Successful Self-Publishing: How to self-publish and market your book in ebook and print

Successful Self Publishing How to self publish and market your book in ebook and print Do you want to successfully self publish There are thousands of new books being published every day but many self published books quickly sink to the bottom of the pile Many authors are frustrated be

  • Title: Successful Self-Publishing: How to self-publish and market your book in ebook and print
  • Author: Joanna Penn
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 412
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Do you want to successfully self publish There are thousands of new books being published every day, but many self published books quickly sink to the bottom of the pile Many authors are frustrated because there are so many options for self publishing, and they don t know which one to choose or what will be best for their book Others spend thousands of dollars to publisDo you want to successfully self publish There are thousands of new books being published every day, but many self published books quickly sink to the bottom of the pile Many authors are frustrated because there are so many options for self publishing, and they don t know which one to choose or what will be best for their book Others spend thousands of dollars to publish and end up broken hearted with the result But it doesn t have to be this way I ve spent the last seven years self publishing bestselling fiction and non fiction books and in 2011, I left my day job to become a full time author entrepreneur I ve made lots of mistakes along the way, but through the process of self publishing 17 books, I ve learned the most effective way to publish and market your books In this book, I ll share everything with you The book includes What you need to know before you self publish Why self publishing an ebook is a good idea How to format an ebook Exclusivity and going direct How to self publish an ebook Why self publish a print book Print on demand will change your life What you need to know before you print How to self publish a print book What to do if you want help with the publishing process After self publishing How much does it cost to self publish How do you get paid when you self publish Book marketing principles How to market fiction How to market non fiction Plus, links to useful resources If you re ready to successfully self publish, then download a sample or buy now You can also get your free Author 2.0 Blueprint and mini course at TheCreativePenn blueprint just copy and paste into your browser

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    • Kristen Kieffer says:

      A great, quick introduction to the world of self-publishing. This is Joanna Penn's free non-fiction resource, and I highly recommend it!

    • Nikki Moyes says:

      Not a bad overview of the self-publishing process. Each topic covered is listed in the book description so you know what will be covered. There are lots of links to further information, mostly directing the reader to the author's website and other books. This is just an overview so it doesn't go into great depth about any topic, but still contains useful information.

    • Brianna da Silva says:

      I have a whole host of books on self-publishing that I've lined up to read over the next 6 months or so. This free e-book was a great way to kickstart my in-depth research on the topic as I begin to prepare for my own self-publishing journey *excited gasp*

    • Harrison J. Lamb says:

      Helpful for new authors who are just getting started with self-publishing.Joanna Penn's non-fiction books are a bit of a godsend for authors looking to self-publish, but who are intimidated by the whole complex process and have no idea where to start.Joanna does a brilliant job of compacting all of the most important information on a topic into easy-to-read summaries and bullet-points over several chapters, as well as explaining why each piece of information is important. In this short, well-str [...]

    • J.L. says:

      Great book for writers just starting on their journey. Old-timers can probably find some helpful nuggets of information in here as well.

    • Zoe Ashwood says:

      This is a great introductory book, describes the entire process and makes it look pretty straightforward! I'll 100% be reading more books from Penn's collection for writers.

    • Dany says:

      A short, solid book on how to self-publish successfully. I liked this and thought it gave a good overview for someone (like me) who hasn't really done any research on self-publishing yet.

    • Mike Kowis says:

      Very good introduction to self-publishing! This book is very insightful, and I especially liked the helpful links to other resources. I'm a big fan of Joanna and her extremely helpful website. Keep up the great work Joanna!Another helpful book that I like for aspiring authors is called "14 Steps to Self-Publishing a Book." The 14 Steps book seems kinda similar to this one, but it lays out the self-publishing process in an easy to follow step-by-step guide.

    • Paula Lee Johnson says:

      DetailedIf you are considering self publishing your book but are lost on what steps you should take, or what all is entailed in the process, this will clear things up for you.I have downloaded other books on the same subject, but none of them were as detailed as this one.I also love the fact that the author has self published both fiction and non-fiction, so no matter what genre you write in, the information is still valuable.There were also a few " Ah-ha" moments for me. Particularly on the sub [...]

    • M.A. Nichols says:

      Having read quite a few books and listened to my fair share of podcasts on self-publishing, this really isn't the best book on the subject that I've come across. It's meant to be a very, very, very basic overview, so there wasn't really anything I got out of it. It's not a remarkable book, but has some good information for someone who hasn't done any research yet.So, not remarkable, but not bad either. Perfectly average.

    • Charles says:

      Very good and enjoyable read. I have put the cart before the horse on this one though. I need to complete my book(s) and THEN I can worry about the self-publishing side of things. But, this is an ever evolving process, and Joanna Penn is at the forefront of this movement, and well versed in the process. Everything she writes or podcasts on the subject is worth the study.

    • Chris Mentillo says:

      Awesome! "Another brilliant piece of work completed by Joanna Pennn - the master in the arts. I only read and buy her non fiction, because I truly trust her, and she is the best."

    • Rebekah Morris says:

      While this book does have some very good information especially for someone just starting out to write and publish their first book, it was a little repetitive for me. This is the first of Joanna Penn's books that I've read and I'm looking forward to reading a few of her others.

    • Liz says:

      If you're new to self-publishing I highly recommend Penn's book. It shows you step by step how to get your book uploaded and also has great ideas on how to get it noticed, from keywords and categories and more. It may be pretty basic for some but it's still a wonderful resource.

    • Stephanie Bibb says:

      DISCLAIMER: While I only rated this two stars, this is based on my personal preference and the rating system. However, I feel that this book has several good qualities and would be useful to someone who is looking for a general overview regarding self-publishing, and who doesn't mind it feeling as if it leans a bit heavily on the self-promoting side, and skewing towards a specific method of self-publishing. I was personally hoping for a bit more in depth information.If you’re new to self-publ [...]

