advice on how to start self-publishing a book

Self-publishing a book or ebook is the quickest and easiest way to get your book published and in front of book buyers.

Writing a book used to mean months or years of trying to find a literary agent and publisher willing to give you a chance at being a published author. Today, however, the easiest and quickest way of getting your book published is to use free self-publishing services. You know how to write a book, but you might need to learn how to self-publish your book.

Just Publishing Advice gives new and not so new self-publishing authors all the advice, tips tricks and how to guides you will need to help you get your book self-published and in front of millions of readers. Learn how to use Amazon KDP and how to choose between Smashwords or Draft2Digital if you decide to open publish to access more ebook retailers.

How to self-publish an ebook

Learn how to how to publish an ebook and promote and market your book using keywords and metadata, as well as how to leverage social media to get your book in front of potential readers. For almost any question you have about publishing an ebook or book, you will probably find the answer on our site.

There are over 350 self-publishing advice articles on our site covering topics including how to self-publish an ebook or a print on demand (POD) paperback, through to how use advertising and promotion to increase book sales.

Other topics include ebook formatting, author promotion, book marketing, using free ebooks and series starters to gain traction, as well as how to plan online book promotion.

Self-publishing is now accepted as a mainstream part of book publishing and many indie authors have achieved great success by taking the decision to go it alone and become both publishers and authors.

If you have a written a book and now want to move to getting your book published, there is nothing standing in your way. All it takes is a little time to learn how to format your manuscript in Microsoft Word and you will be ready to self-publish an ebook or paperback in a very short time.

We post new articles regularly and also update our existing articles when trends or opportunities develop, so don’t forget to bookmark this page and come back for all our new self-publishing advice articles.

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Finding a publishing advice article on your topic of interest is easy. Either use the search box or category listing at the top of every page to find the precise information you are looking for, or click on Latest Advice in the top menu to read our most recent articles.

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