Resources for Self-Publishing Authors.
I thought it would be helpful to create a resource page that you can always come to for all of your self-publishing needs. I’ll add to it as I learn more, but you’ll notice that in the future I will reference this page quite often. I recommend bookmarking it for your reference and convenience. Enjoy!
Watch our helpful YouTube video-channel, eBooks for Dummies.
Digital publishing cheat-sheet.
Want to format your own eBook?
- Pixabay, free stock images
- Canva for a sexy online image editor
- Free fonts for authors from FontSquirrel
- Free Word-processors to write your manuscript.
Front and Back Matter Templates
Useful articles for self-publishing authors
- How to create your own 3D Book Image.
- How to collect eBook royalties directly from Amazon (avoiding posted cheques)
- Amazon Whispernet Surcharge - How it affects your eBook price
- How to layout your eBook interior.
Free Kindle eBooks from Amazon
(You must have the right device or software to read these eBooks)
- Free Business eBooks.
- Free Classic eBooks
- Top Rated Free Romance eBooks
- Top Rated Free Mystery, Thriller & Suspense eBooks
- Top Rated Free Science Fiction & Fantasy eBooks
These eBooks from Amazon are an essential read for any author looking to seriously travel the self-publishing route.
- Let's Get Digital: How To Self-Publish, And Why You Should - David Gaughran
- Let's Get Visible: How To Get Noticed And Sell More Books - David Gaughran
- Write. Publish. Repeat. (The No-Luck-Required Guide to Self-Publishing Success) - Sean Platt, Johnny B. Truant, David Wright
- The War of Art - Steven Pressfield
- On Writing - Steven King
- Supercharge Your Kindle Sales: Simple Strategies to Boost Organic Traffic on Amazon, Sell More Books, and Blow Up Your Author Mailing List - Nick Stephenson
Createspace Author Resources
- How to calculate Createspace royalties
- What are the different trim sizes I can print through Createspace?
- Createspace interior and cover specifications
- Createspace Publishing Checklist
- Free ISBN barcode generator
For South African authors
- South African ISBN Application form.
- Should you self-publish on Amazon?
- How to collect royalties directly from Amazon.com