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What It Takes To Be A Self Publisher

Before we start, let me be clear. If you think that you are going to become an overnight superstar and make it rich on your first book, stop reading. Those days are over. However, if you want to learn how to become a self-publisher and create a growing steady income, then here is a free checklist.

The name of the game is to learn how to make a steadily growing income from self-publishing. It's possible. More possible for a writer than at any time in history. The matter of fact is that this may be the best time ever to be a self-publisher. Somewhere between 3000 BC and 2007 AD, it was extremely difficult to make a living as a self-published author.

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You needed people with marketing experience, connections, and money to back you. Matter of fact they controlled what the masses read and saw. I equate it to the time the Catholic Church held the monopoly on religion. No one was able to read and see the scriptures except for the clergy. 

Up until 2007 the publishers pretty much held all the cards. You were only dealt with what they wanted you to have. But that is not the case any longer. What was been viewed as a desperate act of drowning, broke, and dejected author to go out and self publish, is now the method of many who are turning the world of publishing upside down.

However, just because the game has changed, does not mean that you will become a success. You need to have something that not everyone has. You still need to be disciplined and consistent with your work. But you also need something that has forged nations for years.

You Are Now The CEO

With the ability to re-live the troubadour era and make some serious coin, comes the responsibility of managing your time and business. Let's face it, we are no longer taking our poems to the pubs and hoping someone pays us, we are venturing into the world of self-publishing.

The freedom to self publish and create what we want, does not negate the fact that we are also now in charge of our own destiny. You are now taking on the stress and headaches of running your own business. You are now responsible if your product does not sell.  Now before you run away and cower in the corner, let me say that these skills can be learned with discipline and commitment to yourself, the industry, and your customers.