Quick and Easy Guidebooks

Being a successful independent author used to take years of learning and experience to understand and master.  We tackled the toughest areas of self publishing head-on and created these short and information packed guides to make short work of everything from uploading your book to navigating the nuances of print-on-demand services. With these guides in hand, you have expert guidance where you need it, so you can focus on writing and not on all of the complicated stuff that you have to do to publish your work.

Quick & Easy Guide to Print on Demand

Print on demand has revolutionized book publishing and is now used by virtually every publisher for at least some of their books. This technology has made it possible for self-publishers to print beautiful books without the risk associated with ordinary printing.

Who it's for:

  • Authors who want to print books without worrying about storing, packing and shipping them
  • Self-publishers without huge printing budgets who want to reduce the financial risk of publishing
  • Published writers with rights to backlist books who want to get them back into print with the least hassle possible
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Quick & Easy Guide to Distribution and Discounts

To succeed in self-publishing you need to understand how the book distribution system works. Why? Because that’s how your books will get from you, the publisher, to your readers who buy your books.

But let’s face it: Discounts and the way the whole system runs can be confusing and hard to understand. Not only that, but if you set your discount too high or too low you can lose out on the profits your books should be earning.

Don’t let that happen to you!

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Self-Publisher’s Quick & Easy Guides — ISBNs & Barcodes

Learn how to use ISBN, how to get it, and what it means. Includes questions and answers about ISBN, and how to decode both the ISBN and the Bookland EAN barcode that appears on the back of your book cover.

Did you know you don’t need an ISBN to publish and sell your book? But you really ought to have one if you plan on selling through retailers, whether online or not.

Controlling your own ISBN is the key to being a true self-publisher. Should you spend the money to get your own ISBNs or take the freebie being offered by companies that want your printing business?

This PDF contains everything you need to know about ISBNs to get up and running as a self-publisher. The lessons in this guide will give you everything you need to know about ISBNs for your book.

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Self-Publisher’s Quick & Easy Guides — Copyright

There’s still a lot of unnecessary mystery and folklore about how copyright works. Learn what you need to know about copyright quickly and efficiently.

I keep hearing crazy stories about how people interpret—and misinterpret—our copyright laws. Understanding how they work is the best antidote.
When you decide to publish your own book, you become responsible for taking care of the copyright registration and notice in the book.

In this report I’ve gathered together articles on copyright to get you up to speed in a hurry. You’ll get the basics of copyright, and a whole lot more.

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Quick & Easy Guide to Article Marketing for Authors

When you get started online, everyone faces pretty much the same challenge: Even if I write great stuff, will anybody read it?

You want to start a new blog, a great idea for any writer. But where will the readers come from?

Or if you’re getting ready to launch a book, who will know about it?

Building up an online presence, establishing authority in your field, and attracting the kind of people who are already interested in what you have to say—that’s the aim for lots of authors.

And there are lots of ways to build your author platform. One great way is through article marketing.

If you want to market your books, services, or other products, one of the best ways—absolutely free—is with an article marketing strategy that will pay off for months and years.

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CreateSpace Step-by-Step Upload Guide

Selling your book on Amazon is an essential part of being a successful author. However, correctly uploading your book interior and cover, and getting all the details right can be frustrating for even the most experienced author.

That’s why we created the CreateSpace step-by-step upload guide to make sure you do it right the first time.

We includ detailed instructions and professional tips on uploading your book files, filling out the metadata, choosing categories, pricing,  and much more.

This guide makes publishing your print book on CreateSpace a breeze

This guide is part of the Amazon Success Toolkit. Check out the complete Amazon Success Toolkit here.

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IngramSpark Step-by-Step Upload Guide

Ingram Spark is a global book distribution powerhouse, and smart authors use IngramSpark to distribute their print and eBooks across the globe. Because IngramSpark has far reaching distribution channels, and an incredible number of options for publishing your book in paperback, hardcover, and eBook, it can be very complicated to navigate.

That’s why we created the IngramSpark step-by-step upload guide to make sure you do it right the first time.

We included detailed instructions and professional tips on uploading your book, filling out the metadata, choosing categories and more. This guide makes publishing your print and eBook on IngramSpark a breeze

This guide is part of the Amazon Success Toolkit. Check out the complete Amazon Success Toolkit here.

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Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) Step-by-Step Upload Guide

Kindle is the biggest eBook platform in the world, appealing to millions of readers every day. To be a competitive author you must have your eBook available, and visible, in Amazon’s Kindle Store.  Getting your eBook uploaded to KDP can be a daunting task, full of important decisions that can make or break your eBook’s chance of success.

The Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) step-by-step upload guide is our expert way to help you choose the right options when you publish to KDP.

Included are instructions and tips on title setup, publication rights, targeting, metadata, file upload, and more.

This guide is part of the Amazon Success Toolkit. Check out the complete Amazon Success Toolkit here.

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Audiobook Creation Exchange (ACX) Step-by-Step Upload Guide

Audiobooks are a hot and growing market, and Audiobook Creation Exchange is an essential publication platform for your audiobook.  Getting your work out for distribution, and protecting your rights, can be an involving process, with many options to choose from.

We put together the Audiobook Creation Exchange (ACX) guide to help you upload your audiobook to ACX correctly, and to choose the right options for distribution and rights.

This guide is part of the Amazon Success Toolkit. Check out the complete Amazon Success Toolkit here.

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Amazon Author Central Step-by-Step Setup Guide

As an Amazon listed author, you know that how your book appears on Amazon’s listings, the professional reviews it has, and your own author brand is vital to your book’s success.  You also know that managing your book’s listing, and carefully tracking sales is an important part of keeping your book visible to your readers and the market.

We put together the Author Central step-by-step guide to help you properly set up your Author Central account, manage your book listings, reviews, and track your sales.

Inside you will find detailed instructions on using Author Central to shape how customers will see your book on Amazon as a product, which editorial reviews they will see first, and how to dress up your product page for maximum impact.  This is a must-have guide for every author.

This guide is part of the Amazon Success Toolkit. Check out the complete Amazon Success Toolkit here.

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