Do you have a message burning in your heart that you feel called to share? A story to tell that will inspire others? A sense of duty to use your gift of writing to benefit others? Or maybe you’ve always dreamed of one day being a writer.
While the reason why you want to publish a book may feel vastly different from every other want-to-be author, the obstacles and opportunities every writer faces in a publishing journey can be quite similar. Each genre may have its own distinct processes and demands, but in the end this one question remains the same.
Are these words worth publishing?
For the one who is crafting the words, the answer is already “yes.” But for the publishing industry, there is much more to consider. It’s that reality that stumps many a writer with uncertainty and despair, wondering if the scrutiny and sacrifice to steward their story is worth it all.
Are you wondering if you have what it takes to make it as an author? Questioning if traditional publishing is an endeavor worth pursuing? Pondering whether self-publishing is settling for second-best or the best for you in this season?
As both a traditionally published and self-published author, I’m eager to bring to you all the details I didn’t know on my first go-around with both endeavors.
If you could learn from my experience, and mistakes, I’d be thrilled. Plus, you’ll get the bonus of what my husband calls the “triple threat,” as in addition to being a published author, I am also a graphic and website designer, successful business owner, and life coach. With this wide array of experiences, I can help you pinpoint what you need to know in terms of writing and publishing your book, marketing and promoting your platform online, and navigating the whole experience without suffering complete burnout.
Whether you’re pursuing self-publishing or traditional publishing, your words matter because they reflect your unique God-given voice and purpose.
This guide will enable you to think through the pros and cons of publishing and the best route for you.