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Ep3: How to Create Your Self Publishing Team

If you ever thought that self publishing meant you had to publish your book all alone — I’m here to tell you that your assumption is wrong.


As a matter of fact, if you don’t use some kind of team to support your project, your book may not do very well.


Self publishing tools and services like Amazon and DIY templates have made self publishing so much more accessible to wellness entrepreneurs like you and I. However, there are some instances where you should be interacting with another human for some book projects so that you create the best book possible.


Today’s episode is all about creating a self publishing team that helps you to win. The list given is simply a suggestion as not all entrepreneurs will have the budget to hire all the people on my list. Who you need to work with depends upon the kind of book you want to publish and how much you want to spend.

Here is a short list of 8 roles you may want to think about as support in writing, publishing, and marketing your book:


  1. YOU, the writer: team leader, your vision!

  2. Subject Matter Experts: do interviews or find secondary research sources like books or journals

  3. Editors: developmental, copyeditors, line editors

  4. Book Formatter: format your book to be read online or in print

  5. Cover Designer: graphic artist or illustrator

  6. Beta Readers: people who can give you advice on how to improve your book

  7. Marketing Team: find people who can help you get the word out

  8. Sales Tools: tools to help you sell and distribute your book


Show Notes:

Digital File Types: mobi (most popular file, used for Kindle), epub (file used for other digital readers)

Book Cover Resources: Canva, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), Fiverr

Sales Tools: PayPal, Selz, E-Junkie

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Halona Black is a freelance writer, author, and marketing consultant. Her journey to becoming a professional writer began as a blogger sharing her thoughts on improving education for youth and adult learners. Blogging opened the door to consulting and speaking opportunities within the field.

Halona transitioned into writing about health and wellness after having surgery for uterine fibroids. She turned to blogging once again, sharing her personal journey towards learning how to cook healthy meals, addressing body image issues, and creating a self care regimen. The blog turned into her first best selling book, “Loving My Fibroids Away: A 10-Day Detox Plan.”

Today, Halona combines her love for healthy food and wellness in an online magazine – She shares recipes and healthy living tips for women age 40+. She also advises natural health brands and fellow independent creators on personal brand development, content strategy, and book publishing via

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