Self-publishing doesn’t have to be complicated or cost a fortune. Here’s a quick, visual overview of the six steps you’d need to take to self-publish your book on a shoestring. Want to print this guide for reference? Download a PDF version of the Pressbooks Illustrated Guide to Self-Publishing. To learn more about how to make
It’s not everyday you meet an accomplished indie book author who is also an M.B.A. Justin Swapp, author of The Shadow Magic Series, produced the ebook version of his novel The Magic Shop using Pressbooks.com. He took time out from writing the sequel to share his insights on book publishing, marketing and the power to self-publish.
Every author knows they need to be marketing their book on social media. But how do you think beyond the status update? These authors had some creative ideas for how to market their books on Facebook, Twitter and beyond. Leverage Twitter for Book Marketing Davar Ardalan adapted a multimedia book, “The Persian Square: 101 Things to
Biographer Marshall Terrill has written 20 books chronicling the lives of famous people, from a definitive biography on Steve McQueen to his most recent book, Zora Folley: The Distinguished Life and Mysterious Death of a Gentleman Boxer. Terrill pulled away from his busy writing schedule to share how he approaches the process of writing a book.
Remember when you didn’t hold the power to publish in your pocket? It was barely eight years ago when the debut of the smartphone transformed ordinary people into media creators. Suddenly, anyone could instantly create and broadcast content to the world through social media. Even before that, blogging platforms like WordPress had given us the power to create our own blogs
We’ve compiled a list of our favorite websites and resources for indie authors planning to self-publish a book. 1. Inspiration for Authors Sure, you should be writing, but if you’re going to procrastinate, you might as well do it productively. These TED talks on writing are just the thing to kickstart your creativity…and get you back at
Writing a book is hard work. We rounded up some quick tips and inspiration from some of our favorite indie authors. On organizing your writing From Michele Kimbrough, romance author of novels Dangerously in Love, Prudence and Wildflower More tips here. I don’t have a problem deleting entire chapters (sometimes two or three at a time) if they
Would you prefer to read our guide to self-publishing your book in print? Now you can! The Pressbooks Guide to Self-Publishing is now available to order in print from Amazon. You can still download the ereader versions for free or read the book on the Web at selfpublishing.pressbooks.com. The Pressbooks Guide to Self-Publishing is designed
Whether you’re not sure where to start using Pressbooks or you’re getting stuck on one of the advanced aspects of book production, we can help you get over the hump. Join us today, Saturday, March 21, at 1:30 p.m. EST for a live support webinar in which we’ll answer any questions you may have or issues you
Pressbooks founder Hugh McGuire is the featured guest on the popular Bibliocrunch #indiechat tonight. He’ll talk about best practices for converting your blog to an ebook and answer questions from attendees. You can join the chat by logging in to Twitter at 9 p.m. EST, then following the hashtag #indiechat and using the hashtag to interact. Find more information