Title: Pen to Print: A Beginner’s Guide to Self-Publishing
Series: A Castle, Prince, and Pen Writing Guide
Genre: Nonfiction, how to self-publish
Print ISBN: 978-1-958167-01-4
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-958167-04-5
Availability: wide distribution
Publication date: May 4, 2022
Have a book that’s ready to be self-published but have no idea where to start? Problem solved! Start here. This guide is for you if you’re looking to publish your book and grow your readership to reach the world, make money doing what you love, or just get to call yourself a published author.
This isn’t a book on writing but on getting your writing in front of the people who are waiting eagerly for a book like yours. We’ll take your final draft through all the steps necessary to become a professional quality book, one packaged with a cover and blurb that will appeal to the right readers and which is available on retailers such as Amazon and Apple Books. We’ll discuss how to get an audience ready and waiting to buy your book as soon as it comes out, and how to grow and nurture that audience as your career progresses.
We’ll cover such topics as:
• How to schedule and budget for your book launch
• How to find and hire an editor and cover designer
• How to build your book—formatting and file types—for print and ebooks
• Going wide or exclusive to KU (Amazon’s Kindle Select program)
• How to launch your book
• How to get your book into bookstores and libraries
• Copyright and ISBNs
• Audiobooks and Kindle Vella
• And more . . .
This is a guide for those wanting to self-publish well, either their one masterpiece or the thirty-seven books crowding their mind, all eager to escape.
Short pitch: Pen to Print is a comprehensive guide to self-publishing designed to take a beginner author to a published author. It’s suited to the author who only wants to publish one book yet will also provide enough information to get the career-minded author started right.
Author Biography: E.J. Kitchens loves tales of romance, adventure, and happily-ever-afters and strives to write such tales herself. When she’s not thinking about dashing heroes or how awesome bacteria are—she’s a biologist, after all—she’s enjoying the beautiful outdoors or talking about classic books and black-and-white movies. While she mostly writes fantasy, she also enjoys editing and writing about writing. She lives in Alabama and is a member of Realm Makers.