Why you should or should not self-publish your book…

Author Shannon Yarbrough, who’s been both self- and traditionally published, shares some heartfelt thoughts on the self-publishing scene.

The Lone Writer: Shannon Yarbrough

Years ago there was a time when self-publishing was new and exciting for me. And before that, yeah, there was a time when I didn’t know what the hell I was doing. Way back when, like most, I learned from the web. I searched blogs and sites for the best advice. I took notes. I blogged about it myself. Asked questions on other blogs. Bought books about self-publishing. Eventually, and after three self-published books, I felt comfortable enough in giving advice to other newbies and sharing my experience. I started a blog called The LL Book Review which was devoted to helping indie authors and reviewing them. I had a team of almost ten bloggers by the time our five year run was over.

Today, when it comes to the subject, I admit I’m out of touch. I feel like I’ve been out of high school for a few years…

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About Gabriella West

Indie writer/editor and author of historical novel TIME OF GRACE and contemporary LGBT romance ELSIE STREET.
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