Words Of Encouragement: Quotes To Inspire Self-Publishing Authors | Self-Publishing Relief

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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?



1 Comment

  1. Colin

    You have to work at self-publishing with the knowledge that any real progress from publicizing your novel will be attributable to your own marketing campaign. The break through to being noticed mainstream depends on varied factors. Popular acclaim in e-book form is not always how self-published authors imagine success to be! In reality this can be a rewarding first step, especially when you receive reader replies which are positive. A breakthrough is needed in marketing, which specifically targets your genre reader. There are limitations in the effectiveness for listing on sites with a continuous flow of new entrant novels. Facebook followers are not necessarily novel or e-book readers. The screen presentation can be impressive, but you are aware that you need to target journals, magazines, newspapers, media channels, and reviewers. Specifically groups and readers who are really keen on the genre you presently write in


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