“An essential reference to the best publishing resources for every self-published author. Highly recommended.” -- Mark Coker, Smashwords founder
“This short-cut to the top pros—editors, designers, marketers, bloggers, distributors—is just exactly what we’ve all been waiting for. This book is a must-have for any author or publisher.” --Penny Sansevieri, Author Marketing Experts
Here, for the first time, dozens of leaders in the self-publishing industry—editors, designers, book shepherds, printers, teachers, publicists, marketers, workshop leaders, illustrators, reviewers—have come together to share their knowledge of the dynamic, ever-changing indie book publishing business. Whether you are a first-time author or a seasoned pro the articles and curated lists in this guide will save you hours of hit-and-miss research. Want to learn all about e-book conversion—check out Carla King's article on page 153. Have questions about distribution--see what Robin Cutler of Ingram Spark has to say on page 165. Do you want to hire an author assistant? Take Kate Tilton’s advice on page 249. And talk about keeping current—The Self-Publisher’s Ultimate Resource Guide is updated every few months all year long. No other book on self-publishing combines the wisdom and down-to-earth advice of over two dozen indie publishing professionals with over 850 links to resource providers. It may well be the "best book for self-publishers" anywhere.
Joel Friedlander is a self-published author, an award winning book designer, and a blogger on a mission to educate writers in how to print, market and sell their books with confidence.
Betty Kelly Sargent is the former editor-in-chief of William Morrow, author of seven traditionally published books plus two more that are self-published. She has over 30 years experience in the book and magazine business in New York City and recently founded BookWorks: The Self-Publishers Association.
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About the Author
Joel Friedlander is an award-winning book designer and blogger who has been launching the careers of self-publishers since 1994 from his book design and consulting practice at Marin Bookworks in San Rafael, California. Joel is a self-published author and the blogger behind TheBookDesigner.com, a popular and award-winning blog on book design, book marketing, and the future of the book. Joel is also the founder of The Self-Publishing Roadmap, a training course for authors, and TheBookMakers.com and BookDesignTemplates.com, where he provides tools and services for authors who publish their own books. He speaks often at publishing industry events and is a past president of the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association.
Betty Kelly Sargent is the founder of BookWorks, the Self-Publishers association, and the founder of The Educated Author, and writes a monthly column on self-publishing for Publishers Weekly. She has spent more than 30 years in the traditional publishing business, most recently as editor-in-chief of William Morrow, where at one point she had three books on the New York Times best-seller list at once. She has also been executive editor at HarperCollins, executive editor at Delacorte Press, Fiction and Books editor at Cosmopolitan magazine, and book reviewer for CNN. She is the author of seven traditionally published books and one self-published book. She moderates panels and workshops in New York City and Los Angeles and is passionate about helping indie authors learn to navigate the ever-changing landscape of self-publishing.