Ellie Searl–Workshops

STEPS TO INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING: DECISIONS, DECISIONS! WHAT TO PREPARE, WHERE TO GO, HOW TO PROCEED

Your book is finished, and you’ve opted for independent publishing. Now what? In this session the basics in getting your finished book published by an online POD (Print on Demand) or ebook publishing service will be discussed. We will cover the following:
• Choosing an online POD and/or ebook service(s)
• Opening and managing online POD and/or ebook account(s)
• Procuring an ISBN (International Standard Book Number) and opening an account at Bowker (myidentifiers.com)
• Procuring an LCCN (Library of Congress Control Number) and opening an account at the Library of Congress (loc.gov/publish/pcn/)
• Editing and formatting interior files according to online publishing service requirements
• Designing and sizing the cover according to online publishing service requirements
• Pricing
• Uploading files; ordering a printed proof
• Marketing
• Your questions