Chris A. Baird | January 8, 2021
Is Self-Publishing Too Complicated?

Are you one of the authors who wanted to self-publish a book but wondering is self-publishing too complicated? Discover how you can make your self-publishing journey so much easier today.

Today's question has three answers and you're going to want to stick around for the third answer. I am going to tell you the one thing that you definitely want to do if you're not going to get overwhelmed by just how complicated self-publishing can be.

Let's get into it. The question that was sent to me today was, is self-publishing too much complicated? That's a question that many people when you're first getting started, you've got an idea of a book you want to do.

Perhaps you already read your book and you're considering how exactly are we going to get around to the market? Usually, what happens if you begin to understand that there are a lot of tools that can be learned, there's a lot of different ways that you can do self-publishing.

Doing everything yourself or hiring a company. You begin to feel that it becomes very complicated with regards to making all of these decisions. And what if you make a wrong choice?

It can cost you a lot of money and cost you time. In the end, maybe your book never gets published at all. This is something that very many authors when your first getting started, you feel this overwhelmed because of just how complicated it feels.

And this is what we'll be going to answer today. But before we get into the answers, grab a copy of my absolutely free Self-Publishing Checklist. It will help you get started with self-publishing right away.

Let's get into it. When I first got started, I wanted to self-publish a book that seemed pretty straight forward. I was a little bit overwhelmed but wasn't sure about that.

There were just too many options and too many tools plus there was no roadmap with many things. Many choices that occur in the house or something, lots of choices. But because of the standard roadmap, you would fall about the self-publishing not so much.

Learn The Important Step

Many different websites will help you get started. Like a lot of voices and a lot of courses that you can take this so much noise and confusion. It leaves a lot of people not knowing what they should be doing to get their books published and that was what was happening to me.

But after some time, I began to understand that the important step is to break everything down into simple steps. You go one by one, we experiment and learn one thing at a time. And over some time, we begin to learn all of the necessary tools to get a high-quality version of our book self-published.

But we're not trying to be perfect for just trying to get through the steps and learn and become better each time. So what happened was by staying in a community of self-publishers, sharing their best practices in the things that they've  learned, we're able to implement those things that can also be felt.

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As they were on a journey with other people even at the end of the day we are so alone. In the sense that it is our book that we've written or ghostwritten that we may have paid to get done for us. But we're wanting to get it on to the market.

We're able to do that without it being so complicated. Since then, I have put out hundreds of books on to the market without feeling that high sense of overwhelmed. The whole basis of this was that breaking it down into simple steps.

So, is self-publishing too complicated? The answer is "Yes" if you let it be. If we try to learn everything at the same time if we try to do all of the steps and at the same time.

We are listening to too many voices and at the same time taking lots of courses but never implementing what we're learning, these will all lead to a failure. The second thing is by taking one step at a time. Making our daily progress if we keep it completely very simple, they were able to follow through.

Making Sure You Learn

The secret answer of the day is that you should learn all of the steps yourself. You should not try to hire other people. This is one of the keys to wait in this game, that you need a little step yourself.

And was your revenue starts to go up, the amount of money that's coming in from your books on the royalties? Use that money to pay other people to take over the sum of the steps.

The best thing is that if you already know how to do the steps then you're in a better position to instruct them or tell them what you would like to see or not like to see. Sometimes it's really hard to know what we want until we've done it ourselves.

This is something that for a lot of my students ask "Is self-publishing too complicated?", there is an idea that maybe if I just pay other people to do the whole thing for me, that will save us time and energy. This is just not the case because you're going to want to make sure that you are learning the steps, each of them.

You should be learning every step and as you slowly move through them. Then you are in the position to hire other people to do the steps as money comes in. It becomes more steps and we can hire other people to do it as more and more money is coming into the process.

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That is the secret answer of the day. So, is self-publishing too complicated? If you do write "Yes" below in the comments and if you don't, write "No".

It will help me know that I'm reaching the right viewers and readers with this content. And check out my other blogs and videos for more answers to your self-publishing questions.

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