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Do it Yourself Publishing Kits Makes Your Dream to Publish a Book doable

Someone famous once said: Don’t Die with Your Music Still in You … Deborah S. Nelson says: “Don’t Die with Your Story Still in You!”

Your Inside Story Brings Personal Transformation

By any chance, is publishing a book on your bucket list? Well, then, the New Year is prime time to write your story–or to write a new story of your life, A new story is about the only thing that will create lasting self transformation. And, to support the concept of Self Transformation through Self-Publishing, Deborah S. Nelson, Publisher of Publishing SOLO Magazine presents her DIY Book Publishing Kits for 2020.

Self-Publishing is Confusing and Complex

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What, Where, Who, Why, When, How-of Self-Publishing

“Digital publishing presents distinct technical challenges when preparing a book file for printing,” says Ms. Nelson, and adds—“Specialized publishing services like book cover, front & back matter, title, ISBN, bar code, and copyright issues—plus pesky details such as interior book design, sales and social media basics are daunting for the novice!” These aspects are often more time-consuming and challenging, than writing the book, itself!

Self-Publishing Kits for Writers, Entrepreneurs, & Rising Stars

Despite technicalities, Ms. Nelson cheers self-publishing benefits for writers, entrepreneurs, and rising stars. These include notoriety, expert status, and increased self-worth; along with options to speak, consult, teach, and sell books. Plus, Ms, Nelson says a priceless self-transformation occurs through the self-publishing process.

Many entrepreneurs increase their pricing 10-25% once they a published author. Also, some add consulting and speaking as another income stream. Indeed, writers, who have never been published, use their self-publishing success to land better publishing contracts than possible for “first-time” authors. Rising published YouTube stars increase their notoriety, fund-raising, and income streams from their growing online brand.

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Democracy in Publishing—A Right to Publish

Deborah S. Nelson has worked passionately and tirelessly both inside traditional publishing, plus has mastered self-publishing and book coaching during the past decade. Therefore, she understands that the digital transformation is not as easy as was initially expected. Insurmountable hurdles for the new self-publisher include achieving professional quality, overcoming technical blocks, learning author promotion, plus navigating various publishing venues such as Audible Books, Kindle, and online eBooks. These take time, expense, expertise, learning, and persistence.

Self-Publishing is Exhausting for Many Writers

Many first time writers have founded themselves over their heads and mired in the self-publishing process. They get stuck, and quit. Yet, Ms. Nelson reveres the concept of democracy in publishing. Anyone who nurtures their inspiration, has a story to tell, or specialized knowledge to share; has earned the right to publish.

Self-Publishing Made Easy—Kits by Deborah Nelson

Deborah S Nelson, creator of Self-Publishing Kits

Nelsons’ new and revolutionary “how to publish a book kits,” and formally named DIY Publishing Kits, launches in January of 2020! With five types of book publishing kits—each kit offers three levels of guidance. These kits help those who cannot afford to hire Ms. Nelson for ongoing book publishing coaching. Listed below, “how to publish a book” kits include:

  1. Text book (Finding the Author Within or Change Your Story, by Deborah S. Nelson, for example) which prepares the writer for self-publishing.
  2. Workbook, tools, and mini-courses on how to publish a book online.
  3. Book coaching for half hour-1.5 hours with Ms. Nelson to help you through stumbling blocks—especially those which prevent book completion.

Types of Book Do it Yourself Publishing Kits

Since writers publish from various motivations and inspirations, Ms. Nelson had created five types of self-publishing kits.

DIY Publishing Kits
Flash Book Writing Kits
Blastoff Self-Publishing Kits
Change Your Story Vision Kits
The Newest Secret Vision Kits

 DIY Publishing Kits

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These kits are made for the writer with a completed manuscript. Learn the self-publishing process by doing it on a practice book. Once done—you’ll be able to navigate through the process. In your consulting time with Ms. Nelson, she helps you prepare a budget, hire specialists, and organize your project. Prices of DIY Publishing kits are $97, $197, and $297. Components purchased separately at the Dream to Publish Boutique, add up to twice the kit price.

