At some point most bloggers think about two things, writing an eBook and self publishing a real book. You know the kind with paper pages and ink and all that. Here in 90 seconds, three time self published Phil Gerbyshak addresses both eBook creation and self publishing.
I am going to be following Phil’s advice. The eBook will be free as Phil suggested for anyone who signs up for my mailing list. My plan is not to spam you but instead to ethically let you know when great things happen. Like for instance I release a real paper and ink book.
Accountability is the reason I am sharing this information with you so early in the process. Putting together an eBook and self publishing a real book are not small projects. Keep in mind that almost all bloggers have other real life jobs. I can tell you I am going to pick the ten posts that will form the backbone of the eBook in the next week.
What resonates with you. That was my most important takeaway from Phil’s advice. I’m going to be listening very carefully to what you find interesting in both the eBook and on this blog for the next several months. I could go several ways on a real book but I am going to let my audience guide me.
Self publishing is no small undertaking. I’ll be searching out a designer, an editor, a graphic artist (I have lots of illustration ideas), and a printer (I have a connection or two in this area). The reality is I know people in all these disciplines. The other reality is this is business. I won’t be meeting you for coffee to ask you do to do it for free. I’ll be meeting you for coffee because I like you, trust you, and think you can do it. All I’ll really need to know is how much you need to be paid and when.
I love Phil’s advice for eBook production and self publishing. I have no intention of asking him to edit the book for free for his “friend” Jim Raffel. I feel fortunate enough he shared this invaluable advice he learned in the course of self publishing three books.
My take is that if you are ready to utilize the services of a professional to advance your career you’d better have your check book open. What do you think? Have I been in business too long and view everything as a profit and loss statement?