© Copyright Kerry Pharr Page | 1A Step By Step Guide For eBook andPrint on Demand PublishingHow ToWrite & SelfPublish Your...
© Copyright Kerry Pharr Page | 2Table of ContentsWelcome to Writing and Self - Publishing Your Book..........................
© Copyright Kerry Pharr Page | 3Welcome to Writing and Self - Publishing Your BookChances are you’ve had the concept for y...
© Copyright Kerry Pharr Page | 4Write About Your Passion –What Moves You?If you have an idea but haven’t been able to actu...
© Copyright Kerry Pharr Page | 5 Analyze: Breaking a topic down into its component parts in order to examine the relation...
© Copyright Kerry Pharr Page | 6Know Your Target AudienceSo you’ve define you purpose and you know the writing style that ...
© Copyright Kerry Pharr Page | 7Write, Revise, Write AgainWhen writing the perfect draft usually does not occur the first ...
© Copyright Kerry Pharr Page | 8It’s Time to Publish – Choose Your MethodNow that you’ve finessed your writing and ended u...
© Copyright Kerry Pharr Page | 9are additional fields which are optional such as if you purchased an ISBN number (Internat...
© Copyright Kerry Pharr Page | 10 Enter the title of your book. Choose “paperback” from the list of publishing options....
© Copyright Kerry Pharr Page | 11 If you have purchased an ISBN number then you can enter it here. If not then simply cho...
© Copyright Kerry Pharr Page | 12 Next do the same thing on the next screen but upload you cover art. Again this must be ...
© Copyright Kerry Pharr Page | 13 Now your book will go live and be offered in the Amazon bookstore.You will be able to t...
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  1. 1. © Copyright Kerry Pharr Page | 1A Step By Step Guide For eBook andPrint on Demand PublishingHow ToWrite & SelfPublish YourBook
  2. 2. © Copyright Kerry Pharr Page | 2Table of ContentsWelcome to Writing and Self - Publishing Your Book..................................................................................................3Write About Your Passion –What Moves You?.............................................................................................................4Know Your Target Audience..........................................................................................................................................4Write, Revise, Write Again.............................................................................................................................................7Edit, Edit, Edit............................................................................................................... Error! Bookmark not defined.It’s Time to Publish – Choose Your Method..................................................................................................................8Publishing Online with KDP ..........................................................................................................................................8Printing on Demand with Create Space..........................................................................................................................9
  3. 3. © Copyright Kerry Pharr Page | 3Welcome to Writing and Self - Publishing Your BookChances are you’ve had the concept for your book for quite some time. Now you’ve decided it’s time to finallyput those thoughts down on paper and publish it so that it can be enjoyed by others. The writing process takestime. You have to get the first draft finally together so that you can begin this journey to publishing your work.While you may have been thinking about writing and publishing your book you may not know where to reallybegin or what to do once it comes time to finally publish your work.The great news it that the entire process from start to finish is not that complicated. It will actually take you longerto write the book then it will to publish it. Whether you want to write an eBook or generate a small novel, you canget your work in the hands of the readers quickly and easily.Why Self-Publish?Well the answer to that is easy. With self-publishing you’re in control. You are the publisher. Sure you’ll be usinga self-publishing platform and that platform will get a small percentage of each book sale however it’s nowherenear what a traditional publisher would ask for.In addition, if you’ve tried the traditional publishing route and haven’t had any luck then self-publishing is herefor you. Just because a traditional publisher didn’t want to take a chance on your work doesn’t mean that it won’tsell. Many of today’s popular books actually started out as a self-published book.Did you know that 50 Shades of Gray which was written by EL James in 2011 was a self-published work until itwas picked up by a traditional publishing house? Now it’s time for you to get started on your own journey.
  4. 4. © Copyright Kerry Pharr Page | 4Write About Your Passion –What Moves You?If you have an idea but haven’t been able to actually get those thoughts down on paper then it’s time to askyourself three simple questions: What’s your passion? What moves you? What topic are you an expert in?Knowing the answer to one or all of these will help catapult your writing into full steam ahead. You havesomething to say, that’s why you’ve wanted to publish a book. Writing about something that you have a passionfor or that moves you is going to assist you greatly because you’ll be excited to put your thoughts down in writing.In addition when you write about what you know you become an expert in that topic. What happens next is that thepublic begins to turn to you for advice and guidance on your niche topic. Henceforth your book(s) begin to sell.Begin by defining you purpose. What will you book do? Perdue University says it’s best to define what yourwriting purpose will be. These can include1: Summarizing: Presenting the main points or essence of another text in a condensed form Narrate: Telling a story or giving an account of events1Taken from Perdue University’s Online Writing Lab
  5. 5. © Copyright Kerry Pharr Page | 5 Analyze: Breaking a topic down into its component parts in order to examine the relationships between theparts. Examining/Investigating: Systematically questioning a topic to discover or uncover facts that are not widelyknown or accepted, in a way that strives to be as neutral and objective as possible. Observe: Helping the reader see and understand a person, place, object, image or event that you havedirectly watched or experienced through detailed sensory descriptions.Once you know the direction your writing will go and what you want to talk about then it’s time to just sit downand prepare to start writing.
  6. 6. © Copyright Kerry Pharr Page | 6Know Your Target AudienceSo you’ve define you purpose and you know the writing style that you want to use for your book. Before you startwriting you need to really define who your target audience is. After all, you are writing for someone. In order tomake sure your writing is on point for your audience, do the following things: Determine the needs of your audience when you are doing your research. Be sure that you writing style, tone and even the wording are aimed for your audience. Are you writing for professionals, students, etc.? Knowing this will be a guide for your writing.Ask yourself the following questions about your target audience: Who am I primarily targeting? What benefit will my readers receive from my writing? How will my readers be able to use my work?Once you know who your targeted audience is and how they will use what you write, then you will know how tostructure your writing.
