Top Self Publishing Tool Kits

Self Publishing Tool kits

Self Publishing Tool Kits. Which are Best?

In this article you will find a summary of the top self-publishing tool kits available. However, if you are ready to learn about self-publishing a book its time to take the first step. The first step is to hire a publishing coach or to try a self-publishing tool-kit.

Learn Before You Leap!

It is exciting to finally make a decision to self-publish your book. But, buyer, beware. The so-called self-publishing companies hold hands out for your money. Before proceeding, do yourself a favor by reading my article, Self-Publishing Companies to Avoid and How to Detect Author Scams!

Of course, the least expensive way to start is to try one of the free self-publishing tool-kits. Many of the print on demand companies offer free self-publishing book kits in order to attract buyers to their self-publishing services. This makes sense but the information in these tool-kits is geared to sell you their services which are not free.

Top Self-Publishing Companies with Toolkits

The Process of self-publishing a bookConsider, several prominent and top self-publishing companies include IngramSpark, Morris Publishing, LuLu Books. They all offer free self publishing tool kits. These tool kits offer various tips of how to self-publishing a book–mostly around using their platform. Of course, it is free to sign up for their services. However, these tool-kits offer very little solid information, except for a soft sales pitch for printing. Later, you’ll be hit with “after-the-fact” publishing services.

Indeed, their headliner service includes digital book printing. Yet, once you study about self-publishing, you will realize these that “self-publishing companies” are up-selling other publishing services. Notably, extra services include book cover design, interior book design, content editing, proofreading other publishing services. So, this is another cases of “free is not free.”

Do it Yourself Publishing kits. Feel the exhilaration of being a published author.

High Value Book Publishing Tool-Kits

A great option to ultimately save you time, money, and sweat, is sponsored by The Publishing SOLO Magazine. The Real Self-Publishing Toolkit at Dream to Publish which retails for $80, actually provides tools that will move you down the path to get you closer to publishing your book! These tools were created by Deborah S. Nelson, writer, for Publishing SOLO Magazine, and offers practical strategies to help you learn how to self-publish a book.

Self-Publishing checklist—chronological overview of the self-publishing process$10.00
Seven instructional and inspirational self-publishing videos—you’ll need it at times.$13.00
Intent to Publish Contract—you make a contract with yourself to publish your book.$7.00
Self-Publishing Dictionary of Terms—Learn the terms—it’s a whole new language!$7.00
33 Secret Writing Hacks for Those Craving to Publish$33.00

You may purchase the Real Self-Publishing Toolkit for $47 or try a mini-version for free.

How to Publish a Book in 2021: Learning How to Solve the Self-Publishing Puzzle

The puzzle pieces of how to publish a book

Learn How to Publish a Book with Self Publishing Tips, Tools, and Books by Publishing SOLO Magazine

By Deborah S. Nelson, Author-Book Coach-Speaker

When learning how to publish a book–what is the largest obstacle of all? After being a self-publishing coach for the past decade, my conclusion is that self-publishing’s most serious issue, by far is … lack of knowledge. Unfortunately, both hungry and fat sharks swim about in the ocean of self-publishing. Yet, learning to recognize the wolves in sheep’s clothing, and outsmarting the predators–means getting a good education.

Publishing SOLO magazine by Deborah S Nelson

Education is the core of our work at Publishing Solo Magazine. We provide a solid and thorough education for those who want to learn how to publish a book–before you actually attempt it! Obviously, We do not want to leave you to the wolves, or the sharks! So, in this process, we offer many free and paid tools, book coaching, and other resources for those who are learning how to publish a book themselves. Stick around, and learn the truths you need to know to be a successful self-published author!

The Biggest Challenge in Book Publishing: What You Don’t Know is Costly Beyond Words

One of the first questions most writers who want to self-publish ask is–who are the best and worst self-publishing companies? Which self-publishing companies should they avoid? These questions always bring to mind the truism: You don’t know … what you don’t know! To top it off, not knowing adversely affects your self-publishing costs–another popular question in independent publishing! How much does it cost to self-publish a book?

I cannot begin to tell you how much confusion, miscommunications, time, energy, grief, and money writers spend on learning what they don’t know on the way to self-publishing a book. Without realizing it, many have embarked on becoming their own publisher! Indeed, self-publishing a book goes way beyond just printing a book!

How to Publish a Book Kits
by Deborah S. Nelson

“How to Publish a Book” Makes for a Puzzle with a Multitude of Pieces

However, the bigger problem is not which self-publishing company is the best–or the worst, but who is the best match for your book publishing project! But, how can you know that? How do you know which self-publishing company to use in the first place? First, you need to understand the big picture; and you need to know a thing or two.

So, right off you need to understand is that printing a book is only one small piece of self-publishing a book. Many people really do think these are the same–but this could not be further from the truth! Consequently, this one issue causes a lot of untold grief. Indeed, a little education can go a very long way to prevent mistakes and keep from needlessly spending money in the wrong ways.

Tools, courses, books, and coaching for writers who want to publish a book

What is Self-Publishing Anyway? A Few Definitions

This article covers the basic overview of 2021 self-publishing options and possibilities. After a decade of digital book publishing, the dust has settled and systems have prevailed; and stars have begun to shine. Key players, are Amazon Books, Kindle, Amazon Audibles, Ibooks, and IngramSpark. There are many more players in this industry but these are the top ones, for starters.

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Before diving into any one of these venues, you are wise to learn the difference between publishing and printing, self publishing, short run printing, independent publishing and vanity publishing. A lot people companies who print books, refer to themselves and self-publishing companies and they indicate their services are free.

First of all, in reality the “self” publishing is actually produced by the person who has created “the works.” This term has been used loosely or “generically” in the past decade, and it would be wise to get a clear understanding of these terms. You may do so by reading my Dictionary of Self Publishing Terms. This will help you immensely in your quest in learning how to publish a book.

The Chronology of How to Publish a Book

The order of the phases and stages of publishing a book include a lot more steps than just printing a book. This is where a lot of misunderstandings can arise with so-called self-publishing companies. As publisher (self) you are responsible for the design of the cover, the interior layout and design, including front and back matter, and other parts of a book, plus the content editing, copy editing, and proofreading.

As publisher, you are responsible for scheduling, budgeting, hiring freelances; and of course, selecting the printer. Also, you select the distribution options, create author website, social media, and branding and marketing efforts. In summary, for more detail about what a publisher does see the article entitled: Become a Publisher in 7 Strategic Ways.

Frequently Asked Self-Publishing Questions

Frequently Asked Self-Publishing questions

In summary, it is wise to educate yourself in the brave new world of digital publishing. First of all, learn the correct terminology. Secondly, watch a history of printing and /publishing video entitled Once Upon a Book, here. Third, click on the many links within this article which go into specific subject in more depth and detail. Lastly, read my Frequently Asked Self-publishing Questions to build your knowledge and your confidence. I wish you the best and may your dream to publish a book come true!

