Before I self-published, I didn’t know of all the advantages self-publishing offers or that it was the savvy author’s way to get my book in the hands of readers. My only regret is I didn't do it sooner.

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Author Rich Garon muses on things he learned from his first self-published effort and how his books benefit causes like hunger and homelessness.

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The first time I self-published, I was new to the process and endured many failures before I finally held my book in my hand. Here are nine things I wish I had known about self-publishing before starting the process.

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Bad players in our industry prey upon unsuspecting independent authors by disguising themselves as traditional publishing houses and using deceptive marketing tactics. Here are four ways to identify self-publishing scams.

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For business leaders, writers, and everyone in between, allowing yourself to be human, and vulnerable, goes a long way toward establishing trust. That doesn't make it easy.

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You've finished writing your book! Well, hold on tight because you're on a wild roller coaster, and while that ride takes you to remarkable highs, it plummets to lows you never imagined. Welcome to the emotional stages of publishing a book.

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The motivation for writing your book should be to give the world a great story and a memorable experience — no matter how you publish or who you're competing with.

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