You are ready to wade into the self-publishing waters.
You've completed your manuscript (memoir, story); you've edited and polished it; you submit Query Letters to Publishers, and they reject your submissions; you're dejected. But you contemplate the self-publishing route as an option, and your publishing journey has just begun.
How does one navigate the self-publishing world?
Folks who choose to self-publish are those unable to find commercial book publishers willing to accept their work as "good enough." So, quite often, folks second guess themselves ---- they say:
I want to tell my story, but who would think my story is publishable? And I say --- write your story and publish it yourself.
In her role as Self-publishing Consultant at BLACKWOOD: Self-publishing Made Easy, Olive Rose Steele guides authors/clients through the Kindle Direct Publishing process. Owned by Amazon, Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) is number one for the best self-publishing platforms. The number of sales done through their parent company, Amazon, is enormous.
Through its broad reach to reading customers, Amazon gives authors direct access with free individual Author Pages, free promotional tools and, access to international markets.