Transitioning from Writer to Author to Publisher
So when I first started my writing career, I had only ever dreamed of having a published novel. That was it. Last year, I finally made that life-long dream a reality when I went into self-publishing. I followed the advice from a former mentor of mine, and took the steps to become legitimate.
- I registered for a federal tax EIN #
- I came up with a company name for myself
- I edited my book
- Got a cover artist
- Got a formatter
- Got registered with Create Space and Kindle Direct Publishing
I can’t express to you the immense joy that I experienced when I finally held a real-life book in my hands. It was beyond amazing. However, once the sense of victory wore off, I asked myself that one particular critical and constant life question…. “Okay, now what?”
I had created my own label and brand, Kapuha Press, and yet, I wanted more than just a stage for me to produce my own works. I needed something more. I climbed to the top of my own personal mountain ( getting published) and when I got to the top, I discovered something.
Off in the distance, there was an ever greater, more splendid mountain in the distance. I had NO idea what was on the top of that mountain, but I knew I had to climb it.
After a lot of prayer and discussion with close friends, I decided to make Kapuha Press into a company that not only empowered me to tell my stories, but I also wanted to empower other people to tell their stories too.
In April, I became an LLC, and Kapuha Press LLC was born.
At the moment, I am moving toward expanding so I can publish other peoples’ works. We’re also getting into the audio drama production business and the anthology creation business.
When I first started my writing journey, I never thought I would become a publisher, and now…. I can’t imagine not doing that. Here is for hoping that more exciting things come our way. Watch out, for Kapuha Press LLC is going to take this world by storm.