Almost a decade ago I interviewed David Gaughran, a name that surely stands out from the crowd through the sheer plethora of self-publishing resources that he has made available for free on his blog.

While the full interview has been lost, I did manage to recover some interesting fragments, which can easily form the basis of a self-publishing framework even to this day.

So, without further ado, let's go through this fantastic list of self-publishing tips.

There are no barriers anymore to anyone, anywhere, publishing their book themselves and reaching readers all over the world.

Let's start with this simple yet powerful mindset advice. There are no barriers anymore. And self-publishing, having been around for more than a decade, has proven itself to be an effective way of sharing stories with readers all over the world.

There are no more gatekeepers, which is something I've written about in this article.

The most powerful promotional tool any writer has is new work – nothing beats it. Writing should always come first.

The rules of the game might have changed a bit, and we now have access to far more tools and platforms to help us promote our books, but the most powerful thing we can do for our writing, not just in order to grow our creative muscle, but also in order to promote our work, is to keep publishing new work.

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