Flash Book Writing Kits

Flash Book Writing Kits by Deborah S. Nelson

Flash Book Writing Kits are for those who have not yet finished writing their manuscript. These are amazing for entrepreneurs or rising stars who already know their subject material, but need it organized on paper. Many people do not realize they already have a lot of material—on their blog, YouTube channel, or company website.

This material simply needs to be organized. Flash Book Writing Kits are perfect for this author type. Three levels of kits are available—silver, gold, and platinum. The platinum offers the most tools, books, and book coaching with Ms. Nelson. The prices are $77, $177, and $277.

Blastoff Self-Publishing Kits

Although these kits are similar to DIY Publishing Kits, they are customized for writers who have completed their manuscript, and feel they want to move fast. You will publish an easy sample book, and learn the process to prevent mistakes on your final book!

Ms. Nelson offers three levels—Silver, Gold, and Platinum, at $197, $297 and $397. The Blastoff Kits include books, tools, mini-courses, and book coaching by Deborah S. Nelson. Notably, these may be purchased separately at the Dream to Publish Boutique for about twice the kit price.

Change Your Story Vision Kits

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Stories are powerful, Therefore, tell a new story and get a new life. With the focus of Self-Transformation through Self-Publishing, these kits help change the trajectory of your life story! The books included in these kits are entitled Change Your Story, by Deborah S. Nelson. The Silver and Gold kit includes the Change Your Story Workbook which guides you to map a new story to change your life—for the better. With this kit, Ms. Nelson also offers three levels–Change Your Story Vision Kits—Silver, Gold, and Platinum, at $197, $297, and $397.

The Newest Secret Vision Kits

Do it Yourself Publishing kits- The NEwest Secret Vision kit

With the focus on Ms. Nelson’s concept of Self Transformation through Self-Publishing, this kit marries The Law of Attraction with the Power of the Pen. Indeed, you will tell your dreams within the pages of your self-published storybook. Therefore, your published vision book becomes your new life plan. The Newest Secret text and workbook, by Deborah S. Nelson is the guiding curriculum. Nelson offers three levels of The Newest Secret Vision Kits—Silver, Gold, and Platinum, at $197, $297 and $397.

Powerful Actualization When Power of the Pen and Law of Attraction Are Together

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Notably, It is a well-known fact that the 3% who write their clearly defined goals and dreams on paper, are the most successful and happy humans. Although, how much more powerful is a clearly formulated vision plan, published in storybook form? Obviously, this is the most super-charged self transformation kit by Deborah S. Nelson. Lastly, the human potential movement is missing a key for manifesting dreams—The Power of the Pen. Consequently, when combined with The Law of Attraction, lives change!

Do You Write from Your Heart or from Your Head? What Inspires You Most?

Writing with Your Heart or Head?Writing from Your Heart or Head, Which is Better?

By Deborah S. Nelson, Author-book Coach-Speaker

When teaching, I speak of two writing methods–The Art of Writing, which is writing from your heart; and The Craft of Writing, which is writing from your head.

To be a good writer, you only need one method–writing from your heart. I urge clients, writers, and students to spill their passion. First pour your heart out. Once you tell you story on paper (or computer) it is easy to clean it up. We can hire editors, copy editors, and proofreaders to smooth the rough edges. Most importantly, tell your story authentically with passion.

Most of my clients and students are afraid their writing might be “bad writing.” This fear is a culturally shared fear dating back hundreds of years when publishing houses held the key to the printing press. They defined what was “good” writing and “bad” writing, often based on self-perpetuating factors. Today we enjoy print on demand which allows us to print just one book affordably. We can publish our own works now. We need not be scholars, or celebrities, or part of the elite to be published. Democracy has come to publishing. We do not need anyone’s permission write and to publish.

