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“An essential reference to the best publishing resources for every self-published author. Highly recommended.” -- Mark Coker, Smashwords founder

“This short-cut to the top pros—editors, designers, marketers, bloggers, distributors—is just exactly what we’ve all been waiting for. This book is a must-have for any author or publisher.” --Penny Sansevieri, Author Marketing Experts

Here, for the first time, dozens of leaders in the self-publishing industry—editors, designers, book shepherds, printers, teachers, publicists, marketers, workshop leaders, illustrators, reviewers—have come together to share their knowledge of the dynamic, ever-changing indie book publishing business. Whether you are a first-time author or a seasoned pro the articles and curated lists in this guide will save you hours of hit-and-miss research. Want to learn all about e-book conversion—check out Carla King's article on page 153. Have questions about distribution--see what Robin Cutler of Ingram Spark has to say on page 165. Do you want to hire an author assistant? Take Kate Tilton’s advice on page 249. And talk about keeping current—The Self-Publisher’s Ultimate Resource Guide is updated every few months all year long. No other book on self-publishing combines the wisdom and down-to-earth advice of over two dozen indie publishing professionals with over 850 links to resource providers. It may well be the "best book for self-publishers" anywhere.

Joel Friedlander is a self-published author, an award winning book designer, and a blogger on a mission to educate writers in how to print, market and sell their books with confidence.

Betty Kelly Sargent is the former editor-in-chief of William Morrow, author of seven traditionally published books plus two more that are self-published. She has over 30 years experience in the book and magazine business in New York City and recently founded BookWorks: The Self-Publishers Association.

Professional & Technical
January 25
Joel Friedlander
Smashwords, Inc.

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The Self-Publisher’s Ultimate Resource Guide

If you are a newbie to self-publishing like I am, then you’ll want to own The Self-Publisher’s Ultimate Resource Guide. It walks writers through the process of preparing, publishing, and promoting their books. This resource is exceedingly thorough, and even though I just finished the self-publishing journey (Hangtown), I found many ideas that I can use. A bonus feature is each section has ten or more resource people who can assist with the task at hand. These people have been screened, saving self-publishers from selecting someone who isn’t qualified. This guide is a resource inexperienced self-publishers will want to have at their fingertips. It’s that good.