Self publishing

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

Self publishing 18: formatting

Self publishing 18: formatting

For my next instalment of this series on self-publishing I am going to look at formatting. Once you have your manuscript finished, edited, proof-read and polished to perfection you then need to make it look as good as it can for publishing. And you need to choose if...

Self-publishing 17: Blurbs & cover copy

Self-publishing 17: Blurbs & cover copy

For the next instalment of my series on self-publishing here is a short post on book blurbs. Once you are preparing to upload your manuscript and sell it you need to have a blurb - this is the few paragraphs of text that show on the book page on each retailer and give...

Self-publishing 16: ISBNs

Self-publishing 16: ISBNs

To isbn or not to isbn? The answer to this isn't as easy as you might think. Every book needs to have an international standard book number, as an ex-librarian (gosh that sounds weird to say!) I know it is important and ties into your book being able to be catalogued...

Self-publishing 15: Amazon

Self-publishing 15: Amazon

Whether you choose to publish your ebooks exclusively to Amazon, and so join their KDP Select and make your books available through Kindle Unlimited, or you decide to make you ebooks available wide across multiple retailers, you need to learn how Amazon works. Amazon...

Self-publishing 14: social media

Self-publishing 14: social media

As a self-employed entrepreneur (which is what being a self-published author is) you need to engage with your audience in order to raise their interest in your products. In this case your books. And social media is one way to do that. It is not the only way, and there...

Self-publishing 13: running an international business

Self-publishing 13: running an international business

I've talked before about different vendors and distributors you may want to use to sell your books. When you do that the important thing to set up with them is to make sure you can be paid. One of the benefits of the global market for ebooks and print on demand...

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