The Times They Are A-Changin’

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It’s remarkable to embrace the patience and slowness that excellence sometimes requires. Suddenly, what you think will take forever if you don’t exhaust yourself happens much faster if you only relax. Truly, there is movement in stillness. Don’t rush. Flow.


I am finished with the revisions for the black history book, my next poetry book is also complete, and I return to school this summer.

Over the coming months, this blog will undergo some adjustments. As I dig into this next season, I will employ several upgrades.

The first is the Indie Author Basics articles which, from this point forward, are no longer free to access.

After eight years of giving you the game (and I didn’t hold back!), you can now only access Indie Author Basics with a paid yearly subscription.

Indie Author Basics streamlines and simplifies self-publishing so you can publish high-quality books without pulling out your hair.

If you are subscribed to this blog, you can still access everything else for free. However, the IAB articles are now part of a membership.

What Will Happen:

You will receive notifications of new posts as usual. However, you can only read a snippet of the IAB articles without a subscription. A message will appear that directs you to the purchase page.

Check out this post here for an example.

What to Do Next:

What You’ll Learn:

  1. What to do before self-publishing your book.
  2. How to market your self-published book once it’s published.
  3. How to resurrect your backlist so your titles don’t collect virtual dust.
  4. Signs you might not be ready to self-publish.
  5. Signs you might be ready to self-publish.
  6. How to protect yourself against self-publishing scams.
  7. The Do’s and Don’ts of Author Vending (NEW: Coming Up)
  8. How to get your self-published books into bookstores, libraries, and schools. (NEW: Coming Up)
  9. and much more

Questions? Let me know and I hope to see you soon!

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I write to restore Black Historical Truth for the freedom of all people. Visit me online at and @yecheilyah on IG and Twitter.

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