Things to know when self-publishing a book can be overwhelming. Zach and J. share some surprising and important pieces of advice for those who want to be independent creators.
There are horror stories out there. And not the fun kind we like to read during the month of October. If you don’t understand how business or publishing works, you can lose money, time, and your motivation for writing. It’s important to educate yourself so that you’re not taken advantage of by unscrupulous people or publishers who might not have your best interests at heart.
The Career Author Podcast is a podcast where co-authors J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon share their struggles and successes as full-time authors, advice for improving your writing craft, and honest discussions of what it takes to build a successful career as an author.
In this episode, you’ll discover:
- Why you’re a small business owner, whether you like it or not.
- The reasons behind having separate bank accounts, an accountant, and services like PD Abacus if you co-write.
- Why you can’t stop piracy.
- How to register your copyrights, and why you should.
- What happens when you don’t hire an editor.
- That your story isn’t unique and you’re not special.
- Why you’re playing with fire if you haven’t backed up your files in at least 3 places.
- Why you need an email list.
Also, discover why chasing happiness can make you unhappy.
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What’s one thing you wish you would have known before publishing your first book?
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