The Self-Publishing Roadmap

Cover of the book "The Self-Publishing Roadmap: Everything You Need to Know to About Becoming an Indie Author"Coming 2024

The Self-Publishing Roadmap: Everything You Need to Know About Becoming an Indie Author will guide you from the completion of your manuscript to getting your book on the shelf (virtual or otherwise). The book covers:

  • Setting Goals and Expectations — How to determine specific and realistic goals when deciding to self-publish.
  • The Author Platform: What It Is & Why You Need One — From claiming your social handles to suggestions on building out a content calendar, this chapter walks authors through the best ways to begin building their platform.
  • Choosing the Right Editors, Ghostwriters, Co-Authors, and Other Members of Your Editorial Team — Decide which level of writing involvement is best for an author’s specific project as well as the general cost involved in each selection.
  • Choosing a Title for Your Book — How to pick a title that will clearly explain your book’s subject matter and hook a reader.
  • Legal Review, Fact-Checking & Compliance of Your Book — An overview some of the most common legal issues involved in book publishing, to help you determine whether or not you need to add these steps to your publishing plan.
  • Self-Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing vs. Hybrid Publishing — Comparison of the most common publishing options, complete with pros and cons on each to help you decide which route makes the most sense for your project.
  • Designing Your Book — Inside and Out — From the cover to the interior typesetting, these chapters offer tips to ensure you achieve the most professional-looking book from your designers.
  • Producing Your Audiobook  How to narrate and produce an audiobook, whether you do it yourself or hire a professional.
  • Printing & Distributing Your Self-Published Book — Selecting a book printer and deciding where to publish and sell your book.
  • Marketing & PR for Your Book — How to develop an online presence alongside a public relations team or with the right social media, video, and other publicity plans.

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