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The Memoir Midwife: Comic-Turned-Writer Urges Fellow Authors to 1…2…3…PUSH; in 9-Step Guide to Giving Birth to Their Debut Book

After seeing her 2011 release of ‘Confessions of a Band Geek Mom’ shoot to critical acclaim, stand-up comic Stacy Dymalski decided to end her lucrative career under the spotlight to raise her two equally-witty sons and focus on her writing. Having swung from the trees of the self-publishing jungle and learned heaps of survival techniques in the literary world, Dymalski has compiled all she has learned into ‘The Memoir Midwife: Nine Steps to Self-Publishing Your Book’. The book’s no-nonsense and droll approach compares self-publishing to the nine months of pregnancy; helping would-be authors figure out if conceiving a new book via the self-publishing route is right for them.


Park City, UT -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/18/2014 -- If there is anyone who can liken self-publishing to giving birth, its stand-up comic Stacy Dymalski. While her 'Confessions of a Band Geek Mom' shot to critical acclaim, Dymalski found herself sweating away in literature's proverbial delivery room wondering how on earth she got pregnant with a book in the first place, how she would squeeze it out into the world, and how she would to nurture it into a best-seller.

Thankfully, like any new parent, she figured it out and is now releasing a nine-step, no-nonsense guide to living that same self-publishing dream.

In 'The Memoir Midwife: Nine Steps to Self-Publishing Your Book', Dymalski guides fledgling authors through each and every step of the self-publishing process in a book that can be read in under an hour.

"The Memoir Midwife" teaches you the nine specific steps needed to self-publish your book. Think of this as the self-publishing version of "What to Expect When You're Expecting." It's meant to let you know what you're in for and provide you with the confidence you need to push forward with your self-publishing goals.

Whether you've written a memoir or any other genre, "The Memoir Midwife" helps you figure out if self-publishing is right for you BEFORE you devote time and expense to self-publishing your book.

"This book wrote itself, as I tore myself to pieces making the same mistakes every self-published author falls victim to," explains Dymalski. "But now there's no need to worry about how to get your ISBN or Library of Congress Control Number, how to find expert cover designers, start a small publishing firm and everything else in between – because I've recently announced the arrival of my latest literary child, which has a concrete paint-by-numbers blueprint that is incredibly easy to follow."

Continuing, "There's even a "Postpartum" chapter (which shares the rocky road to publication experienced by some well-know authors) to help you get over your possible post-publishing depression after you realize you have no idea what to do after you've launched your book out into the world."

Since its release, the book has garnered a string of rave reviews. Popular humorist, A.K. Turner, author of 'Mommy Had a Little Flask' and 'Hair of the Corn Dog' comments, "Dymalski takes all of those intimidating elements of self-publishing and breaks them down, giving you a step-by-step on how to get your book to the world. I've self-published a series, but learned more from this gem of a guide than I could have imagined. BISAC, POD, ISBN, Library of Congress, EIN, handling finances, design and production, she covers it all. And with her trademark wit, is both entertaining and encouraging along the way."

Kirsten Fox, CEO of Culinary Wine Institute, and author of the upcoming book 'Gurgle: 21 Easy Ways to Pour Your Wine Profits Down the Drain' adds, "I wish this book had been written when I published my first book. It is clear and concise, with easy-to-follow steps that make the whole process way less daunting."

'The Memoir Midwife: Nine Steps to Self-Publishing Your Book' is available now: http://amzn.to/1BU9l0E.

For more information, visit the official website: http://thememoirmidwife.com.

About Stacy Dymalski
Stacy Dymalski is a stand-up comic, who gave up a lucrative career and fabulous life to raise two musically inclined boys in Utah...and she's not even Mormon (but she loves to ski). In between carpools and volunteering for important things she doesn't have time for, she writes books, teaches self-publishing at the University of Utah, and blogs about the lighter side of parenting on her award-winning, popular comedy blog "FROM NONSENSE TO MOM'S SENSE OF HUMOR, How My Life as a Standup Comic Prepared Me for Motherhood" (http://www.NonsenseToMomsense.com).

Today Stacy is a popular, award-winning corporate speaker and self-publishing instructor at the University of Utah's Lifelong Learning Program. She has accumulated several national speaking accolades including placing as a semi-finalist in 2012 Toastmasters International Speech Contest (where she competed for the title of World Champion of Public Speaking), as well being a finalist in the 2012 Toastmaster Humorous Speech Contest.

She resides in Park City, UT, with her two teenage sons.