Self-Publishing for the First-Time Author

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Mary K. Williams, Mar 25, 2020 - Language Arts & Disciplines

You’ve written your first book and you are ready to self-publish it, congratulations! Now, what steps do you need to take to self-publish? What are the best strategies? How do you ensure retailers and libraries will carry your book?


These are a few of the questions that many aspiring authors ask as they set out on their publishing journey. Aggregating 5 plus years of experience in the self-publishing space, M.K. Williams has compiled the answers that you need into an easily digestible format to walk you through the publishing process. There are lots of online gurus who will throw acronyms, jargon, and advanced strategies at you right out the gate. Williams breaks down the practical steps that you need to take as you self-publish your first book.


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My Book is Complete Now What?
How do I Edit my Book?
What are the Technical Details to Keep Track of? Chapter 4 Where Can I Publish my Book? Chapter 5 How Do I Format my Book?
How Should I Price my Book and What is a Pre Order?
Continuous Learning and Ambitious Goals
Your Publishing Plan Bibliography and Resources

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MK Williams writes suspenseful literary fiction for the contemporary reader. Her body of work is comprised of three novels, two self-publishing guides, a budgeting and planning workbook, and a collection of short stories. Her first novel, Nailbiters, is an apocalyptic science-fiction thriller that has kept audiences up all night since its debut in 2015. Her second novel, Enemies of Peace, is a cautionary tale of the American Dream gone awry. Her latest novel, The Infinite-Infinite is the first in a series of sci-fi adventure books across the multiverse. Her work in the personal finance space includes co-authoring The Fiology Workbook: Your Guide to Financial Independence and helping other prominent blogs and podcasts in the space bring their message to print.

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