Contents

  1. Introduction

  2. Other Books by the Author

  3. Disclosures

  4. I. Creating Your Book

    1. 1. Design and Formatting Tools and Services

      1. Adazing
      2. Adobe Acrobat Pro / Document Cloud
      3. Adobe InDesign
      4. Amazon Kindle Create
      5. Amazon Kindle Comic Creator
      6. Amazon Kindle Kids’ Book Creator
      7. Apple iBooks Author
      8. Author Marketplaces
      9. Author Solutions
      10. Barnes & Noble Press
      11. Blurb
      12. BookBaby
      13. Bookbuilder’s Almanac
      14. Book Design Templates
      15. Bublish
      16. Calibre
      17. Canva
      18. Convert Town’s Change DPI of Image
      19. Font Squirrel
      20. FastPencil
      21. Gatekeeper Press
      22. GoOnWrite.com
      23. Kobo Writing Life
      24. Pandoc
      25. Pressbooks
      26. Publish Xpress
      27. Reedsy
      28. Scrivener
      29. Shalamar Media
      30. Text Mechanic
      31. Vellum
      32. Zamzar
      33. How to Design and Format Your Book
    2. 2. Conversion

      1. Calibre
      2. Convert Town’s Change DPI of Image
      3. Pandoc
      4. Publish Xpress
      5. Zamzar
    3. 3. Audiobooks and Podcasts

      1. Amazon ACX
      2. Audacity
      3. Author’s Republic
      4. Book2Pod
      5. Findaway Voices
      6. ListenUp Audiobooks
      7. Podiobooks
      8. SoundCloud
      9. VoiceBunny
    4. 4. Custom Publishing Services

      1. Aloha Publishing
      2. Authority Publishing
      3. Green Leaf Book Group
    5. 5. Editing Services

      1. Bay Area Editors Forum
      2. Editorial Freelancers Association
      3. FirstEditing
      4. Shalamar Media
  5. II. Distributing Your Book

    1. 6. Distribution Services

      1. Amazon Advantage
      2. Amazon Kindle Create
      3. Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP)
      4. Amazon KDP Print
      5. Amazon KDP Select
      6. Amazon Kindle Kids’ Book Creator
      7. Blurb
      8. BookBaby
      9. Bookchain
      10. Bublish
      11. Draft2Digital
      12. Gatekeeper Press
      13. Kbuuk
      14. IngramSpark
      15. Lightning Source
      16. Lulu
      17. Notion Press
      18. Pronoun
      19. PublishDrive
      20. Scribl
      21. Slicebooks
      22. Smashwords
      23. StreetLib
      24. Tablo, Australia
      25. Type & Tell, UK & Sweden
      26. Walmart eBooks by Rakuten Kobo
      27. XinXii
      28. How to Distribute Your Book
    2. 7. Direct to Retailer

      1. The Big 5
      2. Amazon Advantage
      3. Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP)
      4. Amazon KDP Select
      5. Amazon Kindle Kids’ Book Creator
      6. Amazon Kindle Print (replacing CreateSpace)
      7. Apple iBooks Author
      8. Barnes & Noble Press
      9. Google Play
      10. Kobo Writing Life
      11. How to distribute your book
    3. 8. Full-Service Formatting, Design, and Distribution

      1. Author Solutions Companies
      2. BAM!Publish
      3. BookBaby
      4. Booklocker
      5. Bookstores Near You
      6. FastPencil
      7. Gatekeeper Press
    4. 9. Publishing by Subscription

      1. Drip
      2. Flattr
      3. Gumroad
      4. Leanpub
      5. Patreon
      6. PayPal
      7. Steady
      8. Substack
  6. III. Marketing Your Book

    1. 10. Market Research and Competitive Analysis

      1. Amazon Advanced Search
      2. Book Review Targeter
      3. Google Adwords Keyword Planner
      4. Google Cloud Vision
      5. K-lytics
      6. KDP Rocket
      7. Kindle Spy
      8. Pickfu for Surveys
      9. Yasiv
      10. How to market your book
    2. 11. Book Review Services and Software

      1. Amazon Top Reviewers
      2. Booksprout
      3. Book Blogger List
      4. Book Review Targeter
      5. Freado
      6. Goodreads Giveaways
      7. Hidden Gems Books ARC Program
      8. IndieReader
      9. IndieView
      10. LibraryThing Early Reviewers Program
      11. NetGalley
      12. Writers’ Blog Finder
      13. How to get book reviews
    3. 12. Trade Reviews

