Introducing the 2nd Edition of How to Self-Publish

The 2nd edition of How to Self-Publish: A Guide for Author-Preneurs is available today on Amazon in paperback and Kindle. This new and revised version has updated information throughout the book including: expanded resources, updated statistics, modernized formatting and editing tips, expanded Kindle Publishing information, and more.

New Cover Example

1st edition from 2013 on the left and 2nd edition 2015 version on the right.

The most obvious change can be spotted immediately with a simple glance at the new cover. For the past two years I’ve looked at the cover of How to Self-Publish and have not been satisfied. With the revision I rectified that problem with a fresh cover. The new cover does a better job telling the reader exactly what they can expect to find inside the book.

This summer a reader sent me an email pointing out a small typo in the first edition. When I opened the 2013 version of How to Self-Publish to fix it I found various bits of information in need up an update. Once I got started I couldn’t stop.

Change is always good. This new version presents hours of further research, fresh editing, a snazzy new cover, and all the new information I learned publishing three more books in the past two years.

Early Reviews for How to Self-Publish: A Guide for Author-Preneurs

“First learn to swim, and then jump in the deep end.  First learn to ride on flat ground before you tackle the hills.  First read, How to Self-Publish before you write your book.”  Kismet Andrews, owner of Bar-Maids

How to Self-Publish is much more than a “how to” book; it makes you believe you can while empowering you to cross the publishing finish line. It is a must have for any author-preneur.” Tammy Lovell Stone, Author of Rediscover the Apron

“This book changed my perspective and encouraged a hugely positive move forward. I’ve always known what the goal was; I just didn’t know how to get there – now I know.” Kelly Topolinski, Author and owner of WinLight Communications

“Publishing your own book can be very overwhelming. How to Self-Publish breaks it all down into manageable steps. You CAN do this!” Elin Criswell, Author of Bubbles to Bucks: How to Make Money Selling Soap and Creative Soap Making: the Basics and Beyond

“Gone are the days of submitting a book to a publisher for acceptance or rejection. Kayla’s easy to follow how-to on self-publishing makes the once seemingly impossible dream of becoming a published author now obtainable by anyone.” Ginger Moore, owner of Neos Skin Care and contributing author to 360 Degrees of Grief: Reflections of Hope

How to Self-Publish provided a wealth of information in a layout that was engaging, easy to read and naturally flowing.” Kim Jones, owner of Urban Tranquility

“Kayla Fioravanti describes how the publishing world has changed and then walks writers through the entire process.” Debbie Richards, owner of Big Fat Soap and contributing author to 360 Degrees of Grief: Reflections of Hope

“Clear, easy and concise. How to Self-Publish gives you the knowledge and courage you need to fulfill that dream.” Rose Confur owner of Sugarloaf Soaps

“Easy to follow guidelines and tips level the playing field so that ANYONE can become a published author.” Alana Rivera owner of Etta + Billie

“With this book, How to Self-Publish, you learn what you want to know, as well as what you need to know!” Mary Humphrey, Author of Advanced Soap Making: Removing the Mystery, Essential Soapmaking, Essential Lotion Making: Skin Care Made Easy, and co-author of Essential Soapmaking

“Easy to read. Easy to understand. Just the right mix of actionable information and cheerleading to cause me to believe I can do it and get going now.” Elizabeth McEwan

“Sadly, traditional publishers have killed many of the good and great books written in our lifetime. So, it’s time to quit acting as if they are still the only or best way books get published. After more than 300 book deals, including deals for stacks of award-winners and best-sellers, I have turned in my ‘literary agent’ badge. What a freeing experience. I am not abandoning the publishing world. Instead, I am enjoying all of its best forms more than ever. To me, every great book is a ‘golden key’ that opens exciting new doors for speaking engagements, mass media appearances, social media buzz, etc. That is true whether the author in question is 13, 23, 33, 43, 53, 63, 73, or 83. True, a lot of people don’t have a good or great book in them. Then again, a lot do. The more on-ramps and fewer roadblocks we can create for them, the more everyone wins. Kayla does just that in this clear, concise, and compelling new book. I’m thrilled. You will be too!” David Sanford, Publisher and Author of Handbook on Thriving as an Adoptive Family: Real-Life Solutions to Common Challenges, How to Read Your Bible, If God Disappears: 9 Faith Wreckers and What to Do about Them and many more

No Overnight Success Stories — Hallelujah Anyway


The phrase overnight success cracks me up. I am sure someone out there has been an overnight success at some point in life, but for most of us the road to success if littered with failure and defeat. I know it has been for me. My friend Lela … [Continue reading]

Fibonacci Sequence Applied to Real Life

A Face in the Crowd

I am by no means a math nerd, but when my pastor talked about the Fibonacci sequence in his sermon he had my full and undivided attention. It was as if the Fibonacci sequence confirmed exactly how I feel when one more thing gets added to my calendar. … [Continue reading]

News from My New Hometown

Eternal Returns

Please excuse my proud mom moment! My son, Keegan, has a new company called Eternal Returns. My new hometown of Nashville and one of our very own local (and family) businesses, Eternal Returns, took center stage in the July 22nd airing of America’s … [Continue reading]

In Celebration of New Experiences

Coco the Couture Cat

I have been to a lot of business events over the years running the gamut from INC 500 Fastest Growing Companies in America, regional and national soap conferences, meetings for micro and small businesses, Amway meetings, cruises, aromatherapy events … [Continue reading]