Traditionally publish? Self-publish? Hybrid?
Ingram Spark? Create Space?
Yes, there is a lot of jargon in the publishing world, and there are also a lot of sad stories from aspiring authors who made uninformed decisions and ended up in unhappy author land.
I have immersed myself in author groups, participated in various mastermind sessions, attended and spoken at publishing industry conferences, presented onstage at the Book Expo of America, and conducted hundreds of interviews with authors and aspiring authors. I wanted to learn everything I could about the publishing industry so that I could protect myself—and later others— from some creepy stuff going on in the industry.
I have heard nightmare stories and even witnessed a few personal breakdowns. I have been angered by the deception to which some of my author friends have been subjected. I have slapped myself in the head when I have fallen for a stupid, money-draining trap myself.
Now, I have answered the call: “Kathryn, you understand numbers. Can you help me sort out this mess that is a stack of bills related to my book project?”
I have transformed that anger into motivation to help the many people who want to write a book but are in danger of running straight into the money pit.
Am I a 46-year-old Holden Caulfield, my favorite fictional character from my teenage years, who stands on a cli to help the innocents? Maybe.
“Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big eld of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody’s around—nobody big, I mean—except me. And I’m standing on the edge of some crazy cli . What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff —I mean if they’re running and they don’t look where they’re going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. at’s all I do all day. I’d just be the catcher in the rye and all. I know it’s crazy, but that’s the only thing I’d really like to be.”
—J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
Don’t be a deer in the headlights. Don’t fall o the cliff or get sucked into the money pit. Let me help you. Let me be your guide. Let me be the Catcher Before the Money Pit.
Get your author- power on, and let’s get your book out to the world with a solid financial foundation and a rm smile on your face.
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About the Author:
Get to know Kathryn Kemp Guylay!
Kathryn Kemp Guylay comes to the publishing industry with a background in management consulting as well as nonprofit management. She took the leap into the publishing world with her first book, Mountain Mantras: Wellness and Life Lessons from the Slopes in 2015. After her first book won several awards and achieved best-seller status, she went on to write five additional best selling books in 2016 and 2017. Her books have received prestigious awards such as the Mom’s Choice award and the Parent Tested/Parent Approved seal. Kathryn has an extensive media background and has been seen on ABC, CBS, FOX, NPR and other media outlets, and hosts two of her own podcasts: Mountain Mantras: Wellness and Life Lessons and Positive on Publishing.
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