Explanation of Publishing Resources by Ron Kurtus - Succeed in Self-Publishing. Key words: books, Amazon.com, business, print-on-demand, manuscript, editor, ebook, School for Champions. Copyright © Restrictions
by Ron Kurtus (revised 3 August 2012)
The following books and websites are resources on independent and self-publishing.
The Fine Print of Self-Publishing: Everything You Need to Know About the Costs, Contracts, and Process of Self-Publishing by Mark Levine; Bascom Hill Publishing Group (2011)
Self-Publishing Manual: How to Write, Print and Sell Your Own Book by Dan Poynter; Para Publishing; 16th Edition (2007) - Considered the bible on self-publishing and recommended by many in the self-publishing industry
Self-Publishing Manual, Volume 2: How to Write, Print and Sell Your Own Book by Dan Poynter; Para Publishing (2009) - Describes how to use new techniques to write faster, new technology to publish for less, and social media for promotion.
Start Your Own Self-Publishing Business by Entrepreneur Press (2007) - Part of Entrepreneur Magazine's Start-Up Series that covers evaluating book ideas, developing an effective marketing plan, getting books reviewed, and finding sales channels
How To Start And Run A Small Book Publishing Company: A Small Business Guide To Self-Publishing And Independent Publishing by Peter I. Hupalo; 0967162432 HCM Publishing (2002) - Teaches business aspects involved in operating a small book publishing company
The Publishing Game: Publish a Book in 30 Days by Fern Reiss; Peanut Butter and Jelly Press (2003)
Self-Publishing Resources - By Marilyn and Tom Ross - Many articles
The Book Designer - Many articles
Self-Publishing in the new millenium - Articles
Self Publishing Secrets - Good tips on writing, self-publishing, promoting and selling your book or ebook on the Web
How to Start a Self Publishing Company - Basic steps from eHow.com
Self-Publishing for Profit - Good overview from PowerHomeBiz.com
Free eBook Reader Software - Good listing
Online File Format Conversion - Including MOBI to LIT from Convert.File
Free Online ePub Converter - Converts files to EPUB format
New Self-Publisher’s FAQ - Articles from Creative Minds Press
eBook Mall - Can buy or sell e-books
Calibre eBook Management - Download from Calibre site
Calibre overview - Wikipedia
Review of Calibre - CNET
Calibre Review - Person's experience with application
Independent Publisher - Voice of Independent Publishing Industry
Self-Publishing Review - Online magazine for self-publishers
AspiringAuthors.net - Articles for authors and self-publishers
SPAN Professional - Premium content for professional members of SPAN
CreateSpace - Owned by Amazon.com
Do You Want to Get to the Next Level? Are you unsure about what to do next, how to get unstuck? Hershey Wier, ANEWIST™ Personal and Professional Development Services can help! Life and Career Coaching for people in transition.
- Article Central
Interesting Articles about Nearly Every Subject!
- Ash Tree Publishing
Books you'll treasure and information you can trust. Herbal Medicine Resources for women's health and well being. Find information on menopause, fertility, pregnancy, breast care and more.
- Authors and Speakers Network
Larry James presents...
- Banana Website Marketing
Web Site Marketing Secrets and Techniques. Get top placement on the search engines with ANY keyword!
- Barry Maher
Author of Filling the Glass: The Skeptic's Guide to Positive Thinking in Business, provides real world tactics and reality based motivation for managers, sales people, and entrepreneurs.
- Book Designer Fiona Raven
Fiona is a freelance book designer specializing in book cover and interior page design. She enjoys working with first-time authors who are self-publishing, as well as established publishers.
- Business Highlight
Free reprint articles regarding entrepreneurship, small business, online business, marketing, computers and internet subjects.
- Book Marketing
Learn how to sell more books. Lots of Free reports and tips on marketing by John Kremer, author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books.
- Celebrate Love!
- Coach Jim
One idea can change your life!
- The Confidence Center
Harriet Meyerson's site contains descriptions of seminars, coaching, consulting, and tele-classes as well as articles, morale boosters, confidence builders, resources, and links.
- Confidence World
Lee Silber helps creative people become better at the business side of the arts through his eleven books, workshops and website (includes lots of freebies).
- Continuity Business 4u
Find the latest information, products and services related to business & money, business continuity, time management, and strategic internet marketing.
- Copywriters Clinic
Good Copywriting is Telling the truth only telling it better. To be a writer 'someday', start now. To become a better writer 'someday', start now. Because Someday you'll run out of Somedays. Get on the inside.
- Creative Lee Speaking
Free membership to the web's premier Confidence Building Website.
- Creative Ways
Marcia Yudkin's Published! How to Reach Writing Success gives Free advice on getting published and making a living as a writer. Published! how to Reach Writing Success.
