In this Episode:

Have you ever wanted to write a book?  Perhaps you’ve dreamt of creating a cookbook, a book of poetry, children’s book, a work of fiction or non-fiction?  Today’s guest is going to take us through the basics of self-publishing.  Bruce Jones is an International Best-Selling Author, graphic designer, and product developer. Bruce writes, speaks and consults on publishing, social media, blogging, video and general marketing.  He is the author/creator of over 40 books on the topics of: geography, music, business, publishing, children’s and coloring books.

If you ever wondered what it takes to self-publish a book, then tune into today’s episode.

Key Takeaways:

  • The difference between traditional publishing and self-publishing
  • The main companies where you can self-publish your book
  • Which types of books are best suited for self-publishing vs a traditional route
  • Bruce explains how and why he got started with his writing at 53 years old
  • How to build your authority using a book you created
  • The people who tend to choose self-publishing or traditional and why
  • Where you can find an illustrator if you need one
  • The first step you need to take to begin
  • How to begin writing and outline your book to make the process simpler
  • The cost range to self-publish a book
  • Where to find editors, designers, etc, to help you with all of the pieces of the puzzle

Show Notes & Resources:

You can Learn More about Bruce at his Blog:

Bruce’s Book:

I Want to Publish My Book But I Don’t Know How by Bruce Jones

Joanna Penn –
Self-Publishing Websites:
Amazon Kindle  (formerly Create Space)
For Graphics and Cover Design:

Other Books referenced:

Successful Self-Publishing: How to Self-publish and Market Your Book in E-Book and Print By Joanna Penn

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

Write. Publish. Repeat. (The No-Luck-Required Self-Publishing Guide to Self-Publishing Success) by Sean Platt and Johnny Truant


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