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Why Self-Publishing

Getting your book from an idea into print can be one of the most exciting processes of your life. Somewhere along your writing process you will begin to consider how you will get your book into print and begin to weigh your two main options, traditional publishing or self-publishing.

Find the Courage to Publish

There are hundreds of things in life that take courage. Skydiving, starting a business, marriage, rappelling down a mountain, ending a relationship, saying no – usually the scary things that may cause a big change in your life. However, when you go through something that takes a lot of courage do you look back and regret it? Perhaps sometimes, but usually the things that take the most courage also give the biggest reward.

Five Reasons to Go Digital

The rise of social media, smart phones, e-mails and blogging prove that the world is becoming more and more digital. While the traditional form of paper books holds strong with book-lovers who appreciate the nostalgia of tangible books, many readers are making the switch to electronic books, or e-books.

Interviews with Leon Nacson of Hay House Australia

Leon Nacson, managing director of Hay House Australia, talks about the importance of offering creativity and a unique perspective in your work.

Louise Hay, Bestselling Author and Founder of Hay House, Tells Her Self-Publishing Story

Beginning from a printing of 5,000 pamphlets to a best-selling book, Louise Hay shares her own experiences and journey with self-publishing.​

Publish Self-Help Books

You have coaching, motivation and affirmations to share, and it's up to you to get your messages out to help and empower others. Self-help book publishing may be intimidating at first, but with your determination and a little help from Balboa Press, you can publish your self-help book and reach your goals.

Author Shirley Plant Shares her Experience Self-Publishing with Balboa Press

"A few years ago I was lucky enough to find a publisher who saw the potential in my cookbook and wanted to co-publish with me. It was a whole new learning experience for me. Writing the book was one thing — publishing is a whole new ball game, folks."

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