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NEW … “How to Publish a Book” Kits! To Set Your Dream to Publish on Fire

set your dream to publish on fire with How to Publish a Book kits created by Publishing SOLO
Publish a Book Kits offer Tools, Books, Courses, and Coaching by Publishing SOLO
By Deborah S. Nelson, Author-Book Coach-Speaker

Win at Publishing with How to Publish a Book Kits

What are How to Publish a Book Kits? I know someone who has created these just for aspiring authors. If publishing a book is on your bucket list, you must read on!

POD Printing, Self Publishing and Indie Publishing

Considering it has been a little over a decade since the introduction of print on demand, publishing a book yourself is now a real option for new and seasoned writers. Just as online dating was marginal at first, now we no longer call it “online dating.” Online dating today is just dating someone you met online. Publishing a book is heading that way and soon, it will be totally acceptable to publish a book using online sources. No longer will there be a stigma attached to “vanity or self-publishing.”

Learn How to Be Your Own Publisher with DIY Kits

Although publishing a book online to Amazon Books has become affordable and doable, technical difficulties will arise. For example, you must create the book cover to the exact file specifications required by print on demand. The truth is, if you are unfamiliar with graphic arts and digital files, these specifications could literally cause you to “tear your hair out.”

Additionally, doing the interior layout of the book is even more challenging. For example, you need to consider the placement of all the front matter and back matter. Plus, what are the front matter and back matter? Briefly, that includes the Table of Contents, title pages, Acknowledgements, Dedication, Index, Resources, to name only a few. The interior must also include headings, and page numbers, and Chapter heads. Indeed, this is very complicated even for a seasoned graphic artist who has not done interior book cover design and layout before.

Do it Yourself Publishing Kits by Deborah S Nelson and Publishing SOLO

Honeymoon Over–Publishing a Book Not that Easy

Once reality hits, these are just a few of the difficulties that a novice may find difficult to overcome. After all, a new writer may have already spent a year or more in writing the book. Now, this daunting self-publishing aspect could take another year or longer, if you, as the writer, need to learn all these things.

The best option is to hire a book publishing coach or take a workshop. Although doing it this way may save thousands of dollars and months and years of your time, it tends to be a little pricey. However, you may not have that kind of money to invest in the first place.

Less Pricey than Most Self Publishing Education

Publish a  Book Kits by Deborah S. Nelson, Author-Book Coach-Speaker

I created the new How to Publish a Book kit. This was after I had guided writers and their 100 plus new books through the self-publishing process. From this experience, I learned that self-publishing a book boiled down to a few basic steps which cause many aspiring authors to stumble and fail. We breeze through these with the kits.

Do You Know How to Get an ISBN for Free?

For example, most writers lack certain knowledge in this process and believe they must buy an ISBN number or even 10 of them. This is an unnecessary cost as you can get them for free. Indeed, this is just one small example, and Publish a Book Kits educates new writers on how to make better decisions in their self-publishing process. Therefore, this small investment will save hundreds or thousands of dollars in common mistakes.

Of course, you may prefer to skip the time and effort of the self-publishing learning curve. If you are a rising influencer, celebrity, or simply a busy person, you can hire a ghostwriter to help write and self-publish your book.

How to Publish a Book Kits—5 Spectacular Options

Publissh Your book Blueprint included in DIY Publish a Book Kits

Workshops, seminars, courses, self-publishing books, and a self-publishing coach are excellent options. However, these may be too costly for many new writers. Therefore, is suggest you consider one of my How to Publish a Book kits, with an average cost of less than 1 hour of book publishing coaching. These include the following:

DIY Publishing Kits
Flash Book Writing Kits
Blastoff Self Publishing Kits
The Newest Secret Vision Kits
Change Your Story Vision Kits

Vision Books Boost Your Dream to Publish a Book!

Much like a vision board, The Newest Secret and Change your Story Vision kits teach how to self-publish a basic storybook with pictures. Indeed, these programs deeply psychologically, and spiritually prepare you to become a published author. In addition, they are super easy and fun. Notably, The Flash Book Writing Kit is focused on helping you to write your book, or finish writing your book to make it ready for publishing!

In summary, How to Publish a Book Kits include:

  • A Text book and a workbook, Written by Deborah S Nelson
  • Instantly downloadable Mini courses
  • Consultation with Self-Publishing Coach and Author Deborah S Nelson

Writing Hack—Light the Fire of Your Passion and Stay Inspired to Write!

33 Writing Hacks for Those Craving to Publish: Writing Hack #23 Stay Inspired! by Deborah S. Nelson

Writing Hack #23 of 33—Writing Hacks for Aspiring Authors Who Crave to Be to Published

By Deborah S. Nelson, Author-Book Coach-Speaker

If you are doing most of these writing hacks in order, chances are that you are going to be continuously inspired! I was so inspired I once wrote a book in three months. After it was published to Amazon Books, I made enough money to pay rent for the next 5 years just from the sales of that book. Inspiration can start from the simplest of places. More me, I get inspired by peaceful waves of the ocean. If you enjoy the outdoors or certain places spark your inspiration, go there! Find the scenario that helps you write today.

Click Here for Your Self-Publishing ToolkitYou can stay inspired if you truly love to write, and are practicing your writing skills, as well as finding opportunities to write. The more you do it, the easier and faster it will be to write articles, and books. As with any skill, practice makes perfect. Find your inspiration in the mundane or enhance your life with new experiences.

Join some of the online freelance companies for small to big jobs writing articles, and product descriptions, and various other projects.

Are Your a Wannabe Writer? Try 33 Writing Hacks for Those Craving to Publish by Deborah S. Nelson

Deborah S. Nelson is an aspiring writer who has written and published 22 books to in the past nine years. She has worked inside a publishing house and written at least 400 online and offline articles. She claims she is still an aspiring writer addicted to the thrill of publishing—both your thrill and hers. That thrill is what propelled her into publishing coaching—and keeps her hooked!

Experience the exhilaration of BOOK COACHING during a trial session with Deborah S. Nelson. Click to schedule a complimentary 1/2 hour—available Tuesdays & Thursdays from 12p.m.-6p.m. EST.


Be sure to check out Ms. Nelson’s do-it-yourself writing kits at the Flash Book Writing Kits and our DIY Self-Publishing Kits. Buy all the 33 Writing Hacks for Those Craving to Publish at the Dream to Publish Shop.

The Newest Secret Vision Kits by Deborah S. Nelson

Is Being Rich Wrong?

Overcoming Scarcity Mentality 

Culture teaches most people that money is bad. The perception that rich people are greedy and devoid of spiritual depth, springs from the money is bad concept. Isn’t that wrong, though? Look around objectively, and identify these false messages. The first step in finding and receiving riches is to identify these false messages which are often deeply embedded into the human psyche. Obviously, those born into a wealthy environment, most likely will not experience these obstacles. 

