Thursday, September 29, 2011

Self-Publishing Your Book Is Easier Than You Think (With Fiverr)

If you are like most writers you started thinking about selling your book long before you started writing it.
The good news is, with the advent of a multitude of electronic book publishing options, publishing your book is now easier than ever.

There are a few things to consider when it comes to ebook publishing. First, every ebook must be properly formatted. There are a plethora of web articles which explain the process for formatting your ebook yourself, or, you can visit Fiverr.com and let someone else do it for $5.

The next step in the process is getting a book cover made. Anyone with a modicum of graphic arts skills can design their own ebook cover, or you can hire someone on Fiverr.com to do it for $5.

Once your ebook has been formatted and a cover has been designed you can start submitting it to ebook publishers: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords--they all offer self-publishing ebook options for writers that make the process simple to follow, even for a novice.

If you are interested in seeing your book in print, there are a number of self-publishing options that can help you do that as well. Just remember, the first step to self-publishing your book is to finish writing it...

With triple-digit growth in self-publishing services, technologies evolving weekly, and advertising hype, it's tough for authors to figure out which vendors to choose for which services. In a three-part series, I'm looking at three popular paths to get your print and e-book to online retailers and brick-and-mortar stores, without going through the subsidy presses.

In Part 1, we learned how to get your e-book formatted and distributed to the greatest number of online retailers.

This week you'll find out how to get your print version online and in stores, or what I call:

Path 2: Print (POD) - Getting your print book formatted and distributed to online retailers and brick-and-mortar bookstores.

Stay tuned for:

Path 3: Partner with a pro - Finding a distributor, small press, publisher services company, book packager or literary agent who will invest in and shepherd your book much like a traditional publisher in exchange for an exclusive distribution deal and significant royalty from sales.


Click here to read the entire article on self-publishing at PBS.org.

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