Are you an entrepreneur trying to save money? Well, as part of our self-published-author interview series, today we talk to Lisa Sims. Lisa wrote “Stretching A Dollar To Save And Make Thousands: An Entrepreneur’s Guide To Doing More With Less.” Here are Lisa’s tips:
Tell us about your self-published book.
My self-published book is titled, “Stretching A Dollar To Save And Make Thousands: An Entrepreneur’s Guide To Doing More With Less.” In my book, I share many of the money-saving tips that I used in my own business to do more with less. It is currently available on Amazon.com and other online book retailer’s websites.
Why did you decide to self-publish?
I decided to self-published because I wanted to have complete control over the project and wanted to make it available to readers faster than with traditional publishing.
What was your biggest challenge to overcome in self-publishing your book?
The biggest challenge that I’ve had to overcome in self-publishing my book is coming up with creative, low-cost marketing techniques to get the word out about my book to my target audience.
What has been the best part about self-publishing your book?
The best part about self-publishing my book is that it has created many new opportunities that were once not available to me. For example, I’ve done numerous Internet radio shows and even created my own Internet radio show on Blogtalkradio called “Stretching A Dollar For Entrepreneurs” (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/stretchingadollar).
What advice do you have for other potential writers and self-published authors?
Although it can seem like a lot of work to self-publish your own book, it is definitely worth it. There is no greater satisfaction than to hold your finished book in your hands, and see it appear on various, online book retailer’s websites. It is a great sense of accomplishment. No matter how hard it seems, never give up on your dream. Learn from other great writers, and use social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook, and Linkedin to learn valuable writing techniques.
Thanks Lisa. We’ll check out your money-saving, entrepreneurial tips! Do you have a self-published book you’d like to tell others about? How about questions on how to sell books online and self-publishing? Please write to me here or at http://www.jexbo.com. I’d love to hear from you and give you some free publicity! Thanks!