Who taught us these money lessons … and why? 

E Equals MC Squared 

Einstein discovered that energy is the force behind reality. If you study quantum physics, it has been proven that thoughts produce energy—and energy creates physical outcome. The formulas are complicated but the simple conclusion shows that mentality could block abundance. 

Furthermore, the money is bad mentality keeps people from receiving. Money does not grow on trees, keeps people from receiving. These powerful money messages that keep thoughts and energy from expanding. 

Money is Energy 

Money is an exchange value. When you give money in trade for some product or service, you exchange value. Therefore, the more money you have at your fingertips, the more value you can receive—and by extension the more value you can produce. The practice of freeing yourself of limiting money beliefs which hold your success back, is an ongoing process.  

Dreams, Visions & Seeds 

If you envision yourself as an entrepreneur, you will need to invest in your vision. Sometimes your investment takes the form of sweat equity, talent, a loan, or your savings. But to create and realize a vision, you must first plant an investment. If you lack money, it’s necessary to plant the vision in the form of a business proposal, patent, prototype, or business plan. These are ways of planting seeds and creating investment or investors. 

Success Depends on Creating Value—Time, Talent & Team 

Anyone can create success by creating value. People need and want valuable products, services, and ideas. However, this will require some resources in the form of time, talent, and team. Once you overcome false beliefs about riches, you’ll discover the resources that you need to build your vision, business plan, product, or service. Many have done this from zero money, and so can you. 

The Power of Habits & Morning Routine 

Waking up early and establishing a morning routine which maximizes your personal energy, is key to attracting success. If you find that exercising, meditating, planning, or writing are actions which energize you, make a habit of that. Habits are seeds. All people are unique, and your morning routine will also be unique. Over time, you will develop the perfect routine, which will maximize your talent, creativity, and energy. 

Practice Gratitude & Authenticity 

First of all, find yourself, and then, be yourself. Once your abundance starts moving towards you, keep the momentum flowing. The easiest way to do this is to practice gratitude for everything. One of my favorite sayings is “Be thankful for what you already have, or you will lose it.” I see this time and time again, where people complain, and become bitter, and they lose it all. I think it’s the way of the universe, or God teaching appreciation of all that is given. Life, health, friends, and family are a gift which can never be taken for granted. Losing any of these has a way of destroying momentum and joy. Be proactive, and practice gratitude daily, or even hourly. You’ll reap the most abundance in gratitude, forgiveness, and joy.

abundance coaching with deborah s. nelson

Abundant Economic Circles 

How would it feel to own your own home free and clear? Would you love to own and run your own business to make your own income? How would you feel without permanent debt and with the freedom to come and go? I wanted to be free for decades, and over time, I achieved joyful financial freedom. 

Instead of investing your money in top corporate schemes, such as mortgages, the stock market, digital currency, credit card debt, car loans, pharmaceuticals, MLM, and poor food and health choices, learn how money can produce real income for you—rather than for the elite class. Good for them, but they don’t need more. You probably do. Obviously, this will require a leap of faith, but staying in the same endless game, requires faith as well. As many of us have already proven, hard work and educational level does not guarantee riches. 

Is Being Rich Wrong? 

We tend to think that being rich is wrong—but only because 97% of the rich are wronging you to get their riches. Being well-off and free from economic debt and pressures is not always wrong.

About Deborah S. Nelson

Deborah S. Nelson is a proponent of the “something from nothing” concept and an abundance coach. She teaches the abundance of self-employment, branding, writing, and publishing. Deborah S. Nelson is a published author of 22 books—she writes, publishes, and coaches from her retreat from the Caribbean. She offers publishing and writing coaching, plus author branding services which include author websites, hosting, logos, book design, marketing, and author branded products. Nelson also provides blogs, editing, and ghostwriting backed by 15 years of writing and publishing experience. 

If any of this resonates with you, contact Deborah S. Nelson for a half-hour complimentary consultation to learn about achieving your own personal abundance. 

Writing Coach for Self-Publishing

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The Purpose of Hiring a Writing Coach or Publishing Coach

If you are serious about being published you consider hiring a writing coach. Writing coaches are incredibly helpful when your goal is to publish a book. Writing a book is time-consuming and can take years. Therefore, with the help of a professional writer, you can accomplish your dream to write and publish a book. 

What is the Difference Between a Publishing & Writing Coach? 

A writing coach should be someone with professional, published writing experience. Teaching experience, as well as motivational strategies, are key skills in a writing coach. Simply put, a writing coach collaborates with writers to ensure they arrive at the finish line. They help writers determine what they are writing, why are they writing, and to whom they are writing. These are key factors in propelling the writing project toward completion.  However, a publishing coach plays a larger role, where the coach collaborates with the author as they lead the completed manuscript through the (usually) book publishing process.

Why Hire a Publishing Coach?

Publishing Coach & Indie Publishing Coach 

A publishing coach moves your works through publishing processes using indie publishing, self-publishing, or traditional publishing. The writing process is first, the book proposal is second, and the publishing process is last. A publishing coach guides your book through the creative services and technical portions required to publish.  

An indie publishing coach or self-publishing coach is laser-focused on directing creative works for print. Both coaches are highly knowledgeable in printing processes—especially the preparation of book files for print. Hiring a publishing coach to ensure that your book goes to print, often removes many expensive and time-consuming mistakes. Coaching costs should at least save the money wasted from not knowing the process (you don’t know what you don’t know). Digital and indie publishing have a high learning curve. Most people would not go to court without a lawyer and most people should not publish a book without a publishing coach. The publishing coach will focus on book cover design, interior layout, and preparing the book files for print.

Meet with an Online Writing Coach

Online Writing Coach  

Once upon a time, writers met writing coaches in person. However, with Covid lockdowns, people have adjusted to working at home. Indeed, the cost of gas, and the time it takes to meet your coach, adds to the total cost. Many people have discovered Skype, Zoom, and FaceTime, and may easily enjoy meetings with their coach online. This method of receiving coaching is convenient and significantly less expensive for everyone, as well. When hiring an online coach, check their references, reviews, and testimonials. Deborah S. Nelson, Writing and Publishing Coach, offers a free half-hour coaching session for a $5 processing fee.

Book Writing Coach Program 

Writing a book is a serious endeavor—and not for the faint of heart. Just as you may hire a guide for a safari, book writing is no less adventuresome. Book writing may take years. Therefore, a good book coach will keep you from getting lost, or becoming discouraged. Book writing coaches offer programs and courses to help you make massive progress in a short amount of time. Deborah S. Nelson, Book Coach, offers courses and books to help you reach your goal to publish a book.  

