There has never been a better time to be an author. The old model of going cap in hand to a traditional publisher only to be rejected again and again is gone. It is not difficult to get your book listed in the world’s largest bookshop.
Since I have self-published a dozen or so books – some of which have been number-one best sellers in their categories, others of which have won medals and awards – I am often asked to share my thoughts on getting published. (I have also had books published by the traditional method.) I have compiled some guidelines on what I have learned about self- or independent publishing, and these can be accessed on Patreon for a token fee. In these guidelines I answer the following questions:
- What are the two easiest ways to publish your book?
- What are four ways not to publish your book?
- How can to make a paperback without going through a printer?
- How can to find professional editors and proofreaders without getting fleeced?
- How to find cover artists?
- How to find illustrators for your book?
- How to publish a full-color book for two bucks a copy?
The full set of guidelines can be found here. They are very practical. Follow them, and you should be able to do everything you need to do to get your book to market.
I also have a smaller set of personal notes on the craft of writing.