E Z Publishing Information

This site lists links to helpful information for the Independent Author looking for direction. Control your own work, and still save time to write.

Locate the information you need to assist your efforts and keep your projects moving forward. Get your manuscripts written.  Chart out your own plan and list the things you will need to learn, then execute your ART.  Use the links provided on this site to learn more about the skills required today to be an Independent author/entrepreneur.

(I started this site as a bookmark for myself as well, and I revisit it whenever I’m looking for a link. I often update the content, let me know if you need something specific.)

If you are an Independent Author be prepared to be responsible for the following JOB Functions:

  • Author – creating new content, either informative or entertaining, beginning with proper research and followed by many hours of hard work.
  • Editor – there are three types of edits that are needed that you are responsible for, you must either hire a proper editor or learn the skill to do the job properly. The three types of edits are:
  1. Substantive/Developmental edit (plot)
  2. Critiquing/Line edit  (overused words, cliches, grammar)
  3. Proofreading/Copyedit (spelling, format)
  • Designer – formatting your interior material for the various book  file choices
  • Cover Designer – making covers for the various book choices: hardcover, paperback, eBook, audiobook
  • Marketer – using content to get the sales
  • Publicist – writing press releases and newsletters
  • Market Strategy Manager – making a plan and adjusting to meet your set goals

You can either learn how to perform these tasks yourself or hire subcontractors to carry out the tasks related to a particular job. In either case, the ultimate responsibility is yours alone, so choose wisely and be informed. Most important – stay positive – there is a learning curve that never goes away.

BE CURIOUS! And enjoy learning every day.

Don’t be afraid to take risks – we learn from our failures.

Visit the useful sites listed to help to get started. Whenever you need more information use the support groups on the various sites. Find a group you feel comfortable with and get involved in conversations. Many experienced professionals lend support – your job is to sort the information available and find what works best for your plan.

Ask questions and learn from other’s experiences, and decide what is right for you.

Highly suggested reading –

The Creative Penn Joanna Penn is a pioneer for self-publishing. She has an archive on her site of podcasts and interviews that are beneficial and entertaining.

The Kindlepreneur with Dave Chesson has information about marketing books, other helpful tidbits, and the review of products & services that writers use every day.

Books Go Social for help with marketing your book and getting reviews – lots of good support here: https://booksgosocial.com/

Self Publishing Formula hosted by bestseller Indie author Mark Dawson is entertaining and educational.

If you want some direction to help hone your writing, check out The Story Grid hosted by editor Shawn Coyne  or the website: https://storygrid.com/resources/

Also helpful is How To Publish An Ebook   by CNET Executive Editor David Carnoy

Writer’s Conferences and Workshops List:  writing.shawguides.com/

 Save time for writing.

Use these pages as a guide to information for self-publishing authors.

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