Nuts & Bolts of Self-Publishing: How to Self-Publish Ebooks and Paperbacks

Nuts & Bolts of Self-Publishing: How to Self-Publish Ebooks and Paperbacks

by Chris Longmuir

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BN ID: 2940154018330
Publisher: Chris Longmuir
Publication date: 02/14/2017
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 271 KB

About the Author

Chris is an award-winning novelist and has published three novels in her Dundee Crime Series. Night Watcher, the first book in the series, won the Scottish Association of Writers’ Pitlochry Award, and the sequel, Dead Wood, won the Dundee International Book Prize, as well as the Pitlochry Award. Missing Believed Dead is the third book in the series. Chris also publishes a historical crime series, The Kirsty Campbell Mysteries, set during and just after the Great War. This series features Kirsty Campbell, one of Britain’s first policewomen. There are currently three books in this series; The Death Game, Devil’s Porridge, and Death of a Doxy. As well as the above, she has published two non-fiction books. ‘Crime Fiction and the Indie Contribution’ which is an examination of crime fiction as well as an evaluation of independently published books in this genre. And ‘Nuts & Bolts of Self-Publishing’, an in-depth look at self-publishing with step-by-step instructions on how to publish ebooks and paperbacks. Her crime novels are set in Dundee, Scotland, and have been described as scary, atmospheric, page turners. Chris also writes historical sagas, short stories, and historical articles which have been published in America and Britain. However, A Salt Splashed Cradle is the only historical saga currently published. Writing is like an addiction to me, Chris says, I go into withdrawals without it. She is currently working on a new Kirsty Campbell novel. Chris is a member of the Society of Authors, the Crime Writers Association and the Scottish Association of Writers. She designed her own website and confesses to being a techno-geek who builds computers in her spare time.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Is Self-Publishing for You?
2 What is an Indie?
3 Publishing Options
Reasons why authors choose to publish independently
4 Self-Publishing
5 Ebooks and eReaders
History of ebooks and eReaders
Ebooks versus print books
The indie ebook
6 Ebooks or Paperbacks
7 Designing Your Book
8 Publishing an Ebook
Ebook royalties
Selling your ebook
9 Formatting a Word Document for
Kindle
10 Preparing Your Ebook for Upload
Adding a TOC (Table of Contents)
Creating an account in KDP
Uploading books
11 Pricing an Ebook
12 Cost of Publishing an Ebook
13 Publishing a Paperback
Self-publishing services
Author services and outsourcing
14 The ISBN and Distribution
Adding the ISBN to your book
15 Publishing to Createspace
16 Publishing to IngramSpark
17 Createspace and IngramSpark
Combined
18 Financial Considerations
19 After Publication
National Library and Legal
Depository
Author pages
PLR and ALCS
Reports
Business aspects
Promotion and marketing
Metadata
Professional associations
20 My Own Experience
21 The Final Word
Appendix One:
Formatting with Earlier Word
Versions
Appendix Two:
References and Resources
Appendix Three
About Chris Longmuir

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