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How to Self-Publish a Book on Amazon.com: Writing, Editing, Designing, Publishing, and Marketing


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2019 Update: Revised in February, 2019 to reflect the merger between CreateSpace and Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP).

2014 Update: Expanded and updated in March, 2014 to include 35% more content. An additional 66 pages cover e-book design, page numbering and header issues for paperbacks, a revamped chapter on marketing, and more.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Learn how to self-publish your book on Amazon.com using print-on-demand and e-book publishing services. This handy reference will guide you through all of the stages of the self-publishing process, from the conception of your book to writing the manuscript to editing and formatting to PDF conversion to publishing to promotional strategies. With this handy reference as a guide, you can self-publish a quality manuscript with ease!

AUTHOR: Chris McMullen has written and self-published over a dozen paperback books and e-books. This book also was self-published using the same techniques that are described here. Chris McMullen, who has drawn thousands of professional illustrations from scratch using Word’s drawing tools, shares several useful drawing and formatting tips.

DESCRIPTION: This book begins with the decision to self-publish or traditionally publish, moves onto important information on developing the concept and researching the book’s potential, provides a thorough discussion of formatting and designing the book interior and cover in both Word 2003 and 2010, describes how to convert the Word document to PDF, shows how to publish both paperback and e-book editions, and concludes with a detailed introduction to marketing that both novices and experienced authors will find informative and helpful. Formatting includes tricky features like how to use both Arabic numbers and Roman numerals in page numbering, how to have different odd- and even-page headers, and how to use Word’s Styles and the paragraph dialog box for proper e-book formatting.

EDITIONS: This book is available in paperback and e-book formats.

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Word to Kindle Formatting Magic

With over 500 pages (8″ x 10″), this book provides extensive coverage for how to format a Kindle eBook and publish it on Amazon.Formatting Kindle eBooks has some challenges. This book helps take the mystery and guesswork out of formatting for Kindle devices and apps.

Self-Publishing with Amazon Boxed Set

Four books in one.The paperback edition is a single book with nearly 600 pages (8″ x 10″).(1) How to Self-Publish a Book on Amazon.com.(2) A Detailed Guide to Self-Publishing with Amazon, Vol. 1.(3) A Detailed Guide to Self-Publishing with Amazon, Vol. 2.(4) Formatting Pages for Publishing on Amazon.

How to Self-Publish a Book on Amazon.com

A good place for novices to start.A concise guide with fewer than 200 pages in a more portable book (5.5″ x 8.5″).Covers the basics of formatting for both paperback and Kindle, publishing, and getting started with marketing.

A Detailed Guide to Self-Publishing with Amazon, Volume 1

Part of a two-volume set. Over 200 pages each (8″ x 10″).A detailed guide to formatting for both paperback and Kindle.While Volume 1 covers most of the formatting essentials, a couple of important yet subtle issues are addressed in the first chapter of Volume 2.An excellent introduction to marketing is provided in the last chapter of Volume 2.

Publisher ‏ : ‎ CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; Illustrated edition (May 24, 2009)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 184 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1442183012
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1442183018
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 7.8 ounces
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.5 x 0.42 x 8.5 inches

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