I met Alison Morton in person for the first time at the Triskele Literary Festival. While there, former guest Debbie Young put her forward as a potential guest for the show. At the time I didn’t have an idea of a potential show topic, but looking at her website I saw how many speaking events she had done. So then I thought that would be a good topic to talk about, especially as I’ve done exactly zero speaking events myself.
In this interview I talk with the host of the MyKitaab Podcast and self-published Indian Author Amar Vyas about self-publishing in India.
The other major motive for self-publishing is self-publishing for quality, that is using it as a way to produce the best possible product. This may sound like something that people shouldn’t do, because as someone once said to me “it’s all about the money”. But in reality there is an awful lot to be said for this approach to self-publishing.
You often hear the question, when should you self-publish, but I think we are almost getting to the point where self-publishing is such a norm that the real question should be when should you go with a traditional publisher?
I attempt to answer that question. For me there are still several valid reasons to go with a traditional publisher.
Episode 30 A topic that I haven’t covered in detail is pricing your book. In general there is no right answer to the question, “What should I price my book at?” Setting an eBook Price There are several rules that are fairly hard and fast, created by Amazon’s pricing structures. For eBooks, you want to […]
Episode 23 I’ve been putting off talking about ISBNs and whether you should use them, mainly because I have not yet made my own mind up. In this episode I try to state the reasons for using them or not. I personally would advise using them for Paperback books, but not necessarily for eBooks. What […]