The Authors Guild Guide to E-Publishing

How To Publish and Promote Your Work

We’ve entered a brave new world where the tools you need to get published are now at your fingertips. With this exclusive Authors Guild ebook, we have assembled an up-to-the minute guide that will tell you everything you need to get started. The Authors Guild Guide to E-Publishing will help you evaluate your e-publishing strategy, providing guidance about working with agents and freelancers, advice on hiring publicists and digital marketing options, and the skills you need to produce and sell ebooks. This soup-to-nuts guide is an essential resource for navigating the ins and outs of the publishing process.


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Chapter 1: Getting Started in Self-Publishing»

  • Introduction for Writers
  • Evaluating What E-Publishing Help You Need

Chapter 2: The Book Publishing Service Landscape»

  • The Book Publishing Service Landscape
  • Most Commonly Used E-Publishing Services

Chapter 3: Other Self-Publishing Services»

  • Literary Agent Assistance
  • Hiring Freelancers
  • Hybrid Book Publishers

Chapter 4: Setting Up Your Own Publishing Business»

  • Setting Up Your Own Publishing Business

Chapter 5: Producing and Selling Print Editions»

  • Producing and Selling Print Editions
  • Working with CreateSpace
  • Working with IngramSpark

Chapter 6: Producing and Selling Ebook Editions»

  • Producing and Selling Ebook Editions
  • Amazon KDP and KDP Select
  • Other Ebook Retailers

Chapter 7: Ebook Technical Know-How»

  • Creating Ebook Files
  • Creating Metadata for Your Book

Chapter 8: Marketing and Publicity for Writers»

  • Marketing and Publicity for Writers
  • Publicists and Traditional Book Marketing
  • Digital Marketing for Authors

Self-Publishing Checklists and Worksheets»

  • Title Information Sheet
  • Publishing Production Schedule
  • Book Launch Marketing Checklist
  • Author Questionnaire

The Authors Guild Guide to E-Publishing

How To Publish and Promote Your Work

We’ve entered a brave new world where the tools you need to get published are now at your fingertips. With this exclusive Authors Guild ebook, we have assembled an up-to-the minute guide that will tell you everything you need to get started. The Authors Guild Guide to E-Publishing will help you evaluate your e-publishing strategy, providing guidance about working with agents and freelancers, advice on hiring publicists and digital marketing options, and the skills you need to produce and sell ebooks. This soup-to-nuts guide is an essential resource for navigating the ins and outs of the publishing process.

Members can read the content of the ebook chapter by chapter below or download the entire ebook as an epub or mobi file. (Please note that these files are ebook files (.epub and .mobi files) and require e-reading software to open.)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started in Self-Publishing»

  • Introduction for Writers
  • Evaluating What E-Publishing Help You Need

Chapter 2: The Book Publishing Service Landscape»

  • The Book Publishing Service Landscape
  • Most Commonly Used E-Publishing Services

Chapter 3: Other Self-Publishing Services»

  • Literary Agent Assistance
  • Hiring Freelancers
  • Hybrid Book Publishers

Chapter 4: Setting Up Your Own Publishing Business»

  • Setting Up Your Own Publishing Business

Chapter 5: Producing and Selling Print Editions»

  • Producing and Selling Print Editions
  • Working with CreateSpace
  • Working with IngramSpark

Chapter 6: Producing and Selling Ebook Editions»

  • Producing and Selling Ebook Editions
  • Amazon KDP and KDP Select
  • Other Ebook Retailers

Chapter 7: Ebook Technical Know-How»

  • Creating Ebook Files
  • Creating Metadata for Your Book

Chapter 8: Marketing and Publicity for Writers»

  • Marketing and Publicity for Writers
  • Publicists and Traditional Book Marketing
  • Digital Marketing for Authors

Self-Publishing Checklists and Worksheets»

  • Title Information Sheet
  • Publishing Production Schedule
  • Book Launch Marketing Checklist
  • Author Questionnaire

Please note that the downloadable files are ebook files (.epub and .mobi files) and require e-reading software to open. You can load them onto your smart phone, tablet, or dedicated e-reading device, or download e-reading software for your computer. We would recommend Adobe Digital Editions http://www.adobe.com/solutions/ebook/digital-editions/download.html for the .epub file, or Kindle https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/fd/kcp for the .mobi file. The .epub and .mobi files are identical; .mobi is the proprietary format for Kindle software, whereas the .epub file can be used for all other software. Instructions for downloading and using Adobe Digital Editions and Kindle can be found at the download sites.