The publishing world is exploding with opportunity and many authors are finding new ways to build a career with self-publishing, traditional publishing or a hybrid combination of the two.
I'm passionate about empowering authors to discover the right path for each book. The most important thing is to know your options, so read on.
You can find everything you need to know about self-publishing in my free ebook, Successful Self-Publishing: How to Self-Publish an Ebook, Print Book and Audiobook, available as a free ebook and in print and audio editions. You can also listen for free on YouTube.
Self-Publishing Overview and Tips
Pros and Cons of Traditional vs. Self-publishing
You Are A Writer. You Create and License Intellectual Property Assets
How to Find and Pitch a Literary Agent: Interview with literary agent, Barbara Poelle.
5 Important Steps Before You Self-Publish
What is Your Definition of Success? How will you measure it?
Exclusivity vs Publishing Wide for Ebooks, Print Books, and Audiobooks. Podcast and article with Joanna Penn.
How to format an ebook and a print book with Vellum
How to Self-Publish A Print Book
How to Self-Publish An Audiobook
How to Record Your Own Audiobook
Pricing for International Markets — article with price chart on The Global Author; or Mini-course at Reedsy on international pricing.
Need help self-publishing? How to find the best service and avoid getting ripped off
Sell More Books with Boxsets and Bundling
Turn your Non-Fiction Book into a Workbook
Why Publish a Large Print Edition and Tips on How To Do It
How Much Does It Cost to Self-Publish?
Top 5 Mistakes of Indie Authors and How to Avoid Them
Need a professional editor, cover designer or formatter?
How to Find and Work With A Book Cover Designer
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Interviews on aspects of publishing
Publish Wide, Sell More Books, And AI for Voice. Ryan Dingler on Google Play Books
Writing, Publishing, and Marketing Books for Children with Crystal Swain-Bates
Successful Self-Publishing on Kobo Writing Life with Tara Cremin
How to Write a Non-Fiction Book Proposal with Alison Jones
How to Pitch your Book to Agents, Publishers or Readers with Kate Harrison
Tips for Your Author Business Plan with Joanna Penn
Publishing Wide for the Win with Erin Wright
How to Get your Book into Libraries and Bookstores with Mark Leslie Lefebvre
How to Sell Your Books in Bulk and Make More Money as an Author with David Chilton
How to Find and Pitch a Literary Agent with Barbara Poelle
How Will Self-Publishing Change in the 2020s? With Joanna Penn and Orna Ross
Need more help?
If you'd like some more help on your author journey, check out:
- My free Author 2.0 Blueprint ebook and video mini-series.
- My Books for Authors, including Successful Self-Publishing: How to self-publish in ebook and print
- My Courses for Authors, including How to Write a Novel and How to Write Non-Fiction
- The Creative Penn Podcast, interviews, inspiration and information on writing, publishing, book marketing and creative entrepreneurship every Monday
- My videos at YouTube.com/thecreativepenn
- Join the Alliance of Independent Authors for education, advocacy, help and networking with other indie authors