NUTS & BOLTS OF SELF-PUBLISHING
Self-publishing is not difficult once you have the roadmap and know what is expected and what you have to do to produce a professionally designed book. This comprehensive guide to self-publishing will provide you with that roadmap. It covers all aspects of self-publishing and will help you avoid some of the pitfalls you might encounter.
Included in this guide you will find step-by-step instructions on what you need to do before you self-publish, how to create accounts, how to format your manuscript for ebook and paperback publication, how to add a TOC, how to acquire an ISBN and register your book, how to upload and submit your book for publication, and what you need to do after publication.
Alongside the step-by-step instructions, you will find information about costing and pricing your book, author services and outsourcing, as well a lot more.
If you only buy one book on self-publishing, this is the one for you.
Chris Longmuir is an award-winning novelist. Her previous crime novels have won the Pitlochry Award, and the Dundee International Book Prize.
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About the Author
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 two books in this series; The Death Game, and Devil's Porridge.
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 ContentsIntroduction
1 Is Self-Publishing for You?
2 What is an Indie?
3 Publishing Options
Reasons why authors choose to publish independently
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
Selling your ebook
9 Formatting a Word Document for
10 Preparing Your Ebook for Upload
Adding a TOC (Table of Contents)
Creating an account in KDP
11 Pricing an Ebook
12 Cost of Publishing an Ebook
13 Publishing a Paperback
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
18 Financial Considerations
19 After Publication
National Library and Legal
PLR and ALCS
Promotion and marketing
20 My Own Experience
21 The Final Word
Formatting with Earlier Word
References and Resources
About Chris Longmuir