Self-Publishing ? – here is anything you should know
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- Self-Publishing Basics – a must read article by David Gaughran – Books Covers, Editing, Blogging and everything else an Indie Authors need to know before they… get panic…
- Networking, blogs, hangouts, etc… KBoards – is the most popular hang-out for self-publishers – a real mixture of those starting out and those that have already sold tens or hundreds of thousands of books. It’s a great place to find editors, cover designers, formatters, artists, and to get advice on all aspects of self-publishing.
- The publishing landscape is changing continually; it’s essential to keep in touch with developments so that you can exploit opportunities as they arise. The following blogs are must-reads: The Passive Voice, Ja Konrath, and Dean Wesley Smith
- How Self-Published Books Are Made: Start To Finish (PART I) – A basic master plan for self-publishing- the internet is awash with posts about specific topics like formatting your e-book or maximizing your Amazon listing or using KDP Select, but there’s very few ‘this is everything that needs to happen and in this order’ posts.
- How Self-Published Books Are Made: Start To Finish (PART II) – In PART I we assembled everything we needed to self-publish, decided whether to go e-book only, e-book first and then paperback or e-book and paperback together, sorted out our US tax situation and finally, self-published both an e-book with Amazon KDP and Smashwords. What do we do now that the books are here? How are we going to let people know they exist, and convince them to buy a copy?
- Six Tips to Bring Your Book Back from the Doldrums – Reading the Reader Tea Leaves – In the new world of self-published ebooks and democratized ebook distribution, the virtual shelf space is unlimited. Even if your book sells zero copies per year, the retailer will still happily list it. This means your book is immortal. If you don’t get the formula correct, right out of the gate, you always have another day, another month, or another year to improve your book so it can start selling.