Are you ready to dip your toes into the world of print-on-demand publishing with a product that is beautiful, functional, and doesn't take too long to make? Creating custom journals is a part of my business and I'm so excited to show you how to do it too!
I've published a lot of stuff over the years – traditionally, academically, and self-published. There's a lot of pros and cons to every method, but nothing gives you creative control quite like the DIY approach.
Even though I love writing books, I'm really a designer at heart. I love making really beautiful products, and every time a total stranger tags me on Instagram showing off something of mine they've purchased, I kind of want to burst into tears (of joy, of course)!
For me, making paperback journals has been the perfect blend of creative and technical design.
I was hesitant to get into the journal-making space because there are a lot of "gurus" out there telling you to crank out hundreds of low-content (and low-quality) journals to try and make a profit. They create dozens of "brand names" they publish under, and rely on trends rather than creating thoughtful, intentional products.
Luckily, it turns out that like most things, you can make this publishing niche work for you. I want to see this more quality products in this market, and that's what I'm here to help you create! My own journals have been Amazon Bestsellers, reached customers around the world, and (best of all) have gotten some really kind and lovely feedback.
Oh, and the best part of mastering this publishing skill? You'll actually learn all the necessary skills to self-publish any kind of paperback book. So if you're thinking about self-publishing a novel, a poetry book, a children's book, or any other project, you'll find this course packed full of transferrable skills. How awesome is that?
I'll walk you through all of the steps necessary to create your journal. Set it up with a print-on-demand supplier, print a bunch of copies and sell them yourself, or just make a single paperback for your own enjoyment! There's no wrong option.
This is the perfect moment to explore self-publishing. Let's make something cool together!