Episode 321: Self-Publishing + EPIC Snobbery

Episode 321: Self-Publishing + EPIC Snobbery

Show Notes

Grab a cuppa and settle in while Vicky holds her very own TED Talk on why snobbery about self-publishing can get in the bin. Yep: riffing off an article in which someone wrote “self-publishing is an insult to the written word”, Vicky and Joe present their case for why actually self-publishing is a shining beacon of awesomeness. Tune in for that, and the pros and cons of traditional publishing and self-publishing, so you can make an informed decision. Ciao!

 Key Points

  • [5:45] Vicky has no problem abandoning books she doesn’t enjoy.
  • [9:15] Vicky and Joe just got back from Barcelona!  
  • [13:15] Just because you’re independent, doesn’t mean your book needs to look like it too.
  • [13:50] A book, on the shelf, should look like it came from a traditional publishing house!
  • [14:25] The layout of the book.
  • [17:55] Huge layout mistake!!! Odd and even pages.
  • [21:25] Page numbers help readers navigate, but they don’t need to be on every page.
  • [22:45] Let’s talk about book covers.
  • [25:20] Book paper? Use the best paper stock you can afford.
  • [27:35] Fonts! What fonts should you use?
  • [29:45] Vicky has a checklist for clients to help them through this process.
  • [31:45] Pay attention to the details!

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Book Breakthrough Jam

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Start Writing Your Book Today

If you want to learn more about how to write, self-publish, and market a book for your business, snaffle yourself a copy of How The Hell Do You Write A Book? Then check out the blog and podcast for more articles and guides. If you want a little (or a lot) more help, find out how you can work with me.

About Vicky…

Vicky Fraser is the founder of Moxie Books and author of How The Hell Do You Write A Book and Business For Superheroes. She helps business owners write life-changing books, connect with readers and new customers, and grow their businesses. When she’s not doing that, she’s hanging from a trapeze by her feet.