self-publishing and platform-building
We talk a lot about self-publishing—here on the blog and with our clients. Plus, Erin and I have at least two or three conversations a week about the trends in this constantly-changing world. We know how big the topic is and how difficult it can be navigate. In fact, the desire to help others understand what self-publishing is and how it can help you accomplish your writing goals is one of the main reasons we wrote Self-Publish.
Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve read some great articles about self-publishing and platform-building. We thought they’d be useful to many of our readers.
Copyblogger has identified 7 Common Self-Publishing Fears and How to Beat Them. It’s a scary thing to publish your own work—we know! But this great post offers sound wisdom about managing the fears and pushing through to achieve your goals.
Building a platform is probably the scariest phrase associated with self-publishing! Jane Friedman recently identified 5 Free Services to Help Build an Author Platform. Definitely worth a read for the newbie and veteran writer alike.
And finally, should you write a book or not? Big question. Michael Hyatt offers 5 Reasons You Should Consider Writing a Book. We loved this post and found it very helpful.
And, of course, Erin has her 31 Days of Self-Publishing series happening this month at www.erinulrich.com. You can find the index to those posts here on Design by Insight as well as on her blog.