by Ron Kurtus (revised 27 August 2016)
The following books and websites are resources on independent and self-publishing.
Self-Publishing in the new millenium - Articles
Self Publishing Secrets - Good tips on writing, self-publishing, promoting and selling your book or ebook on the Web
New Self-Publisher’s FAQ - Articles from Creative Minds Press
How to Find and Choose Ideas for Writing a Book - Writing Forward
How to Start a Self Publishing Company - Basic steps from eHow.com
Self-Publishing for Profit - Good overview from PowerHomeBiz.com
The Book Designer - Many articles
Book Cover Maker - Free templates from Canva.com
Reedsy Book Editor - Book writing tool
Free eBook Reader Software - Good listing
Online File Format Conversion - Including MOBI to LIT from Convert.File
Free Online ePub Converter - Converts files to EPUB format
eBook Mall - Can buy or sell e-books
Calibre eBook Management - Download from Calibre site
Calibre overview - Wikipedia
Review of Calibre - CNET
Independent Publisher - Voice of Independent Publishing Industry
AspiringAuthors.net - Articles for authors and self-publishers
SPAN Professional - Premium content for professional members of SPAN
CreateSpace - Owned by Amazon.com
IngramSpark - Part of Lightning Source
The Fine Print of Self-Publishing: Everything You Need to Know About the Costs, Contracts, and Process of Self-Publishing by Mark Levine; Bascom Hill Publishing Group (2011)
Self-Publishing Manual: How to Write, Print and Sell Your Own Book by Dan Poynter; Para Publishing; 16th Edition (2007) - Considered the bible on self-publishing and recommended by many in the self-publishing industry
Self-Publishing Manual, Volume 2: How to Write, Print and Sell Your Own Book by Dan Poynter; Para Publishing (2009) - Describes how to use new techniques to write faster, new technology to publish for less, and social media for promotion.
Start Your Own Self-Publishing Business by Entrepreneur Press (2007) - Part of Entrepreneur Magazine's Start-Up Series that covers evaluating book ideas, developing an effective marketing plan, getting books reviewed, and finding sales channels
How To Start And Run A Small Book Publishing Company: A Small Business Guide To Self-Publishing And Independent Publishing by Peter I. Hupalo; 0967162432 HCM Publishing (2002) - Teaches business aspects involved in operating a small book publishing company
The Publishing Game: Publish a Book in 30 Days by Fern Reiss; Peanut Butter and Jelly Press (2003)
If you have any other good resources on starting and running a self-publishing business, let us know about them.
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