Self-publishing? Use this 2-step trick to instantly name your publishing imprint

Ever notice on the back of books, they put the name of the publishing house?

I’m sifting through some books here, let’s see…

Penguin Original Fiction. Yep, big name.
Simon and Schuster. Heard of ’em.
Willow Creek Publications. Good old Willow Creek.

Wait—Willow what??

It just so happens that Willow Creek Publications is the publisher listed on the back of my mom’s self-published memoir.

And it didn’t exist until the day she made it up.

Did you know that when you self-publish a book, you get to do the same thing? It’s called an imprint, and you can name it anything you want.

But how to name it? Let me share my 2-step trick:

Step 1. Take the name of a location in your novel, the name of your blog, or the street you grew up on.
Step 2. Add “Press,” “Publishing,” or “Books.”

It’s as simple as that. What did you come up with?

Mine would be Quinn Avenue Press.

Comment below with your imprint name, and be sure to download my free guide to publishing to simplify your journey to becoming a published author!

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