When I decided to write and self-publish my book – I had NO IDEA how to do it!
So I went online and researched how to self-publish. I ended up finding a course by Vic Johnson, who is the “KING of eBooks”! It cost me about $300 but I did it – and it was well worth the cost! He had all the information I needed to write my book! So I can give you here what I learned in that course.
SO BEFORE YOU READ THE REST OF THIS – CREATE SPACE DOES NOT EXIST ANYMORE – ITS ALL DONE THROUGH AMAZON DIRECT PUBLISHING NOW! I WILL UPDATE THIS PAGE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!
I learned that CreateSpace.com was the best self-publishing platform because they are owned by Amazon. They made everything so easy! They actually gave me what I thought to be “extra special attention”!
So I started writing. Being that my book was a marketing handbook for contractors, I didn’t really have to be “creative” in my writing, but I wanted to make sure that it was going to give me the “credibility” I was looking for in the industry. What I thought was going to be a small ebook, ended up being a 215 page paperbook handbook!
The staff at CreateSpace was awesome! They helped me every step of the way on my first book and by the time I was on my second book – I was like an experienced author!
They lead you through the entire process from uploading your book, editing it, reviewing it, making your book cover, distribution channels, pricing your book and everything else you need! One-stop shop.
Whenever you sell a book, CreateSpace prints it and mails it out. You do not have to pay for any stock upfront. Seriously – I never put one penny out of my pocket to sell my book.
Then Amazon steps in and actually puts your book on sale every once in a while and you still get your full commission.
And then on a monthly basis, you just collect your royalties!
Through our services, you can sell books, CDs, and DVDs for a fraction of the cost of traditional manufacturing, while maintaining more control over your materials. We make it simple to distribute your books, music, and video through Internet retail outlets, your own website, and other bookstores, retailers, libraries, and academic institutions.
So I want you to go to CreateSpace.com and read all the services they offer!
Then get started writing your book – you will be selling in no time!
When I published the first book, there were contractors asking me if it was available on CD. I didn’t think that I could do that without spending a lot of money. I have told you in some of the other pages that things always show up when I need them. As soon as I hit the “publish” button on the second book, I received an email from Audible.com asking me if I wanted to publish my book in CD form. I clicked on it to see what it was and found out that I actually had 2 choices. I could either pay a narrator to narrate the book, or I could have a narrator do it for free and share the profits with him. That’s what I opted to do and VOILA – I am also published on Audible.com. And they have a great “Bounty” program – if you advertised your book and someone who wanted it took a free membership – you receive $25.00! That was actually more than the commission I was making on my book!
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