All Posts by Michael Hanrahan

Step 1 – Planning: why self-publishing is great business

Being a published author will help you build your profile, promote your business and make you stand out from the crowd. It’s a turbocharged business card, a demonstration of your skill and experience, an ad, a marketing tool, a symbol of your commitment to seeing a project through, a key that will open many doors, […]

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The Seven Steps

Over the years at Michael Hanrahan Publishing we’ve refined our process into a seven-step self-publishing system that’s logical and easy to follow. The steps make it easier for self-publishers to understand the process, and also ensure that things are done at the right time and in the right order. Here is an overview of the […]

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What is Self-Publishing?

Self-publishing is where the author also takes on the role of the publisher, usually with the assistance of an editor or a self-publishing company. The greatest single advantage of self-publishing – and the reason many authors choose this route – is that it guarantees your book gets out there. With self-publishing, the responsibility for the […]

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‘What do I do now?’

Let me tell you about a phone call I receive a few times a week. The phone rings, and of course I stop what I’m doing and answer it, as long as the cat isn’t sitting on my lap or the dog isn’t in the way and I can actually get to the phone. After […]

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But do I really need an editor?

Most people who have never been involved in a book have no idea whatsoever about what the editing process involves. They often think the author does all the work and the editor comes in at the last minute and moves a few commas around. Yes, we check the spelling and the grammar and the punctuation […]

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