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Self-Published Authors Share 5 Things They Learned in 2012 ~ Part 10

Today’s guest post continues the 12-part series I’ve launched in this new year: asking self-published authors what are the top 5 things they’ve learned in the last year. Last year I featured numerous guest posts from indie authors who’d been successful, and I noted the diversity of reasons for their success—some completely in contradiction to another’s—so I thought it would be helpful to have more authors give their insights into the most valuable lessons they’ve learned. Hopefully it will help you navigate the convoluted and confusing maze of indie publishing and give you ideas on how best to spend your time so that it produces the results you desire in your writing career.

Today’s guest post is from Debbie Young.

I’m a writer and blogger, I published my first book in 2012, and I also create customised WordPress websites for authors, so I’ve spent an enormous amount of time this year exploring the fast-evolving world of self-publishing. No doubt what I’ve learned will equip me to tackle with more confidence my ambitious self-publishing plans for the New Year: at least one book of short stories (“Tuning In,” inspired by listening to the radio) and an anthology of posts from my personal blog, www.youngbyname.me. I hope that by sharing what I’ve learned, at the kind invitation of Susanne Lakin, I will also help you achieve your self-publishing ambitions for 2013, whatever they may be. Continue Reading…