    • Leo McBride says:

      Joanna Penn is one of the big names in self-publishing, and for good reason. I've reviewed one of her fiction books before - a few years ago now - but I've been a regular follower of her website, which is ceaselessly helpful in regards to advice for writers.This book gives a great overview of the process of publishing and marketing your book. This isn't about writing the book, it picks up after the point at which you've written The End and your editor has carefully ticked off every element withi [...]

    • D.A. Henneman says:

      Reading this book was like chatting with my critique group, just loved Joanna’s pleasant tone! This book is another one that I have found, that will be popped right into my Writer’s Toolbox for future reference! Joanna goes through how to self-publish both print and digital formats of your book, and provides links to helpful information you can use along the way. Her points are well organized and allows you time to digest the information she is presenting. Since I listen to her podcast, I co [...]

    • James conner says:

      A good synopsis of the self publishing processThis book gave me a good overview of what to expect when I make the leap of faith to self publish my first book. I will definitely be using Penn's reference material along the way. I rate this 4 stars rather than 5 because it was a bit redundant in some areas such as the self promotion of many of her other books and references. I would have just liked to see more content and less repetition. The redundancy worked for her, though, as I have already do [...]

    • Sylvia says:

      Pleasant but short on detailsI've found Joanna Penn's website, The CreativePenn to be warm, open, and very helpful. I was hoping to find the next level of specificity in this book, but did not. This book provides simple and easy recommendations and advice, but does not follow through with concrete instructions, and doesn't explain the reasons behind the recommendations. Sometimes she simply describes choices without giving a recommendation or a rationale we might use to select between them. Penn [...]

    • Ronel Janse van Vuuren says:

      The title is self-explanatory, yet I found so much more insight in the book than I thought I would. Not only did I learn – in this revised edition – that ITINs are no longer necessary to publish on (you only need your tax number from your own country), I also learned a couple of nifty tricks to grow my backlist and up my publishing game.I definitely recommend this to other authors thinking of going Indie (a much nicer term than self-publisher, don’t you think?). Now to read other books by [...]

    • Joanie Chevalier says:

      This how-to self-publishing book is rich with tips that will help the new author. If you are an established author, there are tips for you too. I especially found value in the marketing chapters. Author Penn talks about indie authors helping each other. This is something I believe in. "You can promote each other's books, do joint events togetherbut also don't expect them to promote you in return. This is social karma: if you give first, then you generally receive back, even if it's from a differ [...]

    • Calvin Chase says:

      Truly a good educational help if you are a aspiring novelist aiming to do self publishing in any manner. Some great resources and tips on how to get your book, or novel out there in the world. Joanna Penn has a great YouTube channel as well youtube/user/thecreat On the YouTube channel I did subscribe to have a look at what Joanna Penn has to say about becoming a self publisher. She herself is her own author and publisher, and has extensive experience in the field. Definitely a good read for writ [...]

    • Peter says:

      Joanna Penn has turned out a superb text on self-publishing.I downloaded Successful Self-Publishing ages ago but only got around to reading it in the past two nights. Every aspiring author should read this book, and also access Joanna's website for terrific ongoing tips and podcasts. I've been doing the latter for ages, and I regret not reading the text earlier.Joanna is a fine writer and communicator, and while texts on marketing and other disciplines are usually boring, Successful Self-Publish [...]

    • Dave Boice says:

      After reading self-publishing books that were lacking, came across this book for free on . The insights were much more detailed than others out there. The name of the game to being successful is showing up, and Penn does that. I eventually started listening to her YouTube videos and podcasts and noticed the hard work she puts in. She knows what she's doing. For self-publishing as a genre, this is the best I've read.

    • Amber T says:

      I wish they did half's i'd give it a 3.5. this book made me feel excited that the actual publishing part would not be that bad. good links and good high level examples and advice. I don't mind doing y own research but this is not the book for someone who wants TRUE step by step, hand holding or (books for dummies) type instruction.I'm glad I read and with this book I can make a list of steps and what I need to do for the entire writing/publishing/selling process

    • christopher whittemore says:

      The bookThis book has been inspirational to me and has helped disarm my fear of making at least be part time writer with the tools ahe has provided. This book has helped me figure what steps to take to be successful with publishing and has made me cement the idea of being an Indie writer instead of looking for a publisher. It is also well thought it and deteailed with things she at least used.

    • Peter DeHaan says:

      This is a must read for anyone who wants to self-publish a book (or is thinking about it).Joanna provides clear information and easy-to-follow instructions to walk authors through the process of self-publishing a book.I used Joanna's book to self-publish my first book, and I couldn't have done it without her help.

    • David Monedero says:

      Un inglés bastante accesible, para una sucesión de consejos contrastados por la experiencia de la propia autora y avalados por su éxito. Con hincapié en algunas de las plataformas que ella misma usa, especialmente , da varios "paso a paso" pormenorizados, tanto para la publicación tanto en digital como en papel. Muy recomendable.

    • Rick Allen says:

      Joanna Penn provides a wealth of information and advice for new writers, across her podcast (which is where I first encountered her), website, and books. This book is a great introduction to self-publishing, and touches on all the topics, with many links to other sources with more details. It led me to buy her book on marketing your book, which I'll be reading next.

    • Eldon Farrell says:

      At around 80 pages this is a fast read but is chock full of valuable insight from highly successful indie entrepreneur Joanna Penn. Combining the best tips from her amazing website thecreativepenn with some new links, this is a can’t miss handbook for any writer out there who wishes to succeed. Recommended reading for sure!!

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