Self-Publishing Made Simple – Conclusion

Final Thoughts on Indie Publishing Here are my final words on the topic of indie publishing. For Backlist Titles Once you have your rights reverted, you can reissue these titles yourself. Follow the steps in this series. I always make sure to say it’s a reissue in my promo posts and to mention the original […]

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Self-Publishing Made Simple – Part 10

This is Part 10 in my Self-Publishing Made Simple blog series. The Library Market What format do libraries prefer? Librarians responded to one author’s query stating they preferred trade paperback in large print over hardcover books, because hardcovers were heavier, more expensive, took up more space on the shelves, and were difficult to hold for […]

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Self-Publishing Made Simple – Part 9

This is Part 9 in my Self-Publishing Made Simple blog series. How to Use Ingramspark Getting Started Open a free account at https://www.ingramspark.com/. See if a coupon code is available for title setup. There is a one-time setup fee of $49 for print or for print and ebook. Put your imprint as the publisher or […]

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Self-Publishing Made Simple – Part 8

This is Part 8 in my Self-Publishing Made Simple blog series. Why Choose IngramSpark as your Print Book Distributor? Why Choose Ingram? • Book distribution to over 39,000 retailers, libraries, schools and universities. • Direct shipping and global delivery. IngramSpark distributes to Canada from the U.S. and has print facilities in the UK and Australia. […]

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Self-Publishing Made Simple – Part 7

This is Part 7 in my Self-Publishing Made Simple blog series. Print Book Distributors for Indie Authors Print distribution options for indie authors include, but are not exclusive to, Ingramspark, KDP Print, Barnes and Noble Press, and Draft2Digital Print. Uploading is free, or in Ingram’s case, free with a coupon code. Books are printed on […]

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Self-Publishing Made Simple – Part 6

This is Part 6 in my Self-Publishing Made Simple blog series. E-book Distribution Options for the Indie Author GOING DIRECT Amazon: https://kdp.amazon.com Barnes & Noble Press: https://press.barnesandnoble.com/ Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/p/writinglife Apple Books: https://itunesconnect.apple.com Amazon – Higher royalty; chance to be exclusive with Kindle Select and Kindle Unlimited. Preorders allowed within 90 days of release date. You […]

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Self-Publishing Made Simple – Part 5

Book Production for the Indie Author This is Part 5 of my Self-Publishing Made Simple blog series. You have a polished manuscript. You have bought a block of ISBN numbers. You’ve determined how you want to present yourself as a publisher re using an imprint or not. Now you’ll need to decide if you will […]

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Self-Publishing Made Simple – Part 4

Buying and Assigning ISBNs for your Indie Published Books This is Part 4 in my Self-Publishing Made Simple blog series. Legalities You’ve prepared your manuscript as per Part 2 and Part 3 below. Now decide if you’ll want to publish your work under your own imprint. If so, create a publisher name and do an […]

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Self-Publishing Made Simple – Part 3

Self-Publishing Made Simple – Adding Front and Back Material  This is Part 3 on my Self-Publishing Made Simple series. Today we’re discussing front and back material that you might want to add to your manuscript. In terms of Front Matter, less is better. Some of these items under that category you can move to the […]

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