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Sydney Landon | My lessons learned from Self-Publishing
Author Guest / November 12, 2012

One of the most frequent questions that I have been asked since signing with Penguin Publishing is what is it like to go from being a self-published author to a published author? When you self-publish, you are in charge of everything.  I would have never thought it possible to write, design, format and completely build a book by myself.  I have learned more about formatting and design than I ever wanted to know! Probably one of the first things that an aspiring author does is open up a word processing program and start writing.  That is exactly what I did.  Only later did I figure out that I should be formatting the text a certain way for a book in e-book form.  Also, when I first started writing, I didn’t worry a lot about the grammar or the spelling.  Hey, I figured you could always go back and fix those things later.  What you don’t think about at that point is how hard that will be when you have written several hundred pages.  It soon becomes apparent as you attempt the editing process that you will need some serious help because you will never be able to do it on…