The most value of book coaching programs is derived from the coach who leads writers through the process in chronological order. Like building a home, the general contractor does the foundation first, the framework next, and lastly, the painting, floor work, and other details. Similarly, you must follow the proper order in book-building for the book to be a success. Therefore, you will hire a content editor, copy-editor, proofreader, book cover designer, and interior book layout expert, for example. These must be done in proper order, or you will incur unnecessary costs. The book coach can supervise these projects to ensure the highest standard—and without inflated pricing from specialists. 

Types of Writing Coaches—Online Book Coach

Types of Writing Coaches—Business Writing Coach, Children’s Writing Coach, Christian Book Writing Coach 

When hiring a writing coach, consider the type of writing you will do. If specializing in a specific area, look for a writing coach experienced in that genre. Some writers are focused on writing a novel—and, in that case, look for a writing coach with published novels. In addition, if writing books for the Christian market, hire someone who has worked with Christian books. This is a large market with its own nuances that you should keep in mind. Children’s writing is another large genre, with its own challenges. Writing must be age-appropriate. Additionally, children’s books are often highly illustrated and must be published in color. On the other hand, business writing requires a high degree of communication and accuracy. These genres require special writing coaches. Therefore, you might consider a coaching specialist in one of these genres. 

Writing Coach Rates

Writing Coach Rates 

Writing coach rates vary by experience and reputation. Like in any field, look for a person with good references and a portfolio of previous work. Indeed, reviews, references, and testimonials are a good indication of the quality and type of work they do. Writing coaches range from $35-$75 an hour. Of course, celebrity writing coaches can and do command ridiculous prices. Generally, normal-level writing coaches can do the job just as well for an average of $50 an hour. Many writing coaches offer packages or courses which can reduce the pricing significantly.  

Publishing Coach Costs 

Publishing coaches are rarer than writing coaches and require a degree of technical savvy. Yet, the same hiring process applies for writing coaches, but understand that when going through the publishing process, you will need to also pay for book cover design, editors, and other professionals.  

The publishing coach will hire and oversee the best book specialists for the best pricing available. Consider that publishing coaches work with the best people to help publish your book. In general, publishing coach costs will range from $50-$150 an hour. However costly, unless you understand digital pre-production, if you try this on your own, you will face a two-to-three-year learning curve. Finally, in order to successfully publish, if you do not know digital publishing, you will need an expert publishing coach by your side.

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Selling Your Books with Author Branding Basics

Okay—you’ve done it! You’ve published a book. Now what? But, have you given much thought to selling your books and author branding?

Selling Your Books

Writing and publishing a book is a big undertaking, and you may feel exhausted. However, if you lay the groundwork of author branding as you go, when it comes time to launch that book, you’ll be ready to sell books.

Author Branding Sells Books

Author branding signals to readers who you are and what types of books you write. Author branding is the foundation of selling books and includes the following aspects.

  1. Logo and Tagline
  2. Author Bio
  3. Author Headshots
  4. Author Website
  5. Social Media
  6. Video Channel
Create Your Author Brand

Author Logo and Tagline

The idea of author branding is to create a recognizable name for yourself. You will want to develop a logo, with a tagline representing your name and mission. For example, one of my coaching client’s logos is a vibrant image of herself making fresh orange juice juxtaposed over an ocean background. Her tagline is “Cleansing for Energy.” Her products and services are all health-oriented with the goal of cleansing. Her readers and clients know that if you need cleansing, one of her three books and many products will help you accomplish that.

Author Bio Sets the Tone for Author Branding

As an author, uses for an enticing and captivating author bio are almost endless. You will need an author bio for the “About the Author” section of your book, as well as your author website, social media sites, and online book descriptions. Take some time to write your story. Tell people what your mission is and who you are in terms of a simple, recognizable brand. 

Importance of an Headshot for Author Branding

Increase Book Sales with Professional Author Headshots

This is not a place to skimp. Your author headshot is everything. Hire a professional headshot photographer. You will need headshots for the back cover, your website, and social media accounts—so take time and care in shooting these photos. Full body shots that show you in action and emphasize your mission can also enhance your author website. These photos can be used for other author branding purposes as well. To sell books, get a great author headshot and body shots that will reflect your best qualities. 

Author Website is a Place for Selling Your Books

An author website gives you a web presence. Be sure to buy a domain with your name. If unavailable, simply add hyphens between your first and last name. Usually, you can land a dot com domain by selecting the hyphens. Or, if you do not want hyphens, buy one of the many alternative extensions, such as dot TV, dot guru, dot money, or any other than dot com. I prefer dot com, so when I run into an unavailable domain, I just add hyphens. Dot com has more authority with search engines and is preferable for stronger author branding.

Lady Online Shopping—Create an Online Store with Author Branding

Bookstore on Your Website

In addition, of course, you will want a theme that includes a shopping cart, so that you may sell your books directly from your website. If you focus on Amazon and other book-selling networks, you will pay 40% to the bookseller. Although important for ratings, selling books on Amazon is necessary for the first months, but down the road, you will make a much better profit selling books from your website—and simply drop shipping from your print-on-demand account.

Author websites need not be complex or expensive. Go for an author theme, such as Author Pro by Genesis, which is a framework available from Premium Press. Or, hire a freelancer from to build your website. 

Social Media Presence Builds Fan Base

An author-branded presence in your writing niche can create interest in your books. Be sure to use professional photos, logos, and make your brand clear. Once readers recognize your brand, it is an easy step to book sales. Use social media to announce live stream videos, book offers, your website, and otherwise make your brand obvious. Do not forget to join Goodreads which is the “Facebook” for book lovers.

Video Channel for Author Branding

How a Video Channel Sells Books

Creating a channel on YouTube, Vimeo, or Bit Shute can build your fanbase and give them a chance to know more about your subject material. Once they are hooked on the information you provide in your videos, you can send them to your website or Amazon to purchase your book. Offer courses, speaking engagements, and other collateral products and services through your video account. If you are shy about putting your face on video, you can use slides and voice-over to share, teach, and promote your books and other offerings.

Publishing Services—Hardcore Truth of Book Editing

Book Publishing Services—Editorial

Many people have heard the expression: “You don’t know what you don’t know.” This has never been more apparent than in the field of self-publishing. 

Firstly, the term self-publishing has been commercialized by digital printing companies. The meaning of the term self-publishing indicates that the author takes on the responsibility of publishing their own works. 99% of so-called self-publishing companies become self-appointed publishers—not the author! Most of these companies offer “free print-on-demand printing,” and entice the writer with other expensive services required to publish a book such as book cover and interior design, sales materials, and more. This sequence of events results in a pseudo-self-publishing model which is not transparent—and low quality, as well. 

Book editing is one of the most important events in book publishing. New writers use the term editing loosely, which causes a lot of confusion in the editing process. When self-publishing or independently publishing a book, you must understand the different types of editing, what makes a good editor, and the chronological order of editing. 

