Friday, August 5, 2022

The Ins and Outs of Self-Publishing: Michael La Ronn


So you want to self-publish? According to Bowker's Report on Self-Publishing, there were over 1.68 million self-published books. (Now that's alot of books)

Michael La Ronn is no stranger to self-publishing. He's authored over 80 science fiction, fantasy, and self-help books and is working on his 81st book, wow! In his session, he covers the production of your book, cover design, book marketing, and promotion.

Check out Michael's latest titles!

He immediately shares a quote from Pastor Myles Munroe - "When you believe in your dream and your vision, then it begins to attract its own resources."

You've written the manuscript, now how in the world do you publish it? 

First, you need to find an editor. Check out the inside cover of similar authors, Self-Publishing Advice Directory, or 

Once the manuscript is edited, it's time to find a cover designer. A designer should capture the essence of the story, but also attract the right target audience. Need recommendations to find a cover designer? Check out the suggestions below.

Finally, it's time to self-publish your book. Michael recommends Draft2Digital to distribute books globally.

Have you thought about self-publishing? Share why or why not, below?

Michael La Ronn is the author of over 80 science fiction & fantasy books and self-help books for writers. He writes from the great plains of Iowa and has managed to write while raising a family, working a full-time job, and even attending law school classes in the evenings. You can find his fiction at and his videos and books for writers at

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