BritMums Live 2014I was lucky enough to attend BritMums Live! last Friday and Saturday. If you don’t know BritMums, they’re the UK’s largest collective of parent bloggers, and they hold a blogging and social media conference every year in London with a huge variety of sessions to learn from.

One of my favourite sessions was ‘How to successfully self-publish’ with Emma Clark Lam, the very successful self-published author of A Sister for Margot, and I wanted to share a few of the interesting points she made.

A successful self-publisher is:
an author,
a publisher and
an entrepreneur.

No one else will sell your book for you.

The key to a good book is editing and polishing, editing and polishing.

Do invite candid comments and feedback, and try not to be offended!

Emma’s Further Reading List:
Ape: How to Publish a Book by Guy Kawasaki and Shawn Welch
Building Your Book for Kindle
Let’s Get Visible by David Gaughran
Duolit: Self-Publishing Blog
Emma’s blog An Author’s Notebook