Colin Dunbar

"With passion, patience, and persistence, anything is possible."

Self-Publishing Goals - 2015

Background. If you have read my bio, you will be familiar with my personal background, and how I arrived at where I am today. If you haven't read it (or aren't interested in the blah-blah story), here's the snap-shot version...

  • I wrote the first draft of my first book in 1990/91 (was rejected by literary agent)
  • Obtained my diploma in technical writing in 1987
  • Completed a 1-year diploma course in freelance journalism (1988)
  • Started on the web in 1997, running a web site for, my technical writing business
  • In 1997 I started my own corporation, offering technical writing services (and later adding a print-on-demand service)
  • In 2004 I self-published my first book (offline) Invest In Yourself. Although I had experience of publishing manuals (in technical writing career), this was a tremendous learning experience, and rewarding (non-monetary)
  • In the same year I joined SBI!, started a new web site, and self-published my ebook, Get What You Want
  • In 2007 I accepted a position with SiteSell, Inc. (based in Canada) as a virtual contractor (contract terminated 2011)
  • For the years 2007 to 2014 I offered e-cover and book design services
  • In Nov 2013 I started the blogged book at FormatBookInWord.com

That's my brief background, and now I would like to share with you my self-publishing goals for 2015...

  1. Re-design and re-launch my site, ColinDunbar.com; new responsive design, and new focus on self-publishing.
  2. Create a quality free resource for my newsletter subscribers.
  3. Write at LEAST 6 epic articles (±3000 words) and upload to my site.
  4. Create one quality infographic, as a free resource on my site.
  5. Self-publish my blogged book at FormatBookInWord.com (in 3 formats: hard copy (CreateSpace), Kindle, and Smashwords). I will also complete all the bonuses to accompany the book.
  6. Write the next book in the Self-Publishing Success Series.

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Thank you for taking the time to read this page.

Remember, always have faith in yourself, and never quit trying.

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you, too, can become great." ~ Mark Twain

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