Self Publishing Boot Camp Guide for Independent Authors 5th Edition

She’s a great friend to the indie community and provides this valuable resource as a gift of love.” —Robin Cutler, Director of IngramSpark This 2020 5th edition of the Self-Publishing Boot Camp Guide for Independent Authors offers ...

Author: Carla King

Publisher: Self-Pub Boot Camp

ISBN: 9781945703157

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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“...the most comprehensive and up-to-date guide for anyone new to self-publishing. Highly recommended.” —Joel Friedlander, The Book Designer “...a must-read for anyone thinking about publishing their own works. She’s a great friend to the indie community and provides this valuable resource as a gift of love.” —Robin Cutler, Director of IngramSpark This 2020 5th edition of the Self-Publishing Boot Camp Guide for Independent Authors offers advice on marketing, editing, design, book production, and business author needs. It's meant for authors willing to do the work to create a readership and make real money from their books. It's meant for authors who want to do it all themselves and for those who want to hire out all or part of the tasks toward publishing. Authors who wish to set up a business as a small press will also benefit from the processes spelled out here. From beta publishing to distribution to media relations, authors will learn how to set a foundation for success from the idea stage to a quality, finished book. The step-by-step process includes recommendations for self-publishing products, tools, and services from reputable companies that are proven and trusted to help authors succeed. Reader's updates keep authors abreast of new offerings and changes in the self-publishing industry. Carla King has more than twenty years of experience as a writer, self-publisher, web developer, and book consultant. She started self-publishing in 1995 as a technology and travel writer. In 2010, she founded the Self-Publishing Boot Camp series of books, workshops, and online courses. She has been connected with the Silicon Valley self-publishing technology industry from its inception and has served as a trusted advisor to authors eager to use the tools to reach readers.

Self Publishing Guide for Independent Authors

You should write down an outline of the book and the points you are trying to make. Well-written books convey a message. Make sure your book conveys a good message to the readers that they can take away from the book.

Author: Anthony Ekanem

Publisher: Anthony Ekanem

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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If you have ever dreamed of writing and publishing your own book, you can realise that dream through self-publishing. Self-publishing is the route many writers choose these days to make their works available to the reading public. Self-publishing today is different from what it used to be many years ago when authors had to spend a lot of money to publish their book. Today, authors can self-publish their book for free or for as little as $100 depending on the self-publishing platform they choose. As a soon-to-be author, the first thing you need to do to self-publish a book is to know your genre. One of the rules of writing is that you should write about what you know. If you have a specific genre that you enjoy reading, chances are that that is the genre you will want or like to write about. Consider your interests and the types of book that you read before you decide on the genre you want to venture into. Your major aim of writing a book should not be to make money. It should be about something you have interest and passion for. There a lot of genres available in both fiction and non-fiction writing. Before you start writing your book, have a plan of what the book will be about and the genre it will fit in. You need to focus on a specific genre when you are writing a book so you can market it. Some books may cross genre lines, such as paranormal and romance books, while some books will fit neatly into a genre. What your book is about should be very clear to the would-be reader so they will be interested in what you have written to want to buy the book. Most readers have the types of books they like to read and have a habit of sticking to a few genres. There are different genres for both fiction and non-fiction books. You need to make sure your book stands out from other books in the same category. If you are writing a romance novel, for instance, how do you make it stand out from other romance novels that are already in the bookstores? This is a question you must answer. Once you have determined your genre and know exactly what you want to write about, you should begin to think of marketing your book. Make it something that prospective readers will choose when they see it in bookstores or online. This will set it apart from other books of the same kind and lure readers to buy it. You can make a career out of self-publishing your books and marketing them to the right audience. After you have decided on what you are going to write about and what will make your book stand out from the rest, you can then begin to outline your book. You should write down an outline of the book and the points you are trying to make. Well-written books convey a message. Make sure your book conveys a good message to the readers that they can take away from the book. Read books in the genre you are interested in writing so you can get the feel for that type of writing. Reading is a very good way to improve writing skills. Before you start to write your book, read the genre that you want to write in and have a good idea of what you want to say in your own book. Get a copy of this book to learn how you can take advantage of the self-publishing opportunities available.

