On Wednesday 8th March it is International Women’s Day, and what better day to attend a Women in Business Conference where I get to listen to influential speakers from a variety of backgrounds and businesses.
I’ve only been a member of the Socially Shared Member’s Group for a short time, and yet I’ve learned so much and met some incredible ladies. I can’t imagine a better way to spend my day than in the company of like-minded individuals.
To add to the excitement, I was invited to run one of the workshops during the afternoon sessions on self-publishing. Having published seven books with a further two titles due out this year, I should be able to fill my forty-five-minute slot quite easily. However, get me talking about books and writing, and you might have a problem shutting me up!
I’ll be blogging about the conference and sharing what I learned next week, but as I polish my presentation, and iron my frock, I started to think back to the time before self-publishing my first book. What do I wish I’d known back then? Would I have done anything differently?
It gave me the idea for this post which I may expand upon if enough people leave a comment. It’s the what, why, when, where, and how of self-publishing. So, if you’re an independent author, I’d love to hear your story. Is there anything you want to share about your self-publishing journey? What excited you? What terrified you? What’s the one piece of advice you would give a wannabe self-publisher?
For me, self-publishing changed my life and introduced me to a host of new friends and a hugely supportive community. Do you feel the same?
I’d love to hear your thoughts on all aspects of self-publishing. Perhaps I’ll be able to share some of the comments in further posts as top tips for a newbie writer?
Wednesday will be an empowering day for many people, not just the attendees, but also for the speakers and workshop facilitators. Sharing our passion for a subject, any advice we can offer, and motivating others is something that’s very close to all of our hearts and I, for one, can’t wait.
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