Self-publishing: From A-to-Z


This year I decided to join the A to Z blogging Challenge. Every single day in April (except Sundays) I will be blogging. You can find more information about the challenge here 🙂 As I was looking for a theme, I thought, why not share my experience and some of the research I´ve done when I decided to self-publish…so my theme is: SELF-PUBLISHING FROM A TO Z.

Hope it will be helpful and entertaining 🙂 And don´t hesitate to let me know if there’s a special aspect of self-publishing you would like me to tackle.


Now, if it´s the first time you have visited my little space in the World Wide Web: welcome 🙂 My name is Elodie and I’m a Young Adult & New Adult writer.

Here are a few things about me: I was raised in a tiny village in France, where I could always be found a book in hand. At nineteen, I moved to the US, where I learned I’d never lose her French accent. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Modern Language & Linguistics, and later earned master’s degrees in German Cultural Studies and European Studies. Unbeknownst to my professors, I sometimes drafted stories in class. Now I live close to DC with my husband, our cat and our dog (who do not seem to realize they´re not humans). I am also a serial smiley user.

And a few fun facts…

  • I met the Nobel Prize of Economics 2014 before he received the prize at a conference and he helped me with my suitcase.
  • I speak three languages fluently (English, French and German) and a tiny bit of Spanish and Russian.
  • I love food, all kinds of food but I always drop something at the most inappropriate time like during a business lunch in an 15th century dining room with very important people at the table. The key is to continue talking as if nothing happened and smile.
  • I shook the hand of the former Chancellor of Germany
  • I broke my arm in two places when I was about twelve…my gym teacher didn’t believe me at first and told me to shake it off.
  • I spent lots of my time at my grandparents after breaking my arm and freaked out because the cast was red. I was convinced I was bleeding profusely. My grandma had a hard time making me understand that it was just the tiles of the kitchen…

Are you joining the challenge this year? Anything you would like me to tackle about my experience in self-publishing?


20 thoughts on “Self-publishing: From A-to-Z”

    1. Thanks so much 🙂 Crossing my fingers you will find the posts helpful 🙂

      On Mon, Mar 23, 2015 at 11:42 AM, Elodie Nowodazkij wrote:


    1. Thanks 🙂 I really hope so and thank you so much for all your hard work on A to Z!

      On Mon, Mar 23, 2015 at 12:51 PM, Elodie Nowodazkij wrote:


  1. Yes!! I want to know everything you know. (Just kidding. Sort of.) I have been avoiding the Great Leap because i am terrified of formatting. Should I be? And if I decide I really can’t do it, how do I find someone trustworthy to do it for me? 🙂
    See you in April!

    1. Thanks for passing by my blog. I cross my fingers you’ll find my posts on self-publishing interesting. I’ll definitely talk about formatting 🙂 See you in April!

      On Mon, Mar 23, 2015 at 2:52 PM, Elodie Nowodazkij wrote:


    1. Thanks Deborah and thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂 I hope my posts on self-publishing will be helpful and entertaining 🙂

      On Mon, Mar 23, 2015 at 3:56 PM, Elodie Nowodazkij wrote:


    1. Thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂 I am very much looking forward to getting started on the challenge. I hope my posts on self-publishing will be both interesting and entertaining. I definitely did a few mistakes along my short way ;P that maybe others can learn from.

      On Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 8:31 AM, Elodie Nowodazkij wrote:


    1. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and the encouraging words 🙂 I’m definitely not “the” expert on the topic but I do hope my experience and lessons learned will be helpful and entertaining…

      On Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 2:17 PM, Elodie Nowodazkij wrote:


  2. I’ll be looking forward to your theme. My biggest issue about having self-published is the marketing aspect. I’m embarrassed at how poor my sales have been since I began in May, even when I thought I did a decent job at promoting myself.

  3. There is so much out there about self-publishing, but a lot of it is not well done. I think an alphabetized look will be very useful for many visitors 🙂

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    Multicolored Diary – Epics from A to Z
    MopDog – The crazy thing about Hungarians…

  4. I admire you for the languages you can speak! Your theme sounds interesting with self publishing! I doubt I’ll ever write a book, but I’m sure others will find worthwhile information from your posts 🙂 Have fun with the challenge!


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