Publishing My First Book

I don’t think there is enough blog space for me to really tell you about the experience that I’ve had with respect to the self-publishing aspect of my books. Actually, I’ve learned that I’m an “Indie Publisher” because I formed a publication company and am quarterbacking the whole process (that’s another story in itself). Self-publishing is where you write the manuscript and a check. Then you turn both over to a publisher and wait for the boxes of books to show up on your doorstep.

It is a journey that I’ve really enjoyed (and continue to enjoy) and would share with anyone who would like to hear about it. It’s a journey based on my own research on the publishing industry as well as talking to many of my friends who are either self-published authors or vendors who have been very generous with their advice.

For all my friends who are independent consultants and experts in their respective fields, I would highly recommend that you strongly consider writing and publishing a book. This book will establish your credibility at a higher level and can only help you improve your close rate. If you don’t have the time, you don’t think you’re a good writer, and don’t understand the process, don’t worry. There’s always someone out there to help you. The important thing is that you get a book that you can hand someone when you first meet them. It’s all about visibility and credibility.

I’m getting very excited about my first book, “The Mindset of Networking®” being available on June 30th. I’m even more excited about making sure that I get a copy into the hands of each member of the Business Forum.

Thank you for visiting our new Southeast Business Forums blog site. I hope that you will come back and visit again. I’m confident that the quality of blogs by our members will be outstanding.

Good luck and good networking.


3 Responses to “ Publishing My First Book ”

  1. Ruth Smith
    May 21, 2013


    Congratulations! Much like the music industry shift where smaller labels or independent artists can get their music produced and sold on iTunes or similar, the self-publishing market is really starting to take off. I hope you end up with a Best Seller!


  2. May 21, 2013

    Congratulations Stew! I’m looking forward to this book and many others.


  3. May 23, 2013

    I’ve had the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book and it’s good; very good. It is SO practical and provides a simple straightforward path to networking success. Good work Stew.

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