Lessons I Learned As an Independent Author

Till now I have published two books on my own – “Be Still” and “Family Child Care Guide”. After writing and publishing my books, I decided to help authors like you to convert their dream into reality. How? I will tell you how.

I am not here to brag about my achievements but to motivate and encourage first-time authors. I know you have immense talent and will definitely succeed with little support and motivation. To help you out with your book publishing journey, I decided to share with you the lessons I learned while writing, editing, and publishing my two books.

  1. Comparison is evil

Having an ideal author in mind and following top authors in the industry is a great way to keep yourself motivated. However, never compare their works with yours. They achieved success through their own work, approach, skills, and support. They have their own journey and you have to follow yours. Just enjoy the journey. This will help you to have a clear mind all the time. With a clear mind and a happy soul, you can write the most beautiful lines for your book.

  1. Self-publishing does not mean you do all

Traditional publishers generally don’t publish books of newcomers and even if they do, they might ask you to share the profit percentage, which is huge, sometimes. If you want to go the self-publishing way, let me tell you, it does not mean you have to do it all by yourself. I provide self-publishing coaching services as well as book publishing services in the SF Bay Area. I will help you with your manuscript and tell you how to design a book cover and interior typography. My book publishing company – Amari Rise Publishing Company – will publish your book at affordable rates along with ISBN number and provide you the PDF format too. I will also assist you with promotion and marketing of your book.

  1. Self-editing is a bit risky

I understand as a new writer, you may feel a bit low when it comes to finalizing your manuscript and editing it for the final print. Editing is a huge part of the book writing process. It is a bit risky to publish your book without getting it edited by a knowledgeable person or your best critic. If you are confident with your grammar and writing skills, get it published anyway. Your first readers will tell you if they find any errors in your book, but it can be a bit overwhelming process. So my suggestion is to read your final manuscript at least 5 times (either alone or in front of your family members or friends you trust) before finalizing it for publishing.

  1. Don’t think about numbers and don’t be anxious

Before the release of my first book “Be Still”, I was a bit nervous and anxious. It is a part and parcel of life. We do feel stressed out in such big moments. But it’s ok. Don’t let it sit inside your mind as it may cripple you to give your best. Another thing to keep in mind is to avoid thinking about numbers. From numbers I mean, how much profit you will make from your first book. I know people like to ask authors about how much they make on a monthly basis. However, you can simply avoid such questions because it is no one’s business. Publishing a book is your passion and dream. Dreams have no price tag, so why think about money?


  1. You can do it, just like me

Believe in yourself. If you tell yourself you can do it – you can write a new book, edit, and finally, get it published. Meditate as it gives you the strength that you need to be a writer. Enjoy life and laugh as much as possible. These things are important for a healthy mind, body, and soul.


Are you planning to write a new book? These lessons will help you publish your very first book. My company that offers book publishing services in the SF Bay Area can help you publish your book after you finalize the manuscript. If you have already written your first book, I would like to know what you learned from your experience. Do share them with me in the comments section below!

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