Greetings, Dear Writerpreneur,
I pray that you are well.
Welcome to another Empowering Post, where I will teach you valuable lessons to help inform your Christian authorship.
In today's article, you will learn why it's possible for you to publish all your books for free or with a very limited budget.
The other day, I received a question from a blog reader who was concerned about publishing his book on his limited income. I thought his question would work well for my next blog post because I know there are many authors and writers who are concerned about the costs associated with publishing.
For many people, writing a book is a dream; but that dream is often diminished when the price to put the piece together comes into play.
So for today’s post, I wanted to present some suggestions to writers or authors who want to publish a book on an extremely limited budget, and eventually for free.
So, let’s begin!
Publishing Can Be Expensive...If You Don't Know What You're Doing
Back in 2012, I published my first book, Fear, Faith & Patience, and did so on a budget of about $450-$500. That number included the proof books and other copies that I purchased to sell face-to-face.
I would consider this a relatively small budget considering there are other authors who have spent thousands of dollars to have their books produced, even by independent publishing companies.
But it was not easy keeping my project within this price range.
Some of the advantages that I had included being an expert writer and editor. This is not something that every author possesses, and for that reason, the costs can rise.
Consider the following expenses when it comes to publishing your own book:
(For the sake of this blog post, I will only focus on the cost related to self-publishing. In addition, the following prices will reflect my services, which is about the average price for expert services.)
In total, you can spend well over $2000 just to publish the book yourself, mostly because the editing will require a large portion of your budget.
But what if you don’t have the funds to pay for these services?
Don't Spend More Than You Have To
The best thing to do in case you cannot afford these services is to find a way to do the work yourself. If you can put aside the rush to have your book published immediately and take the time to perfect your project, you can create a product that is good and within your limited budget. Here’s how:
You can see that by taking full control over the entire book-publishing process, you are able to save a lot of money. But the time you spend is very costly. In essence, you will have to determine what you're willing to spend the most on: the time or the money.
Be Wise in Your Investments
I hope this article gave you some perspective when it comes to your financial investment in your authorship.
As you can see, there is a cost factor related to it, but you can determine what you're willing to spend in time and money based on your immediate and long-term goals.
If, for example, you want to launch your writing ministry instantly and want to gain immediate traction, then you need to hire experts who can complete this for you.
However, if you are willing to invest more time, then you will find that you only need to spend a couple hundred dollars to invest in your authorship while you give more time to your venture.
Now It's Your Turn to Share
So, what are your thoughts about today's post? How did it help you understand the costs associated with self-publishing? Leave your comments for me below.
If you are looking to gain further support and guidance in this journey of writerpreneurship, I want to invite you today to take the next steps in this process.
I would love the opportunity to be your guide, helping you reach your goals as a Christian Author. I've worked with this target audience since 2011, and helped several writers to create their thriving writing ministry.
Here's how you and I can get started as well.
Empower Your Christian Authorship Today!
Step 1: Get Connected
Trying to build a thriving writing ministry as a new and aspiring Christian Author is incredibly challenging. But the best support comes from those who are willing to share their knowledge with you.
Take the next step and connect with me directly by joining my community, the Empowered Writerpreneurs Network.
I launched this support network in August 2015, and have since worked with Christian Authors from around the world, helping them to understand the multi-layers of self-publishing.
Members of my network receive daily empowering posts like this one, and they also have access to my free events like the Empowered Writerpreneurs Virtual Summits.
One of the best parts about this network is that you can connect with other writers in your area. Develop partnerships immediately, and begin working on plans to help build each other's writing ministries.
As the leader and host, I maintain an educational environment, meaning no one is in competition with each other. Each one is learning from my teachings and support, and then branching their own writing career based on the lessons they acquire.
Step 2: Get Trained
The majority of new and aspiring Christian Authors assume that because God gave them the vision to write a book, then it's up to God to put everything together. They fail to realize that the success of their ministry is based on their training.
There are five pillars that Christian Authors generally lack:
And without them, these writers are destined to fail. While you can work towards finding the answers and solutions yourself, it will take you years to cultivate your business and brand, just as it did with me and with other experts who paved the way for Christian Authors like you. But you can avoid this stress when you enroll in the only online school for Christian Authors like you: the Empowered Writerpreneurs Program.
With just 90 days of pure dedication (or you can work at your own pace), you can experience the benefits that my school has to offer you. You will
Best of all, you will be among a small percentage of independent Christian Authors whose writing ministry will not fail.
My school also offers life-time guarantees, one of which ensures that all my digital resources (current and future e-courses and e-books) are yours at no additional cost. But you want to enroll now, because the tuition will continue to increase as more empowering content is added.
So, join the other EWP students today, gain immediate access to the program, and get ready to be empowered!
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Having the ability to effectively market your books and other products requires that you first have a writing ministry that is built on a solid foundation.
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