Self Publishing 3 0

This short book outlines both the concept and campaign and aims to explain to self-publishing authors why Self-Publishing 3.0 is important, the tools and techniques driving this trend, and how to take part in this movement that is enabling ...

Author: Alliance of Independent Authors

Publisher: Font Publications

ISBN: 9781913349417

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 90

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Self-Publishing 3.0 is a concept and a publishing era defined by the concept: that any author (with the requisite skills) now has the means to establish a sustainable and scalable business. It is also a campaign from the Alliance of Independent Authors (#selfpub3.0) that works with authors, readers, literary organizations, and creative industries to support independent authors in acquiring the three necessary skills: writing, publishing and creative business. The Self-Publishing 3.0 era, the era of author enterprise, began around 2018. In this era, writers are moving beyond exclusively signing all rights to a single 3rd-party publisher, or exclusively self-publishing with one platform or service, into true creative and commercial independence. This short book outlines both the concept and campaign and aims to explain to self-publishing authors why Self-Publishing 3.0 is important, the tools and techniques driving this trend, and how to take part in this movement that is enabling authors in more number than ever before to earn a living from writing and publishing books.

Self Publishing for Independent Authors

Explaining how to use the Kindle Direct Publishing, Draft2Digital, and IngramSpark interfaces, how to expertly use Microsoft(R) Word(R) to format your manuscript and with additional information on ISBNs, Legal Deposit and other fundamentals ...

Author: Ian Andrew

Publisher: Book Reality Experience

ISBN: 0648754227

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 138

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International award-winning writer Ian Andrew is a passionate advocate for Indie Authors and their ability to self-publish professionally. His beginner's guide navigates you through the use of eBook, paperback and hardback Print on Demand suppliers so that you can successfully self-publish your first book with ease. Given his twenty plus years experience as a professional instructor and lecturer, Ian details the steps you need to take in an unhurried, plainly written and often humorous way. Explaining how to use the Kindle Direct Publishing, Draft2Digital, and IngramSpark interfaces, how to expertly use Microsoft(R) Word(R) to format your manuscript and with additional information on ISBNs, Legal Deposit and other fundamentals of self-publishing, this is a must-read for any Indie Authors wishing to turn their book dream into a book reality. 2nd Edition with all new updates on the use of KDP for paperback.

Self Publishing Glossary

At the Alliance of Independent Authors, we understand that the world of self-publishing can be confusing, even daunting.

Author: Alliance of Independent Authors

Publisher: Font Publications

ISBN: 9781913588410

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 144

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At the Alliance of Independent Authors, we understand that the world of self-publishing can be confusing, even daunting. With so much to learn in a world where conditions are constantly changing, it helps if you speak the language. Like every profession, publishing has some mystifying jargon. With this glossary in hand, you will understand all the terminology and learn to "speak publishing”, from a-books to zero rating, like an indie author pro.

150 Self Publishing Questions Answered

There’s no question that ALLi hasn’t seen. In fact, this book answers questions you probably haven't thought of.