10 DIY Editing Tips for a Smoothly Written Ride

When Not to Use Self-Editing 

Many first-time self-publishers overlook the editing process. The editing process is just as important as writing the book. Understand something called “word immunity” (coined by Deborah S. Nelson, Publishing SOLO Magazine publisher) operates when trying to edit and proofread your own work. The focus in writing is to get the concept across to the readers, so the author’s mind automatically “edits and removes mistakes.” Consequently, a writer can never edit or proofread their own work successfully. Even if you were a professional proofreader by trade, proofreading your own work would be folly, because of the reality of “word immunity.” 

However, having said that, doing a final self-edit is important in preparing the manuscript for publication. Do not turn over a rough draft to the design people. Be sure you do a once-over self-edit. Publishing SOLO offers a free article called 10 Tips for a Smoothly Written Ridewhich will greatly help with your final self-edit. Nevertheless, self-editing is part of the writing process—not the professional editing process. 

Three Types of Book Editing 

When I worked for a publishing house, we hired professional editors. Once the manuscript is submitted by the author, the first editor is a content editor. Then, once the content editor has finished their job, the next editor is a copy editor. Finally, the last editor to lay hands on the manuscript prior to publication is the proofreader. 

Types of Book Editors 

Content Editing a Book

Content editing focuses on meaning, chronological order, and flow. The content is the focus. Therefore, a good content editor will check for accuracy, consistency, and meaning. What is the author trying to say here? Didn’t they already say that? This sentence is a contradiction to the chapter before this. These are the types of things a content editor finds. A content editor may move sentences, paragraphs, and even chapters into a different order. In fact, a good content editor will organize the material so that it makes sense, flows in an orderly fashion, does not repeat, or confuse the reader.

A good content editor will also help the author to rewrite sentences with words or thoughts missing. A writer commonly leaves out entire concepts, definitions, and thoughts related to the main theme because they know the material so well. Writes often make assumptions about the reader being able to understand their work. 

Copy Editing a Book

The ideal copy editor overlaps the content editor and the proofreader. They will look at the manuscript with a closer eye. A copy editor will analyze the sentence structure, grammar, and look and feel of the copy. They address compound words, proper use of em-dashes, as well as verb tenses, pronoun consistency, and word meaning. They may find themselves rewriting sentences, making a run-on sentence into two or three sentences, but will not move content around or do organizational editing. This is much more of a micro-level. Copy editing overlaps with the proofreading realm because a copy editor is also a designer of copy. They follow a style guide and fix formatting issues related to italics, bold, subheadings, and more.  

Additionally, a copy editor formats how the endnotes, footnotes, and title pages look. If there are testimonials, quotes, lists, and charts, the copy editor’s job is to make these look presentable and consistent. This is detailed work but is also primarily focused on making the copy look professional and easy to understand. Their goal is to make the copy look visually appealing, accurate, as well as orderly. A good copy editor will use one of the six professional style guides or create a custom style guide with input from the author and publisher.  

Proofreading in Book Editing

Proofreading a Book

Proofreading practically requires a microscope. Finding a good proofreader is more difficult than you may realize. First of all, be sure the proofreader is making decisions according to the style guide that the copy editor used or created. When interviewing proofreaders, ask them what style guide they use. If they do not know anything about that, do not hire them. These editors are often winging it, shooting from the hip—proofreading according to their 8th grade English teacher.

In reality, beyond proper spelling, proofreading is an art. The idea is to create consistent punctuation, grammar, quotes, bolds, and of course, find duplicate words, sentences, paragraphs, as well as missing words. This is the last pass and must be extremely detailed. However, the last pass can only be “perfect” if the content editor and copy editor have done their job well. Often, if the manuscript is originally full of errors, the errors are passed down to the proofreading process. Therefore, each editor must do a thorough job to produce an error-free book. 

If your goal is an error-free book, you will need these three editors in the process. As the author, you will be reviewing the corrections each editor made, and you have the right to veto any corrections. You have the last say. However, most corrections made by editors are sorely needed and make your book readable. Many self-published books are full of errors these days, and a lot of readers will notice. If they see errors in your book, that reflects on you. Maybe they will never catch the errors, but in general, if the book is not clean-looking they may never get past the first chapter. And, videos are so much easier to read! 


Has hiring a professional ghostwriter ever crossed your mind? What does a ghostwriter actually do? A ghostwriter writes a book for you! A ghostwriter is a specialized author who compiles, researches, and writes a book for you in your name. This is common among highly successful people without the time, or skills to write their own book—but have a dramatic story to tell or important information to share.

A Ghostwriter Helps Fulfill the Impossible Dream
of Becoming an Author

Have you always dreamed of publishing a book, but do not have the time or skill level? Perhaps you do not want to suffer the rejection that submitting to a traditional publisher inevitably brings. A ghostwriter, (along with a ghost publisher) can help you hop, skip, and jump over the time, money, rejection, and connection game that generally comes with writing and publishing a book.

Notably, many famous authors were rejected multiple times before landing a publisher—as reported in Top 10 Most Rejected Bestsellers. How can a ghostwriter help? Under your direction, they literally write your book! A good ghostwriter does the heavy lifting for you and allows you to excel and cash in on your day job. Now, you need not agonize over the procrastination involved in writing a book.

Advanced Authorship for CEOs, Professionals, Speakers & Celebrities

With 21st century digital publishing and print on demand (POD), no one need suffer the inevitable rejection that submitting to a publishing house brings. Democracy has arrived in publishing, and most writers can become published authors without fitting a publishing house’s strict constraints. Combining ghostwriting with self-publishing is an advanced way to publish and market your book at Amazon Books within a year.

Authorship Increases Net Worth & Self Worth

Today, we may opt for self-publishing and use print on demand which requires a small investment and may offer huge returns. With POD printing, one book is printed at a time for a small cost. Therefore, hiring a ghostwriter and then doing independent publishing (or hiring a ghost publisher) can position you as an author for a minimum of 10K (for a small book—physical book, not e-book).

By contrast, traditional publishing houses spend $50-300K investment in printing, then more, when distribution and sales efforts start. Therefore, a relatively small investment to publish on Amazon Books is a great alternative to chasing traditional publishing houses.

When is a Ghostwriter Right for You?

You may not have the time or bandwidth to write a book. As a busy CEO, your time is more valuable elsewhere! You may be an artist or celebrity, unable to put a wrinkle in your rising career to write a book. In any case, you possess a certain “secret knowledge,” and, without realizing it, may have already written the book. If a blogger, speaker, television, or YouTube host, with previously produced videos, the content is already done. You will only need a keen eye from an expert who will organize the content into proper book form.

This is where a ghostwriter comes in handy. You may hire them to compile and write your book while you function in your successful career—without substantial interruption!

