How Publishable Are You? Take the Quiz!

How Publishable Are You? Take the Quiz!

How Publishable Are You? Take the Quiz!This tool will help realistically assess your likelihood of success in self-publishing a book. As a publishing coach, I teach my clients about the three major components to self-publish a book.

1. Write the book
2. Publish the book
3. Market the book

The tool below will help you decide if self-publishing is best for your book. This tool is not meant to judge your writing—only your ability to handle a book project from start to publish.

1. HOW ARE YOUR ONLINE TECHNICAL ABILITIES?How Prepared Are You to Self-Publish Your Book? Can you write, edit, cut and paste, using a word processing program? Do you know your way around online services such as Dropbox, Fiverr, email, graphic arts programs, creating accounting, and buying services online?
2. HOW GOOD IS YOUR EYE?How Prepared Are You to Self-Publish Your Book?Do you have a good eye for design and layout? Are you artsy-fartsy? Can you see if an element is centered?
3. CAN YOU SEE THE BIG PICTURE?How Prepared Are You to Self-Publish Your Book?Are you good with organizing, scheduling, budgeting, and project management? Do you stay on budget, on time, and plan ahead? Can you see the big picture?
4. CAN YOU SEE EXTREME DETAIL?How Prepared Are You to Self-Publish Your Book?If you are able to see a speck of dust at 10 feet away, for example, or are bothered by crooked pictures, you will be able to handle the level of detail necessary to publish a book.
5. ARE YOU PATIENT?How Prepared Are You to Self-Publish Your Book?If you are an impatient person in general, get frustrated, and not open to learning new skills give yourself a 1. If you are generally calm, collected, patient when things do not go according to plan, able to find new solutions, then give yourself a 5. If you are somewhere in between give yourself a 2, 3, or 4.

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