Self-publishing resources

Google “self-publishing” and you’ll find lots of listings. However, most of them are trying to get you to publish with their company. When seeking info on how to publish your own books, look for resources that let you choose how and with whom you’re going to do it.  Self-publishing is big business these days. You’ll find ads all over the magazines and websites for writers. Look at them with an open mind. They will all probably get you a published book, but will it be done well, will readers be able to find it, and will you be proud to say that’s where you book came from?

Even the books I’m about to recommend are meant to make money for the people who wrote and published them, but their advice is relatively unbiased. If you buy books on publishing, make sure to get the most recent editions. Technology changes so quickly.

Dan Poynter has developed a reputation of something of a self-pub guru. His Self-Publishing Manual is full of step-by-step guidance. Another good one is The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing by Marilyn Ross and Sue Collier.

Smashwords.com has some ebooks on self-publishing that you can download for free.

Some great articles on self-publishing can be found at writing-world.com.

There are lots more, but this will get you started.

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