From Writing To Self-Publishing To Online Publishing…

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by Derek Haines  on Just Publishing Advice site:

Writing naturally leads to self-publishing. And then?

As so many writers have discovered, self-publishing is a fantastic opportunity to get books published and available to readers all around the world.

Self-publishing, however, also involves a very long learning curve that requires the acquisition of so many skills. So long, in fact, that writing a book often seems to be the easiest part of the process.

Discovering that a book will not sell itself, new authors have to learn how to leverage the online world through social media, websites, blogs, advertising and promotion.

All of these require at least a basic technical knowledge, and for those authors who are willing and eager to learn, they develop very good Internet and technical knowledge.

In the process, many also discover that self-publishing leads them into online publishing. The two are by necessity intertwined.

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