Building a book resources

Below are links to helpful resources for anyone interested in indie publishing. I add links to the list whenever I find something new and useful that belongs here. 

INDIE PUBLISHING OUTLETS OR DISTRIBUTORS

Kindle Direct Publishing

CreateSpace

Smashwords

IngramSpark

 

VARIOUS INSTRUCTIONS

Kindle formatting guidelines

Building your book for Kindle

How to publish on Smashwords

Smashwords style guide (more elaborate than Kindle)

How to change footnotes to endnotes for eBook publishing (NB I think the third image should show “convert all footnotes to endnotes” rather than the reverse).

A bit more on endnotes in Kindle books

 

BLOGS AND WEBSITES, PLUS TWITTER HANDLES

Jane Friedman  @JaneFriedman

The Book Designer  @JFBookman

The Passive Voice   @PassiveVoiceBlg

The Creative Penn   @thecreativepenn

A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing   @jakonrath

 

PODCAST

The Author Biz Podcast (excellent resource)

The Creative Penn Podcast

 

USEFUL ARTICLES AND MORE

How to Self-Publish Your Book

Free barcode generator (for those who are designing their own covers)

Copyright page sample texts

Understanding Amazon’s algorithms

Four key book publishing paths (infographic from Jane Friedman)

How to publish an eBook (a fabulous list of resources from Jane Friedman)

Ten reasons self-published authors will capture 50% of the ebook market by 2020

How to publish an eBook – a list of resources

Cover Design Secrets

Please pay for this book & disclaimer text

Author Earnings