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Is My Writing Good or Bad Writing?

No system to filter good writing from bad writing is yet in place on this new playing field of self-publishing. The system inside traditional publishing houses is based as much on the book’s monetization potential as writing quality. I have seen this in action. Yet, we are all likely to agree a difference between good and bad writing is a reality.


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After working in both traditional publishing and self-publishing, I realize the real distinction between good writing and bad writing boils down to writing from your heart. Too often writers are writing for the attention of being published. They are like people who talk to hear themselves talk.  Similarly these writers crave seeing their name in print. When you write self-consciously like this, it is not writing from your heart, this is writing from your ego.

Writing from Ego Likely to Create “Bad Writing”

To coax the best writing from your heart, drop the idea of appearances. Transcend them memory of your high school or college English teacher. You are telling a story, or teaching something to your readers to help them. You are entertaining, teaching, or providing valuable information. Feeling the connection between what you share and who share you it with, will automatically create good writing. Writing from your heart will cover up a multitude of writing sins when you engage readers with your passion. Next time you write, forget about grammar, spelling, vocabulary. Let it rip! Writing from your heart breaks the spell of writer’s block, and eliminates the quest for writing discipline.


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Writing Discipline-Beat Writer’s Block by Trading Discipline for Inspiration!

Once Upon a Time Inspiration for your Book. But how to motivate writing

How to Overcome Writer’s Block & Finish Writing Your Book. Get Beyond, “Once Upon a Time!”

Need Writing Discipline to Conquer Writer’s Block?

By Deborah S. Nelson, Author-Book Coach-Speaker

As a writer, and in the role of writing coach, I am often asked,  “Do you have certain place and time that you make yourself sit down and write?” My answer is NO.

It is rare that I make myself write or struggle with “writer’s block”. But how can you quickly get yourself into that I love to write state?

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Many writers wrestle with feeling they need to make themselves write. They may even create a writing discipline, such as writing at a certain time and place. Yet, the pressure is often too much and they fight to get something written. This may spark early symptons of writer’s block. Next, comes a struggle with the ensuing guilt for not being able to write. Go easy on yourself–writing should be fun!

Disciplined or Inspired Writing? Don’t Force it!

Definition of Inspiration. Instead of using Discipline to write, use inspiration! Publishing SOLO

Inspiration Goes a Long Way for Conquering Writer’s Block!

This method makes take a little more time upfront, but will ultimately have you passionately searching for 15 minutes segments to write. This is what I call inspired writing. I am an inspired writer, and I never “make” myself sit down and write. In fact, I often need to make myself stop to take a stretch, food, or bathroom break! My writing projects seem never-ending and my biggest challenge is completing one project, so I can tackle the next. How can you do this? Prepare and nurture the creative soil of your heart and soul. The best writing comes from deep inside, and if you have not prepared the depths, you might find yourself sitting at a desk with all the nice tools with nothing to say–and serious case of writer’s block.

Making a Book Cover-Ste[ 7 Self-Publishing a Book an 7 Tips for Eliminating Writer's BlockDeborah S. Nelson’s Top 7 Inspired Writing Secrets to Stave off and Completely Eliminate Writer’s Block

  1. Never force yourself to write against your will unless you are in a job and have a deadline and your paycheck an livlihood depends on it.
  2. Nurture your creative spirit with daily meditation, walks, prayer, and quiet time. Breathe in and breathe out. Contemplation is what feeds your writing.
  3. Make a book cover first. When writing a book, formulate your concept, find a compelling image, and use Createspace Cover Creator to make a free book cover.
  4. When an idea comes to you, grab a laptop, a journal, or a paper and pencil and write it down immediately. These inspirations will fuel inspired writing.
  5. Banish guilt. Replace feelings of guilt with ideas to inspire. Guilt is a negative motivator, and the best writing comes from inspiration. Guilt can work, but for a limited time.
  6. Fire the Critic: Get the real passion and real story on paper/in computer. Later, hire an editor or proofreader, or even do that yourself; but keep the writing critic away from your writing process. The critic stifles free flowing creativity.
  7. Read this Psychology Today Article: Five Ways to Get Yourself Writing Today

