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How to Start Your Career as a Self-Published Author

Ayodeji Awosika
6 min readMar 8, 2021

Writing a book for the first time is hands down, the best decision you can make as a writer.


You get this huge monkey off your back. Writing a book for the first time makes you feel like a real writer regardless of how well your book sells.

That’s the thing — books aren’t even close to the best way to make a living writing, so you shouldn’t look at them that way.

Books are a timestamp of your thought processes and worldview at the time you wrote the book. Books are momentos. There’s just nothing that can replace the accomplishment that comes with making the commitment to a long-form piece of knowledge.

I’ve published three books. I think I’m going to start a fourth here shortly.

The funny thing?

When you’re writing a book, you tell yourself you’re never going to write one again because it does take a lot out of you. But as soon as you publish your new book, you want to write another one.

Writing books creates this masochistic joy that I can’t fully explain. You have to experience it for yourself.

That being said, writing a book for the first time is the trickiest of all the writing beasts.