10 Qualities to Seek in a Ghostwriter

1. Writing a Book Takes Time

No way around it—writing and publishing a book can take years. However, with digital publishing, that time can be cut in half. Expect the writing process to take from 6 months to a year. This does depend on how much material you provide to the writer. Sometimes a client provides material they have already written and the ghostwriter organizes the material into a concept, edits, and perhaps adds more content. This may take up to two years—depending on length of the book, difficulty of the material, and how much initial direction is provided.

2. Cost—Does the Ghostwriter Know How to Price Their Services?

First, understand when you hire a writer, this will cost money. At the very least, expect to spend $5,000 for a small book, of 20,000 words. Writing a book is a time-consuming, detailed, and labor-intensive process. A small 100-page book, 6 x 9 inches (standard size), is about 20,000 words. If a ghostwriter charges less than $0.25 per word, you can guess they do not know their craft. Even a college graduate, a natural English-speaking writer, should not accept any less than $0.25 a word. If someone is charging too little, do not expect your book to be completed. They are likely to become exhausted, ditch the project, and your down-payment disappears with them.

If looking for an experienced professional find someone who charges in the $0.40 to $0.50 per word range. Some experienced and well-known ghostwriters charge $1 a word, which is not completely unusual. Run away from those charging “by the page.” This could be anything from 100 to 500 words depending on the size of the book. Charging “by the page” is too ambiguous and misleading—and leaves too much space for misunderstandings. 

3. Evaluate Their Writing Experience

The ghostwriter you select should have extraordinary writing experience. You certainly do not want to hire someone who bites off more than they can chew, and gives up in the middle! Writing a book is potentially more intense and comparable to having a baby. Seriously. When interviewing a ghostwriter, ask them for links to books they have written. Read at least the first and last chapter to get a sense of what type of writer they are. 

4. Check References & Testimonials

Ghostwriters from foreign countries who are inexpensive can quickly turn into a bad experience. You should hire a natural-born English writer, who has written at least 5 books. Ask for testimonials and references to ensure they do not take your deposit and then forget to produce the book. Many scammers are in the publishing industry, ready to take advantage of those with a dream to publish a book.

5. Does the Ghostwriter Know the Subject Matter?

Interview the ghostwriter to determine if they are relatively knowledgeable in the subject matter of your book. Some ghostwriters specialize in fiction and others in nonfiction, so be sure you are a match. Furthermore, if a ghostwriter is strong on research, this is helpful.

Yet, it is your responsibility to lead the writer as to how the material should be best presented to your market. Be prepared to explain your market, goals for the book, as well as the information you want to impart in detail. Try to find a ghostwriter who has written material on your subject matter but also be sure that what they write will be original. If possible, pay them to write one sample chapter, and run it through a duplication software to determine if the writing is original. Then, read the material to see if you like the style of their writing. This will save you time and trouble.

6. Ask Ghostwriter for a Production Schedule Before Payment

Part of hiring a ghostwriter includes asking them for a production schedule upfront. However, this should be completed before you sign the contract and send a down payment. Certain deadlines and timelines for both the ghostwriter and yourself are imperative. In addition, you may expect to be in a meeting at least twice monthly or weekly to stay on track with the writing progress. You need to take responsibility for providing the content, or at least describing in detail the content you want in your book.

7. Extra Services? Editing.

Some ghostwriters will provide editing as well, but be sure to determine if the editing is included. This separate task is often performed by specialists. Some ghostwriters can do a light edit, but be prepared to hire an editor once the book is written and turned over to you.

8. Extra Services? Sales Copy.

Ask your ghostwriter to include sales copy, if they are a talented writer in the marketing area. They know your book better than anyone. Therefore, they may quickly prepare the book synopsis for book descriptions, back cover copy, and review requests. If you can get them to include this, you will not need to hire another expert later.

9. Negociate a Book Proposal

If you are intent on being published through a traditional publishing company, once the book is written, with a light edit, you may prepare a book proposal to send to certain traditional publishing companies. This is a separate task and you may hire the ghostwriter for this as well. The ghostwriter knows the book better than anyone. However, the other option is to hire a book proposal specialist.

10. Copyrights, Royalties & Contract

Once you select a ghostwriter, ask them for their contract. If they do not have one … oops—next! Agreements must be as clear as possible. These projects are not easy or simple. Some ghostwriters will ask for credit as the ghostwriter or, perhaps a co-author credit on the cover. They may wish to be included on the copyright page, as well as receive your testimonial for their future marketing efforts. Some will even ask for a percentage of the book’s profits. To keep it clean, pay for the entire work in installments.

Of course, in the contract be sure all rights and royalties are spelled out carefully and completely. In most cases, the ghostwriter is simply a writer for hire and will give all royalties and copyrights to the hiring author. However, in cases of “celebrity ghostwriters,” this will not be the case. Yet, contact need not be complicated. Use a contract as a communication and “scope of work” tool—not an expectation of legal issues!

The Thrill and Lifestyle of Authorship

Publishing a book is an incredible accomplishment but will cost time, money, sweat and in most cases, some tears before the final book is in your hands! I have led 100 books and their writers through the publishing process, and although the journey is intense, the rewards are greater. Indeed, many of my authors have increased their income, net-worth, and self-worth many times over by becoming authors. With a fan base, writing a book is a way to build an income stream while also marketing your brand. Although a complicated and daunting task, the rewards are amazing. Once you become an author, the effort, time, money, and frustration pale in comparison to basking in the sunshine of being a published author.

For additional information explore FAQ Self-Publishing Frequently Asked Questions Answered by Deborah S. Nelson. If you are ready to hire a ghostwriter, visit Dream to Publish.

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What are the Biggest Pitfalls to Avoid When Self-Publishing a Book?

How to Self-Publish a Book Without Pitfalls

As a book publishing coach for nearly a decade, one of the most frequently asked questions by writers is, “What are pitfalls to avoid when self-publishing a book?” Dream to Publish offers various levels of book coaching. Therefore, I recommend clients assess their skill level first, to avoid an unsuccessful book project. 

9 Major Pitfalls in Self-Publishing a Book

1. Knowledge—You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

This pitfall involves the concept: You don’t know what you don’t know. Many writers do not realize that as the publisher of their book, more time and effort are required than printing the book. Publishing a book involves extensive pre-production services, which may be expensive, time-consuming, and technical. If the skill level is not present, a writer can find themselves disappointed, and frustrated beyond repair. Counseling may be necessary! 

2. Printing—Print on Demand for Self-Publishing

Since the advent of print on demand, self-publishing is affordable and doable for the normal person. However, many so-called self-publishing companies are less than honest. To start with, these companies are misrepresenting themselves as self-publishers. As an aspiring self-published author, you are the publisher, not them. These misleading companies advertise “free” self-publishing knowing that most people do not realize the full scope of publishing a book. Once you send them your manuscript, your book becomes hostage to high price points and low quality provided by unscrupulous companies. 

