As a seasoned Indie author I get asked a slew of questions in regards to how to publish on various platforms, craft, style, and so on. I’ve decided to compile a page to point you lovelies in the right direction. It’s tough and mind-boggling when you have a story you want to get out there but you don’t know where to start. I get it. I felt it. I lived it. I breathed it. I also set out on a journey to learn everything I could about the process. Now, I’m going to point you down that same path, but with blinders on. I didn’t have blinders. Some of the information I stumbled upon was bogus.
So, you’ve got a story you think rocks. You’ve passed a few copies to people willing to read and give you helpful feedback. You’ve had it professionally edited. You’re totally ready to hit publish on that puppy. How? What next? Where do you start? Google brings up LOADS of sites and how-to’s, but the pure sight of them all leaves your head swimming.
Have no fear. You’re in the right place!
Here are a few places to start. There’s a wealth of information at each of these:
There are classes offered here, books on writing and marketing, podcasts, and pretty much everything you could think of. Also, at the time of this posting Successful Self-Publishing is free in ebook form. If you’re looking for a breakdown in plain terms, this is the book for you.
Fellow Indie Author Sarra Cannon’s Website
There are so many things to take away from browsing Sarra’s Indie Writer Resources site. It’s definitely worth your time to click around!
Ran by my friend, Heather Hildenbrand, this is one kickass site. If you feel the need to hire a coach to walk you through things, Heather is knowledgeable and super nice. If you’re looking for a place to chat with other authors sign up for the Connective Collective monthly call. It’s FREE! A monthly conference call exclusively for authors to discuss and collaborate on advertising, marketing, publishing, and the business of being an author.
Here are a few things I love. They’ve helped me create my own stories.
This is by Angela Ackerman & Becca Puglisi. I use it so frequently. It’s a fantastic resource to have at your desk.
Steven King. Need I say more?
This is by the talented Elizabeth Gilbert. So inspiring. This is a must-read!
Also, I love this tracking website! Yes, it’s always a good idea to track your sales and income! Trust me on this. There’s even an old saying, “What gets measured grows.”
I hope you’ve found this page helpful!
Best of luck in all you do! 😉