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Lindsey Smith is an entrepreneur, literary agent, and bestselling author of eight books,  including the award-winning Eat Your Feelings.

Lindsey’s #1 passion is helping you take your book project from “idea” to “done.”


Whether this is your first (or second) book, this guide will help you choose your path.


You wrote a book. Or maybe you’re just getting started on the book-writing journey.


You may be wondering, “Should I try to get a book deal with a Top 5 publisher? Or should I go the self-publishing route?” 


If you’re a first-time author, or don’t have much experience in the publishing industry, this can be an especially overwhelming decision. 


After reading this guide, you will:

  • Understand the differences between traditional publishing and author-owned publishing (aka self-publishing). 

  • Be able to make a decision on which path is best for you and your book.

  • Feel excited to take the next steps in moving your project forward.


So, whether this is your first (or second) book, this guide will help you choose your path.


Lindsey is an author, literary agent, publisher, and owner of the new bookstore,

One Idea Books & Gifts.

Her personal work has appeared on and TEDx stages and in Cosmopolitan and her parents’ junk drawer. 


Lindsey uses a satirical lens to playfully approach commonly tough-to-discuss topics including mental health, death, and grief.


She is obsessed with true crime documentaries, dogs, and oat milk cappuccinos. 

When she's not helping people write books, she can be found reading old American Girl magazines, rewatching Schitt's Creek, and laying horizontal on the couch listening to murder podcasts.

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