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Replace Writing Discipline with Inspired Writing

There are those who advocate creating writing discipline by organizing the perfect writing area, and these make sense, too. If you are writing for a living, these strategies may not immediately apply. You may have a deadline and turning your article or story in is key to keeping your job. However, if you adopt these strategies gently over time, you may find that you are writing that article or book project before it is actually due, because you are inspired and not forcing yourself to write. Internal inspiration can take your writing much further than motivating yourself with negative consequences. Give yourself time and be gentle when implementing some of these strategies. I write thousands of words almost every day, because I am inspired, and can’t wait to get them on “paper.”


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Sign an Intent to Self-Publish Agreement with Yourself

Intent to Publish Agreement

Are you ready to get started? Are you ready to take a leap of faith and make that commitment to publish your book? Then sign an Intent to Publish Agreement with yourself. Once you do that, or if even you aren’t quite ready … continue reading this article to get going; as this website also covers all the frequently asked self-publishing questions and more! 

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How to Write & Print a Book–What are the Steps to Make a Paperback Book?

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How to Write and Print a Book from Home!

Write and Print a Book from your Laptop!

By Deborah S. Nelson, Author-Book Coach-Speaker

Have you ever had an idea to write and print a book? I have. And, I have actually done it. As I dream, I envision a world when one day high school students will write and print a book at school. This project may be for an English class, or even a business course. Although this idea may sound far-fetched, in the 21st Century publishing your own book is now doable!

Write and Print a Book with Digital Publishing

Developments in digital publishing now make writing and printing a book doable on a small-scale. Using print of demand publishing, we now print one book at a time! That is pretty astounding when you consider that in the history of book publishing it was necessary to print 10,000 books at a time just to make one book affordable. Now, writers with a story to tell, inspiration to share, or knowledge to teach can write and print a book on their own.

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How to Write and Print a Book at Home

How to Write and Print a Book–The Writing

Many people believe that writing a book is more difficult than it actually is. Due to the tendency for publishing houses to publish primarily scholarly or popular writers, “ordinary people” may feel unworthy to be writers. This is a sad development, since wise and skilled writers can share wisdom in their fields. Due to the sizable investment publishing houses require to publish a book, their focus on best sellers is understandable. However, not all books need be best sellers. With affordable digital publishing, books need only serve a specific niche. The faster way to write a book is one chapter at a time. Some tips for writing your book super fast:

Step #1 of Self-Publishing ChecklistFREE BLOG

Start a free blog on WORDPRESS. Notably, this a fast way to begin writing for the public. Get used to writing for an audience by writing a daily, weekly or a monthly blog. This way, each blog can become a book chapter.

Step 2 of Self Publishing Checklist with Publishing SOLO-writing & printing a book at homeWRITE AUTHENTICALLY

When writing, write like you speak. First, formulate raw ideas, then later polish with editing, grammar, and proofreading. Resist the temptation to assume how it sounds or looks. At first, say what you need to say!

Self Publishing Checklist--Step 3- learn to write and print a book by yourself.WRITE WHAT YOU LOVE

Write on something you know and love. This is super important! Fuel your passion to write what you love by reading this article entitled: Write the Fire of Your Passion and Stay Inspired to Write!

Steo 4 of the Self Publishing Checklist by Deborah S. Nelson-Write and print a book online.YOUR AUTHOR EGO

Do not worry about what people say. Keep in mind, many people are too busy to read, and those who do read are appreciative of good information. Keep your EGO out of it. Write from your heart and not to impress.

