How to Self-Publish a Book: For the Technology Challenged Autho

How to Self-Publish a Book: For the Technology Challenged Autho

by Barb Drozdowich
How to Self-Publish a Book: For the Technology Challenged Autho

How to Self-Publish a Book: For the Technology Challenged Autho

by Barb Drozdowich

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Overview

"This is a very thorough, detailed resource that is a must-have for anyone considering self-publishing a book" ~Jane

Are you interested in self-publishing a book, but fear it is beyond your capabilities?

When confronted with the confusing, multifaceted world of publishing, many authors make the assumption they aren't capable of self-publishing, but nothing could be further from the truth!

How to Self-Publish a Book: For the Technology Challenged Author is perfect for authors who have finished a wonderfully creative story, but are intimidated by the next steps. The step-by-step, friendly format will make it easy for you to shake off the anxiety of the unknown and find your way safely and quickly to the fun and profits of self-publishing.

Many books on publishing focus only on Amazon. This book helps you understand the full range of choices available to all authors.

Author & Technical Trainer Barb Drozdowich, has worked with non-technical authors for years and understands how to break complex topics down using non-technical language. She has traditionally published and self-published a total of 27 books and understands all of the various iterations of publishing. Barb cuts through all the technobabble to teach you what you need to know to successfully self-publish your book in a down-to-earth and practical way.

Some of the skills you will learn from this book include:

  • How to find an editor & cover designer
  • What an ISBN is and where to get one for the country you live in
  • How to structure and format your book
  • Where you can sell your book, how to set up all the retailer accounts, and how to get paid
  • What real numbers tell us about book sales
  • What to look for in a self-publishing company and how to decide if it's the right option for you

You will also have access to a huge appendix filled with articles for further reading, lists of helpful videos, lists of distributors, a multi page glossary and much more.

Don't let your struggles with technology hold you back from self-publishing. Let Barb help you to learn the language and move forward into the self-publishing world with confidence.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781988821153
Publisher: Barb Drozdowich
Publication date: 04/24/2018
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Social Media and Wordpress Consultant Barb Drozdowich has taught in colleges, universities and in the banking industry. More recently, she brings her 15+ years of teaching experience and a deep love of books to help authors develop the social media platform needed to succeed in today's fast evolving publishing world. She delights in taking technical subjects and making them understandable by the average person. She owns Bakerview Consulting and manages the popular blog, Sugarbeat's Books, where she talks about Romance novels. She is the author of 15 books, over 45 YouTube videos, an online Goodreads course and an online WordPress course, all focused on helping authors and bloggers. Barb lives in the mountains of British Columbia with her family.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part I

FOUNDATION SUBJECTS


  1. Foundations
  2. What is Modern Publishing?
  3. E-Readers
  4. Structure of a Book


Part II

THE BASICS

5. Roadmap/Flowchart

6. Editing

7. ISBNs

8. Cover Graphic

Part III

GETTING THE MANUSCRIPT READY FOR

PUBLISHING

9. Get the Manuscript Ready

10. File Formats

11. Structure Details of a Book

12. Formatting

Part IV

WHERE TO SELL YOUR BOOK

13. Where Do You Sell Your Book?

14. Book Retailers Book Retailer

15. Distributors & Aggregators

Part V

HOW TO SET UP ACCOUNTS

16. How to Set up Accounts

Part VI

INSTRUCTIONS FOR UPLOADING

17. Instructions for Uploading

Part VII

STRATEGIES

18. Strategies

Part VIII

AUDIOBOOKS & LOOSE ENDS

19. Audiobooks

20. Loose Ends

Part IX

SELF-PUBLISHING SERVICES

21. About Self-Publishing Services

22. Self-Publishing Services

Conclusion

Part X

APPENDIX

Glossary

Chart of Distributors

File Requirements

What do Editors Do?

Bibliography

Resources

Articles for Further Reading

YouTube Videos

Writers Groups

Sources of Editors

From the B&N Reads Blog

Customer Reviews