The Heidi Thorne Show

You Wrote a Book. Now What? | Episode 107

September 17, 2019

I often get inquiries that ask,"My friend (or family member) just wrote a book. What should they do next?" Whether these folks are truly asking for a friend, or "just asking for a friend" because they don't want to tell me about their own plans, they're asking a loaded question! So in this episode, I share a quick overview of the two primary publishing paths, traditional and self publishing.

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Timestamp show notes (click on timestamp to view segment on YouTube):

0:11 Publishing questions from those "asking for a friend"

2:08 Getting your book manuscript together

3:59 Why your book manuscript needs to be in one document file

4:35 Why authors are in sales

5:43 Traditional publishing path

11:13 Self publishing path

Blog: "You Just Wrote a Book. Now What?"

Links for my Udemy courses on self publishing. NOTE: The discounts mentioned in the podcast and video have expired.

How to Self Publish a Nonfiction Kindle eBook Like a Pro

How to Sell Your Self Published Book on Amazon