Author: Alliance of Independent Authors

Publisher: Font Publications

ISBN: 9781913349882

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Do you have self-publishing questions that you can’t seem to find the answer to? We’re here to help. Hi there. We’re The Alliance of Independent Authors (call us ALLi for short—rhymes with “ally”). We’re a nonprofit organization for self-published writers. We help indie authors like you all over the world make better books and reach more readers. It has never been easier to publish a book, but with so many options, it can be hard to know whether writing advice is good or bad. So we decided to write a book to help authors navigate their publishing adventures. Your Self-Publishing Questions Answered is based on overwhelming data & analytics: 1,000+ questions from our author members, 2000+ ALLi blog articles, 400 ALLi podcast episodes, our 24/365 Facebook community where members ask questions daily, and input from our world-class advisors from every corner of the publishing industry. There’s no question that ALLi hasn’t seen. In fact, this book answers questions you probably haven't thought of. In an engaging question & answer format, you’ll learn how to: Sell more books effortlessly Design bestselling covers Win the war against writer’s block Edit your book into nirvana Improve your marketing and sales And more, including a resource section with 75+ resources to help you keep learning The advice in this book is battle-tested by thousands of authors who visit ALLi’s Self-Publishing Advice Centre each month. Not only are we making a real difference in writers’ lives, we’re the only non-profit organization for self-published writers doing this kind of work. If you’re ready to become a savvier writer, click the buy button to grab Your Self-Publishing Questions Answered, and let ALLi show you how to turn your imagination into income.

Self Publishing in New Zealand

How do you publish, market and distribute a book in New Zealand? This book demystifies the self-publishing process and provides some much-needed clarity on the topic, with information and resources specific to New Zealand.

Author: H L Kennedy

Publisher:

ISBN: 0995121117

Category:

Page: 220

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How do you publish, market and distribute a book in New Zealand? This book demystifies the self-publishing process and provides some much-needed clarity on the topic, with information and resources specific to New Zealand. Self-Publishing in New Zealand will take you through the whole operation, from decisions about print and design, to effective sales and marketing, to getting your book into bookshops and other retail outlets. It will provide you with questions to ask your printer or publisher, and help you spot potential scams. The face of self-publishing has changed. Its easier than ever before to use distribution channels to showcase your work and get it into the hands of your readers. With the right resources and knowledge you can turn your writing dreams into publishing reality. Whether you are new to self publishing, or an experienced independent author, Self-Publishing in New Zealand will help you find the best strategies to maximise your books potential.

Choose the Best Self Publishing Services

This guide, compiled by the Watchdog desk at the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), tells you all you need to know to choose the right services for your next book.

Author: Alliance of Independent Authors

Publisher: Font Publications

ISBN: 9781909888913

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 242

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This guide, compiled by the Watchdog desk at the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), tells you all you need to know to choose the right services for your next book. Drawing on real-life author recommendations and warnings from the ALLi watchdog desk, the guide explains and compares the most significant self-publishing services, from large players like Amazon KDP, Google and Apple Books down to your local friendly freelance. Rating more than 100 well-known self-publishing services, it offers guidance on what to outsource, when to hire, and how to know what you need and what it should cost. It also draws on ALLi’s Code of Standards for Partner Members to teach you how to evaluate any service yourself. Everything you need to take control of the fast-changing world of self-publishing, produce a great book, and sell more copies around the world.

Become a Real Self Publisher

Marcus sorts out the misstatements and misunderstandings of self-publishing, guiding the reader from first word to first sale.

Author: Michael N. Marcus

Publisher:

ISBN: 0981661742

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

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Marcus sorts out the misstatements and misunderstandings of self-publishing, guiding the reader from first word to first sale.

Indie Author Survival Guide Second Edition

**UPDATED SECOND EDITION** (25% more content) Want to self-publish? This book will show you how to not only get your works out into the world, but publish them well.

Author: Susan Quinn

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1512090042

Category:

