Tips On Saving Money To Self Publish Your First Book

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j0433118Once you have decided to self publish your first book, the first thing that may come to mind is how in the world are you going to fund this venture.

When I decided to self publish my first book, writing the book was the easy part. I had to go on a spending boot camp!

Hopefully the following steps I provide you will make things a lot easier for you in your efforts of becoming a published author.

  • First you need to calculate how much it’s going to cost you to self publish your book.  You can do tons of research online but the information you get will vary.

The best thing to do is call different companies to get an estimate.  I selected Morris Publishing as my printer with my first two books.

They provide a useful handbook to help you estimate your cost.  We will discuss Morris Publishing more in the future.

Now that you have an estimate on the cost to publish your book, you should then come up with a date you should have all of the money.  This should be your major goal.  Mark the date off on a calendar.  (Make sure you add an extra $500 to whatever you estimated your cost to be.  This amount should cover you for any unexpected printing cost)

Make sure your self publishing savings is in a completely different bank account.  By having your self publishing money in a different bank account it prevents you from dipping in it and sending you off track.  It’s all about discipline.
Post your savings in the same place you write.  Look at it often.  There’s nothing more motivating than a sense of accomplishment.  Viewing the monies you’ve collected to publish your book will make you want to write even more. 

Like I said in one of the previous steps, we will discuss publishing your books through Morris Publishing in the future.  I personally think using them to publish is a good choice.  There are a lot of things you need to watch out for when going the self publishing route and we will cover all that we can.

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