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Self-Publishing Resources

On Saturday, I gave a talk on self-publishing at my local Romance Writers of America meeting. Our local chapter is the Heart of Carolina Romance Writers, and I have been a member of the group since 2007. If you are a writer in the Raleigh/Durham area, I highly recommend joining or at least coming for a visit. I had such a great time talking about my experiences so far as an Indie author.

For the talk, I decided to put together a series of handouts and walk-throughs people could refer to if they were interested in learning more about self-publishing. Since I took the time to create those resources for the RWA group, I figured I might as well put them up on my website for everyone to use.

If you are interested in learning more about self-publishing or you have been considering publishing a book of your own, please feel free to check out some of the free resources I put up on my website. You can find them here. So far, there are step-by-step walk-throughs about how to publish your novel on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Also, there's a list of the different pages you need in the front and back of your eBook, answers to frequently asked questions, and an explanation of everything you need to have prepared before you're ready to publish. In the future, I hope to add more resources, such as info on how to create a book cover, and a cheat sheet for how to format your novel according to the Smashwords style guide.

I certainly don't know everything, but I've been working hard to learn as much about self-publishing as I can so far. I am hoping my small success so far can help others to create their own career as an Indie author. Check out the resources there if you're interested and continue to check back for more pages soon.

4 comments:

Andris Bear June 13, 2011 at 9:53 PM  

I really wish I had been able to attend the meeting, but I'm tickled you're sharing all your experience and information with other authors who are interested in self-publishing! It's looking like a great option!

Bev Pettersen June 14, 2011 at 9:30 AM  

Thanks, Sarra. Really appreciate your generosity in sharing all this info.

Sonja Foust June 14, 2011 at 9:34 AM  

Thanks Sarra! This stuff is great, and it's awesome that you're sharing it with us!

Claudia Lefeve June 14, 2011 at 11:53 AM  

Thanks for posting all of this info. I'm sure a lot of authors, both self-published and those just thinking about it, will find it useful :)

Sarra Cannon

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I always secretly wanted to be a cheerleader. And a witch. Now, I write about both. The first five novels in my Peachville High Demons Young Adult Paranormal series are available now in ebook!

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