Ep72: The Self-Publishing Show (Pt. 1)
Today is Part 1 on Self-Publishing How do you write a book and sell it on Amazon & other online sellers? What tools do I use and recommend to write & edit?
In episode 70, the 2017 Roadmap show that one of my main goals for 2017 was to publish a book.
The Overview of How To Self-Publish a book or eBook on Amazon:
Start Writing. Yup
Edit & Format for digital and print (Kindles, iPads, Nooks if they still exist, etc)
Upload to an online Marketplace like Amazon
Market, Promote & Sell
Like everything we want to accomplish, the key to it all is to just start.
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. ”
Tool #1: **750Words.com
750Words.com: Its a free and simple website and by signing up you are pledging to write 750 words per day in the plain and simple writing tool they provide right in the browser.
This is to hold me accountable and to build writing habit and help me flush out new idea.s
Workflowy: Simple writing tool for outlining and creating lesson plans, etc.
Scrivener: My main writing and organization tool
Ulysses: Writing tool that is very poplular Ulysses is $44 & $25 for the iOS Apps.
Note Taking Apps for Writing
Evernote (I stopped using) Bear, which is a hip and free app for Mac & iOS devices for writing. Bear is free and I kind of like it.
So my three writing resources for you to to start are: Scrivener Ulysses: & Bear.
Editing & Grammar
Once you have the ball rolling and have started writing, you need to clean up your style and grammar.
Grammarly is a free Chrome extension and their tagline says it all:
Grammarly makes sure everything you type is easy to read, effective, and mistake-free.
There is also a $12/month premium version.
Hemingway: is a spell checker for style.
It’s free if you use the web version, but $20 if you want the desktop/iOS version.
Steps to Self-Publishing (Simple Overview):
- Start Writing
- Edit & Format for digital and print
- Upload to an online Marketplace like Amazon Kindle and More
- Market, Promote & Sell
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