How To Publish A Book

The publishing world is exploding with opportunity right now …

scrivener kindle kobo smashwords bookbaby… and many authors are finding new ways to build a career with self-publishing, traditional publishing or a hybrid combination of the two.

allianceI am passionate about empowering authors to discover the right path for each book. The most important thing is to know your options, so read on.

Self-Publishing Overview and Tips

Read this first => How to publish a book 101

How to be successful in self-publishing

Self Publishing and the Definition of an Indie Author

The 7 Worst Mistakes of Indie Authors and How To Fix Them

The Empowerment Of Indie Publishing With David GaughranIndependent

Killing the sacred cows of publishing with Dean Wesley Smith (audio + video)

Legal issues for self-publishers with Helen Sedwick

The pros and cons of exclusivity with Amazon

Self-publishing checklist for new authors. A case study.

Book Cover Design and Formatting

My list of book cover designers

Interior Book Design Templates – for ebook and print

Book Design Elements And Interior Formatting With Jane Dixon Smith

Top 10 Tips For Self-Publishing Print Books On Createspacederek murphy covers

Selling books at Kobo with Mark Lefebvre

Self-publishing with NookPress and marketing to Nook customers

Other important thing

Secrets Of Amazon MetaData From #1 Amazon Bestseller Mark Edwards

Self-publishing and marketing books for children with Karen Inglis

The Secrets To Ebook Publishing Success. A Must-Read For Authors.

How to get a US tax number & get your with-holding tax back – for non-US self-publishers – from Karen Inglis

Need more help? Books and resources

Join the Alliance of Independent Authors for education, advocacy, help and networking with other indie authors

publishing booksIf you want to read a book on the topic, then I recommend the following:

Choosing a self-publishing service – Edited by Orna Ross from the Alliance of Independent Authors

Let’s get digital: How to self-publish and why you should – David Gaughran

Want to take it further?

Read the articles under Book Marketing or Entrepreneurship next.

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