Page: 372

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**UPDATED SECOND EDITION** This book is for every author who's thinking about indie publishing, or has already taken the leap, and wonders why no one told them about the sharks, the life-sucking social media quicksand, or the best way to avoid sales-checking, yellow-spotted fever. This is a guide for the heart as much as the head. And because I promised myself that I wouldn't write a book about how I made a gazillion dollars publishing ebooks, I would write about the fear: owning it, overcoming it, facing it. From a person who didn't pursue a creative life for a long time, and then discovered creativity can set you free. Note: gazillion is a technical term, which in this case means something less than a million and more than the average income in my state. The Guide is intended to take a first-time-publishing author from those first tentative steps, through the leap, and into the great adventure of indie publishing. Already-published authors who want to jump-start lagging sales or launch a new series will also benefit from nuts-and-bolts marketing advice as well as inspiration for the long-haul of their publishing journey. Susan Kaye Quinn is the author of the Singularity Series, the Mindjack Trilogy and the Debt Collector serial (as well as other speculative fiction works) and has been indie publishing since 2011. She's not an indie rockstar or a breakout success: she's one of thousands of solidly midlist indie authors making a living with their works. This book is based on her experience in self-publishing fiction-the First Edition was published in 2013, the Second Edition in 2015, updated to account for changes in the industry. It's a guide to help her fellow writer-friends take their own leaps into the wild (and wonderful) world of indie publishing... and not only survive, but thrive. Coming Soon: For Love or Money: Crafting An Indie Author Career The Indie Author Survival Guide is designed to take a first-time-publishing author through the publication of their first indie book. For Love or Money looks at parlaying that first book into a career. TESTIMONIALS FOR THE GUIDE "I recently became an indie author. I was lucky enough to find this book at just the right time, and it became my bible. It's still the most useful how-to book on my writing shelf!" - Garrett Davis, author of Port Starbird "Indie publishing can be a jungle. Susan provides you with a map, a compass, and best of all, a machete to get through the tangles. Not only educational, it's inspirational and my go-to book whenever I feel lost." - Annetta Ribken, author of Still Not Nice or the Strange Planet Inside My Head "I regularly recommend this book to people who want to break into indie. Great advice, great community." - Kim Wells, author of Mariposa "I recommend The Indie Author Survival Guide to anyone who wants to enter self-publishing with a solid foundation. I discovered it a few years after I began my series and still learned a lot from it." - Patricia Gilliam, author of The Hannaria Series

Being Indie

BEING INDIE. To be a published author is an achievement few can brag about. But not all Indies are created equal. This book will give you the edge you need.

Author: Eeva Lancaster

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1548537578

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Page: 210

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BE A SAVVY INDIE AUTHOR and SELF PUBLISH LIKE A BOSS! Save Money. Save Time. Learn how to produce and publish a book that sells. New Authors, you will find valuable, actionable information to guide you in your publishing journey. Old Authors, you can check if you're doing things the right way and improve your approach. BEING INDIE. To be a published author is an achievement few can brag about. But not all Indies are created equal. This book will give you the edge you need.

Indie Author

A step-by-step guide through the many elements of self-publishing, as experienced by an Indie Author.

Author: Josef Peeters

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1541271467

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Page: 64

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A step-by-step guide through the many elements of self-publishing, as experienced by an Indie Author.

Indie Authors

In this context of change, the objective of the study "Indie Authors: The Self-publishing Revolution" is to provide professionals in the book world - be they publishers, agents, authors, booksellers or librarians - with a broad analysis of ...

Author: Javier Celaya

Publisher: Dosdoce

ISBN: 9788494229565

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 100

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Self-publishing is not a new phenomenon. Indeed, it was commonly practiced in the 19th and 20th centuries; the fact that Dostoyevski (incidentally, one of the pioneers of crowdfunding) asked his friends for money to finance his books, that Nietzsche paid for the self-publishing of 50 copies of "Thus spoke Zarathustra" out of his own pocket and that Lewis Carroll did the same thing with "Alice in Wonderland", as did Marcel Proust, Alexandre Dumas, Rudyard Kipling, Mark Twain, Edgar Alan Poe, George Bernard Shaw and Ernest Hemingway, is not something to be overlooked. All of these writers started off as independent authors in the days when paying for the publication of books out of one's own pocket was not looked down on and those who wished to make their work known could use their own means, without shame, to reach a limited audience without being treated with contempt. First and foremost, because it was considered that the author in question believed in his work to the extent that he was willing to invest in it. Self-publishing platforms cannot be overlooked. They are technological companies that publish, distribute and promote on demand. They are fast and have a large portfolio of authors. One of the key elements of this decade (2010-2020) will be the consolidation of self-publishing in the book world. In this context of change, the objective of the study "Indie Authors: The Self-publishing Revolution" is to provide professionals in the book world - be they publishers, agents, authors, booksellers or librarians - with a broad analysis of the impact of self-publishing in the publishing sector so that each one may establish the business opportunities and advantages of self-publishing.

