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  • 1.Is Self-Publishing for You?

2. #BH13SelfPub INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required Is Self-Publishing for You? JEN MANN, People I Want to Punch in the Throat, @Throat_Punch LELA DAVIDSON, After the Bubbly, @leladavidson ROBIN OBRYANT, Robins Chicks, @robinobryant PANELISTS 3. #BH13SelfPub INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required Self-publishing success stories 4. #BH13SelfPub INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required BEFORE: Are you ready to publish? What is your end goal? write a series of books, get speaking engagements, etc. How do you define success? NYT Bestseller, have a physical book, get an agent Are you willing to do the work? Are you willing to fail? 5. #BH13SelfPub INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required DURING: The making of a book What is your genre? Who is audience demographic and ideal reader? How sturdy is your platform? Publishing options: - small print run - print on demand (POD) - digital only (Kindle, Nook, iBooks, etc.) - big self-publishing services, packages - consultants, agents 6. #BH13SelfPub INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required AFTER: Never stop selling, developing In person, online, through your retailers Keeping up with publishing industry changes Write your next book Seek traditional publication? Leverage your new status as an author Create new content based on your growing platform 7. #BH13SelfPub INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required Self-publishing success stories 8. #BH13SelfPub INTERNET SSID: BlogHer | No Password Required Is Self-Publishing for You? JEN MANN, People I Want to Punch in the Throat, @Throat_Punch LELA DAVIDSON, After the Bubbly, @leladavidson ROBIN OBRYANT, Robins Chicks, @robinobryant PANELISTS 9. BlogHer is a snake meal of ideas in a wonton wrapper of love. Afterwards you need a 2- day nap, then it nourishes you for a year. @debontherocks