Last Updated on October 2, 2021 by Ava
Last Updated: 10/2/2021
I’ve been self-publishing online since 2011. I’m not even sure how many books I have out now…somewhere in the mid-teens, I think. You can view my full catalog here.
There’s A LOT of noise in the self-publishing community. There are two crowds:
- Those who write their own books
- Those who do not
That’s right! You can publish books online without writing a single word.
There are people in the self-publishing community who think you need a certain array of tools to publish a book.
I say you don’t need anything except an idea, Google Docs, and an Internet connection to publish a perfectly viable eBook and distribute it to Amazon and beyond!
I implore you, don’t let lack of tools stop you from publishing your stuff!!! The world needs it. The world needs you.
How It Works
Writing the book is the hardest part of the process. Everything else is gravy.
Numerous online platforms have made it possible to publish your own books and distribute them in both digital and tangible form right beside the greats.
It all begins with a Word document.
Don’t have Word?
- Write your book in a Word file.
- Format it. Adhere to a few simple rules: no fancy fonts, insert page breaks after each standalone page and chapter, make Chapter titles Heading 1s, insert a clickable TOC.
- Write a description/synopsis.
- Create or have a cover created. There are tons of resources for this online.
- Upload to your chosen publishing platform.
That’s pretty much it.
You can’t just sit back and make money though. You either need an audience or you’ll have to put in the work to build one if you want to make any money off your books.
I make a consistent monthly income from my books, so self-publishing is truly something that I believe in.
Imagine your book out there in these formats:
- Google Play Books
Self Publishing Can Be An Asset to Your Business
Did you know self-published books make GREAT lead magnets?
Yes, you can totally use them to build your list, drive traffic, and more for your business.
If you have a message you want to share with the world, use books! Why not?
Do you want to get started?
Shoot me an email. Let me know what you need.
Give me your vision, and I’ll show you how to make it happen.