The Mistakes I Made While Self Publishing
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Self Publishing my first book has been a fantastic learning curve. I say that because I have made just about every mistake you can make on this first one.
- I was impatient and released my book without a professional edit
- I was impatient and didn’t plan my marketing
- I was impatient and went to paperback too soon – I still have 25 ‘proof’ copies which should not have been ‘proof’.
So in summary, I was impatient, but those who know me, know patience isn’t my strong point. It had taken me six years to finish the first book, so I was in a hurry to get it out into the world. On the other hand, I do learn fast so as I prepare to finish my second book, I have been trying very hard not to be impatient.
I have had some fantastic experiences with my first book and learnt so much along the way. I met some great people who gave me even greater advice. Marie Lavender, Mishka Jenkins, Linze Brandon, Harsh from Fire Your Mentor and Chris Graham (the story reading ape).
I guess throughout life we live and we learn and most of all, we make new friends and connections which help us grow further.
I would love to hear about your experiences with self publishing, finding an agent or in any other area of life where people have helped you learn from your mistakes.