Ever wanted to write a book, get it published, and earn royalties each month from the sales -- but you’re not sure where to start? Have you gotten the impression that self-publishing a book that has a shot at being a best-seller will cost a lot more than you can possibly afford? And would you really like to avoid going (deeper) into debt? I wish I’d had a book like this when I was ready to finally get my first book written and self-published. I’m writing it now to help fellow authors (both published and not-yet-published) to save as much money as they can while still accessing the help they need to get their books written, polished, published, and marketed. Writer on a Budget will help with the following: (1) Getting your book written and developing your own process for your first and future books (2) Designing your book’s cover to attract your target readers (3) Self-editing and proofreading your book or finding a good and affordable editor and/or proofreader -- depending on your needs (4) Formatting your book for both Kindle and paperback (CreateSpace) (5) Publishing your book on KDP and CreateSpace (6) Launching and marketing your book -- without spending a lot of money on promotions that cost more (in money, time, or both) than they’re worth (7) Finding your own way -- and your own writing budget -- based on your specific needs and writing goals. No two authors are alike, and there is no one-size- or one-budget-fits-all approach. You’re not crazy or even borderline delusional if you hear the expert advice about outsourcing everything -- and expecting to pay hundreds or even thousands of dollars to get your book ready for publication -- and you think, “How ‘bout I see how much of this I can do on my own.” Because you don’t know until you try just how much of it you can do -- and do well -- on your own. For example, you might actually enjoy designing your own covers, and -- with some research and some easily-accessible (and short) design tutorials -- you might find you have a knack for it. Or maybe editing is something you already do for others, and you’re hoping to save yourself hundreds of dollars by doing your own. Don’t let anyone tell you “Editing your own work is always a mistake,” because it isn’t. Not always. It’s good to get an extra pair of eyes looking at your book, but depending on what you need -- and what your book needs -- you may not have to pay someone a thousand dollars or more to get your book edited and proofread. We don’t have to go broke to make great books. So, let’s get started making more of them!