How I SELF-PUBLISHED a BEST SELLING Book!

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  • Published on Feb 2, 2019
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    Today we discuss how I managed to self-publish a best selling book through Amazon Createspace and Kindle direct publishing. We discuss the highs and the lows and also give some crucial advice which I wish I had been given!
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Comments • 105

  • alienated being
    alienated being 20 days ago

    Hello ,how did you managed to published your book. The initial expences. I really appreciate this video. It really helped me. I am on the beginning stage.

  • ShanaJahsintaWalters
    ShanaJahsintaWalters 2 months ago

    I am happy that you finally got your book published.

  • Chapelpluto
    Chapelpluto 2 months ago +1

    Penguins can't read...although as a penguin with a Masters degree I'm offended by that statement.

  • Doctor Virtual
    Doctor Virtual 3 months ago

    Penguins can`t read. lol Poor Penguin from Batman.

    Yeah, I have a question, for this amazing video, which I thank you for.

    How do I add my company business trademark into my books? I have finally finished my ever first book and I am so happy, and I already started my second :-) I want to self publish my own work,m to online and store retailers and shops too.

    I am the owner of my business, and I was hoping to have my trademark name or business name in all my books also :-) Thank you

  • Sirah Dom
    Sirah Dom 5 months ago

    Penguins can't read!

  • Lucky Duck
    Lucky Duck 5 months ago

    Penguins can’t read

  • Rushell Rousseau
    Rushell Rousseau 5 months ago

    Penguins can't read!!!

  • Yuki Chan
    Yuki Chan 7 months ago

    Where is a good place to get your book edited for inexpensive or not so expensive?

  • Meli McB
    Meli McB 7 months ago +1

    Thanks so much! I’m looking into self publishing so I’m putting this into my inspiration videos 😁 btw penguins can’t read! 😂

  • MsBelinda70
    MsBelinda70 8 months ago

    Penguins can't read xx

  • Netta2
    Netta2 8 months ago

    Penguins can’t read, thank you for this video. I am up with writers block writing a book. Thanks for the tips.❤️

  • Sharlot Clark
    Sharlot Clark 8 months ago

    Penguins can't read! Hi from Melbourne - Purple Sharlot :-)

  • Laura G.
    Laura G. 9 months ago

    :D Penguins can't read

  • Tara **
    Tara ** 9 months ago +1

    I read your book and truly admire the bravery it must have taken to write something so personal. Thank you for sharing your story.

  • klik-klik
    klik-klik 9 months ago

    what about proof reading?

  • Aggie S
    Aggie S 10 months ago

    PENGUINS CANT READ
    Such a helpful video, thank you so much

  • Cornelius
    Cornelius 10 months ago

    THE TIP FOR WRITERS BLOCK IS GREAT. I LOVE YOU

  • Tm Media
    Tm Media 11 months ago

    PENGUINS CAN'T READ!!!
    This was such an informative and inspirational video. Just found you on your Bulgaria vids, LOVE your personality and humour, SUBBED! I😀

  • Cat Milton
    Cat Milton 11 months ago

    Ha! No comment on the (poor) penguins, but yes, still watching. Gracias.

  • Deed Kenneth
    Deed Kenneth 11 months ago

    Penguins can’t read. Thanks for all of your advice, I am working on a book at the moment. I found your video very helpful and informative. Thank you.

  • World Hippie
    World Hippie 11 months ago

    Do you have an audiobook version on Amazon? I must have your book. Been following you for years! Finally getting into books. Lol

  • Kathy Faulk
    Kathy Faulk 11 months ago

    Terrific information! Honest and clear! Thank you!

  • It’s My Life
    It’s My Life 11 months ago

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  • Samantha Jane Wright
    Samantha Jane Wright 11 months ago

    Penguins can’t read 🐧📚

  • Tery224
    Tery224 11 months ago

    Penguins can't read! Thank you for this video, very helpful and some great advice! :))

  • knottynumbers44
    knottynumbers44 11 months ago

    Thank you for the transparency! I'd love to write a book myself, and this gave me inspiration. Additionally, I have a client that has spent years getting in her own way trying to write one herself, I may forward this to her. Much respect to you and congratulations!

  • Jodie Dewberry
    Jodie Dewberry 11 months ago

    Can't believe I've only just found your channel! So cool to see another Brit doing such amazing things. And this video is absolutely invaluable given that I'm half-planning to publish my first book this year. Eeek. Thank you for this video and can't wait to follow along from now on :)

  • Amir5958
    Amir5958 11 months ago

    Penguins can’t read, but they can “smile and wave”! Hahaha 🐧

  • Kevin Staal
    Kevin Staal 11 months ago

    Pinguin can't read, but I hope they can watch your video's! ;)

  • Mr. Charles
    Mr. Charles 11 months ago

    Why do you have hungarian license plate number behind?

