I can announce some exciting news for anyone that is going to be self-publishing soon, or is just thinking about self-publishing one day. In between now and the New Year period I will be posting detailed articles on each stage of how I self-published on to Kindle this week.
I will be explaining the tools I used, the software that was involved, how long it took me, what to press and when, what contingencies do you have if it goes pear-shaped. I’ll cover everything from start to finish.
It was a journey into the unknown for me and although I had read a large amount of other blog posts from some great resource websites (www.thebookdesigner.com) for example, it was all a bit disjointed to follow. My goal is to provide a numbered process flow that will take you from manuscript to bestseller. (or at least published, for a start)
I am known for my ‘path of least resistance’- style of approach and I hope that I am pretty good at prioritising the important parts while shelving some of the nice-to-have’s, so my detailed process promises to focus on the relevant stuff only.
Here are the subjects that I am going to cover:
- How to make the most of Scrivener for your manuscript
- Last minute formatting using Scrivener and Kindle Preview
- How to produce a Front Cover that meets requirements
- What to include in the Front and Back Matter
- The Ins and Outs of ISBN Codes
- The importance of reading through and last minute editing
- How to use KDP to publish on Amazon
- How many pricing strategies are there?
- Some great ways to market your new book
- How can you summon the inner strength to click ‘Save and Publish’
If these subjects look good to you then be sure to follow the posts over the next couple of weeks. If you can think of anything else that you’ve never been able to find the answer to, then let me know and I’ll add it to the list.