Self publishing

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

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...

Self publishing 12: write to market

Self publishing 12: write to market

The idea of writing to market is considered by some to be selling out and so being untrue to your creative spirit. And some people do take it to that extreme, but it doesn't have to be. To my mind what it means to write to market is to write your story being aware of...

Self publishing 11: what’s your goal

Self publishing 11: what’s your goal

Early on in your writing career you need to take some time and really think about why you want to write and publish, as not everyone has the same goals. There's no point comparing yourself to anyone else when you don't understand what you're trying to do or what their...

Self-publishing 10: series v standalone

Self-publishing 10: series v standalone

For the next instalment of my series on self-publishing I'm going to look at the pros and cons of publishing a book as part of a series, or as a standalone title. A series is where there are multiple books that follow the same story, and the main story arc is only...

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