Publishing Your Own Book
by Ron Kurtus (updated 16 March 2023)
Publishing your own book or self-publishing is when you produce a book you have written without the involvement of an established publisher. It also includes publishing e-books and other works of expression.
When self-publishing, it is worthwhile to establish your own legal publishing business for the sake of professionalism, as well as protection. It is a form of Entrepreneurship where you are considered an independent publisher.
You then need to learn effective book production and marketing techniques in order to expand or grow your business, as well as to know about how to publish in the various formats: hardcopy, ebook, audio book, etc. You can do much of the work yourself or hire experts to help you.
The purpose of this section is to help you understand the basics of self-publishing so that you can become a successful independent publisher.
Initial Considerations for Self-Publishing
Decide to start publishing business
Achieve Your Goal to be Published
Routes to Getting Your Book Published
Starting a Self-Publishing Business
Setting Up Shop for a Self-Publishing Business
Activities in Running a Publishing Business
ISBN Used to Identify Your Book
Publishing Process - (soon)
Elements Influencing Bookstore Sales
Adding ISBN Barcode to Your Book
Selling Books Through Amazon Advantage Program
Prepare to market
eBook Digital Rights Management
Exporting InDesign Book to PDF eBook
Converting Content to Amazon Kindle Format
Exporting with Kindle Plugin for Adobe InDesign
Check Copy in eReader
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