In the Spring Issue of SEARCH Magazine,
20 DUMB, IDIOTIC STEPS TO SELF-PUBLISHING
WHAT NOT TO DO
by Tim Reynolds
“I have self-published four books, and my sales rival Stephen King’s. Okay, maybe they’re not that good, but I’ve sold at least twenty books, if by ‘sold’ I mean ‘gave away to friends and family’. What I’m getting at is, all I know is that I know nothing, and I’m sharing it all with you. Everyone wants to publish a great book, but few do, so let’s get started.
- Don’t hire an editor. The average reader reads at a sixth-grade level, and as a writer you write gooder than that. They won’t notice the handful of mistakes on each page. Having a polished, professional publication is highly over-rated, and as expensive as a, well, as an expensive thing.
- Don’t do any cover research. Don’t go to any large chain bookstores and take notes on the colors and designs of the best sellers on the same shelves where your book will go. Your cover is a personal statement. Don’t worry about people judging your book…” to read the full article, check out the free eCopy here.