Monday, June 15, 2015

Self-Publishing Resources for Writers

Self-publishing has never been more attractive and easier for writers. Between the ebook revolution and POD/digital printing, the gates have opened for writers to publishing their own books.

What many forget is that publishing is a business. And before starting any business, you have to do your research if you hope to succeed. Most businesses require a serious investment of money and a clear understanding of how the business works. Self-publishing a book should be no different.

We have many resources listed here under “Self-publishing.” I’d like to highlight a few key sites that will help you on your journey.

ParaPublishing
Dan Poynter is the self-publishing guru. He is the author of numerous books, including the Self-Publishing Manual. He’s also owned and operated ParaPublishing for over 30 years.
His site lists hundreds of resources and articles on running a publishing company, book production, distribution, and marketing.

Book Market
John Kremer is a publishing and promoting master. He’s the author of the famous 1001 Ways to Market Your Book
His site contains hundreds of free and paid articles that cover marketing, distribution, book store lists, etc.

Aeonix Publishing Group
While no longer a publisher, this site has many free articles on production, vanity presses, printers, and other resources.

The Creative Penn
They have articles on self-publishing, plus lists of book cover designers and more.

Gropen Associates The “Reference Desk for Publishers,” covers everything from budgeting to production and distribution.

Self Published Authors Helping Other Authors
This blog has many resources and tips on writing, publishing, and promoting.

The Alliance of Self Published Authors This is a professional organization for writers. Their blog features advice and tips on a variety of topics.

Publishing is a business. Do your research before starting on this path. Your books are your babies and your dream - give them the best possible chance to succeed!

18 comments:

Linda Kay said...

Good tips. I've published twice through AuthorHouse and am contemplating my third book for publishing. I'll use these for a bit more research.

Christine Rains said...

These are fantastic links. Thanks for sharing! :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

A good list of resources!

Pat Hatt said...

A business indeed, great list of resources

Murees Dupé said...

Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful resources.

M.J. Fifield said...

I've been to some of these sites, but not all of them. Thanks for bring them to my attention.

Bish Denham said...

A wealth of information!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Those are some very helpful links. Even for those of us published with small presses, there are ideas about marketing that are useful.

klahanie said...

Hi Diane,

Delighted to see you guest post on "IWSG" aka "I Was Seeking Gary", dedication site.

I've no doubt that those links will be a great source of help and advice for those who wish to self-publish. Of course, aspiring writing dogs look for the self-pawblish links :)

Gary

Michelle Wallace said...

Thank you for sharing these links, Diane!

randi lee said...

Thanks, Diane! These resources are great!!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I'm delighted these will help some of you.

Robyn Campbell said...

Great links. All very helpful. Thanks so very much, Diane.

Karen Lange said...

Thanks for the info and links, Diane. Currently exploring other publishing options, so this is helpful.

J.L. Campbell said...

Great list, Diane. I've used some of these resources.

Denise Covey said...

This is a great help Diane! Thank you. :-)

authorcgcoppola.com said...

This is awesome.

Thanks!

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Thanks for the resource list, Diane!