  7. 7. © Copyright Kerry Pharr Page | 7Write, Revise, Write AgainWhen writing the perfect draft usually does not occur the first time out of the gate. That’s because writing is aprocess. Generally when writing a book, whether it’s an eBook or a traditional book, it takes several revisionsbefore the perfect draft is ready for publishing. The key is to understand the processes of preparing your writing forpublishing:1. Revising means to review your work with a fresh perspective. This is not editing or proofreading. It’srevising and there is a difference. Revising helps pull the book together. Are there areas that actually needmore content? Perhaps after reviewing you realize you didn’t explain yourself enough. Does part of thecontent need to be moved to another area? Perhaps you see that you actually blended two sections so youneed to move part of the content to a better area. This is what revising looks at.2. When you are proofreading you are looking for things like spelling errors, incorrect uses of punctuation.3. The editing process involves looking for things like run on sentences, incorrect verbiage, etc.Going through all these processes will take you some time but they will leave you with a polished product that isready for publishing.
  8. 8. © Copyright Kerry Pharr Page | 8It’s Time to Publish – Choose Your MethodNow that you’ve finessed your writing and ended up with a product ready for publishing, you have to decidewhich way you want to go. There are two ways to you can choose to publish:1. As an eBook which can be read on eReaders, Kindles, etc.2. As a traditional, printed copy.To assist you in determining we are going to show you two popular methods for self-publishing: KDP (KindleDirect Publishing and CreateSpace.Publishing Online with KDPPublishing with KDP is a simple process:Create your account by going to their sign-in page.Once your account is set up, simply login and get ready to publish your work. You’ll be taken to your dashboardwhere you will be able to publish your work as a KDP selection. To publish do the following: Click on the Add New Title button. Enter our product details. This is where you will list the title of your work, a description of the book, thelanguage your content is written in, choose your books category and verify your publishing rights. There
  9. 9. © Copyright Kerry Pharr Page | 9are additional fields which are optional such as if you purchased an ISBN number (International StandardBook Number) you can enter that as well. You also have the option to enter an image of your books cover,you can add keywords to make your book easier to find. According to KDP you also need to determine ifyou want to use Digital Rights Management. They state that: You may choose, on a per title basis, tohave them apply Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology, which is intended to inhibitunauthorized access to or copying of digital content files for titles. Once your title is published, this settingcannot be changed. Now it’s time to upload your file. The system will convert your work into a format that works for eReaderenvironment. Once it’s complete you can preview a copy to see how your readers will see it. You then need to determine your publishing and content rights. Is your work a public domain work or is itprivate and you hold all the rights to the work? Do you want to content to be available worldwide or inspecific areas only? Now enter the royalty plan you want to use and enter the selling price for your work. Once you are finished, agree to the terms and confirm you have the right to publish this work. Now just click on Save and Publish.It normally takes about 12 hours to publish an English language book and about 48 hours for non-English books.Congratulations! You just published your book through KDP.Printing on Demand with CreateSpaceIf you want to sell printed copies of our work, CreateSpace is a great medium to do so.From the main page click on Start a Title for Free. Begin by setting up an account ontheir sign-in page. If you already have a sign-in for Amazon then just use your logindetail to sign in. The great thing about CreateSpace is that it literally walks you step-by-step through the entireprocess.To publish your work follow the on-screen prompts:
  10. 10. © Copyright Kerry Pharr Page | 10 Enter the title of your book. Choose “paperback” from the list of publishing options. For the setup process, choose Guided, as it will direct you every step of the way. Simply click on the GetStarted button in this area. You will be taken to the next screen. Enter all the information about your book. When finished click on Save and Continue. You’ll then be taken tothe next screen.
  11. 11. © Copyright Kerry Pharr Page | 11 If you have purchased an ISBN number then you can enter it here. If not then simply choose FreeCreateSpace- Assigned ISBN and one will be issued to you. Now it’s time to format the interior of your book. Select the interior type of your book as well as the size ofyour book. Then upload your books interior file. You want to keep the interior and cover separate. All workincluding the cover must be in PDF format. When you are finished click Save.
  12. 12. © Copyright Kerry Pharr Page | 12 Next do the same thing on the next screen but upload you cover art. Again this must be in PDF format. When you have uploaded the entire file you will be taken to the price screen. CreateSpace is going to tellyou how much it will cost to print each book on demand. This will allow you to set you selling price basedon how much CreateSpace will take for printing costs. Once you set your price, CreateSpace will show youhow much your royalties will be for each book you sell. When you have everything set click on the Submit for Review button. It generally takes about 24 hours forthem to review your book. They will however email you once they have finished their review. They will letyou know if any changes need to be made. Once you book is reviewed and ready you have the option to order a proof of your book. This is can be doneonline as well as in print format. It is recommended that you order a print copy so that you can see whatyour printed book will actually look like. Review the proof carefully for any formatting errors. Make sureyour pages are laid out correctly. If something looks off it may require you to make some changes to yourfile. Once you have reviewed the proof approve it.
  13. 13. © Copyright Kerry Pharr Page | 13 Now your book will go live and be offered in the Amazon bookstore.You will be able to track your sales online via your CreateSpace dashboard. Congratulations! You now have a bookready for print on demand purchase.Conclusion:Writing and publishing your book is not a difficult process as you can see. It actually takes you longer to write yourwork then it does to self-publish it. You can now create numerous eBooks or print books without the hassle ofgoing through a traditional publisher. It just doesn’t get any easier.

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