I’m so excited today to have Fariha share an excellent guest post on her publishing journey for Poetic Justice! This is personally so useful for me as someone who would like to do the same. I hope you find some good information here! Fariha also participated last year with an interview and you can check that post out right here!
Poetic Justice is a month long event, beginning April 1st to April 30th in honor of National Poetry Month. Throughout April there will be interviews, guest posts, excerpts and other poetic posts. I hope you will follow along. To read the introductory post, you can find out more here
Topic: How to self-publish your own book
By: Fariha Khayyam
Hey! My name is Fariha and thanks to Amber for hosting #PoeticJustice and giving me the opportunity to Guest Post on her blog. My topic for this post with be “How to self-publish your own book”.
I self-published my poetry book in December 2017 (I still can believe its been a year already!). I’d been writing my poems in the 3 years prior to when I decided to publish it as a collection. My publishing timeline was 3 months, which were divided as follows:
Soon enough I decided to publish on Amazon Kindle and Paperback. I thoroughly read their submissions guidelines and changed my manuscript to fit their required format. The process was well-defined and super easy! It walks through each step until the final ‘publish’ button. If you are thinking to self-publish, I recommend this endlessly.
The two most important lessons I learnt through my self-publishing journey are the following:
Thank you for reading all the best if you are planning to publish your book.
About The Poet:
While growing up reading about dragons, magic and adventures, Fariha Khayyam had always wanted to write a book. As her love for reading grew, so did her dream. She began nurturing her dream while completing her Master of Business Administration from Loyola University Chicago, Illinois. Based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, when she is not writing, she is found reading fantasy novels or spending time on her social media.
She can be found on her blog, twitter and Instagram.
Her poetry book can be found here.