At the fantastic Ozark Writers League conference on Saturday, I was part of a panel of self-publishing authors. We shared some basic information on how we go about the process and what we have learned. I actually wrote an entire blog series on my own self-publishing experiences over the winter of 2015. It is still posted at my old blog at my website, but for ease of reading and following (and as promised), I will post the whole thing here with weekly links so those interested can read about what I have learned so far as a self-publishing author.
Week 1: Introduction
Week 2: Write the best book possible
Week 3: Set your goals and expectations
Week 4: Publish your book like a professional
Week 5: Where to publish
Week 6: Live events & blog tours
Week 7: Book release and production scheduling
Week 8: Freebies, discount promotions, and KDP
Week 9: Wrap up to the series (bookstores, awards, and series writing)
The journey has certainly continued since then, but I think this series is still inclusive of the lessons I've learned as a whole.
I'd love to hear your thoughts or additions in the comments section so everyone can benefit from what you have learned as well.