3. Subcontractors—Hire Book Publishing Specialists

During the process of publishing a book, you will need to hire subcontractors to complete elements of your book such as book cover design, content editing, copy editing, proofreading, interior design, sales copy, finding reviews, and more. Unless you are connected in this field, these contractors may charge too much and know too little about book publishing. They may be a graphic designer but have never designed a book cover. They may be a layout artist with no experience in book interiors. This part is tricky and pricey. Often, subcontractors don’t know what they don’t know, and your book quality and budget may suffer. 

4. Too Many Cooks—Maintain a Vision for Your Book

Most first-time self-publishers cannot resist the temptation to ask others for their opinion of their manuscript, book cover, and interior design. This is a big mistake because everyone is an expert and they all disagree—causing you more confusion than ever! Resist the temptation for approval and support during this process from friends and family. Check with professionals and research online the way books, title pages, back covers, and other components are designed. Do not ask your brother, mother, or some random designer who knows nothing about designing books. Too many cooks in the kitchen can spoil the broth. 

5. Chronology—Follow a Publishing Timeline

This pitfall involves the lack of making a production schedule, following a timeline, and keeping the work in order. If the work is done in the wrong order, you will waste time, receive inferior results, plus, of course, cost yourself more money. The work must flow in a particular order. To start, self-publishers must create a production schedule and timeline, plus stay on track. 

6. Falling in Love with Your Writing—Don’t Do it

Since you are the writer and the publisher, you will find it challenging to maintain objectivity. You may think that your writing is a certain style when in reality, that style is in error. More than one of my clients fell in love with using the word “it” repeatedly to start a sentence, and this is not a style—good writers and editors call “this style” weak writing. However, as the publisher, you are the boss. Although falling in love with your writing is natural, this practice is also risky without the guidance of professional subcontractors who provide honest, high-quality feedback. 

7. Perfectionism—Stop it!

Oh, this is a good one! The book is never going to be perfect. Most books published by traditional publishing companies contain errors—I see them all the time. Yet, these errors can be corrected in the 2nd edition, so resist perfectionism on the 1st edition. Hire a professional proofreader and be done with it! Each change you make begets another. Once you reach a good point, publish and print. Perfectionism can drag you into a black hole of endless corrections. Remember, corrections are not done in a vacuum and are certain to cause a ripple effect going forward. Many people are perfectionists because they are afraid to push the publish button. This is the most heartbreaking pitfall of self-publishing a book. A person makes so much progress and at the bitter end is unable to publish, making all kinds of excuses as momentum dies. 

8. Author Branding—Part of the Process

Technically, author branding is needed after self-publishing to sell books. However, in all reality, one must start this process before approaching a publishing date. Most books are sold online now. Therefore, an author’s website and social media are key to author branding and to make books available through the author. Your author brand is often developed from book concept artwork, so as you go through the publishing steps, be sure to include author branding in the process. Once your book goes to press, your website will be ready and able to sell books or, at least link to your distribution network.  

9. Review Copy—Easily Forgotten When Self-Publishing

As you go through the publishing process you will reach a point where the manuscript and book cover has been proofread. Although not yet in book form, in your hands is a final copy. This is the time to create a PDF of the book cover and interior. Once you do this, you may send this copy through email to solicit reviews. Reviews are necessary to sell books. Additionally, many books include a page at the beginning with review comments. These reviews help sell the book, plus you may include these reviews in your online book description. Once the book is published online, you have lost your chance to include these reviews in the description area of the book. Yes, that can be done later, but not easily. 

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No Time to Write? Try These 6 Quick Shortcuts to Revolutionize Your Writing

Finding Time to Write! by Deborah S. Nelson, Publishing SOLO
Finding Time to Write!

Making Time to Write

Deborah S. Nelson, Author, Publish Your Book Blueprint

I reveal how I make time to write throughout this online magazine. However, also I offer 1/2 hour complimentary publishing consultations. I do this for many reasons. Firstly, I am excited to teach independent publishing. Secondly, often one smart idea, when applied, can improve a writing project by 25 or 50%. This brings me great joy, even if I never hear from that writer again. Thirdly, I can encourage authors in the making!

During my complimentary sessions, I repeatedly encounter this question, “How do I find the time to write?” I get that—and so I will address this question in today’s blog.

The Big Time to Write Issue

Make Lockdown Writing Time by Deborah S. Nelson, Publishing SOLO

In the 21st century, most humans are inundated with continuous obligations and responsibilities. When is the time to write? Today, for example, I filled my car with gas; paid for health insurance; took my computer for repair; updated my virus checker; changed my cell phone plan; replaced my vehicle’s defective door strip; and, changed the batteries in my home security system.

Financial life is also complex, with constant money management duties. For eight months, I have been trying to talk to Amazon regarding misapplied payments; and contact my bank for a refund of the $5/month they are subtracting from my savings account. Plus, two checks from a small income stream are missing in the mail. Tracking monies is so time-consuming—we either pay in money or in time.

Tips to Make Yourself Write!

1. Make Lockdown a Time to Write

Many unsung writers are emerging from their shells during lockdown. What better time to write in 2020 than during lockdown? In 2009, I took a 3-month writing sabbatical to write and publish a book to Amazon. This period was a self-enforced lockdown and that book paid my rent for at least 5 years hence. Use the concept of lockdown and visit me in the Caribbean for a writer’s retreat!

2. Write About What You Know and Love

Writers often believe that they must be novelists, best sellers, or scholarly to publish. Indeed, culture and society have created stereotypes—but, the digital publishing age of the 21st century has obliterated these. Therefore, if you write about a subject you know and love, your writing will have merit. Plus, your words will flow like water and you will hardly be able to stop writing. Even half-an-hour a day will make great progress.

3. Find Time to Write—Make Writing a Habit

If there was just one habit for how to write a book in record time, I would recommend this trick. Set aside half-an-hour to an hour a day to write! Many of us spend that time in a flash on Facebook or watching TV. If you give yourself one hour a day to write, after a month, you will have a chunk of your book magically written.

4. A Timing Issue or Writer’s Block?

Forget about what your writing sounds or looks like. Get the heart of the content written. Later you can edit, copy-edit, proofread or even have a trusted friend check for typos and punctuation errors. Spell-check is not your friend. Do not focus on content and form at the same time. Both will suffer. First things first. Get the heart of what you want to say in writing. Then, you can polish its form.

5. Blog or Write for a Blog Daily

Create a Blog or Write for a Blog Daily | Deborah S. Nelson

This is a magical way to finish a book in record time! Commit to providing an article once a day or once a week for a blog. Organize the book concept so that the articles will fall into the chapters of a book. The great thing about this trick is that you are also developing a following while writing. Go to and start a blog on the subject of your book.

6. Publish Your Book

Make a plan to publish your book. Best selling author Jack Canfield once said that writing a book without publishing it is like having a baby and leaving it on someone’s doorstep. You may find traditional publishing challenging and time-consuming, but self-publishing is doable at an affordable price. Notably, if you are an entrepreneur, you can recoup the cost of self-publishing quickly by offering consulting, coaching, and courses in your field of expertise.

