Do you want to successfully self-publish?
There are thousands of new books being published every day, but many self-published books quickly sink to the bottom of the pile.
Many authors are frustrated because there are so many options for self-publishing, and they don't know which one to choose or what will be best for their book.
Others spend thousands of dollars to publish and end up broken-hearted with the result.
But it doesn't have to be this way.
I've spent the last ten years self-publishing bestselling fiction and non-fiction books and in 2011, I left my day job to become a full-time author entrepreneur.
I've made lots of mistakes along the way, but through the process of self-publishing 27 books, I've learned the most effective way to publish and market your books. In this book, I'll share everything with you.
Fully updated in Jan 2018.
Available in ebook (FREE) format and also in print
- What you need to know before you self-publish
- Why self-publishing an ebook is a good idea
- How to format an ebook
- Exclusivity and going direct
- How to self-publish an ebook
- Why self-publish a print book
- Print-on-demand will change your life
- What you need to know before you print
- How to self-publish a print book
- What to do if you want help with the publishing process
- After self-publishing
- How much does it cost to self-publish?
- How do you get paid when you self-publish?
- Book marketing principles
- How to market fiction
- How to market non-fiction
- Plus, links to more useful resources.
“I wasn't particularly convinced on self-publishing but this guide helped me a lot to decide what to do. Not only on self-publishing but also on the tools necessary to be there. Seriously, this is not a guide to tell how good it is and to motivate you… this is ACTUALLY “the” way to do it.” – German Bobadilla
“A darn-near perfect starting point for those who want to learn more about how to self-publish successfully and what additional considerations must be made if “financial success” is as important or more important to a given writer compared to simply releasing one's work into the world and being satisfied with that.” – Lewis D. Medeiros
“She [Joanna Penn] is the rare blend of creative artist and savvy business woman. We really need more role models like this to show us the way forward in being an author first but also a marketer and a CEO of our book “business”. If this sounds daunting to you, I suggest you read this book anyway as in this day and age, you have to be more involved in your books success than ever before. ” – Susan Henry
“If you want to pull back the curtain and see what it takes to publish your book as an ebook, paperback or hardcover, then you need to read this book. The ideas presented in Successful Self-Publishing gave me the confidence I needed to branch out beyond Amazon KDP and CreateSpace, and try to launch my book as an ebook, paperback and hardcover on other distributor’s platforms, such as Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Ingram Spark and Kobo.” – Frank McClain
“This book should be on the book shelve of every existing writer and especially to new writers…” – Andreas Michaelides
“This book is chock full of practical, useful information and insight. Joanna is willing to share from personal experience the trials and triumphs of becoming an independent author. She holds your hand and walks you through the initial process of creating your first published eBook. I was impressed by her selfless attitude and genuine desire to help others. She has loads of valuable advice that she makes available for FREE! This is well worth your time even if you have already published your first few books.” – David E. Thiele