#324: Publish with a Purpose: 3 Ways to Self-Publish on a Budget (without compromising quality)

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By Shelley Hitz, CJ, Shelley Hitz: Writing Mentor, Author Coach, and Christian Writers. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

When it comes to self-publishing, is it possible to publish a quality book on a budget?

Yes, it is!

Here are 3 ways to consider…

1.) Hire the right people

Many companies will offer to publish your book for thousands of dollars. Typically it will cost $3000 - $10,000. When you remove the middleman and hire the right people directly, you can save thousands of dollars. Why not use some of the money you saved for other things like marketing your book once it’s published?

2.) Start small

Your main expense when self-publishing will be hiring a professional editor. Most editors charge by the word or by project. Therefore, when you publish a shorter book; your costs will be significantly less.

3.) Know where you can cut costs (and where you shouldn’t)

For example, one of the easiest ways to save money when publishing your book is with the formatting. However, you still want to use tools that are cost-effective and give you a final product you’re proud to share with the world.

Want to learn even more ways to self-publish on a budget (without compromising quality)?

If so, join my workshop, Procrastination to Publication here: https://procrastinationtopublication.com/

You will get all the tools and recommendations you need to publish a short Kindle eBook on a budget and can apply what you learn right away.

In fact, I’m hosting a fun book cover reveal challenge inside the workshop right now. So make sure to join us and get your ticket here: https://procrastinationtopublication.com/

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