Self-Publishing Simplified (In 21 GIFs)

Writers are so cool. You should become a writer.









So write something already.

it's hard







You got this.

Writing words








After a lot of in-between stuff (mostly drinking and browsing the Internet), you finally finish a manuscript.








You start querying, but publishers are all like:


Nope GIF








So you go through the five stages of rejection: Rage, indignation, indifference, alcohol, and finally:











After you’ve recovered (if you ever recover) you decide to start pursuing other options. Self-publishing is so easy! And free! Who needs professionals? Not you.

Monkey typing








You’re at a crossroads. Publish RIGHT NOW, or do things right?

What is right







You decide to do some research. Good for you.

Homework research







Maybe you shouldn’t do it all yourself. After all, your novel deserves the best. You hire some professionals to help you along the way.










You’re doing it. You’re really doing it. YOU’RE PUBLISHING A BOOK.

Signing with a self-publishing company








Meanwhile, your editor sees your manuscript for the first time.

editor GIF









So you revise.

Typing GIF









Your cover designer gets all artsy-fartsy-awesome.

Artys fartsy
















Turns out those professionals were a good idea. After a lot of behind-the-scenes work, your book is everything you dreamed it would be.  

finally published








Now it’s time to make some money!








Crap. Marketing is hard.

blog marketing









Reviewers can be brutal.








But nobody can keep you down for long. This book is going to work.










You FINALLY sell some books. Looks like that hard work is paying off. You’re so awesome.

You're so awesome






Now start over.

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