The Biggest 5 Mistakes When Self-Publishing A Book

The Biggest 5 Mistakes When Self-Publishing A Book

When I first set out for a book deal, I was apprehensive—and for good reason: by all accounts, it’s tough to sell a book these days.

There’s a reason people think of the word “struggling” when they think of writers, and I’ve been on a mission to prove to myself that this doesn’t have to be the case.

I either got lucky or happened to have hit on something because, after a nerve-wrangling month, my agent let me know that Hay House—among a couple of other publishing houses—made an offer on my book and soon I had a bidding war, which inspired a solid book deal.

Still, I was clear about one thing: it wasn’t just luck or my idea that helped me rise to the top of the pile: the fact is I have a large email list, a great deal of interaction on social media and marketing experience. My agent and publisher affirmed that these were key factors in my success.