self-publishing PLAN from our co-founder, Ali 

He will analyse your project, clue you up on the self-publishing process, and suggest how we can tailor the process to your specific needs, as well as giving you some tips on:

your cover design and your author branding

which formats would work best for your readers and how to make your work available to them

the best way to position your book in the market

how to get people interested and spread the word about your book pre-launch

Time and money are finite resources; don't waste either of them!

The self-publishing landscape can be difficult to navigate alone. There is a lot of generic, and even conflicting advice, out there, and many authors don’t know where to start or what is right for them. The truth is, there are some fundamentals that you need to nail however you publish, but beyond those building blocks, each project we work on is unique and needs a tailored publishing plan to give it the best chance of success.

Without a clear plan in place, it can be easy to focus your energy and resources on the wrong things. This will leave you stressed, out of pocket and disappointed. Avoid these frustrations from the start by talking to someone who knows the ins and outs of the whole book publishing and marketing process. This will make the publishing process more enjoyable, as well as saving you time and money.

Hi, I'm Ali, and I'm here to make your self-publishing journey easier

One of the benefits of self-publishing is that it puts you in the driving seat of your project. That is only an advantage if you have the right directions.

Over the years, I have worked with many different authors in all sorts of genres, and I know first-hand that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to self-publishing.  Different authors need help with different areas and will be able to make use of different tools. That is why I like to meet you, the author, before we start work, to get a good understanding of your project and your target readers. Only then, can I give you the most useful, targeted advice.

​I can help you publish your work in the best way FOR YOU. Book in for a FREE 30 minute 1-on-1 consultation, and I will steer you on the road to success.

Melody Berthoud First time author

So glad I made an appointment! Ali seemed to completely understand what I did and didn't want my book to be.

Throughout the process, he was extremely knowledgeable and supportive: giving me an abundance of useful tips and advice.

Michael MillerFantasy Author

In-depth and informative. I Am Self-Publishing are genuine about tailoring the process to suit your needs and goals.

Stephen SaadNon-Fiction Author

Ali understood the requirements instantly and often knew my vision for the book better than I did myself.


Who is the self-publishing consultation for? 

In short, ANY author that is serious about successfully self-publishing. It’s never too early or too late to get clued up. Whatever stage you are at in your writing and publishing career, I can help.

  • Are you still writing and want to plan ahead?
  • Do you have a polished manuscript ready to publish?
  • Have you had a bad experience with a previous book and want to re-publish it properly?
  • Is your agent struggling to sell your manuscript to a publisher?
  • Are you a traditionally published author, exploring options? 

Whatever your situation, I can provide you with a personalised roadmap for what comes next, so you feel confident that you know exactly what needs to happen and when.

How I Create Your Publishing Plan

1. Firstly, I like to get a good sense of your project. I’ll ask you to send over a sample of your work and a synopsis (if you have one).

​2. Then I'll read through and we’ll set up a convenient time for your consultation – either over the phone/Skype, or if you can get to London Bridge, we can meet for a coffee.

3. We'll have a 30 min 1:1 session in which I will give you specific, actionable advice on the best way to self-publish your project to sell the most books.

4. I'll follow ​up with an email with your personal publishing plan and a loose timetable, so you know what needs to happen when.

How it works:

    1. Book in below
    2. I'll email you, asking for a sample of your work and letting you know my availability
    3.  You let me know when works for you
    4. We chat and I'll give you specific, tailored advice
    5. I'll email over your unique, actionable publishing plan​