Living the Dream!

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It has been a long held dream of mine to become a published author. These days it is easier than ever, especially when it comes to self-publishing. I asked self-publishing expert, Catherine Ryan Howard what was a good starting amount of money to set aside to get started in self-publishing. Here is what she said:

1) It’s different for everybody but $1k is a good average for a self-pub budget.
2) Main costs: professional polish (editing), cover design & e-book conversion (optional).
3) Self-publishing = business. Your book = product. That $1k = investment.
4) Investment = risk. If you can lose it, don’t risk it!
My dream to publish is still alive and that dream will become a reality! If you are interested in self-publishing, Catherine’s book, SELF-PRINTED: THE SANE PERSON’S GUIDE TO SELF-PUBLISHING, is a great place to start!!
More about Catherine Ryan Howard:
Catherine Ryan Howard is a writer, self-publisher and caffeine enthusiast from Cork, Ireland. SELF-PRINTED: THE SANE PERSON’S GUIDE TO SELF-PUBLISHING (3rd edition) is out now in paperback and e-book and available from Amazon. Follow the #selfprintedsplash on Twitter today (Friday 24th) and/or visit for chance to win an amazing prize that will get your self-publishing adventure started!
“SELF-PRINTED is my self-publishing bible. It taught me how to format, create and upload my e-books and print-on-demand paperbacks. It showed me practical things such as how to build a website/blog and how to promote my books. More importantly, it taught me how to compete with the professionals. Just look at the results – The Estate Series has sold nearly 100,000 copies and following that I got a traditional book deal with Thomas & Mercer too, so I’m now a hybrid author. Jam-packed full of hints and tips all in one place, I’m always referring back to it. In a word, it’s priceless.” – Mel Sherratt, author of The Estate Series and DS Allie Shenton Series

2 thoughts on “Living the Dream!


    Hi Todd; Oh how we love you, oh how it was hard to hold back the tears on that last Sunday. I will remember you forever, for who you are and for your help in my recovery, you were an inspiration for me to move forward and when I said in my prayers. Lord, it is now in your hands, I am tired and I can’t fight the fight, so your will be done. AND HIS will was done, the turn came on His time, but now I am walking, on my own, becoming very active again and it is only thru my belief in the Holy One. Thanks for helping strengthening my beliefs and FAITH.
    Jim Mory was great, YOU were super Great at a time when Faith needed the strength and Rob has come to us a blessing for sure. Every seat was filled on Sunday AND more chairs had to be set up. Praise God.

    Faith is a special place where God lives in our hearts and our misson work is done with such a free feeling that God is directing us along the way. HIS presence is so on fire in all of us.

    Thanks again for your part in this journey of Faith and Faith Church. We are a blessed congregation that one day you will look back at and say, I saw it, I knew it and what a bunch they are in PSL, FL.
    Waiting for your book to be published. I have always had a desire to write a book too, about things that have happened in my life that others say, it goes on and one with you and it does because I have the right co-pilot. Amen to that. Our Love to you Todd and to your bride as you get on with YOUR new life. Ken and Wilma O


    • Todd Weber says:

      Thank you for your kind comments, Ken. You are right, Faith Church is a special place. I know that the best days are ahead for the church. I was thrilled to hear that you are walking on your own again!! You have much to offer and am glad to know that you will be able to get back out there to use your gifts. Blessings to you and Wilma!


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