Resources for Running a Self-Publishing Business

Copyright:

Copyright Registration: https://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ01.pdf#page=7

Creating Audiobooks:

Learn how to create an audiobook using Amazon’s subsidiary ACX (by Rob Dircks of Goldfinch Publishing): https://youtu.be/VeHMtoOn6Lg Thanks Rob!

Want to create an audiobook? Check out ACX (Audiobook Creation Exchange): http://www.acx.com Sell via Audible through Amazon and iTunes

Joanna Penn on using ACX: https://blog.acx.com/2015/03/31/acx-storytellers-joanna-penn/

Do authors really need a website? https://janefriedman.com/publishers-author-websites/

FYI – Amazon KDP Ads: https://janefriedman.com/using-amazon-kdp-ads-sell-ebook-amazon/

FYI – Facebook Boosts: https://www.agorapulse.com/blog/boost-post-facebook-advertising

Formatting Books for Publication:

Microsoft Word: Common Mistakes Made When Writing A Book In Microsoft Word by Kimberley Martin: http://www.self-pub.net/blog/common-mistakes-made-when-writing-a-book-in-microsoft-word/

Vellum: https://vellum.pub

Great list of news sites for authors and self-publishers: https://blog.reedsy.com/best-self-publishing-roundups

How to Self-Publish by Jane Friedman: https://janefriedman.com/self-publish-your-book/

How to Self-Publish a Print Book: http://www.thecreativepenn.com/how-to-self-publish-a-print-book/

Long-Term Marketing Models for Self-Published Authors  by Jane Friedman  (January 20, 2016): https://janefriedman.com/long-term-marketing-models-for-self-published-authors/

May 2016 Author Earnings Report: the definitive million-title study of US author earnings – authorearnings.com: http://authorearnings.com/report/may-2016-report/

PDF editing of print book file:

If you need a pdf editor for your Mac try PDF Expert by Readdle Inc.: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pdf-expert-edit-annotate-and-sign-pdfs/id1055273043?mt=12 Best $59.99 spent!

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

Publish:

Draft2Digital: https://www.draft2digital.com

Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP): Getting Started – https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/A37Z49E2DDQPP3

Lulu: https://www.lulu.com

Self-publish with Amazon: https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com

Social Media for Writers: Marketing Strategies for Building Your Audience and Selling Books
by Tee Morris (Goodreads Author), Pip Ballantine: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26778201-social-media-for-writers?from_search=true

Starting a self-publishing business:

Start with a business plan: https://www.sba.gov/starting-business/write-your-business-plan

Get an EIN. Educate yourself on self-employment tax, DBA certificate, etc. https://www.sba.gov

Successful Self-Publishing by Joanna Penn: http://www.thecreativepenn.com/2015/12/19/successful-self-publishing-free-book/

What’s an ISBN: http://www.isbn.org/about_ISBN_standard

Write, Publish, Repeat by Johnny B. Truant and Sean Platt: http://sterlingandstone-e5b627ec.stage71.rmkr.net/write-publish-repeat/

Understanding KDP Select and other option on Amazon: http://www.savvybookwriters.com/still-worth-to-be-on-amazons-kdp-select/

Word Doc Conversion Tool:

Amazon KDP Unveils Kindle Create Word Doc Conversion Tool By Mercy Pilkington – Good-e-Reader (April 7, 2017): http://goodereader.com/blog/e-book-news/amazon-kdp-unveils-kindle-create-word-doc-conversion-tool