The Biggest Mistake Self-Publishers Make

On this blog, and throughout my free guide – INDIE PUBLISHING FOR INTERNATIONAL WRITERS – I make the point that if self-publishers want to have any chance of success they have to present their work in the most professional manner possible. That means a good cover designed by a pro, spending money on a professional editor, formatting your e-book correctly, and conducting yourself appropriately when marketing your novel. There are many self-publishers who skip some or all of these steps and, as a result, there is a lot of crap out there.

Indie Publishing for International Writers, Step 3: Edit Your Story

This is the third post in my continuing series INDIE PUBLISHING FOR INTERNATIONAL WRITERS, a step-by-step guide to getting your stories into (digital) print. I’ll be doing each step with you, learning as you do, because I’ve never done this before either. STEP THREE: EDIT YOUR STORY Now that your cover has attracted readers inside to sample your writing, you better make sure your book is professionally edited.