Here’s an interview I did recently with Dave Chesson of Kindlepreneur about selling books on Kindle. You can listen online by clicking the play button above or read the transcript below. If you’d like to download the audio to listen to later, click this button:
If you’re self-publishing your book, using a good book cover is one of your most creative important decisions.
A compelling book cover will help you sell more books on stores like Amazon, while an amateur book cover will put potential readers off.
Over the past three years, I’ve designed a book cover, worked with a friend to get a book cover I liked and used the popular crowd-sourcing service 99designs.
For my new book, I decided to find a book cover designer online and commission them to create a cover for me.
In this post, I’ll explain what you need to know about working with a book cover designer.
Do you want to self-publish your book?
What services do you need to pay for when publishing your first book?
How much does it cost to self-publish a book for the first time?
I think you’ll agree with me that there’s a lot to self-publishing a book for the first time.
These are just three of the questions I faced last year when I self-published A Handbook for the Productive Writer.
In this blog post, I’ll explain how much it costs to self-publish a book on Amazon and other digital stores.
What You Need to Self-Publish a Book
Got a book draft that you want to self-publish?
Great. Here’s what you need to self-publish your book:
- An editor – he or she may help you get your book formatted
- A proofreader
- A cover
- A title
- An author platform to market your book
Now let’s break down the costs of these self-publishing services.
Editing and Proofreading
Almost every writer needs an editor and a proof-reader.
The editor’s job is to provide critical feedback about the overall tone and direction of a book, and the proofreader’s job is to eliminate typos and grammar mistakes.