How to Profit from Self-Publishing with the Steuben Press Academy

Save money and take control as a self-published author with the new Steuben Press Academy.

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When it comes to being a self-published author, the fastest track to burnout is trying to do everything on your own. Self-publishing a book requires wearing many hats: One day you can be the author, and the next you’re the PR rep. 

When trying to learn so many new skills while writing your book, chances are you’re at a high risk of hitting a wall. 

But what if a little guidance could make the difference between you getting that book you’ve poured so much into in the hands of readers, and giving up? Even better, what if you could find all the help you needed to be a successful self-published author all in one place?

All the important steps of self-publishing can seem overwhelming, and might send you down the route of traditional publishing. Unfortunately, it can be extremely difficult to make a profit this way. 

Last year, the average cost for a “self-publishing package” was over $5000. On top of that, the company you buy a “self-publishing package” from is in control of the royalties. 

On average, that payment comes out to around $3 a book…you’d have to sell quite a lot of copies to make any money at all!

We’ve seen authors experience this fork in the road many, many times. With over 20 years of first-hand experience, we’ve compiled everything we know to empower you to self-publish your book with the goal of making a profit. And you can do it all at The Steuben Press Academy. 

With an easy-to-use interface and modules that cover everything from discovering what type of publisher you are to your book launch. The Steuben Press Academy ensures you can enjoy expert step-by-step guidance for self-publishing your book. 

Watch the video of the Academy launch here >

Academy Publishing Modules

Signing up for the Steuben Press Academy grants you access to 6 different modules, each one covering the crucial steps in successfully self-publishing your next book. Each module is broken down into a few comprehensive webinars, so you can study at your own pace, and easily keep track of where you left off.

Module 1: What Type of Publisher Are You?

Your first module encourages you to take a step back and determine the direction you’d like to take with your book.

You’ll explore your options (self-published, traditional publishers or a hybrid of the two), common mistakes to avoid, and more. By the end, you’ll be confident in your decision about whether self-publishing is the best route for you, and where to get started. 

Module 2: Why Every Writer Needs an Editor

Dene October, author of “Enchanting David Bowie,” put it beautifully when he said, “A good editor is someone who cares a little less about the author’s needs than the readers.”

To publish a quality book, you need an extra set of eyes on the manuscript. You’ll want an editor who’s familiar with your audience and genre — someone who can help you step away from your personal creative conflicts, and ensure your readers get the most quality book possible. 

In module 2, we’ll dig in to why having an editor for your book is absolutely crucial. You’ll learn the different types of editors, how to find the right one for you, and how to work with them effectively.

And if hiring an editor simply isn’t in your budget, we teach you how to play editor yourself through free tools and strategic proofing processes.

Module 3: How to Create a Beautifully Designed Book

Let’s face it: people do judge a book by its cover. And if the cover of your book appears unprofessional or chaotic, it’s highly likely people will pass by it without giving it the chance it deserves. 

That’s why module 3 is dedicated solely to ensuring your book cover catches the eye of your ideal reader, and that the interior layout does it justice as well. 

Discover what kinds of book designers would be best for your book’s genre, where to find a designer, and how to make sure you have a fruitful working relationship with them.

Module 4: Core Components of Establishing Your Publishing Company

As a self-published author, you’re not only a writer, but you’re also the owner of your very own self-publishing business. 

This is where we really get into the nitty gritty of publishing. We kick off module 4 with some fun creative exercises, then will move on to lessons about things like ISBNs for your book, the legalities of copywriting, and how to have a smooth distribution process. 

Module 5: Ready to Launch

By now, you’ll have determined your goals as a self-published author, hired an editor and designer (and learned how to get your money’s worth from their services), and should have a comfortable amount of insight on the self-publishing industry. 

Next step? Preparing for liftoff!

Here, you’ll plan every important detail of your book launch: how to use your author site to bolster recognition, effective social media strategies, marketing tips, and more. You’ll have a community of readers before you know it. 

Module 6: Finalizing Your Publishing Package

You’re not finished quite yet! That’s okay, this is the exciting part. 

In our final module, we’ll cover everything you’ll need to do to make sure you’re ready to share your work with the world! 

You’ll get a hands-on walk through of editing tools and websites that can help make editing easier and more thorough, step by step methods for designing your book, and the business logistics of your brand new publishing company. 

Sign Up Today!

Self-publishing your own book is no easy endeavor. But when done right, you can make more money, have more control, and see more success with your book.

Sharing your work can be nerve-wrecking enough. Let us guide you through the process to help ease your worries and gain you enough skills that you might even find a new career! Learn more about Steuben Press Academy >

Adam user

President & CEO,
Steuben Press

Adam Ellis has worked in the book industry since 2002, when he was first exposed to the wonderful world of Self Publishing. Over the years he has worked with thousands of authors and helped to produce, print and publish countless books.

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I was referred by a friend to Steuben Press for my self-published book. Adam was extremely helpful in suiting my needs towards a beautiful end product! I have sold over 200 copies in the last 3 months of it being printed! Jamie did a wonderful job with the layout of hte book and helping me with some edits. Excellent communication with the customer as well. Highly recommend Steuben Press for your high-quality printing needs!

– Heidi Geiger, Chicago

You can find Heidi on the web at www.heidishealthhub.com