- The Dabbling Mum
To start or improve a home business. Offers articles, interviews, and resources for BUSY parents.
- The Debbie Allen
International speaker and author specializing in retail business and marketing. You may download a Free chapter of Debbie Allen's book, Confessions of Shameless Self Promoters and sign up for your Free online newsletter.
- Divorce Defense
Divorce Secrets: What Every Woman Should Know.
- Home Based Business Opportunities
Hate your job? Then become your own boss! We'll show you how. Over 500 pages of valuable information.
- Impact Factory
Provides Executive Coaching and support for senior people and key company personnel and people skills training covering presentation skills, communications skills and team building, through to leadership development.
- Independent Publisher
Online magazine containing news, reviews, and features on the world of independent publishing, and is a division of Jenkins Group, Inc and Bookpublishing.com. A Free monthly newsletter alerts subscribers of new content, and contains editorial comment, marketing tips, and useful publishing resources.
- Life Coaching Studio
Everything you need to know about Life Coaching!
- Live Conference Pro
Enjoy superior web meetings with text messaging, full-duplex voice, co-browsing, white board, live desktop and video broadcasting all in one convenient, easy-to-use program. Take a 7 day Free Trial now. Private label installations available.
- Meta Voice Coaching and Consulting
Claudette Rowley coaches entrepreneurs and leaders to harness their potential and soar to new heights! Subscribe to her Free e-newsletter "Insights for Savvy Entrepreneurs."
- Net Appointment
Online Appointment Scheduling. Simple, Confidential Scheduling and Re-Scheduing Any Time!
- New Directions
Joanne Victoria works with independent professionals and professional practice and small business owners who want to run their business and still be true to themselves.
- Online Software Guide
Your Source for Quality Business Software reviews of anti-virus software, browser software, operating system software, Microsoft Office and XP system software, and Internet security software.
Free bi-monthly Book writing/publishing/promoting newsletter by Dan Poynter. Includes sections on industry news, tips, Freebies, resources, thoughts, and book humor. See his Web site, with over 500 pages of helpful book information.
- PenUltimate Editorial Services
Provides fast, top-caliber, professional freelance editing, proofreading, manuscript consultation and other editing services to authors throughout the English-speaking world. With my guidance and expertise, you’ll have the smoothest editing experience possible. Together we'll make your words sparkle!
- Petros Consulting
Need help finishing that book, or creating a great Web site for your finished book? Petros Consulting brings 20+ years' worth of award-winning experience in writing, editing, and Web architecture. To learn about us, hear what clients say, and get Free writing tips.
Publishing directory and information on the web.
- Put it in Writing
Make yourself look good in print!
- Radio Publicity
Self published author Alex Carroll has sold more than $1.5 million worth of books by being a guest on big radio shows. He offers resources for other authors wishing to do the same, including a Free list of the Top 20 Nationally Syndicated Radio Shows.
- Skills Studio
Presentation Skills Training - Public speaking, presenting & communication skills courses and one to one coaching. We are one of the UK's specialist training providers. Passionate about helping you exceed your expectations.
- Small Business Tax Reduction Toolkit
DON'T FILE ANOTHER TAX RETURN . . . until you've read the new eBook that reveals how any Small Business Owner or Self-Employed Person can save thousands in taxes (without any fear of an IRS audit). Discover how to reduce your taxes, postpone your taxes, even avoid taxes altogether -- legally!
- Speakers University
Offers speakers, coaches, and business people teleclasses and coaching on the business of speaking. Includes marketing, meeting planners, and book writing.
- Tom Lagana
Share your dreams, overcome obstacles and people and helping saving others. Submit your original, true, touching, and inspiring short stories.
Check out this great article resource!
- Trainers Links
Provides independent: event listings of webcasts, webinars, eseminars, teleseminars, teleclass, online workshops and distance learning.
- Quantum Coaching
Professional and Personal Life Coach Lisa Branigan works with busy women who are tired, stressed and overwhelmed. Coach Branigan provides women the necessary support, encouragement and understanding needed to create changes and bring balance to their life and health.
- Web Success Central
Web Success Central is designed for your business needs. Free resources, software, articles, ezine publishing tutorial, ebooks, Free ezine content, complete business starter package and much more for your web success.
- Wheatmark Book Publishing
Everything for people in publishing: Job bank, services and suppliers director, publishing resources links, classifieds, a co-op reviewers database, an interactive forum, articles, comprehensive publishing events calendar, publishing news, magazines of interest to publishing professionals, and even an exclusive book-related crossword puzzle.
- Witt Communications
Chris Witt works with emerging speakers who want to define their compelling message and target markets and with professionals who want to develop new presentations.
- The Work at Home Success Business
Martin Boyd - Your Home-Biz-Success Partner.
If you have any other good resources on starting and running a self-publishing business, let us know about them.
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