What follows is a partial list of self-publishing resources you may find helpful.
Questionsâ€¦ you’ve got them and chances are good another author has asked at least one of them before you. This page is a great place to start when discovering whether 52 Novels will be a great fit for your project.
Publishing Your Ebooks
This page gives you a basic overview of each of the major self-publishing platforms. It’s a primer for uploading the files we create and deliver to you and offers tips and answers a few questions that authors have during the process. Once you get started, you’ll likely find that the self-publishing tools at Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing, Barnes & Noble’s PubIt!, and Smashowrds are self-explanatory and easy-to-use.
Preparing Your Corrections Document
This page includes a brief video tutorial that demonstrates how to prepare your ebooks’ correx document.
Sideloading Your Ebooks To a Device or App
This page includes step-by-step instructions for sideloading ebook files to an ereader device or app.
Over the last few years, we’ve had the pleasure of working with some of the most talented ebook cover designers on the planet. We highly recommend the work of the following:
Here at 52 Novels, we’re big believers in the DIY ethic that thrives in the self-publishing community. But at the heart of all of this is your manuscript: a great cover and elegant interior ebook design mean nothing if your manuscript is poorly edited, rewritten and polished. After all, your ebook is the centerpiece of your brand and marketing, so it had better be rock solid. The temptation to engage in just-in-time-publishing is great. Resist.
We recommend the following editing professionals:
- Erica Orloff and Jon VanZile at Editing for Authors
Other Self-Publishing Resources
How to Create a Website
Need an author website? Here’s an easy, step-by-step guide from a web developer. Visit Robert Mening’s site here: https://websitesetup.org/.
Tools for Writers
Here’s a great round-up of tips and tools for writers. Visit Maryville University’s Writer’s Online Toolkit: https://online.maryville.edu/blog/the-writers-online-toolkit/.