To Self-Publish or Not?

While my plans are not to publish anytime soon, I found an interesting article informative enough to share with anyone desiring to publish. Although I’m a novice blogger, for newcomers like me, or those who are no familiar with resources available, in regards to publishing or how to start, it’s wise to do your research.

You should prepare beforehand if you intend to publish. You can start by reading articles from published authors or self-empowering blogs by authors who share their publishing journey.

During my research, I ran across a Forbes article on how to self-publish with Amazon. The article was written by Deborah Jacobs. Jacobs is currently a Forbes contributor, financial journalist, and a Best Selling author of How My Book Became A (Self-Published) Best Seller.

Jacobs shares her expertise in Estate planning, financial strategies, and topics affecting baby boomers.  In the article, Jacobs shares her journey to becoming self-published and some of the challenges she faced. The author also shares the journey of author Paul Jarvis.

WordPress is another resource base where you may find a wealth of informative tips and resources from various published authors. Among a few of those I follow, I had the fortune to come across author Dan Massenzio’s Blog. Massenzio provides daily updates of writing tips and resources from his and other published authors experiences.

These experiences range from book preparation, grammar, independent publishing, time management and a plethora of other helpful information. Dan Massenzio is the published author of several books on Amazon among those are Blood Orange and a terrorism thriller.  Massenzio’s, Frankly Speaking, is a suspense story about the disappearance of a 16-year-old girl, and Let Me Be Frank is the story of the senseless murder of a young girl.

Another WordPress blogger I follow is author Anna Dobritt. Dobritt offers her expertise and resources on the do’s and don’ts and the ins and outs of writing.

Dobritt’s insightful information assists potential writers with how to make words flow, the importance of the opening sentence, how to decide what to write about, and self-editing, along with other valuable information.

If your goal is to publish, you will find these resources helpful when you are faced making publishing decisions.

Publishing contract
Publishing contract


10 thoughts on “To Self-Publish or Not?

    1. You are welcome, thanks Don. I find your blog informative and offers a wealth of information in all stages of publishing. I like how you incorporate the perspective of other published articles, and I find your blog provides a general feel of the current publishing market tone and challenges.

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    1. Awesome, Don will love to hear that. I really appreciate his daily posts. I believe he provides a perspective from an author’s point of view about the writing journey. Thanks for taking time to share your thoughts. I am sure Anna will appreciate you checking out her site too.


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