts along the way; some choose to do it entirely alone. From personal experience, and anecdotal evidence, the ones who write and publish a book with some form of guidance tend to do a whole lot better than those who don’t. But if you choose to run the gauntlet, how do you avoid the 4 most common mistakes when writing a book alone? Continue reading