Category: Self Publishing Step by Step

I’m a completely new author…halp?

*editor’s note – I’m delighted to welcome our sarcmistress on board.  A round of applause to Althea Hack!  An anonymous blogger who wants to share some ‘down home’ truths about the Indie Author Community. Tap tap.  Is this thing on? One of the biggies I constantly get asked is what to do if you’re a […]

ISBNs and barcodes

While it’s easy to see why many indies struggle with some of the elements of putting together the complete package that is your final, printed and released book, one of the things that many overlook is the barcode, generated from their ISBN. I’ve been very lucky that I’m extremely interested in barcodes – in fact, […]

Cover Art 101

Cover art requires a little creativity but if you’re a reader (and you must be if you write) you have lots of samples around you in the books you’ve read. Find a cover by a writer whose style is similar to your own, or the style of book you wrote, and look for art like […]

Editing 101

One of the first things they may or may not tell you in your writing classes or seminars, is that in a novel it’s all about the action. It’s about doing things. People don’t ‘begin’ to do things, they don’t ‘start’ to do things, they DO them. I start by doing a search for those […]

I’ve written a book, what next?

This is a question we at the Indie Author Community hear a lot, so over the next few days and weeks, we’re going to try to answer it, step by step. Starting here: 1. First and foremost by ‘written’ do you mean first draft, or final edited and polished draft? If it’s not edited, it’s […]