Self-publishing Demystified

Hank to the rescue!

With all the changes going on in the publishing field, it’s no wonder that the whole subset of self-publishing may be mystifying to many of us. I’m surely one of the benighted. And that’s why I was so happy to learn that Hank Quense, my friend and prolific author (see Falstaff Frolics) has written the perfect guide for those of us who may yearn — or desperately need! — to understand how to self-publish and promote our work.

If you’re considering this route, but feel confused about the production process, how long it takes, and what a reasonable budget looks like, then you’ll definitely want to check out Hank’s new ebook, Manage Your Self-publishing Project.

Hank’s a very organized and methodical guy — and he really knows how to deliver information. He’s put together a series of fiction-writing guides that are excellent and I’ve attended his Story Design seminar twice — it’s terrific! His new ebook takes a unique approach: It uses easy-to-understand flow charts and intuitive mind maps to lay out the processes and time frames required for a self-publishing project — and supplements them with notes that explain what’s involved, step by step.

Manage Your Self-publishing Project really covers the waterfront: It maps out everything from publishing and budgeting to marketing. In 40 information-packed pages, it gives you a clear, comprehensive picture of what it takes to produce your ebook, get it into distribution channels, and then promote it to readers. I’m considering putting together a series of short ebooks myself and I’m glad I’ve got Hank as my ebook coach!

To find out more about Managing Your Self-publishing Project, visit Hank’s site and click the heading “Self-publishing Guides.” Hank’s ebook is available on, Kindle, and Write on!

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I am a writer and this is a motivational blog designed to help both writers and aspiring writers to push to the next level. Key themes are peak performance, passion, overcoming writing roadblocks, juicing up your creativity, and the joys of writing.
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2 Responses to Self-publishing Demystified

  1. hank quense says:


    Thanks for your great review on my book. It’s always a bit nerve-racking to issue something that is radically different from all the other books on subject and it’s nice to know the effort wasn’t a waste of time. Publishing ebooks with a lot of graphics in it is mind-destroying job. It ain’t easy to get it past the Smashwords meat-grinder. It took me over a half-dozen attempts.

    • Hi Hank,

      You’re so welcome! I can see from exploring your ebook that you put lots of time into making everything clear. To take something complicated and express it simply is a real art — I think you did a great job!

      Write on, Karin

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