Greetings and happy Friday to you lovers of all things reading and writing. During my daily blog scanning I found something I deemed worthy of my first re-blog ever: a step by step guide on how to actually self-publish your own books (as in, not with Amazon or BookWhirl or anyone else, but making them WHOLLY and ENTIRELY by yourself). This post covers not only formatting and editing but getting your own ISBN, barcode, and publishing house name. Yikes, but this stuff is good! Click on the link below to get to the article, or scroll down to get an excerpt.
Here’s the excerpt of Casey Voight’s post (though I HIGHLY recommend going to the MegaphoneSociety blog to read the entire thing):
As many of you know I went the self-publishing route. Full 100% self. It was hard, really hard. I spent a lot of time researching and am basically about to save you a year or more of your time, because I’m nice like that. Here are the 12 basic steps I took for my novel, The Dove: Book One of the Legend. I’m saying basic but each step has a lot that goes into it so just be prepared to put the time and dedication in. This should springboard you towards success. Also note, this was MY experience; everyone will have a different journey and perhaps others will be able to add to this list.