Self Published Authors – What They Should Know?

Many things today are much easier, simpler, and faster than 25 years ago. Computers are a regular part of life. Just about everyone has a cell phone. And you don’t have to hold a physical book in your hand to read a book. Most people love the new technology. One of the fantastic new changes we have available today is self-publishing a book. First of all, you don’t have to sit in front of a typewriter to write a manuscript. Some people, like Woody Allen, still do, but most of us use a computer with a word processor. Writing a book has become much simpler, easier, and doable for most people. Although, writing a book generally is not simple or easy for most people, but we can all strive to be the next Woody Allen.

After the hard work of thinking, writing, proofing, and having a completed manuscript, the next question is “What is the best way to publish this book?” If you find an agent and publisher, you may be well on your way to having a best seller, or at least having your foot, or make that your book in the door of a bookstore. Then you and your agent would formulate a plan to sell your book which would probably include book signings. When you have made it into the bookstores, you have made it into the big time. The problem is getting into the bookstores. You may have one of the greatest, most interesting books of all time, but if you don’t have an agent who can get you into the bookstores, your talent may never leave your own home library.


For many of us, there is a newfound hope that the world will discover and enjoy our talents. You can self-publish your book, still promote it and make money. Many authors have self-published their book, and then have become discovered and signed on with an agent. Just knowing that it is possible to self-publish a book is enough to help give inspiration and motivation throughout the writing process. There are many companies that will publish for you, and some are very, very cost effective. There is also the psychological benefit of self-publishing. If you only wanted to work with an agent, then you are a writer with a manuscript. If you self-publish, then you are an author who has published a book, and you may or may not be shopping your book around.


After you have self-published a book, the next step is to set goals, develop a plan, and sell your book. You can join writers clubs, go to writer’s conferences, and sell locally at different events. Another way is to sell online. There are different online bookstores to sell on, and sites for authors to get known on. There is one site that is devoted to self-published books. It is a great way to get lots of exposure, sell many books, and who knows, maybe even get noticed by an agent.


Nadel Paris is a published author, recording artist, musician, music producer, and songwriter. Nadel has written numerous screenplays, but her first love is novel writing. Her expertise in young adult drama has allowed her to write captivating coming-of-age stories in both English and French. She is truly amazing at what she does. She is imaginative and keen observer which makes her a good writer.

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What It Takes to Be a Successful Self-Published Author, Ask Nadel Paris

Even though there isn’t a “Get Successful Quick” secret that can package and sell to all the Indie Authors, there are some tried and true suggestions that you can use to set your writing career on the path to success.


Hard work

The first and most important suggestion that all self-published authors need to realize is that it takes a lot of hard work to publish your own book. Nothing worth doing is easy, this statement has never been more true than when applied to self publishing. Along with the freedom to make all of the decisions in guiding your own writing career comes the work it takes to become successful at it. You will need to go into task with open eyes and a plan to work as hard as you ever have for something that was worth it.


Know who your readers are and what they want

The only way to become a successful writer is to have a good understanding of who your readers are and what they want from you and the niche you are writing about. You need to be able to communicate with your readers in a way they will understand and be able to give them what they are looking for and expect.


Be an entrepreneur

Indie authors who treat their book as a business and use good entrepreneurial skills are the most successful. An author who is always on the watch for a new way of reaching their readers, new groups of people to address and a new way to get their message across will have their efforts paid off with a greater fanbase.



Always be willing to adapt to changing situations whenever necessary. You will need to constantly keep your finger on the pulse of your niche and make changes as often as required to keep your message fresh and informative.



Stay on top of all the research available in your niche and the self publishing community in general. Make sure you try to stay informed and one step ahead of everyone else.


Help your fellow Indie Author

The community of independent authors is a very friendly and helpful one. Other authors will be quick to offer help and guidance whenever necessary because there isn’t really the competition that you will find in other industries. You aren’t necessarily competing for the same readers since you are usually writing about different topics. The community is also helpful because the authors that have gone before you remember what it was like when they were in your shoes and how much work it was to get to where they are today. Don’t forget to return the favor to them by helping someone else out where you can, which will insure the helpful mindset will continue.


Even though there isn’t a secret to being a successful self published author, there are some helpful tips that you can follow to guide you in the right direction.

Nadel Paris is a published author, recording artist, musician, music producer, songwriter.
Nadel and her staff have been the driving factor towards personal growth for children for years. She believes that teaching kids how to sing has kept her own vocal capacities and skills alive!

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