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Self Publishing Made Easy

Popular publishers:


Barnes & Noble/Nook

Ingram Spark & Ingram’s Lightning Source



And more

Publishing terms

Typical manuscript mistakes

About fonts

Sizing and inserting graphics

Two kinds of book descriptions

Key words

About ISBNs

Your account including distribution options and how to get paid

Creating your cover

Calculating your book’s spine width

To book Mia’s Seminar on

Self-publishing Made Easy,

 email her

by clicking here.

Topics Include:

Self-publishing Made Easy

A Do-It-Yourself Approach using Word for Windows***



www.lulu.com/ Their claim: the world’s largest independent bookstore

www.blurb.com Photo books, trade paperbacks and hardbacks, magazines and ebooks; print on demand, offset printing and digital.

www.smashwords.com/  **

www.createspace.com: paperback only/links to Kindle

https://kdp.amazon.com/: self-publish eBooks and paperbacks for free with Kindle Direct Publishing

*Latest from KDP/Kindle: Do you already publish on CreateSpace? You can now move your title to KDP and manage both formats from one website. Learn more about moving your CreateSpace paperback to KDP. Read about the benefits of publishing ebooks with KDP at https://kdp.amazon.com/help/topic/A37Z49E2DDQPP3?ref_=gs#publish_paperback

**Newcomer on the scene of ebook publishing: Draft2Digital:  https://draft2digital.com/#how-it-works

D2D says: “We’ll handle the formatting. You set the price of your books, get monthly payments, & see daily reports of your book sales. We make it all work with 24-hour support and dedicated customer service. We keep 10% of the sales price, and our authors keep 100% of their rights. What’s the catch? There isn’t one. If you’ve already published your book through another distributor, you can still use Draft2Digital to expand your reach and simplify your project maintenance for all other sales channels.”

Their home page says: “There are no fees for formatting or distributing your book. When you sell a book, we both make money. … We don’t try to upsell you to some expensive services package or nickel-and-dime you for making changes to your e-book.” As of April 27, their website says they will distribute your book through iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Inktera, Tolino (a German Consortium), and subscription services Scribd and 24 Symbols.

Websites for Independent Publishing

To book Mia’s Seminar on Self-publishing Made Easy, email her at miacrews@gmail.com.

Can’t get to Mia’s seminar? Buy it on DVD for $20 (includes shipping) The DVD contains an MP4 recording of the PowerPoint presentation with Mia explaining the data in detail; it also contains several interior templates in Word with detailed instructions; a cover template in Word; plus more about self-publishing. Checks accepted. PayPal also available. Email Mia for details by clicking here.