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

Self-Publishing Books 101: A Step-by-Step Guide to Publishing Your Book in Multiple Formats (Author 101 Series) [Kindle Edition]

Shelley Hitz , Heather Hart
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** Updated and Expanded May 2014 with over 100 pages of new material **

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!

About the Author

Shelley Hitz is an entrepreneur, speaker, author and consultant to individuals, organizations and small businesses who want to multiply their impact through self publishing. And she teaches from personal experience. Over a two year span, while working full-time, she published five books, multiple audio CDs, authored two websites that attract thousands of visitors each month, and created multiple products that she sells through her website and at her speaking engagements. Her website,, offers free book templates, articles, newsletter, tele-classes, special reports, e-books, webinars, podcasts, videos and other resources to help you get self published!

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2016 KB
  • Print Length: 166 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Body and Soul Publishing (6 Mar 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007IIC816
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #10,127 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Despite what many writers think of publishing house – dinosaurs, commercially driven, old technology- they do many things for authors that, as a self-publisher, you have to do for yourself. Once you go down this path you soon realise to be successful you need a wide range of skills and depth of knowledge on subjects not normal encountered. To have an accessible guide based on hard won experience provided by a pair of successful writers is a real bonus for aspiring, new, recent and seasoned writers. The 'Self-Publishing Books 101: A Step-by-Step Guide’ is just that.

Shelley and Heather have a no nonsense approach to writing. The narrative is tight – no swaths of text to wade through; the information current as an eBook its kept up to date (This book was published in 2012 and heavily revised in 2014); included are many embedded links to useful websites and resources and it covers the whole process including multiple formats.

Personally I like ‘How to …’ books as it saves me time and brain strain trying to work something out or making frustrating mistakes. I’ve picked up several useful tips from this book particularly in the area of hardback books, oversized print books, audio books and foreign language translation. Okay these topics are on the periphery for many new or recent writers but as you grow your back catalogue you will want to reach more and more readers. This book is a great place to start.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Nothing new 13 Dec 2013
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If you know nothing at all about self publishing and marketing your book, then this publication will be of some use. I'm afraid that this book does not provide any information that someone cannot get from googling a few key words. I would have liked more information on how to get reviews and marketing tips. Still I wish the author all the best. I may be a hard person to please and other people may indeed find this book useful.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Never, Never Give up 6 Aug 2014
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I have no ambitions to become a self-publisher yet having read debut writers and those who have had to finance their works, I found this an informative treatise of how to set about realising the fulfilment of seeing your words in print. In an instructive and advisory layout, the authors explain their own history and the ways to tread carefully in going about delivering a viable marketable product. Those who have been and still are struggling in their determination to achieve a dream may well benefit from this book. I'm just an interested reader with a free download.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good introduction/overview 19 July 2014
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Useful reference, well written and well formatted. The authors have relevant experience self publishing and cover a wide range of topics from pre-publication, covers, distribution, marketing, creating audio/print versions, copyright, ISBN, translations. The book is meant to be an introduction and where it lacks detail the authors suggest additional resources for further investigation. A good intro.
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4.0 out of 5 stars No nosense 23 May 2014
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I really found this book to be a great help, just clarifying certain areas in publishing and delivering it in an accessible way really encourages you to keep trying and keep going. The authors have really done their homework and clearly have lots of experience to share in this format is great.
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