My own books on self-publishing are listed first here – those books are comprehensive and will give you all the basics you need to launch your self-publishing career. However, there are some other great books out there on indie publishing and this really should be called a Modern Writer’s Toolkit. Even if you’re focused on traditional publishing, every writer should have a basic knowledge of the industry, their craft, and the options that self-publishing offers.
Want to self-publish? This book will show you how to not only get your works out into the world, but publish them well. With inspirational essays and a step-by-step practical approach, the Guide helps you tackle your fears, plan for success, create a beautiful book package, and market without feeling like a slimeball. It’s a guide for the heart as much as the head, designed to help you launch into your publishing journey successfully.
If you’re a first-time-publishing author, this book will help you avoid common mistakes and get the best possible start for a new author in 2016. If you’ve already published, but want to reboot your existing series or launch a new one, the Guide will help you navigate the self-publishing landscape as it stands today.
For Love or Money (Crafting a Self-Publishing Career 2)
Do you write for love or money? With the advent of indie publishing, this question vexes writers like it never has before—for the first time, you can literally chase trends, feeding the fans of that lucrative genre that’s flying off the shelves. But what if the stories you love to write aren’t the kind that are selling like ice water in July? How do you create a career in writing that you both love and hits the financial success you need to justify the hours spent at the keyboard?
For Love or Money talks about writing for love (and how to sell that) as well as writing for money (and how to love it). It contains serious strategies about making money with your books, living the freedom of indie publishing, and stretching yourself creatively in your career. For authors willing to take a hard look at themselves and the market, this book will lay out the necessary steps to create your dream writing career.
David’s Let’s Get Visible is a great follow-up that covers one of the biggest challenges facing indie authors (and really, every author): discoverability.