El Dorado Hills, CA (PRWEB) November 15, 2011
Aspiring writers looking to bring their stories to life, yet challenged by the traditional publishing process, are now finding self publishing easier than ever, thanks to a new online resource, Help Me Self Publish, which has bundled together all of the professional services, tools and advice for anyone looking to publish on their own.
"It's like the self publishing stars have aligned," said Mary Kathryn Johnson, President of MommyLoves (parent company to Help Me Self Publish), and self published author of Say Bump and Take a Left, How I Birthed a Baby and a Business After a Huge Bump in the Road. (MommyLoves Publishing; May, 2011; ASIN: B004ZLYW54). "Now that eBooks are outselling printed books*, Self Published Authors are legitimized and encouraged to get their story out to the world," added Ms. Johnson.
This all supports the shift to self publishing by successful traditionally published authors, like J.A. Konrath, who actually shows a higher income and potential from his self published eBooks over his traditionally published print books,** and the first billionaire author, J.K. Rowling, who has chosen to be in full control over the next phase of the wildly popular, Harry Potter series by self publishing the eBooks on her upcoming online platform, Pottermore (http://www.pottermore.com). It has also given rise to two self published author additions to the 'Kindle Million Club', the latest of which is Amanda Hocking***. The 27 year old self published author sold the majority of her books through Kindle Direct Publishing.
"There has never been an easier time to self publish," said Ms. Johnson who, after failing to secure a publishing contract from the traditional publishing community, spent the last two years learning how to do it herself. Help Me Self Publish was born after many requests from fellow writers wanting to learn how to publish their own manuscripts. "I wanted to offer writers what I couldn't find myself," she said. "The editing, cover design and marketing assistance previously provided by traditional publishers aren't as accessible or reasonably priced once you decide to go it alone," she added. Although those services are also offered individually through her new company, she wanted Help Me Self Publish to offer in one place everything a writer would need to assist her through the entire self publishing process.
By also offering a Free Self Publishing Guide, Help Me Self Publish is not a publisher. "Many companies will publish for you, but they charge thousands of dollars and/or cut into your royalties. Once I saw how easy it was to have my book sold on Amazon.com and the other online platforms, I wanted to guide new authors to do the same, so they may also enjoy the advantages of self publishing without having to reinvent the wheel."
*Source: Report Sees Flat Consumer Book Spending, Publishers Weekly, September 30, 2011. http://www.publishersweekly.com
**Source: The End is Nigh, A Newbie's Guide to Publishing, August 24, 2011 http://www.jakonrath.blogspot.com
***Source: Baldacci, Meyer and Hocking join 'Kindle Million Club' October 11, 2011 http://www.thebookseller.com
About Help Me Slef Publish:
Help Me Self Publish (http://www.HelpMeSelfPublish.com) is a full service online portal guiding writers through the self publishing process by offering complete copy editing, cover design, formatting/layout, marketing services, tips and advice for becoming a self published author.
MommyLoves was founded in March, 2003 as a Wholesale and Retail Maternity and Family Apparel Company located in El Dorado Hills, CA. MommyLoves products can be found on the web at http://www.MommyLoves.com, and in stylish Maternity and Women's Boutiques throughout the World and online.
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