Self-Publishing Steps to Success

  1. Write the darn book!
  2. Marketing the book.
  3. Editing the book.
  4. Format the page layouts.
  5. Get a hardcopy.
  6. Designing the cover.
  7. Printing the book.
  8. Paying for it.
  9. Selling the book.


The first thing to do is to go buy The Self-Publishing Manual by Dan Poynter. Almost every self-publisher credits this book as being the best tool for learning how the whole process works (including me!) It's essential reading. Dan has been self-publishing books for years and travels around the world giving seminars. He is the expert in the field and his book saves you a lot of headaches and educates you on the best way to go about the process.