About Publishing For Free
Regardless of what you might read on the internet, you can publish for free. With the realization that anyone has the capability to publish their own book (for free), there’s some good news and some bad news. The good news is that there are many, many, great, talented, unpublished authors out there who may never have their book published if they waited for a traditional publishing house to publish their book; now they can publish it themselves.
The bad news is that there are many, many, not so great, and not so talented authors out there who can also publish their own book themselves (for free). I’m not saying that traditional publishing houses never published books that weren’t so great, but if they took the risk and chose to publish a new author’s book and it flopped, they took the loss. My point is that now, really, anyone, talented or not, can publish their own book (for free) and we find ourselves in a “reader beware” market.
That being said, my wife wanted to publish her book, Daily Spiritual Tools, but had absolutely no idea how to do it and absolutely no money to fund the project. I read her book and knew that others would benefit from, and enjoy reading it too. I started researching self-publishing and after scouring the internet I found out that it was possible to get a book published with little or no cash. We published her book and continue to market it. I learned so much in the process that it felt like a waste not to share it.
This blog, the resources herein, and the social network I’ve created offer invaluable ideas for authors with their own book that is just waiting for the opportunity to be published. I am here to give you that gentle nudge or hand on the shoulder that you need to get started and I am here to tell you that there is no time like the present to publish your book and “Yes you can publish it yourslef… and for free.”
This is a one man operation and although my wife calls me her “marketing team” it’s really just me. By day I’m an administrator in a public school in California, but after work I am (the team is) continuing to market her books and help others learn more about self publishing for free (or nearly free).
I enjoy sharing information I’ve found and will answer any questions you might have. I don’t do reviews on this site, but I do have contacts who would be happy to review your manuscript or book.
If you’re not sure whether you are one of those great, talented writers, get some feedback from others. I will be sharing links to various websites that offer support to aspiring writers.
If you have free or almost free resources for authors who want to self publish, please leave a comment below with a link to the resource you’d like to share.
I hope you find the resources here helpful. Go out there and publish your book!