So, you’re thinking about publishing your book yourself? Welcome!
I published my award-winning, young adult novel, Baby Girl, on my own imprint – Emma Hill, Writes – in 2020.
I share here the things I’ve learned on the journey so far – it seems like all routes to publishing (whether with a big publishing house, a small press, or independently yourself) are different, so take everything I say and adapt it to fit your book’s market and requirements.
Build a plan (and a budget) and do lots of research. There is a growing body of information out there and it’s never been a better time to be an author independently publishing your own work. It is, at times, overwhelming – I warn you. Work in stages, at the pace you can manage around all the other demands on your time and energy. And first things first…