BE A SAVVY INDIE AUTHOR and SELF PUBLISH LIKE A BOSS!
Save Money. Save Time. Learn how to produce and publish a book that sells.
New Authors, you will find valuable, actionable information to guide you in your publishing journey.
Old Authors, you can check if you’re doing things the right way and improve your approach.
To be a published author is an achievement few can brag about.
But not all Indies are created equal. This book will give you the edge you need.
~ Praise for BEING INDIE ~
“This book demystifies the many aspects of self-publishing and presents them in a no-nonsense approach that I found refreshing. Other books might exist on the subject, but I have yet to read one that offers this level of clarification.”
“Every aspiring author should immediately add this to their reading list. I wish I had this years ago when I started; it would have saved me a lot of pain and suffering.”
~ WHAT’S INSIDE? ~
THE AGE of the INDIE AUTHOR
PART 1 – PRE-PUBLISHING
SELF PUBLISH or VANITY PUBLISHERS?
FROM MANUSCRIPT to BOOK
SENDING the FIRST DRAFT to BETA READERS
HOW TO CHOOSE BETA READERS
THE EDITING and PROOFREADING STAGE
WHAT TYPE OF EDITOR DO YOU NEED?
POINTS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING AN EDITOR
PREPARING A MANUSCRIPT FOR EDITING
DO YOU NEED AN EDITOR OR A PROOFREADER?
YOUR BOOK is BEING JUDGED by its COVER
HOW TO APPROACH COVER DESIGN
DO IT YOURSELF or DO IT RIGHT?
DESIGNING a BOOK COVER YOURSELF
USING PREMADE COVERS
BOOK DESIGN and FORMATTING
THE PARTS of a BOOK
MEET THE BOOK FORMATS
PREPARING a BOOK for FORMATTING
EBOOK FORMATTING TIPS and REMINDERS
FIXED LAYOUT OR PDFs
CREATESPACE PDF – FORMATTING for PRINT BOOKS
WHAT TO CHECK BEFORE UPLOADING A PDF MANUSCRIPT TO CREATESPACE
PUBLISH EXCLUSIVELY WITH AMAZON
DO YOU PUBLISH an EBOOK FIRST or A PRINT BOOK?
PRICING YOUR BOOK
THE COST of PUBLISHING a BOOK
WHAT ARE PREORDERS FOR?
PART 2 – BUILDING YOUR AUTHOR PLATFORM
WHAT is THE AUTHOR PLATFORM?
THE ENEMY of INDIE AUTHORS
YOUR WEBSITE or BLOG
ADD YOUR BOOKS TO BOOK DISCOVERY SITES
CREATING POWERFUL ONLINE PAGES
YOUR ONLINE PRESENCE
BUILDING an AUTHOR KIT
WEBSITES and SEO
SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE
10 DOs and DONTs on SOCIAL MEDIA
PART 3 POST PUBLISHING