Book Marketing Tips for Self Published Authors

This book is not all-inclusive. I tell you what worked for me. If you want to sell your book, you must be creative. This book is to give you the nudge you need to successful at selling your book by using your imaginative ideas.

Author: Lorraine Harris

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1722779497

Category:

Page: 88

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Effortless, cheap or free, and time-saving strategies to market, promote, and sell your self-published books. If you're like me, as a self-published author, I had no idea what to do once I published my book. This book is not all-inclusive. I tell you what worked for me. If you want to sell your book, you must be creative. This book is to give you the nudge you need to successful at selling your book by using your imaginative ideas. Nothing is off limits. Try everything. This book is a working document filled with sensible tips based on my experience. Do the following for success. Do not try and implement everything at once. Make time to market, promote, and sell your book. Track your success.

Promoting Your Self Published Book An Independent Author s Guide To Marketing and Exposure

The book offers valuable tips to maximize the expanding sales capabilities of the Internet. This edition details important exposure strategies, existing and emerging sales opportunities and valuable promotional outlets.

Author: Marques Vickers

Publisher: Marquis Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 80

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Author Marques Vickers’ “Promoting Your Self-Published Book: An Independent Author’s Guide To Marketing and Exposure” is a concise reference guide for authors to market their independently published paperbacks and electronic books. The book offers valuable tips to maximize the expanding sales capabilities of the Internet. This edition details important exposure strategies, existing and emerging sales opportunities and valuable promotional outlets. Nearly 300 useful reference websites are provided to enhance social media strategies, website design, revenue outlets, email marketing, soliciting book reviews and media coverage. “Promoting Your Self-Published Book” stresses a current transformation supplanting the traditional publishing industry. Fresh and innovative creative and revenue opportunities are emerging for entrepreneurial savvy authors, writers, and journalists. The guide stresses the importance and urgency of cultivating a vibrant social media presence via active postings and participation with content, social networking and weblog websites. These activities supplement an author website with videos, feedback capabilities and resources to cultivate new and return buyers. The book stresses the importance of personalization and a writer’s online articulation of their creative vision. Practical advice and supplementary consulting sources are offered on every aspect of website design, effective promoting through media exposure, email marketing and the cultivation of a potential and existing client base to establish long-term sustainability. Chapter #1: The Essential Economics of the Publishing Industry Evaluating the Financial Realities Behind a Traditional Publishing Contract The Changing Economic Landscape for Publishers Substantive Reasons For Self-Publishing The Precarious Future Facing Traditional Publishing Outlets Online Reading Habits Printed Media Versus Electronic Media Creating An Environment of Success and Self-Determination Chapter #2: A Fresh Dependency and Integration of Social Media Maximizing Social Media Reach The Importance of Hashtags as Reference Beacons How to Personalize Social Media The Categories of Social Media Best Suited For Authors Weblogs Automating All of Your Social Media Outlets Together Chapter #3: A Writer’s Website Attractive Packaging Your Role in Creating The Design Concept Designing and Personalizing Your Own Website Evaluating Your Website Host Memorable Domain Name Clarity of Vision Make Your Site Simple to Navigate How The Cellular Phone and Tablets Affect Website Layouts Chapter #4: Drawing Traffic To Your Social Media Pages and Website Qualifying Your Website Viewers Search Engines and Indexes Where and How Often Should You Submit Your Website Pages Buying Traffic and Ad Words Programs Electronic Magazines and Weblogs Chapter #5: Soliciting Book Reviews Print Media Book Editors Seeking Out Diverse Coverage and Reviews How to follow-up with Media Interest Chapter #6: Cultivating Media Exposure and Email Marketing Strategies For Sending Out Press Releases Bulk Email Press Releases Specific Media Submission Guidelines Purchasing Mailing and Media Contact Lists Additional Review Outlets and Their Cumulative Effect Chapter #7: Cultivating Revenue Streams Amazon Publishing Keyword Adverting Programs Bidding For Placement Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, Google Play Books Dropshipping Pre-Printing Books For Resale Reference Category Listings Amazon Related Resources, Author Industry Mailing List Services, Automated Social Media Marketing, Bulk Email Services, Content Community, Currency Converters, Digital and Video Imaging Software, Domain Name Brokers & Registration Services, E-Commerce Shopping Carts, Social Networking Websites, News Media Search Engine Submission Sources, Pay Per Click Traffic, Press Release Services, Search Engines, Self-Publishing Outlets, Weblogs, Website Design Software and Related Services.

