Is Self Publishing Right for You? With Angela Bole and Charlotte Pierce

Is Self Publishing Right for You? With Angela Bole and Charlotte Pierce

Are you Ready To Self-Publish Your Book?

**This is an older episode. Some information may have changed

Good question, isn’t it? How do you know? You probably won’t know if you are prepared to publish your own book until you take some time to step back and evaluate your business and your life.

My guests on this episode are Angela Bole, the Executive Director of Independent Book Publisher’s Association (IBPA) and Charlotte Pierce of Pierce Press and Co-President of Independent Publishers of New England (IPNE) shared great ideas and thoughts on how educating yourself and reaching out to others can help you on your publishing journey.

One of the very first steps that you should take is to come up with a plan. In this episode of The Writing Biz, “Your Writing Business Plan with Nina Amir” we talked about how your business plan for your book or series of books helps you figure out where you are going and how you will get there.

A great place to learn more about publishing is at the IBPA Publishing University. This is a two-day, event focused specifically on issues important to indie publishers and self-published authors. The event is in Austin, Tx, April 10-11, 2015.  Check out the 2014 Program to see what they offered.

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Charlotte Pierce is an indie publisher and freelancer since 1989 when she started Pierce Press, former IPNE president Charlotte Pierce is an advocate for the collaborative economy, both inside and outside of IPNE.


Angela Bole is Chief Executive Officer of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA). IBPA’s mission is to lead and serve the independent publishing community through advocacy, education, and tools for success. IBPA’s vision is a world where every independent publisher has the tools and knowledge needed to professionally engage in all aspects of the publishing industry.

Resources to Help you Decide If Self-Publishing is Right For You

The Self-Publisher’s Legal Handbook by Helen Sedwick– This is a MUST HAVE reference for any writer who is trying to build a business. Read BEFORE you get started. Helen offers so much great advice in this book that will save you time, money and heartache.

 APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur- How To Publish a Book by Guy Kawasaki
What Makes People Buy Self-Published Books? by Tara Sparling

Joel Friendlander’s blog The Book Designer is one of my favorites.

Nina Amir the Inspiration to Creation Coach offers some great help on her website.

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