Tuesday Tidbits: Self Publishing Resources

My first blog post on this site was about the beginnings of my journey self publishing.  For those of you who have the little voice in the back of your mind that someday you’d like to write a book, don’t know where to start, or don’t know which route to go, I’m going to list here some of my favorite resources to date on self publishing.

Must Read Books to get you started:

There are a zillion books out there on self publishing, but these were my favorites and the ones I go back to frequently to figure out next steps.  Highly recommended reading.

Must Read Marketing Books:

Writing your book is actually the easy part.  Navigating self publishing, a slightly harder part.  The hardest part?  Marketing and selling your book.  Using a traditional publisher, they have a vast supply of marketing resources and personnel, but in self publishing, there is only you (or whoever you hire to help).  Here are some books to help get you started:

Facebook Pages to Like:

Amazon Author Resources:

Createspace is a subsidary of Amazon for self publishing print books.  They also provide services too for formatting, and much more.  Author Central is how you track your books on Amazon and how you set up an Amazon Author Page.  Kindle Direct Publishing is where you go to upload your book for Kindle and manage all aspects of your ebook.

I hope these can help you on starting your self publishing journey.  I’d love to hear about any other resources that may have helped you!

Best of Luck!

 

2 Responses so far.

  1. Sorry to seem self-serving, but my own book has a number of chapters on self-publishing (not using a subsidy press) and promotion. It’s called A Writer’s Notebook: Everything I Wish Someone had Told Me When I Was Starting Out.
    It’s great book on writing too. Get it in Print, Kindle, Nook, & Kobo.

    • Amy says:

      Not at all! Thanks John, this is exactly what I was hoping for, that this could spark a list of resources! I’m going to check it out!

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