Write an entire book.
Edit, revise, etc.
Decide it’s ready to publish.
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.
Use Amazon’s templates
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.
/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.
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)
Back cover summary, category, and keywords
Now that Amazon has all your book details, they’ll adapt it into a Kindle ebook and sell
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
These will all provide a free ISBN.