Authors! What are the best resources you have used during your self-publishing journey?
Are you a published author? What services did you end up paying for? Are there services you would recommend to other authors? What advice do you have for a novice?
I did not pay for services for my first several books that were published, the publisher did.
For my later self-published books on Amazon, I did hire an editor. Have used the services of a graphic artist before. Worked with one audio book creator for my anthology "Humanity's Edge", but the audio book sales were not worth the expense.
I self-published both my novels and used Amazon and CreateSpace. Great resource to get your book out there and get honest reviews is StoryCartel.com Another great page is Fiverr.com where you can get an eBook cover made for $5!!!! Canva.com- makeyour own eBook cover, banner, etc all for free! Also, download Grammerly and it will show you mistakes you may make while using Word.
by Dani Alicia 5 years ago
If there are any professional, published authors here on hubpages (and I'm sure there are tons of you guys) I was wondering if someone could tell me if self-publishing is good or bad, and maybe give a couple of pros and cons. It would be my first book.
by lmmartin 7 years ago
Who here is interested in starting a discussion group for those of us caught up in promoting our books? Self-published, indie-published or traditionally published, all authors need to self-promote. Let's share our experience. Let's work together.
by Pamela Lipscomb 3 years ago
Hi guys, If you have written a book(s) and are selling it on Amazon.com, I would like to know what you think of the process? My sister has self-published a book and is a little overwhelmed about how to sell the book on Amazon. Any help will be very appreciated!Thanks
by Sharon King 6 years ago
What are the best resources for promoting your book?
by Ken R. Abell 8 years ago
Does anyone have any experience or inside knowledge of Whitmore Publishing Company?
by Brenda Trott, M.Ed 4 years ago
Have you self-published a book? Share your resources!I have three books ripe for printing. They need to edited and properly formatted. I thought it would be easy to find someone on Odesk or Elance to get that done. I'm super disappointed. I have bids coming in with broken...
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