  • Louise Roden
    Louise Roden 11 months ago

    Penguins can’t read

  • Dave Holt
    Dave Holt 11 months ago

    You're hot Allie. Cute toes too ;)

  • mysteriousammar
    mysteriousammar 11 months ago

    I really love you what you are doing i think you will kill it!, and I want your videos and witness your succeed , I i want to help you out with your videos " even if it was for free ' , you can contact me on this e-mail ( ammaredithelp1@gmail.com ) or twitter * ammaradem2001* or instagram ( servicehelp3 ) , really looking to hear from ya!

  • Madalena Caldas
    Madalena Caldas 11 months ago

    Such a useful video Aly !!! Really hoping to self publish one day! What’s is your stance on unrelated blogs ? Is it bad to have for example a travel blog with occasional promotion posts of say a fiction book ? The book I have in mind is very unrelated to anything I would want to blog about .x

  • Always plan B
    Always plan B 11 months ago

    Just now bought a book and looking forward to reading.

  • Heather M
    Heather M 11 months ago +1

    PENGUINS can't read 😂😂
    Everyone buy the book!

  • Hez_am_i
    Hez_am_i 11 months ago +1

    🐧 can't 📖

  • Terri Finch
    Terri Finch 11 months ago

    Penguins can't read. Enjoyed the vid in Phoenix Arizona USA. Happy Ground Hog day to you Aly.

  • Jessica Emhoff
    Jessica Emhoff 11 months ago

    penguins can't read!
    great video!

  • Daniel Womack
    Daniel Womack 11 months ago

    Massively useful and as difficult and stressful as the process may be, videos like this are super motivating. Penguins can't read...but I can and your book was soooo gooodd!!!

  • Not a Brand
    Not a Brand 11 months ago

    Penguins can't read.

  • S J
    S J 11 months ago

    Penguins can’t read?!

  • Erik Blair
    Erik Blair 11 months ago +1

    Penguin approved video

  • Fanny for Fun
    Fanny for Fun 11 months ago

    Penguins can't read! This is seriously useful information. And yeah, writing is hard...

  • IAmMrRedTie
    IAmMrRedTie 11 months ago +1

    Penguins can't read. But, how do you know? Good insight to the work going on behind the scenes and some great writing tips as well. This book is just the style of storytelling we've come to know and love from you. Keep up the fantastic work, Aly!

  • E A
    E A 11 months ago

    Penguins can too read!

  • Savannah Shirley
    Savannah Shirley 11 months ago

    Penguins cant read! But I can, ordering yours today😊 cant travel right now but hopefully reading about it will suffice 😊

  • Rebeça Sabourin
    Rebeça Sabourin 11 months ago +1

    But my penguin can read

  • Eric Cuthbert
    Eric Cuthbert 11 months ago

    hi traveler, I was thinking about writing a book on the real ghost I seen, and the breathing I heard, also the weeping and sobbing i heard when I was alone in the family house + a lot of real strange happenings that actually happened.
    (can I get someone to do everything, and put the book on the shelf) as well ?.
    cuthberteric2017@gmail. com

  • Aaron Morris
    Aaron Morris 11 months ago

    Penguins can't read.

  • Natalie Daly
    Natalie Daly 11 months ago

    Why self publish vs via a publishing house?

    • Madalena Caldas
      Madalena Caldas 11 months ago

      Natalie Daly I believe there is more money involved with self publishing ? I could be wrong though x

  • bloup
    bloup 11 months ago

    penguins cant read =)

  • Alyssa Arroyo
    Alyssa Arroyo 11 months ago

    Penguins can't read! I do love this info, thank you

  • Loseronius the Jester
    Loseronius the Jester 11 months ago

    Penguins can't read.

  • Erin Ozenich
    Erin Ozenich 11 months ago

    Penguins can’t read

  • Dizzy Lizard505
    Dizzy Lizard505 11 months ago

    Thanks! This video is very helpful.

  • Rebecca McCarty
    Rebecca McCarty 11 months ago

    This is wonderful!!! Thank you!! 😍😍

  • Mary Davidson
    Mary Davidson 11 months ago

    Penguins can't read but they're still awesome.

  • Martin F
    Martin F 11 months ago

    Penguins cook artichokes on Wednesdays :0) LBD

  • Minna TheFlamingo
    Minna TheFlamingo 11 months ago +1

    Penguins can't read, but I like your long videos! :D