My article originally appeared on author Cynthia Leitich Smith’s blog.
If you’re an indie author or thinking of going indie rather than taking the traditional route for publication, please check out the article for lots of tips and advice on self-publishing.
Some highlights from the article:
Keep self-published books a strong and respected force in the market by having your manuscripts edited professionally or by a trusted, experienced critique partner. See my list of editors from author recommendations.
Read about the three cover design options: DIY, Pre-made covers, and Custom covers. See my list of recommended cover designers.
Do you need an ISBN (International Standard Book Number)?
*Formatting and Publishing
Some options to explore.
*Marketing and Promotion
Lots of tips on how to get the word out about your book, including how to get reviews.
Indies have discovered the advantages of self-publishing: control over content and cover design, higher royalties, and quicker time to market.
Do the research, put out a quality product, work on marketing, and you can find success and satisfaction as an indie author.