Catherine Ryan Howard is a blogger and author from Cork, with over 5000 book sales in print and eBook to her name. And she’s self published – or self printed as she prefers to call it.
After her memoir Mousetrapped rocketed to success, Catherine decided it was time to pass on her secrets – she’s doing exactly that in her blog right here on www.writing.ie Double Spaced, but for those who are looking for a simple How To, here Catherine takes you step by step through the process of uploading your mauscript to Create Space. There are other self publishing platforms and many companies who can help you get your book in print, but crucially, it doesn’t cost you anything to sign up with Create Space and get your book out worldwide on the Amazon platform.
In her book Self Printed, Catherine covers the process of getting your print book out to the world, but also much more – she discusses editing and cover design, how to publish to eBook, and more importantly, how to use social media and free marketing to ensure your books sells. It is available in all formats – print and eBook.
Interviewed on BBC Radio, RTE Radio and in The Sunday Times, Catherine’s sense of humour and wit shine through everything she does. If you are thinking of tackling Create Space, watch this video and pick up Catherine’s book at Amazon – it will be money well spent! As a recent participant at an Inkwell Getting Published workshop pointed out, if you’re contemplating Create Space, it’s essential to get a feel for the product – and by ordering Catherine’s book you can do just that!