Vanessa Van Petten, author of You’re Grounded!, wrote and independently published her own book when she was only 17. In this blog post she shares eight steps to self publishing a book.
by Vanessa Van Petten
My Quick Story: I finished writing the book almost completely when I was 17 and did not even think about publishing it until it was all done. When I thought I would publish it, I contacted a few literary agents that my family knew, who explained to me the steps and issues below, and I made the decision to not even try to get into a traditional publishing house (see why below). I hired an independent editor I found online and contacted a few different companies to self-publish. I chose iUniverse and have been very happy with them. I now have a literary agent at Endeavor Talent Agency and we are working on a few new book proposals and possibly getting my first book, “You’re Grounded!” re-published with a traditional house because my sales have gone so well.
Read the rest of Vanessa’s article here.
It’s a short description, but enough to get you started if you have a book idea.
I self published my first book, Homeschool Co-ops How to Start Them , Run Them and Not Burn Out using Aventine Press, a print on demand publisher. Check them out.
My book, Business Tips and Taxes for Writers, contains more helpful information for authors and self publishers.
Carol Topp, CPA is the author of the Micro Business for Teens.