Is it time to self-publish your first book?
Self-publishing is something that writers have done for centuries. Today, digital printing, print-on-demand, and ebooks mean that more people than ever can publish their own books. Perhaps you feel it is time to self-publish your first book. However, starting out on this path can be daunting. In order to help new authors, we’ve created a large collection of self-publishing resources to help you out.
(This is not an all-in-one guidebook because in self-publishing, things change frequently.)
key self-publishing resources
Our self-publishing resource collection includes information on self-publishing companies, how to avoid scams, where to find professional help, and links to technical tools such as getting an ISBN and barcode. In addition there are pages with resources about marketing, finding a writer’s group, traditional publishers in BC, and how to handle the business side of writing.
Check the Self-Publishing Resources tab for the drop-down menu with these sections.
If you still can’t find answers to your self-publishing questions, just send us an email.
Satisfaction from self-publishing
3 Penny Publishing believes everyone from children to elders should tell their own stories. Self-publishing is a great way to do this. However, keep in mind that if your goal is to immediately become a best-selling author, you will likely find disappointment. On the other hand, if your goal is to publish for yourself, friends, family, and posterity, then you will find success and satisfaction.
Before you get started, it can be helpful to simplify the sometimes overwhelming tasks to self-publish a book by thinking about it like you are baking a cake.
Finally, if you appreciate the resources here, and love books, check out our online Zazzle store full of book-themed gifts. There are antiquarian and contemporary designs to please bibliophiles and bookish folks of all kinds.