Do you want to turn your words and pictures into an ebook that's good enough to sell with little or no capital outlay? Do you want to be shown how to self publish your writing and pictures by a plain English speaking, non-geek, guide? Do you want a safe hand to hold every step of the way as you go through all the processes?
An author's guide to self publishing on Amazon, Smashwords, iBooks, and more. UPDATED JUNE 2014
'Self publishing books isn't difficult, but it certainly isn't easy either if you don't know where the pitfalls lie - professional presentation is everything. I've been there and made all the mistakes so you don't have to.' Stephanie Zia
Written in a straightforward, chatty, easy-to-understand style by a BBC TV researcher, journalist and author of mainstream-published fiction and non-fiction. Includes copy editing; proofreading; libel; copyright; how to format Word for Kindle, ePub, iBooks, Kobo, PDF etc; how to insert photos; how to make a cover; how to hyperlink chapter headings; how to make a clickable Table of Contents; how authors outside the US can get a US tax no. and so make 30% more on each sale; the mistakes to avoid if offered a print publishing deal; a complete beginner's ABC of getting your work from from Word to Kindle; how to avoid common kindle formatting problems, esp with spacings and indents; how to grow your sales; how to grow your sales through the roof; ebook marketing recommendations, plus much more.
For those who wish to delve deeper into the technical, code, side of publishing ebooks, IT expert Mark Binner's chapter at the end of the book on top techie tips gives you all the information you need for further study.
"A fantastically brisk, snappy and practical guide. I love the step-by-step and hand holding nature of the instructions for the techie aspects!" *****Louise Voss, Bestselling Kindle #1 Ranking (paid UK top 100) Author, now signed to Amazon's own publishing house Thomas & Mercer.
"The Bible of Ebook Publishing" US Amazon Reviewer*****
"Good Grief, This Book Has Absolutely EVERYTHING!" US Az*****
"Excellent and comprehensive. This is the best book I've read on ebook publishing to date" joerr2002 US Az *****
"Great, great book. I can't understand how I could ever have managed my way through the ebook process without it." Ibooks *****
"I'm 83 years old, technically naive as far as computers are concerned. I bought a Kindle reader and half a dozen books which I hoped would help me to do it ... some chance; the first five were totally incomprehensible and it was only when I read Stephanie's words that the clouds began to part. Fantastic. I strongly advise anyone wanting to 'Kindle' their writings to buy Stephanie's book. I did and it saved my sanity." US Az *****
"I have read quite a few books on formatting and this one is the best yet, really it is quite outstanding and I would recommend it as Must Do (reading) for any eBook author (or newbee)." UK Az *****
"Stephanie Zia has specifically targeted the writer wanting to publish on KDP, iBooks, etc., with a well constructed layout of short chapters taking the writer throughout all the essentials, from preparing the manuscript to uploading and promoting the final book.
An excellent introduction for the beginner wary of the many pitfalls of self publishing." UK Az *****
Links to further reading throughout.
Latest sales and marketing strategies, updated June 2014.
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