Most of us want to write books that makes a positive impression on our readers–maybe even a life-changing impression. In order to accomplish that, we need to ensure the books we write are published professionally, whether we publish through a traditional publisher or choose to self-publish. If you’ve ever considered self-publishing, you’ll want to learn how to self-publish like a pro.
I’m impressed with the way Inspire writer Lara Van Hulzen approaches self-publishing. Her books look and read like they’re traditionally published. So, I interviewed her about her self-publishing process to find out what she does. Here are the questions I asked her.
- With so many publishing options, why did you choose the indie publishing route?
- When did you decide to self-publish?
- What was your first step?
- Your book is very polished. Tell us about your editing process.
- Did you do the formatting yourself or did you hire someone for that?
- Your covers are gorgeous! How important is it to have a professionally-designed cover?
- How did you find a great cover artist?
- Your second book, Get to Me just released. What did you do differently with it?
- What steps are you taking to market your books? Are you working with a publicist or a launch team?
- What have you learned about marketing since you started this publication journey?
- You’ve received some great reviews on Amazon and other sites. What advice can you give writers seeking reviews of their self-published titles?
- What has surprised you the most so far in your publishing journey?
- Any last words of advice for writers who plan to self-publish?
If you’re in the Greater Sacramento area, be sure to stop by Face in a Book in El Dorado Hills on Saturday, April 25 from 4-6pm for a book launch and signing party.
You can find Lara at LaraMVanHulzen.com and sign up for her newsletter.