Top 6 Mistakes People Make Self Publishing a Book!

The six most common mistakes people make when self-publishing a book; usefully summarised. A great reminder from my favourite Texan in Tokyo. Make sure to avoid these!

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7 thoughts on “Top 6 Mistakes People Make Self Publishing a Book!

  1. Thanks for sharing this video, C.S. I don’t currently plan on going the self-publishing route, but I’m not opposed to it either. A few people in my writing group have either self-published their book, or helped other people self-publish, so I find myself reviewing tips like this whenever I can.
    The tip about the cover is so important. Even though people might think they don’t judge a book by its cover, the brain is always processing information and forming quick judgments. Something as simple as determining which genre a book is in can be obtained from a cover, and your eyes will wander onto the next book without even realizing a judgment has been made. I find that a lot of self-published books don’t properly convey the genre through the cover either.
    I had watched a few videos from Texan in Tokyo before, and always intended to watch more, I just never did. I didn’t realize that she had self-published some comic books. I popped over to their YouTube channel and was sad to see that they’ve decided not to make any more videos though.

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    1. Hi Mandie. Yes, I was shocked to hear they were leaving youtube. What am I going to do with my Sunday mornings now?! Texan in Tokyo used to be my favourite thing to watch over breakfast in bed. *sigh*
      However, I wish them well and hope they leave their channel up for a very long time as I don’t mind going back to old episodes on occasion. I stumbled over the comic book episodes (there are at least 2 I know of) by accident but had to share! Especially now that they won’t be posting any new material. I agree regards the cover. I make my own covers but I used to work as a freelance print designer, so there is some skill involved. I have also been carefully researching book covers in the respective genre I work in for the reasons you have outlined in your comment. I think that if you want to make money from your books you have to make sure they look professional. They need to compare well against other books on the market.

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    1. Thanks lynettedavis. Just to set the record straight though: they are not my points. The video is shared from the Texan in Tokyo youtube channel as stated in the description. But I am glad you found them helpful. 😀

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