There’s no doubt that self publishing is a big undertaking. After all, in traditional publishing, there may be as many as 13 departments! And that’s on top of the most important role–yours–the author.
So, I’ve gathered some of the common questions I get from participants in my online course, Publish and Sell Your Ebooks, to share the answers here.
Continue reading Answers to 20 Common Ebook Publishing Questions on How to Get Started Self Publishing
Welcome to my new series of blog posts on ebook publishing. I’ve been teaching ebook publishing online for around a decade now, and have noticed a lot of common questions that I get in the first lesson or two of the course.
Here’s a common one: I already have my book formatted the way I want and everyone says it looks very good. Why do I have to format it differently to make it into an ebook?
Continue reading eBook Publishing Questions: Why and How Do You Format an Ebook?
There are lots of reasons to start your own online bookstore. You may be self-publishing in print on demand or POD, so that you have copies of your books for sale. Or, you may have a publisher who has gone bankrupt or closed its doors, so you’ve purchased boxes of books that you’d like to sell. Or, you may have purchased author copies somewhere along the line that you’d like to sell and get out of your basement.
I’ve had all of these experiences.
Continue reading How to start your own print online bookstore for free!
An article in The Telegraph declares, “Fairy tales allow kids a safe place to explore the idea that life isn’t always easy, that things can go wrong, and people don’t always have your best interests at heart. At the same time, as the “good” characters are usually rewarded at the end, it’s a way of reinforcing positively the importance of being kind, thoughtful and true.”
As a teacher-librarian, I couldn’t agree more, which is why I’ve started retelling my favorite fairy tales and fables and legends in language for beginner readers, and publishing them in ebook form. And this week, the first fairy tale, Little Red Riding Hood, is free to download on Amazon around the world.
Continue reading Red Riding Hood: First eBook in the Magic Forest Beginner Reader Series
The course, Publish and Sell Your E-Books, was launched in 2011, through libraries and community colleges around the world. In that time, it has helped thousands of authors get their first ebooks into ebookstores. Many authors, who have already published ebooks, join the course to learn more about the “sell” part of self publishing, and how to do a better job of marketing their ebooks. Continue reading Publish & Sell Your Ebooks: Course Updates for 2020