Self publishing

A series of blog posts about the process of self publishing.

Self publishing 24: Bestseller lists

Self publishing 24: Bestseller lists

Being a best selling author is something that sounds impressive and many people have that as their goal when they start publishing. Whether being able to say that your book has been featured on a best seller list is something that drives sales is up in the air, but t...

Self publishing 23: your ideal reader

Self publishing 23: your ideal reader

One concept that really helps to clarify how to position your book in the market is the idea of your ideal reader. While you want as many people as possible to purchase and read your books, you also need to define exactly who you are targeting. With the myriad of...

Self publishing 22: timing & rapid release

Self publishing 22: timing & rapid release

Once you have a plan to release a book, or a book series, you then need to think about the timing of those releases. Both in terms of when during the year you publish it, and also how quickly after each other you can publish the other books in your series.Best months...

Self-publishing 21: pricing

Self-publishing 21: pricing

For the next post in my series on self-publishing I am talking about pricing. I will be looking solely at purchase price and will not be considering Kindle Unlimited or methods for maximising page reads. I am a wide author and so page reads are not something I'm...

Self-publishing 20: copyright

Self-publishing 20: copyright

Copyright is a complicated subject, and this shouldn't be taken as legal advice.  There have been a few high shock stories making the rounds of indie authors where books have been plagiarised and put for sale by someone else. For many the idea of their work being...

self-publishing 19: front & back matter

self-publishing 19: front & back matter

Your front and back matter are all the pages you put in your book that aren't the text of the book itself. These are different for ebooks and printed books, so you need different versions of them for each type of format you are creating. At the front of the book you...

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