8 Reasons to Self Publish (and 3 Reasons NOT to)

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Many of you have been coming to me with book dreams in hand, wanting to know my tips for how to get published.

I’ve posted quite a few resources here, but if you truly want to create a physical book that you can hold in your hands, here’s the one question you need to answer first:

Do you want to traditionally publish or self publish?

I spent years weighing the pros and cons of both, finally choosing self publishing. Does that mean I recommend self publishing to everyone? Hardly.

Here are my crib notes from years of research and my own experience. If you’ve published your own book and want to weigh in, by all means, add your nuggets of knowledge in the comments below.

Here are my top 8 reasons to self publish (and 3 reasons not to).

Please note that these tips are specific to publishing a children’s picture book…

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  1. I curled up in my favorite chair, paused Curb Your Enthusiasm (fun torture, for sure), and picked up my phone. That was hours – don’t know how many – ago. I found your blog, and we hung out for a while. I’m triple positive, port-ready, and in the heart of chemo – two left of six. Needless to say, I had a great time with you today.

    I teach high school English and write. Well, no school for me right now, thanks to the one day I went back and caught a cold on chemo – which was really volcano snot, burning shits, high fever, and a six-week sinus infection from hell. Students are gross, and I’m not going back until after my surgery.

    So, I just wanted to say thanks for blogging – I learned a lot and laughed a lot and decided you may be one of the coolest chicks on the planet. 💕

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