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SELF PUBLISHING
Amazon Createspace, Kindle, Smashwords
STEP ONE
 Write an entire book.
 Edit, revise, etc.
 Decide it’s ready to publish.
UPLOAD INTERIOR
 Blank page, half title page, other books by the author, title page, copyright,
dedication, acknowledgeme...
COVER
 Use Amazon’s templates
OR
 Get a decent graphics program and a high quality background you
like. One or two piece...
COVER CHECK
 https://www.createspace.com
/Help/Book/Artwork.do has a
template for your book size and
number of pages.
 M...
FINISHING UP
 Amazon reviews it for errors.
 Amazon asks which sales channels you want (probably all of them)
 And what...
EBOOKS
 Now that Amazon has all your book details, they’ll adapt it into a Kindle ebook and sell
that too.
 ACX.com will...
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How do you self publish? Where do you go and what do you do? Discover all the steps here in a clear presentation from author of 50 books Valerie Estelle Frankel.

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  1. 1. SELF PUBLISHING Amazon Createspace, Kindle, Smashwords
  2. 2. STEP ONE  Write an entire book.  Edit, revise, etc.  Decide it’s ready to publish.
  3. 3. UPLOAD INTERIOR  Blank page, half title page, other books by the author, title page, copyright, dedication, acknowledgements, table of contents, table of figures, preface  Word makes a great automatic table of contents.  Also a great index if this is nonfiction.  Afterward, Glossary, Bibliography, Index, About the Author  Black and white pictures are fine – must be 300 dpi high quality.  Consider a little icon at chapter starts or scene separations.  PDFs are more stable than Word.
  4. 4. COVER  Use Amazon’s templates OR  Get a decent graphics program and a high quality background you like. One or two pieces of high quality royalty free clipart and some text and you’re done.
  5. 5. COVER CHECK  https://www.createspace.com /Help/Book/Artwork.do has a template for your book size and number of pages.  Make this semi-transparent and paste it over your book cover to make sure you’re in the lines.
  6. 6. FINISHING UP  Amazon reviews it for errors.  Amazon asks which sales channels you want (probably all of them)  And what price you’d like (they set a minimum)  Cover finish  Back cover summary, category, and keywords
  7. 7. EBOOKS  Now that Amazon has all your book details, they’ll adapt it into a Kindle ebook and sell that too.  ACX.com will walk you through auditioning actors for your audiobook.  Now that your book is done, why not distribute the ebook to iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Sony, Kobo, Scribd and everywhere else? Go to Smashwords.com, give them your manuscript (as a Word doc) and front cover and set your price. They convert it into EVERY ebook format and send it out EVERYWHERE…except Amazon.  They prefer a copyright page where you say “Smashwords Edition,” and no giant fonts or piles of line breaks in a row. It’s an ebook, after all. Charts are messy. Pictures jump around but still work.  These will all provide a free ISBN.

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