Do Your Homework

If you are interested and intent on self-publishing your work digitally, do your homework.

Dig into all the wonderful resources online. Read what others have done. Do not – I repeat – DO NOT reinvent in the wheel. Study the success wheels others are rolling on through this fascinating journey.

One website I found particularly helpful was Joe Konrath’s “Newbies” blog. I could spend hours on end reading his blogs and gleaning all sorts of great information.  Instead, I catch what I can in the snatches of time I have available. Do yourself a favor and check it out. And for the record, Mr. Konrath doesn’t know me from Adam’s off ox. I just think he has a wealth of valuable information on his blog.

Sign up for the Writer’s Digest free newsletter. It arrives in your inbox full of useful tips and information. I have learned more than I thought possible reading all the ideas that are shared through this format. The links at the bottom of the page to blogs of interest is a gold mine if you are willing to do a little digging and sifting.

Have a favorite author? Visit their website. Study what tips they share if they have a blog. Look at others you admire.What facts are they willing to share.

Most of all, don’t rush into things because you are in a hurry to see your name in an online bookstore. Make sure you know what you need to know before you take that next step. Take your time do your homework properly. You’ll be really glad you did.

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