What is the first step in self-publishing a book?

I have written a couple of books that I am interested in getting published either by self-publishing or by a publishing company.

It’s important that you know what you really want when self-publishing a book. Marketing is perhaps the toughest part in the entire publishing process, so you will need a trusted and reliable self-publishing house to assist you.

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