Step five of the Self Publishing Checklist.CONSISTENT WRITING

Write consistently. Find a place, a schedule and  flow. If  you write  daily, a weekly, or a monthly, be consistent and make writing a habit. Surprisingly, this habit will help you complete a book in what seems to be no time!Flash Book Writing Kits by Deborah S. Nelson

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Steps to Write & Print a Book at Home-The Printing

Once you are finished with the writing process, it is time to think about printing your book. This seems complex, but absolutely doable, and once you learn how, you may publish books again and again. The way to print your book at home is to make an account with an online printing company. Many of these refer to themselves as self-publishing companies.

Some of the top print on demand companies are CreateSpace and LuLu, and Blurb. Print on demand companies will accept your completed book file and literally print one book at a time. I have now published or helped writers publish over 100 books and here is a list of the basic steps how to get your paperback printed from you home computer:

Step #1 of Self-Publishing Checklist: How to Write and Print a book YourselfWORD MANUSCRIPT

First, bring your manuscript into Word. Next, run spell and grammar check. Also, if you want your book to come across as professional, send your WORD document to a content editor, who will (if professional) edit using the “track changes” feature. That way, you can see what they changed, and you can accept or reject their editorial changes.

Step 2 of Self Publishing Checklist with Publishing SOLO-write and print a book using print on demandPRINT ON DEMAND

In my experience, CreateSpace offers the easiest and most advanced print on demand structure. Additionally, their customer service is thorough and mostly human. Start a Print on Demand account for free with CreateSpace. Though there are many other print on demand companies, I can only help my clients with the venue that I know.

Self Publishing Checklist--Step 3, Details of writing and printing a book on  your own.ISBN NUMBER

If you select the free ISBN number in the CreateSpace account, CreateSpace will be shown as the publisher. However, if you want a custom ISBN number, you will need to become an independent publisher through Bowker. Then, select the option in CreateSpace to pay extra for your own ISBN number, which will list you as the publisher.

Steo 4 of the Self Publishing Checklist by Deborah S. NelsonFRONT & BACK MATTER

Once you have written the central content of your book,  next you need to create front matter. This includes pages such as title page, copyright page, table of contents, dedication, preface, and other informational pages. For step-by-step help, see my Book Blueprint available for sale on DreamtoPublish.com to get a thorough understanding of these options and their chronological order. Complete these and add to your WORD document. You may try to upload your raw WORD document to CreateSpace but I suggest you hire a professional graphic designer to create the book interior and produce a print ready PDF digital file for uploading. Learn the parts of a book with this Publish a Book Blueprint workbook-journal which helps you to plan the structure of your book.

Step five of the Self Publishing Checklist.-How to write and print a book  yourself.CREATE YOUR BOOK COVER

You may use the free CreateSpace book cover template or hire an artist to custom design your own cover. For help with book cover and other publishing services, see theDream to Publish Boutique Publishing Services. Since you can’t do it all, hire a pro where it counts!

The Self-Publishing Checklist by Deborah S Nelson of Publishing SOLOBOOK PROOF

First, upload book  cover and interior. Once approved, order a book proof before publishing to the public. This is a must! Indeed, you will find other issues when with a 3-D copy in your hands.

Step 7 of the Self-Publishing Steps to Self-Publishing a Book--How to write and print a book onlineFINAL PRINTING

Once you make final corrections, submit your files for final review. Next, when the files are approved for print, you may make available for sale on AMAZON.com. Lastly, select various distribution channels available and write a description, and include an Author Bio.

Step 8 of Self Publishing Check list by Deborah S Nelson of Pubishing SOLOMARKETING

Finally, basic marketing steps include creating an Amazon Central Author Profile and create a Twitter and GoodReads account. These are basics, but necessary to get a good start. Also, building an author website is important as well, in order to sell books, and to prepare for getting interviews to promote your book.

See Articles: CreateSpace Publishing Cost, Become an Author with The Book BluePrint, How to Use the CreateSpace Cover Template, What Are the Steps to Publishing A Book, Steps to Marketing Your Book, Self Publishing Coaching | PublishingSOLO


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