      1. Booklist
      2. BookPage
      3. BlueInk Review
      4. Booklife PW Reviews
      5. Bookreporter
      6. Foreword Reviews
      7. Foreword’s Clarion Reviews
      8. The Horn Book
      9. IndieReader
      10. Kirkus Reviews
      11. Midwest Book Review
      12. NetGalley
      13. Publishers Weekly
      14. RT Book Reviews
      15. San Francisco Book Review
    4. 13. Email Marketing

      1. ConvertKit
      2. MailChimp
      3. MotionMail
      4. Substack
    5. 14. Website and Blog

      1. AuthorCats
      2. GoDaddy Web Hosting
      3. Pub Site All-In-One Site for Authors
      4. Shalamar Media
      5. SiteGround Web Hosting
      6. Sumo Plugin
      7. Thrive Themes & Site Builder
      8. WordPress Web Hosting & Themes
      9. Yoast SEO Plugin
    6. 15. Ads and Apps

      1. Amazon Advertising
      2. Author Marketing Club
      3. BookBub
      4. Book Funnel
      5. Book Connect
      6. Bublish
      7. Independent Book Publishers Association
      8. Facebook Ads
      9. Forums
      10. Prolific Works (Instafreebie)
      11. Virtual Assistants
    7. 16. Beta Readers and Beta Publishing

      1. BetaBooks
      2. BetaReader.io
      3. Booksie
      4. Booksiesilk
      5. Bublish
      6. Facebook Notes
      7. Figment
      8. Gumroad
      9. Leanpub
      10. Scribd
      11. Wattpad
      12. WEBook
      13. Writing.com
      14. How to get beta readers and critique partners
    8. 17. Copywriting

      1. Best Page Forward
      2. The Blurb Bitch
  7. IV. Selling Your Book Direct

    1. 18. Direct Sales Tools

      1. Blockchain solutions 
      2. BundleRabbit
      3. Gumroad
      4. Issuu
      5. Leanpub
      6. Scribd
      7. How to Sell Your Book Direct
    2. 19. E-Commerce Solutions

      1. Amazon Pay
      2. Google Wallet
      3. Intuit
      4. PayPal
      5. Skrill
      6. Stripe
  8. V. Doing Business

    1. 20. Online Marketplaces

      1. Bublish
      2. Bibliocrunch
      3. Fiverr
      4. PubLaunch
      5. Reedsy
      6. StreetLib
      7. UpWork
      8. Writers Boon
      9. How to Distribute Your Book
    2. 21. Book Sales Tracking Software

      1. Amazon Kindle
      2. Amazon Author Central
      3. BookCore
      4. Book Report for Kindle
      5. eBookTracker for Kindle
      6. TrackerBox for Windows
    3. 22. Writing Software

      1. Draft
      2. Google Docs
      3. Hemingway App
      4. Microsoft Word
      5. OpenOffice
      6. Ulysses for Mac
      7. Scrivener
      8. WriteMonkey
      9. yWriter
    4. 23. Editing Software

      1. AutoCrit
      2. Consistency Checker
      3. Draft
      4. Fictionary
      5. Grammarly
      6. Hemingway Editor
      7. Masterwriter
      8. ProWritingAid
      9. SmartEdit
    5. 24. Business and Productivity

      1. Barcodes
      2. Blasty
      3. BookLinker
      4. Copyright Services
      5. DropBox
      6. Google Drive
      7. ISBN Agencies
      8. Rev Transcription Service
      9. The Self-Publisher’s Ultimate Resource Guide
    6. 25. Crowdfunding

      1. IndieGoGo
      2. Inkshares and Unbound
      3. Gumroad
      4. Kickstarter
      5. Pentian
      6. PubLaunch
      7. Publica
      8. Publishizer
    7. 26. Affiliate Programs

      1. Aerio
      2. Amazon Associates
      3. Commission Junction
      4. Smashwords
    8. 27. Writing Around the World

      1. AngkorHUB
      2. CoWorking.coffee
      3. Deskpass
      4. Outsite
      5. Nomad House
      6. Roam
      7. Workfrom
  9. Suggested Reading

    1. Publishing
    2. Writing
    3. Business
    4. Marketing
  10. Author and Publisher Organizations

    1. Alliance of Independent Authors (Alli)
    2. Independent Book Publishers Assoc (IBPA)
    3. Romance Writers of America
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  12. About the Author

  13. Acknowledgements

  14. There's lots more where this came from!

    1. Paperback guide
    2. Online courses
    3. Website and blog
    4. Got a burning question?