Writers Artists Guide to Self Publishing

For comprehensive information on this topic, read my guidebook for indie authors
, How To Get Your Self-published Book into Bookstores, published by the
Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi). Available in ebook (free to ALLi members
) and ...

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472970282

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Self-publishing is a growing area and writers need independent and reliable advice they can trust. This guide is full of practical, nuts-and-bolts information on each aspect of the DIY-publishing process, from editing and page layout, cover design and book production, publicity and selling. Each chapter is written by publishing professionals expert in supporting authors and is full of insights from successful self-published authors themselves. This guide is essential reading for any indie author who wants to go it totally alone, who wants to work with other independent professionals or who might choose to pay for self-publishing provider services. It gives the pros and cons and potential financial outlay for the various options available so writers can make informed decisions about the best approach for their own book.

Mass Authorship and the Rise of Self Publishing

Timothy Laquintano compares the experiences of self-publishing authors in three distinct genres—poker strategy guides, memoirs, and romance novels—as well as those of writers whose self-published works hit major bestseller lists.

Author: Timothy Laquintano

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781609384456

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 243

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Drawing on eight years of research and interviews with more than eighty self-published writers, Mass Authorship avoids the polemics, instead showing how writers are actually thinking about and dealing with this brave new world. Timothy Laquintano compares the experiences of self-publishing authors in three distinct genres--poker strategy guides, memoirs, and romance novels--as well as those of writers whose self-published works hit major bestseller lists. He finds that the significance of self-publishing and the challenge it presents to traditional publishing depend on the aims of authors, the desires of their readers, the affordances of their platforms, and the business plans of the companies that provide those platforms.

Self Publishing for Profit

Self-Publishing for Profit helps writers overcome both of these fears by giving them detailed publishing guidance while simultaneously helping them become better writers.

Author: Chris Kennedy

Publisher:

ISBN: 1942936494

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 166

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81% of people have a story they want to write, but most don't do it because they don't know how to enter the publishing process or feel their writing is good enough. Self-Publishing for Profit helps writers overcome both of these fears by giving them detailed publishing guidance while simultaneously helping them become better writers.

Stress Free Self Publishing

Giving independent authors a no-nonsense guide to taking control of self-publishing in a way that is professional, credible, and ethical, the author details proven methods that ensure that authors retain 100 percent of their copyright and ...

Author: Samantha Pearce

Publisher:

ISBN: 1916077609

Category:

Page: 202

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Stress-Free Self-Publishing gives independent authors a no-nonsense guide to taking control of self-publishing in a way that is professional, credible and ethical. Using proven methods, our approach ensures that authors retain 100% of their copyright and royalties and opens up affordable distribution into 7000+ online retailers worldwide.