Self-Publishing Books 101: A Step-by-Step Guide to Publishing Your Book in Multiple Formats

Self-Publishing Books 101: A Step-by-Step Guide to Publishing Your Book in Multiple Formats

by Shelley Hitz, Heather Hart
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Self-Publishing Books 101: A Step-by-Step Guide to Publishing Your Book in Multiple Formats by Shelley Hitz, Heather Hart

Self-publishing books has never been easier. With print on demand and eBook technology available to us, it has made the process of self-publishing available to anyone and everyone. And there does not have to be huge upfront costs either.

However, there are certain steps to self-publishing that you need to know.

We have been publishing books since 2008 and want to share what we have learned with you.

In this book we cover everything from the different companies and costs, to copyright information and book design.

What you will learn:

Part One: The Foundation for Publishing Success
* Writing Your Book
* Editing Your Book
* Building Your Marketing Platform (e.g., blog, website, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.)

Part Two: Self-Publishing Your Book
* Pre-Publication Decisions (book title, book description, pricing, categories/keywords, etc.)
* Book Cover Design
* Self-Publishing a Print Book
* Self-Publishing an eBook
* Self-Publishing an AudioBook
* Translating Your Book

Part Three: Other Publishing Decisions
* Obtaining a Copyright
* Forming an Independent Publishing Company
You will also find our self-publishing checklist to help you on your journey, as well as additional tips for success.

We invite you to come with us and take a walk through the step-by-step process to getting your book self-published. After all, if you can dream it, you can do it!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940045041805
Publisher: Body and Soul Publishing
Publication date: 10/23/2012
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 149,367
File size: 961 KB

About the Author

Shelley Hitz is an award-winning and international best-selling author. However, she gives all the glory to God for what He is doing through her life. As she likes to say, “God is the author, I am simply the pen.” Shelley has been ministering alongside her husband, CJ, since 1998 and her main passion is to share God’s truth and the freedom in Christ she has found with others. She does this through her books, websites and speaking engagements. She is also the co-owner of where she shares free Christian books on her blog, owner of where she helps authors get published and noticed and co-founder of where Christian readers and authors meet. The main reason Shelley writes and publishes Christian books is to share her testimony, use the gift of teaching God has given her and bring glory to God. Ironically, she never dreamed of being a published author and English was one of her worst subjects in school growing up. However, God is now using her weaknesses for His strength to impact many for eternity (2 Corinthians 12:9). She is humbled and amazed that He chooses to use her and her life goal is to keep her eyes fixed on Christ, the author and finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:1-2). Shelley’s openness and vulnerability as she shares her own story of hope and healing through her books will inspire and encourage you.

Heather Hart is an internationally best-selling author, book lover, manager of and owner of With the heart of an author, she enjoys working from home where she spends her days typing away at her computer, brainstorming new marketing ideas, reading new books, and encouraging those around her. Heather's desire is to help others successfully publish and market their books while continuing to author, contribute to, and market multiple book marketing and faith-based books herself - and to have fun doing it! In her free time Heather writes and edits devotions for teens girls for the website, and volunteers for multiple other Christian websites. When she's not reading, writing, or marketing, Heather loves spending time outdoors and seeing God's beautiful creation all around her. Heather lives in Texas with her husband, Paul, and their four energetic children. Readers can learn more about Heather by visiting her main website,

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Self-Publishing Books 101: A Step-by-Step Guide to Publishing Your Book in Multiple Formats 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great little book full of much needed information!
inkcream More than 1 year ago
offers some useful ideas such as adwords, keywords and social media but nothing mind blowing that I haven't read anywhere else.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Suzanne Cowles for Readers' Favorite Self-Publishing Books 101: A Step-by-Step Guide to Publishing Your Book in Multiple Formats by Shelley Hitz and Heather Hart is a systematic guide to self-publishing for the beginner. Written in three logical parts, the authors explore where to start, the differences between indie/vanity/traditional press, how to write a book and the importance of craft, manuscript software, types of editing, marketing platforms, book formats, titles, cover design, the synopsis blurb, book reviews, book printers, retailers, ISBNs, DRM, audio books, translations and social media advertising. Follow author Shelley Hitz and marketer Heather Hart’s passion to help others by detailing their own personal experiences and avoid expensive pitfalls. Learn gems of information in simple steps to self-publishing, and it's great for beginners. Countless additional resources, links and suggestions take the mystery out of starting a business. If you ever wondered about self-publishing or dreamed of writing a book, then this handy manual will start you off on the right foot. The recent changes in the publishing industry have opened up a world to any author. Online powerhouses such as Amazon and reader enthusiasts at Goodreads can propel a book in a sea of millions. I found Hitz and Hart’s advice to be solid and was in line with my own experiences in the industry. I especially appreciated their focus on doing things for less cost, as there are countless companies eager to sell author marketing with little results in sales. Shelley Hitz and Heather Hart in Self-Publishing Books 101: A Step-by-Step Guide to Publishing Your Book in Multiple Formats will help you avoid the predators and enjoy the success and gratification of doing it yourself.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. Easy to understand.