This is a 6 part series called What I Hate About Self Publishing. Part One: The Overview. Part Two: Scams. Part Three: The Education Challenge. Part Four: Time. Part Five: Quality Assurance. Part Six: Lack of Marketing. This is the conclusion.
Thanks for sticking with me. It’d be easy to conclude from this series of rants that I hate Indie publishing. I really don’t — I love it! I think it can be a powerful way to start creating real products that serve your audience.
I hate watching authors with good intentions and hope fall into these potholes that result in disappointment and despair.
This is the part in a series like this where a clever web entrepreneur is supposed to offer a $700 course to help you do it successfully and happily. But you know, I don’t have it in me to want to build that sort of a business. I want to publish great books. I want you to do that too, and I believe that you can.
In the coming weeks, at a much slower pace, I’m going to write some “What I love about self publishing” posts and some “How to Self Publish Well” posts. I hope they’ll be helpful to you. I hope the cautionary tale of What I Hate About Self Publishing has helped to open your eyes to some potential problems and get closer to successfully publishing. I’m andrew@ andrewmackay . net (remove the spaces, eh). If I can help you, please drop me a note.