It’s easy to get worn down and discouraged by all the time and effort it takes to promote a self-published book. When you self-publish, you are responsible for the formatting, cover art, marketing, and promotion of your book. At Self-Publishing Relief, we’re here to support you through every stage of the self-publishing process. Here are seven quotes to motivate and inspire you as you experience the challenge and adventure of self-publishing!
“You are a start-up…the next great business is you.” Hugh Howey
“Just pick a goal, a goal you truly want to achieve, and take a clear-eyed look at your weaknesses—not so you’ll feel less confident, but so you can determine exactly what you need to work on. Then get to work. Celebrate small successes. Analyze your weaknesses. Keep going. As you gain skill, you’ll also gain a feeling of genuine confidence, one that can never be taken away—because you’ve earned it.” —Jeff Haden
“I guess you could call it ‘failure,’ but I prefer the term ‘learning experience.’”—Andy Weir, The Martian
“Whatever you may have heard, self-publishing is not a shortcut to anything. Except maybe insanity. Self-publishing, like every other kind of publishing, is hard work. You don’t wake up one morning good at it. You have to work for that.” —Zoe Winters
“The most important thing for anyone—regardless of whether they’re an author—is to decide what is their definition of success.” —Joanna Penn
“Stop expecting things to be easy, but always expect them to be worth it.” —Unknown
“It’s not about money or connections. It’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone when it comes to your business. And if it fails, you learn from what happened and do a better job next time.” —Mark Cuban
Question: Which quote do you find most inspiring for self-published authors?