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  • Successful Self-Publishing: How to Self-Publish and Market Your Book

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  • By: Joanna Penn
  • Narrated by: Joanna Penn
  • Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
  • Categories: Education & Learning
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Publisher's Summary

Do you want to successfully self-publish in eBook, print, or audiobook formats?

There are thousands of new books being published every day, but many self-published books quickly sink to the bottom of the pile.

Many authors are frustrated because there are so many options for self-publishing, and they don't know which one to choose or what will be best for their book.

Others spend thousands of dollars to publish and end up brokenhearted with the result. 

But it doesn't have to be this way. 

I've spent the last seven years self-publishing best-selling fiction and nonfiction books and in 2011, I left my day job to become a full-time author entrepreneur. I've made lots of mistakes along the way, but through the process of self-publishing 17 books, I've learned the most effective way to publish and market your books. In this book, I'll share everything with you.

The book includes: 

  • What you need to know before you self-publish 
  • Why self-publishing an eBook is a good idea
  • How to format an eBook 
  • Exclusivity and going direct
  • How to self-publish an eBook 
  • Why self-publish a print book 
  • Print-on-demand will change your life
  • What you need to know before you print 
  • How to self-publish a print book
  • What to do if you want help with the publishing process
  • How to self-publish an audiobook
  • After self-publishing 
  • How much does it cost to self-publish? 
  • How do you get paid when you self-publish? 
  • Book marketing principles 
  • How to market fiction 
  • How to market nonfiction 

Plus, links to more useful resources. 

If you're ready to successfully self-publish, then buy this book now.

©2019 Joanna Penn (P)2019 Joanna Penn

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  • JCrow
  • 04-08-2019

a terrific listen

loved it! so many great tips and tricks. the narration was also really well done. definitely recommend

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  • S. Brown
  • 25-10-2020

Good 1st read

I am just starting the publishing journey. This book was a good first start. I listened to the audio book.

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  • Phillip Fitzsimmons
  • 27-02-2020

Wow, inspirational

This is a much better book than I expected. At first I thought this was just a self-promotional equivalent of an infomercial. It’s not. It is a satisfying book to listen to. I will probably look at other of her books.

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  • DebC
  • 28-11-2019

Joanna Delivers, as she always does

As a rather new indie author, I appreciate Joanna's insights. With years of experience growing with the ebook and print on demand aspects of publishing, she knows what she's talking about. She is also an excellent narrator of her own work. Why re-invent the wheel? If you're an author, I highly recommend this book, as well as her podcasts. I know how busy I am, writing, marketing, and keeping up with daily household chores, so I appreciate audio as a time-saver.

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  • Ritchey M. Marbury III
  • 22-10-2019

VERY INFORMATIVE

Well done. Good material with no fluf. I will use the information. Also plan to read many more of her books.

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  • Scottish Booklover
  • 26-07-2020

Very Helpful

This book has been a great guide for me during my journey to self-publication. I'm pretty certain I will continue to dip in and out of it again in the future.

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  • ERH
  • 15-04-2020

Useful tips

I think this would be great for new self-published authors. As an author with several books out, it didn't really teach me anything I don't already know but if you're new at this, it's packed full of really important info and helpful tips.

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  • Niall Wootten
  • 22-12-2019

Successful self - publishing

Excellent book full of lots of advise & lots of prompts to find free additional information to get you going - Thanks Joanna Penn this is something i want to do in the new year 😃

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