My Secrets to Self Publishing Success

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For anyone that is yet to embark on the journey of writing a book, I encourage you to not waste another second. Now is the moment to start. I took far too long to bring this book to the shelves. Full of excuses, distractions and juggling far too many balls in the air, my book project always seemed to fall to the bottom of my priorities. My turning points was when I finally admitted to myself that writing a book is the ultimate expression in my point of view. Whether you right, wrong, or completely crazy, you have to learn there comes a point where you draw a line in the sand. So if you’ve got a book idea, START NOW.

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My Secrets to Self Publishing Success

  1. S E L F - P U B L I S H I N G S U C C E S S M Y S E C R E T T O SCOTTEBALES.COM
  2. Self-publishing is recreating the nature of the publishing. Empowering authors to new heights. My career gave me a strong platform that would likely get the attention of a publisher, but I chose to self-publish. The innovative entrepreneur in me chose the path giving me the greatest control, creating a strong learning journey. I had to think of my thought leadership as a platform and the book as a product. Creating an exciting fusion of my skills in Lean Startup, Content Marketing, Product Sales and Corporate Sponsorship. Never before in my career have I had the opportunity to pull on all these skills for one project.
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  4. Share Early One of my limiting factors early on was I never thought my manuscript was good enough to share. Once I got it out in the open, amazing feedback and collaboration started to flow. Don’t be scared to get people to read what you have, no matter how weak you think it is. 1
  5. It can be FUN Yes, for those that want to learn along the way, self publishing, like building your first Startup is full of exciting lessons. Making publishing enjoyable is a key way to stay energised and enthusiastic, curious to learn at every step. 2
  6. Find a GREAT team Don’t hunt for people that have awesome CVs, look for a balanced team of people that you know you can work with. The team’s ability to work together is more important. 3
  7. Content is KING When it comes to writing a book, especially as a self- publishing author, the content of the book is your best source of marketing. Find creative ways to turn statistics, insights and points of view into images, videos and articles. 4
  8. Learn the ASK Most first time authors turn to friends and family to buy the first copies, which they may do simply to be polite. But the aren’t enough to get your book off the ground. Learn from Gary Vaynerchuk’s Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook. Give, give, give, but remember to make the ask for support, sponsors and sales 5
  9. - S C O T T B A L E S “For anyone that is yet to embark on the journey or writing a book, I encourage you to not waste another second”
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  11. SELF-PUBLISHING SUCCESS s c o t t e b a l e s . c o m / f e e d b a c k

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