Self Publishing: Is it for you?


So you have a manuscript in your hand now what? How do you get your book on the shelves of book stores & in the hands of your readers? Should you go to a mega publishing company to publish your book or will it be easier for you to self publish?  First thing first is to do your research. Know the difference between self publishing and traditional publishing. There are several websites to help you understand the difference such as to get information about how to self publish.

I had the opportunity to speak with Ms. Valerie Coleman, of Pen of the Writer, twice last year about Mastering Self Publishing. Ms. Coleman gave several important items that authors should seriously consider & do. Such as filing for  an LLC to protect your personal assets from your business assets.

She answers the following important questions: How to protect yourself? How to get an EIN? How to get an ISBN? The below interview is full of great information. To get the answer to these and other questions you may have in regards to self publishing make sure you listen to both recordings. Make sure you have a pen & paper handy as you listen to the recordings. Myself & Valerie will give you important information and websites that you will need to jot down.

Mastering Self Publishing Pt. 1

Mastering Self Publishing Pt. 2

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Valerie L. Coleman has been called to help writers get their books published. Walking in her purpose, she helped to establish a publishing company for Christian books and plays. She edited manuscripts, handled financial matters, ensured the accuracy of print specifications and managed book inventory. Coleman has since spread her wings and established her own company, Pen Of the WritER or POWER, InfiniPromoter’s 2008 Best Publisher. For more information about Valerie L. Coleman visit Pen of the Writer website.


About PK

A wife, mother, sister, and aunt. I scrapbook for a hobby. I am a business woman that owns two businesses. I love to talk & meet people. God is working in my life. The mission of this blog is to strengthen marriages. Marriages are the nucleus of our communities and we must nurture and strengthen marriages in order to transform our communities.

2 responses »

  1. I know that here in California there is a lot of NSS nail salons. And i know this because as a certified Cosmetologist, although not practicing publically currently, I know what to look for. After moving here 4 years ago it took me a year of visiting different salons to find one I am happy with, and I only go to them for plain manicures. But have a sanitary salon is a Must-Have for my health.

    Great Post Pamela.

    • Thanks! Unfortunately due to the economy, NSS salons are popping up everywhere daily. Consumers, like yourself, must get informed & educated on what is proper sanitation & demand it. Your health is precious don’t allow an hour pedicure to destroy your life…

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