The IndieAuthor Guide: A Comprehensive Reference To Self-Publishing And Managing Your Career In Indie Authorship


By April L. Hamilton

Publisher : Createspace

ABOUT April L. Hamilton

April L. Hamilton
April L. Hamilton is an author, blogger, Technorati BlogCritic, leading advocate and speaker for the indie author movement, and founder of Publetariat, the premier online news hub and community for indie authors and small imprints.


To be released in an updated/revised edition from Writer's Digest Books in December, 2010; currently available for order.

The publishing industry is now run like the movie business, with publishers only interested in a narrow selection of likely blockbusters. No matter how good your manuscript is, unless big publishers feel your book is destined for the bestseller lists, they will not buy it. A lot of quality work never finds its way to readers, but at last, with eBooks, Print On Demand and the power of Web 2.0, authors and micro-publishers finally have the means to publish their own books and go indie, just as filmmakers and musicians have done before them. The IndieAuthor Guide takes you through every stage of the process, including illustrated, detailed, step-by-step instructions in its comprehensive chapters: Indie Authorship An Introduction; Publishing Options; Getting Organized; Creating Your Brand; DIY Formatting For POD; Editing And Revising; Designing Your Own Book Cover; Publishing Through CreateSpace; Publishing For The Kindle; Publishing To Other EBook Formats; Promotion; An HTML Primer.

This book, originally self-published, has been picked up by Writer's Digest Books for publication in an updated and revised edition in December of 2010.

...directly answers the many questions that first-time self-publishers will have...similar books tell you vaguely "what you need to do" as a self-publisher, but not "how to do it". [This book provides] a concrete set of simple steps, without all the waffle. I recommend this book.
      - Tony Loton, author, "Book Publishing DIY: The Do It Yourself Guide to Self-Publishing using Lulu and CreateSpace"

This book is a gem.
      - Jeff Lippincott, Amazon Top 1000 Reviewer, Vine Voice

Reading this book is a must for the writer who is trying to self publish their work. Everything you need to know or could ever have a question about is covered.
     - Sunni Morris, Faeriemound Books

Bible for independent authors - Glen Bonnet, Amazon Review