Publishing a book has never been easy for many first-time authors. Personally, I faced several challenges publishing my first book, “African Recipes.” I felt sharing the positive and negative experiences will encourage an author out there who is on the verge of giving up.
Fear is something I went through. Every time I thought of publishing my book, I was scared of not being able to sell it. This gave me sleepless nights. Believe in yourself and you will keep going.
Money was also an issue of concern. Since I had just completed my college education, I had trouble raising cash to publish my book. Parents do not always support us. They want us to struggle to achieve something. I had to do odd jobs to get money for this purpose. Be creative and trust me, there are numerous ways to raise money, remember you will get there.
As a first time author, I was confused on where to start. Remember I had never published anything earlier and therefore, you can imagine just how this was a challenge for me. Make sure you do your research even a before writing your book. Find out all the requirement from the word go. This will save you a lot of trouble and energy.