Have you ever thought about self-publishing a book, but are unsure where to start or feel overwhelmed by conflicting information?
Then this book is for you!
Stress-Free Self-Publishing gives independent authors a no-nonsense guide to taking control of self-publishing in a way that is professional, credible and ethical. Using proven methods, Sam Pearce shows how authors can retain 100% of their copyright and royalties and still gain affordable distribution into 7000+ online retailers worldwide.
You’ll discover how to become a successful self-published author:
- Choosing the best self-publishing route
- The importance of professional editing and design
- Navigating ISBN numbers, copyright, royalties and pricing
- Maximising your distribution on Amazon & elsewhere
Use this book to find all the answers you need about self-publishing. With Sam as your experienced and accessible guide, discover how to turn your manuscript into a successful book on YOUR terms.
|Publisher:||Swatt Books Ltd|
|Product dimensions:||6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.43(d)|
About the Author
Sam founded SWATT Books to provide independent authors with a way of being self-published that is credible, professional and ethical.
Sam lives on the Hampshire coast with her husband Nathan.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to Self-Publishing
Who this book is for
What is self-publishing?
A history of self-publishing
Chapter 2: Before you Start
Chapter 3: Editing
Why editing is important
Three types of editing
Why hire a pro and what to consider
How you can help
Chapter 4: Book Design
Why book design is so important
Benefits of outsourcing a designer
Finding a designer
Outsourcing vs DIY
The book design process
How you can help
Chapter 5: Publishing
Chapter 6: The Step-by-Step Guide
Phase 1: Registering as a self-publisher
Phase 2: ISBN numbers
Phase 3: Setting up your publishing accounts
Phase 4: Listing your book
Phase 5: Test print
Phase 6: Test copy review
Phase 7: Title release & PoD order
Phase 8: Legal deposits & database listing
Chapter 7: “Published” is Not the End of the Story
Second editions & reprints
Switching to traditional publishing
The destruction of the publishing industry
The route to writers’ utopia
The missing opinion
My opinion of self-publishing