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Hi, I’m Carrie Rollwagen, and I published the book The Localist in 2015. Since then, lots of aspiring authors have asked me if they, too, should jump into the world of self-publishing. The truth is, self-publishing is difficult, and it has a lot of haters (the traditional publishing industry, for one). But it can also be incredible and fulfilling.

So I wanted to talk about all of it — the good, the bad and the ugly of creating and producing your own work. My podcast, Everybody Hates Self-Publishing, launched in May 2017 — find  weekly episodes that on iTunes, Stitcher, wherever you listen to podcasts — or find each episodes and show notes below.

You’ll find my Kickstarter Basics course mentioned in the podcast ad right here. Thanks for listening!

Episode Five, Meet the eBook Coder: Talking Upload Errors and eReaders with Jonathan Walls
In this episode, I interview Jonathan Walls, the web designer and developer who coded the ebook of The Localist. We talk about differences between print and epub, why to submit to different ereaders, and what errors to look out for in your self-published ebook. View Show Notes
Episode Four, Meet the Designer: Book Design, Cover Art and Book Blurbs with Andrew Thomson
In this episode, I interview Andrew Thomson, product designer, graphic designer and designer of The Localist book. We talk about the limitations of self-publishing and small print runs and how to utilize a self-publishing printer like Ingram Spark. View Show Notes
Episode Three, How to Ask for Help: Working with Freelancers and Asking for Favors
In this episode, I share my top 10 tips for asking for favors when self-publishing your book. Whether you're paying professional freelancers or asking for help from family and friends, it's important to be courteous and professional — I'll show you how to do that. View Show Notes
Episode Two, Meet the Editor: Grammar, Notes and Constructive Criticism with Bobby Watson
In this second podcast I interview my editor, Bobby Watson, about the book editing process. View Show Notes
Episode One, Find Your First Reader: Deadlines, Feedback and Sibling Non-Rivalry with Courtenay Rollwagen
In our first full-length podcast, I interview my first reader (and sister) Courtenay Rollwagen about deadlines and raw feedback on first drafts. View Show Notes
Episode Zero, Why I Hate Self-Publishing: Hi, I’m Carrie Rollwagen
April 22, 2017
Welcome to Everybody Hates Self-Publishing, the podcast that explores the good, the bad and the ugly of creating and producing your own work. In this introduction to the podcast, I'll explain why I'm producing this podcast and what I hope to cover in this season. I hope you love it! View Show Notes