Happy new year everyone. I know it has been a while since I blogged last. In fact, I realize that I really do not blog enough. Blogging more often is one of my resolutions for the new year. One of my 2012 accomplishments is that I have graduated from nutrition school. So I've been quite busy. In addition to helping authors self-publish, I am now a board certified holistic health coach, and I love helping others with their health goals. Throughout my schooling, I had the super great opportunity to read yet even more books! Books about health and nutrition are on my radar screen daily so, as a result, I have come across so many new books written by health practitioners who have self-published. The content is fantastic. The quality of the physical finished product is not. I thought I would share about that just a little. Here is something to consider if you are a health practitioner—chiropractor, naturopathic physician, allopathic physician, acupuncturist, etc.
You have invested your time and money in your education. You are now a professional in your field. You want to write and publish a book to spread your message in the area of your expertise. You want to build your practice. As a professional in your field, it would seem important to have your book also be professionally produced, right? I know it is so easy today to self-publish through myriad web-based publishers. However, the finished product might not be of the same caliber as you! My advice for the new year is if you plan on self-publishing a book, please have a professional book publisher help you and please do not rely on choosing from a pool of ready-made design templates, uploading your text file and then expecting your book to look as fantastic as you are. Seek out the proper help. Have a great new year.