Self-Publishing Resource

Self publishing can be bewildering. While it offers exciting potential, getting your book  printed — and then letting the world know about it via marketing — can be overwhelming. There are content and editing challenges, formatting and printing challenges — and managing them cost-efficiently isn’t easy. Many self-publishers I know find the publishing process more daunting than writing their books!

Luckily, there’s help at hand. An award-winning author and gifted instructor, my friend Hank Quense has taken everything he’s learned on his own self-publishing journey and gathered it all in one resource: The Complete Self-Publishing Guide. This guide takes you step by step through every stage of the process, from planning content and editing through getting a book in print, distributing and marketing it. Here’s an overview of the user-friendly tool Hank has put together to help us all:

Self-Publishing A Book: This compact ebook takes you through every phase of getting your book into polished, publishable shape and then shows you how to transform your manuscript into a high-quality book/ebook. Hank covers the pros and cons of indie publishers and self-publishing, editing your draft, getting an ISBN, designing a cover, formatting your text, working with freelance pros, and distribution.

Manage Your Self-Publishing Project: This ebook offers an array of handy tools and techniques for organizing all aspects of your self-publishing project so you can keep it on track and on budget. Everything is mapped out: timetables, financial issues, and how to orchestrate your launch for maximum impact.

Marketing Plans for Self-Published Books: This guide walks you through every aspect of promoting your book or ebook once you’ve launched it. Hank describes how to reach both readers and publishing professionals. He covers book reviews, social media, and leveraging other outreach tools to boost your sales.

Business Basics for Authors: This ebook offers practical, easy-to-follow advice on the nuts-and-bolts of being a professional author, from managing projects and record keeping to handling finances and sales revenues.

The Complete Self-Publishing Guide is available in various formats on from smashwords.com and amazon.com. Bravo, Hank. Write on!

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I am a writer and this is a motivational blog designed to help both writers and aspiring writers to push to the next level. Key themes are peak performance, passion, overcoming writing roadblocks, juicing up your creativity, and the joys of writing.
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3 Responses to Self-Publishing Resource

  1. It’s great to have all these aspects of self-publishing in one volume–I intend to add it to my reference collection. I have self-published two books: one that I finished at a time when publishers were interested only in blockbusters and debut novels, and mine was neither; the other a novella that had appeared in a literary journal and was anthologized in “Best American Mystery Stories,” so the only way it was going to have a stand-alone publication was for me to do it myself. Now I am thinking of republishing a novel that has gone out of print, just to make it available to readers, and for that I’ll need Hank Quense’s book.

  2. Hi Martha,

    Thanks so much for your note — I’m sure Hank’s guide will be a great help to you.
    As a former engineer, he really knows how to break down complex tasks into
    into simple, manageable components. He maps out everything so clearly
    that you can really take a do-it-yourself approach.

    Write on,
    Karin

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