Resources for Running a Self-Publishing Business


Copyright Registration:

Creating Audiobooks:

Learn how to create an audiobook using Amazon’s subsidiary ACX (by Rob Dircks of Goldfinch Publishing): Thanks Rob!

Want to create an audiobook? Check out ACX (Audiobook Creation Exchange): Sell via Audible through Amazon and iTunes

Joanna Penn on using ACX:

Do authors really need a website?

FYI – Amazon KDP Ads:

FYI – Facebook Boosts:

Formatting Books for Publication:

Microsoft Word: Common Mistakes Made When Writing A Book In Microsoft Word by Kimberley Martin:


Great list of news sites for authors and self-publishers:

How to Self-Publish by Jane Friedman:

How to Self-Publish a Print Book:

Long-Term Marketing Models for Self-Published Authors  by Jane Friedman  (January 20, 2016):

May 2016 Author Earnings Report: the definitive million-title study of US author earnings –

PDF editing of print book file:

If you need a pdf editor for your Mac try PDF Expert by Readdle Inc.: Best $59.99 spent!

Using PDF Expert (by Readdle Inc.) to edit Vellum’s generated pdf for print book. Can try for free: Love it!



Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP): Getting Started –


Self-publish with Amazon:


Social Media for Writers: Marketing Strategies for Building Your Audience and Selling Books
by Tee Morris (Goodreads Author), Pip Ballantine:

Starting a self-publishing business:

Start with a business plan:

Get an EIN. Educate yourself on self-employment tax, DBA certificate, etc.

Successful Self-Publishing by Joanna Penn:

What’s an ISBN:

Write, Publish, Repeat by Johnny B. Truant and Sean Platt:

Understanding KDP Select and other option on Amazon:

Word Doc Conversion Tool:

Amazon KDP Unveils Kindle Create Word Doc Conversion Tool By Mercy Pilkington – Good-e-Reader (April 7, 2017):