Stress-Free Self-Publishing: How to publish your own book without losing the will to live by Samantha PearceStress-Free Self-Publishing: How to publish your own book without losing the will to live by Samantha Pearce

Stress-Free Self-Publishing: How to publish your own book without losing the will to live

bySamantha Pearce

Paperback | May 23, 2019

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Stress-Free Self-Publishing

Have you ever thought about self-publishing a book, but are unsure where to start or feel overwhelmed by conflicting information?

Then this book is for you!

Stress-Free Self-Publishing gives independent authors a no-nonsense guide to taking control of self-publishing in a way that is professional, credible and ethical. Using proven methods, Sam Pearce shows how authors can retain 100% of their copyright and royalties and still gain affordable distribution into 7000+ online retailers worldwide.

You’ll discover how to become a successful self-published author:

  • Choosing the best self-publishing route
  • The importance of professional editing and design
  • Navigating ISBN numbers, copyright, royalties and pricing
  • Maximising your distribution on Amazon & elsewhere

Use this book to find all the answers you need about self-publishing. With Sam as your experienced and accessible guide, discover how to turn your manuscript into a successful book on YOUR terms.

Formerly a commercial graphic designer with over 20 years of corporate design experience both in the UK and Canada, Sam started applying her passion for typography and layout to the art of books back in 2012. Since then, she has been involved in the design and publication of over 40 books. These encompass a wide range of genres from b...
Title:Stress-Free Self-Publishing: How to publish your own book without losing the will to liveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:202 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.43 inPublished:May 23, 2019Publisher:SWATT Books LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1916077609

ISBN - 13:9781916077607

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Self-Publishing
Who this book is for
What is self-publishing?
A history of self-publishing
Why self-publish?

Chapter 2: Before you Start
Publishing plan

Chapter 3: Editing
Why editing is important
Three types of editing
Why hire a pro and what to consider
How you can help
Peer review

Chapter 4: Book Design
Why book design is so important
Benefits of outsourcing a designer
Finding a designer
Outsourcing vs DIY
Print specifications
The book design process
eBook conversion
How you can help

Chapter 5: Publishing
Publishing methods

Chapter 6: The Step-by-Step Guide
Phase 1: Registering as a self-publisher
Phase 2: ISBN numbers
Phase 3: Setting up your publishing accounts
Phase 4: Listing your book
Phase 5: Test print
Phase 6: Test copy review
Phase 7: Title release & PoD order
Phase 8: Legal deposits & database listing

Chapter 7: “Published” is Not the End of the Story
Second editions & reprints
Switching to traditional publishing

The destruction of the publishing industry
The route to writers’ utopia
The missing opinion
My opinion of self-publishing
Need help?


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Editorial Reviews

Stress-Free Self-Publishing explains clearly the process you need to follow to publish your own book. It has easy to follow steps and walks you through all stages, giving pointers and recommendations along the way, drawing from Sam’s many years of experience in this field. A must-read for any budding author struggling to get published. With this book at your side self-publishing is a reality. Thanks, Sam for sharing your knowledge and experience.Donna Neseyif, Baobab Growth This book is a MUST-READ for any writer considering self-publishing their book. Not only does it take you through each step in great detail, the writer clearly knows the industry well and gives very useful tips to help you through the process, stress-free. I will certainly be using this book page by page when I publish my business book.   Suzii Fido, Marketing with Ethics An easy to understand guide to self-publishing. Suitable for both professional and amateur writers. Highly recommended for those considering writing or having written any type of book.Martin Fido Marketing with Ethics I would definitely recommend Stress-Free Self-Publishing as it has such valuable detailed insights about the publishing process and you feel like your hand is being held as you step through it, step by step.Liz Almond, Insightful Minds I absolutely love this book. It flows so easily and takes you through the process step-by-step in so much detail that you are in no doubt that you have all that you need to make it happen.  A must-have guide for all self-publishing authors who want their book to be taken seriously.Sheryl Andrews, Step by Step Listening