New! Do it Yourself Publishing Kits—Become an Author & Change Your Life!

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Do it Yourself Publishing Kits Makes Your Dream to Publish a Book doable

Someone famous once said: Don’t Die with Your Music Still in You … Deborah S. Nelson says: “Don’t Die with Your Story Still in You!”

Your Inside Story Brings Personal Transformation

By any chance, is publishing a book on your bucket list? Well, then, the New Year is prime time to write your story–or to write a new story of your life, A new story is about the only thing that will create lasting self transformation. And, to support the concept of Self Transformation through Self-Publishing, Deborah S. Nelson, Publisher of Publishing SOLO Magazine presents her DIY Book Publishing Kits for 2020.

Self-Publishing is Confusing and Complex

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What, Where, Who, Why, When, How-of Self-Publishing

“Digital publishing presents distinct technical challenges when preparing a book file for printing,” says Ms. Nelson, and adds—“Specialized publishing services like book cover, front & back matter, title, ISBN, bar code, and copyright issues—plus pesky details such as interior book design, sales and social media basics are daunting for the novice!” These aspects are often more time-consuming and challenging, than writing the book, itself!

Self-Publishing Kits for Writers, Entrepreneurs, & Rising Stars

Despite technicalities, Ms. Nelson cheers self-publishing benefits for writers, entrepreneurs, and rising stars. These include notoriety, expert status, and increased self-worth; along with options to speak, consult, teach, and sell books. Plus, Ms, Nelson says a priceless self-transformation occurs through the self-publishing process.

Many entrepreneurs increase their pricing 10-25% once they a published author. Also, some add consulting and speaking as another income stream. Indeed, writers, who have never been published, use their self-publishing success to land better publishing contracts than possible for “first-time” authors. Rising published YouTube stars increase their notoriety, fund-raising, and income streams from their growing online brand.

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The Right Information is Power.

Democracy in Publishing—A Right to Publish

Deborah S. Nelson has worked passionately and tirelessly both inside traditional publishing, plus has mastered self-publishing and book coaching during the past decade. Therefore, she understands that the digital transformation is not as easy as was initially expected. Insurmountable hurdles for the new self-publisher include achieving professional quality, overcoming technical blocks, learning author promotion, plus navigating various publishing venues such as Audible Books, Kindle, and online eBooks. These take time, expense, expertise, learning, and persistence.

Self-Publishing is Exhausting for Many Writers

Many first time writers have founded themselves over their heads and mired in the self-publishing process. They get stuck, and quit. Yet, Ms. Nelson reveres the concept of democracy in publishing. Anyone who nurtures their inspiration, has a story to tell, or specialized knowledge to share; has earned the right to publish.

Self-Publishing Made Easy—Kits by Deborah Nelson

Deborah S Nelson, creator of Self-Publishing Kits

Nelsons’ new and revolutionary “how to publish a book kits,” and formally named DIY Publishing Kits, launches in January of 2020! With five types of book publishing kits—each kit offers three levels of guidance. These kits help those who cannot afford to hire Ms. Nelson for ongoing book publishing coaching. Listed below, “how to publish a book” kits include:

  1. Text book (Finding the Author Within or Change Your Story, by Deborah S. Nelson, for example) which prepares the writer for self-publishing.
  2. Workbook, tools, and mini-courses on how to publish a book online.
  3. Book coaching for half hour-1.5 hours with Ms. Nelson to help you through stumbling blocks—especially those which prevent book completion.

Types of Book Do it Yourself Publishing Kits

Since writers publish from various motivations and inspirations, Ms. Nelson had created five types of self-publishing kits.

DIY Publishing Kits
Flash Book Writing Kits
Blastoff Self-Publishing Kits
Change Your Story Vision Kits
The Newest Secret Vision Kits

 DIY Publishing Kits

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These kits are made for the writer with a completed manuscript. Learn the self-publishing process by doing it on a practice book. Once done—you’ll be able to navigate through the process. In your consulting time with Ms. Nelson, she helps you prepare a budget, hire specialists, and organize your project. Prices of DIY Publishing kits are $97, $197, and $297. Components purchased separately at the Dream to Publish Boutique, add up to twice the kit price.

Flash Book Writing Kits

Flash Book Writing Kits by Deborah S. Nelson

Flash Book Writing Kits are for those who have not yet finished writing their manuscript. These are amazing for entrepreneurs or rising stars who already know their subject material, but need it organized on paper. Many people do not realize they already have a lot of material—on their blog, YouTube channel, or company website.

This material simply needs to be organized. Flash Book Writing Kits are perfect for this author type. Three levels of kits are available—silver, gold, and platinum. The platinum offers the most tools, books, and book coaching with Ms. Nelson. The prices are $77, $177, and $277.

Blastoff Self-Publishing Kits

Although these kits are similar to DIY Publishing Kits, they are customized for writers who have completed their manuscript, and feel they want to move fast. You will publish an easy sample book, and learn the process to prevent mistakes on your final book!

Ms. Nelson offers three levels—Silver, Gold, and Platinum, at $197, $297 and $397. The Blastoff Kits include books, tools, mini-courses, and book coaching by Deborah S. Nelson. Notably, these may be purchased separately at the Dream to Publish Boutique for about twice the kit price.

Change Your Story Vision Kits

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Stories are powerful, Therefore, tell a new story and get a new life. With the focus of Self-Transformation through Self-Publishing, these kits help change the trajectory of your life story! The books included in these kits are entitled Change Your Story, by Deborah S. Nelson. The Silver and Gold kit includes the Change Your Story Workbook which guides you to map a new story to change your life—for the better. With this kit, Ms. Nelson also offers three levels–Change Your Story Vision Kits—Silver, Gold, and Platinum, at $197, $297, and $397.

The Newest Secret Vision Kits

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With the focus on Ms. Nelson’s concept of Self Transformation through Self-Publishing, this kit marries The Law of Attraction with the Power of the Pen. Indeed, you will tell your dreams within the pages of your self-published storybook. Therefore, your published vision book becomes your new life plan. The Newest Secret text and workbook, by Deborah S. Nelson is the guiding curriculum. Nelson offers three levels of The Newest Secret Vision Kits—Silver, Gold, and Platinum, at $197, $297 and $397.

Powerful Actualization When Power of the Pen and Law of Attraction Are Together

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Notably, It is a well-known fact that the 3% who write their clearly defined goals and dreams on paper, are the most successful and happy humans. Although, how much more powerful is a clearly formulated vision plan, published in storybook form? Obviously, this is the most super-charged self transformation kit by Deborah S. Nelson. Lastly, the human potential movement is missing a key for manifesting dreams—The Power of the Pen. Consequently, when combined with The Law of Attraction, lives change!