Want to self-publish a bestseller?
This simple introductory guide will give you the basic information you need to begin self-publishing.
Whether you are writing your first novel or looking to breathe new life into your backlist, this guide will give you the tools you need to successfully self-publish. Useful information and checklists will help you create a professional quality book.
Simple tips will save you time that you can spend on writing, publishing, and promoting your next bestseller.
This book provides an introduction to:
• Building a Writing Template
• Beta Readers and Editors
• ISBN and Barcode
• Font Licensing
• Book Covers
• Ebook Formatting
• Print Book Formatting
• SEO, Keywords, and BISAC Categories
• Retail Product Pages
• Audiobooks and Narrators
• Translations and Translators
Each chapter will take you one step, leap, or bound closer to successfully publishing your book. Grab your cape. It's time to be an indie publishing hero!
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E.J. Stevens is an award-winning, Amazon bestselling author. She has successfully self-published 15 fiction books, including the Ivy Granger, Psychic Detective urban fantasy series, the Hunters' Guild urban fantasy series, and the Spirit Guide young adult mystery series, and has 6 more books releasing in 2017, including 2 nonfiction guides and the debut novel in the Whitechapel Paranormal Society Victorian Gothic horror series. Her books are available worldwide in multiple languages. The Super Simple Guides share the knowledge she has learned from over 7 years of publishing.
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About the Author
E.J. Stevens is the bestselling, award-winning author of the IVY GRANGER, PSYCHIC DETECTIVE urban fantasy series, the SPIRIT GUIDE young adult series, the HUNTERS' GUILD urban fantasy series, and the WHITECHAPEL PARANORMAL SOCIETY Victorian Gothic horror series. She is known for filling pages with quirky characters, bloodsucking vampires, psychotic faeries, and snarky, kick-butt heroines. Her novels are available worldwide in multiple languages. BTS Red Carpet Award winner for Best Novel, SYAE finalist for Best Paranormal Series, Best Novella, and Best Horror, winner of the PRG Reviewer's Choice Award for Best Paranormal Fantasy Novel, Best Young Adult Paranormal Series, Best Urban Fantasy Novel, and finalist for Best Young Adult Paranormal Novel and Best Urban Fantasy Series. When E.J. isn't at her writing desk, she enjoys dancing along seaside cliffs, singing in graveyards, and sleeping in faerie circles. E.J. currently resides in a magical forest on the coast of Maine where she finds daily inspiration for her writing. You can learn more about E.J. by visiting http://www.fromtheshadows.info
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
As a self-published authors there are many books aimed at would-be-authors that spout inspiration and fall back on the "hard work and a little bit of luck," mentality. E.J. Stevens skips over the inspirational quotes and cuts through the bull to provide relevant, modern, and up-to-date information for self-publishers. As a self-published authors, I appreciate her candid, direct, and logical approach to the business of writing. Running in several of the same circles as Stevens, whenever an author discusses the success of an independent author, E.J. is among the list of discussed authors. Between her best-selling series, international experience, and mix of ebook, paperback and audio publications, she pulls from a well of experience that can be directly applied to all self-published authors. In her Super Simple Quick Start Guide to Self-Publishing she doesn't provide writing advice. She assumes the owner of this book has a novel and is looking to move into the business of writing and seeking success with their manuscript. E.J. provides suggestions on writing templates, to copyrighting, to various methods of publication. This book not only provides the venues to become self-published, she provides straight forward step-by-step guides. This includes setting up accounts on Amazon, Smashwords, and even walks through how to apply for Tax information. I have been self-published for over three years and even with five books written, I found myself frequently saying, "I wish I knew this when I started out." Stevens understands the plight of the self-published author and the plethora of out-dated and inconsistent advice and remedies it with this book. After my own three years of struggles, disappointments and learning how to navigate the industry, I found myself still taking notes on things I've yet to accomplish. This book helped solidify many of my questions about publishing and I'm glad to know it is done by a successful author. As I write this review, I just noticed that E.J. Stevens is continuing her success with more release dates, more translations, and international guest appearances. If you're already published and you're interested in improving you're already published experience, check out her Super Simple Quick Start Guide to Marketing.
The author does not deal with writing styles, not displaying your creative side as a writer, or anything like that, but explains in detail how to achieve all the steps to publish your book. She generously shares all her experience, as she has gone through this process several times and knows very concretely what is needed and how to do it. It is a book that guides you step by step, very clearly and concisely, from configuring the template in Word, describes even how to go through the procedures for Copyright, ISBN and the barcodes; font licensing and the cover art, options for a professional editing, the different types of chapter headings, ebook and print book formating, also tips for self-publishing like audiobook and translations of your book, and how to handle taxes. I think it's a very complete and super useful book when you are new to this business, to have a comprehensive and clear picture of the steps and requirements to realize publish a book on Amazon, Smashwords, etc. Advice on the procedures are focused on US residents, but does not elaborate on state regulations. My gratitude to the Publisher and NetGalley for allowing me to review the book