Self-Publishing Secrets 2019: Unlock the steps to publish your book by Shannon BrownSelf-Publishing Secrets 2019: Unlock the steps to publish your book by Shannon Brown

Self-Publishing Secrets 2019: Unlock the steps to publish your book

byShannon Brown

Paperback | February 20, 2019

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Have you struggled to figure out where to start to publish your book? What to do next?

Self-publishing may seem complicated at first. One moment, you’ll feel like you’ve got this. Seconds later, it can seem like everything’s out of control.

Two things help: You need to know what to do first, what to do after that, and, in this ever changing industry, you need the most up-to-date information you can find. 

Self-Publishing Secrets takes you step-by-step from finished manuscript to published book. Each chapter answers one of your questions, all by an author who’s done this herself many times.

Success depends upon learning how to publish a polished book, one that’s very much like a book by a major publisher. You want a book that readers will be happy to read and that will make them excited about buying your next book.

Shannon Brown, a self-published author for five years and with nine books, shares insider tips to help smooth your publishing path. 

BONUS: You have access to an online Resource page tied to the book with helpful links that will be updated throughout the year. Using out-of-date information can cost you time and money.

Title:Self-Publishing Secrets 2019: Unlock the steps to publish your bookFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:150 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.32 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5 × 0.32 inPublished:February 20, 2019Publisher:Sienna Bay PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1945527196

ISBN - 13:9781945527197


Table of Contents

1. Where do I start?

2. What is self-publishing?

3. What does self-publishing cost?

4. Self-Publishing Glossary

5. Do I need to pay someone to edit?

6. Can’t I self-edit?

7. How do I find an editor?

8. What is style?

9. Ebooks, paperback, audiobook, hardcover?

10. Do I need to buy an ISBN?

11. Can I make my own book cover?

12. Book Title

13. Ebooks first. Usually.

14. Should my ebooks only be on Amazon or


15. Should I upload my books myself or use an


16. How do I turn a Word doc into an ebook?

17. How do I write the words on the back cover

and the online sales copy?

18. What are keywords?

19. Should I set up a pre-order for my ebook?

20. Do I want DRM?

21. Do I need a publishing house name?

22. How do I choose my book’s price?

23. Should my book be in print?

24. Formatting a Print Book

25. Do I need an LCCN?

26. Do I have to buy a barcode?

27. How do I get my book into libraries and


28. Should I turn my book into an audiobook?

29. Do I want a large print or hardcover version

of my book?

30. Should I to pay to copyright my book?

31. This whole indie thing seems stressful!