31 Days to Self-Publishing a Book

If you’re a writer like me (yes that was weird to say but I’m trying to own it), I bet you appreciate readers. I know I do! I love my readers. And whether you have 5 or 5,000 readers, they deserve your best work. The best way to produce your best work is to write your little heart out, edit, and rewrite as often as you can. That’s what my last 31 Days project was all about creating creative content.

This year I’m going to explore one option to get our content into the hands of readers – self-publishing.

Catch me linking up with The Nester and loads of other bloggers at Write31Days.com.

In 31 Days to Self-Publishing a Book I’m using myself as a bit of a guinea pig. You see, I wrote this book (another weird thing to say) that I want to share with my readers. Self-publishing has piqued my interest in recent months as a viable way to put work on the market. I want to learn about how self-publishing works and how writers, like you and I, can self-publish well.

In my life I tend to jump first and think later. It’s just how I roll. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. And I’ve found that jumping-then-thinking isn’t so reckless when done with accountability. In that caviler spirit, I’m going to take the plunge into self-publishing and invite you to watch me learn. Hopefully my experience will give you an idea of what works, what doesn’t, and how you might present your next book to your readers.

Truly, I’m honored you are following along!

31 Days To Self-Publishing A Book

  1. Write a Book
  2. Get Over Yourself
  3. Self-Pub Author Spotlight: Joanna Penn
  4. Why Self Publish
  5. Why I Chose To Be An Amazon Author
  6. Let’s Talk About The Money, Honey
  7. Create A Marketing Plan
  8. Finding An Editor
  9. Judge A Book By Its Cover
  10. Self-Pub Author Spotlight: Catherine Valentine
  11. (Hey Y’all! A few changes.)
  12. Lazy Sunday Writing Quotes
  13. On Book Formatting
  14. Ask Your Friends For Help
  15. Use A Hashtag
  16. How To Get Reviews
  17. Self-Pub Author Spotlight: Hal & Melanie Young
  18. How You Look When You Finish Your 1st Book
  19. A Simple Writing Quote
  20. My Own Worst Critic
  21. On Book Formatting, Part 2
  22. Haters Gonna Hate, Hate, Hate, Hate (Self Publishers)
  23. To Those Giving Self-Publishers A Bad Name
  24. Another Self-Publishing Update
  25. Downshifting
  26. A Published Book Is A Published Book
  27. Jeff Goins on Writing
  28. Order Your Life, Or Your Life Orders You
  29. You’re Not As Good As You Will Be
  30. Enjoy The Fruits Of Your Labor [Book Launch Day!!!]
  31. Act Braver Than You Feel

16 Comments

  1. Heather Dent on September 30, 2014 at 9:17 am

    I’m so glad you’re doing this! I am very interested in learning more about the process.

    • Victoria Wilson on October 2, 2014 at 12:43 pm

      Thanks Heather! Hope to give some great information 🙂 A bit nervous about the writing everyday thing!

  2. Beth Anne on October 1, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    Yes and Yes! Can’t wait to follow along, Victoria! We’ll be following in your footsteps soon, although we’re not nearly talented enough to write a novel!

    • Victoria Wilson on October 2, 2014 at 12:46 pm

      Hope it helps! I think *anyone* who writes, fiction or nonfiction, is talented!

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    Thank you so much for this – pinning!

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  12. Kristen Steele on October 30, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    What a great blog series! I love when new authors are willing to share their experience to help other new authors. Best of luck with the book!

    • writer on October 30, 2014 at 8:42 pm

      Thanks so much Kristen! 🙂 Happy to share!

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