From the Author
Hundreds of authors have shared feedback about Chris McMullen's books about self-publishing directly with the author via email or on the author's blog. Here are some things that many authors have enjoyed about these books:
- clear explanations, detailed instructions, packed with tips
- conversational tone and clear communication
- depth and range of knowledge displayed
- covers topics that authors really want to learn about
- practical and competent advice
- author comes across as caring and encouraging
Word to Kindle Formatting Magic (new release).
This book provides detailed instructions on how to format a Kindle eBook beginning with Microsoft Word, and also shows you how to go a quick step beyond Word to make a variety of subtle improvements. Learn how to use paragraph styles to control hidden formatting, create drop caps that work across all devices, build an active table of contents, which special characters you can use, how to format pictures, and a variety of Kindle design considerations. Handy checklists help with previewing, publishing, formatting, proofreading, troubleshooting, and even creating a paperback edition. This book is up-to-date with sections on how to setup the new X-Ray feature, improvements to KDP's new print-on-demand service, recent changes to the downloadable previewer (such as Auto-Advance), and more.
A Detailed Guide to Self-Publishing with Amazon, Volume 1.
This volume focuses on formatting the interior, designing a cover, and step-by-step instructions for how to publish. Formatting focuses on Microsoft Word 2010, including many tips to format the paperback and e-book. Discusses many important decisions authors must make, like setting the price and the pros/cons of enrolling in KDP Select. Covers both paperback and e-book formatting.
A Detailed Guide to Self-Publishing with Amazon, Volume 2.
A continuation of the first volume. This volume focuses on editing, cover design considerations, setting up author pages, helpful info about Amazon, and a detailed introduction to marketing. Includes numerous tips to perfect the formatting, cover design, marketing, and more. Discusses many popular topics, like reviews, rank, creating buzz, building a following, and more. Several authors have expressed that this book is easily worth it for the very detailed chapter on marketing.
How to Self-Publish a Book on Amazon.com.
This guide is not as detailed, but covers a wide range of introductory topics. Includes chapters on pre-publishing (like writing, editing, research, and developing the concept) in addition to publishing (formatting, conversion to PDF, publishing, and marketing). Updated in 2014 to provide more formatting and marketing depth. Includes popular topics like formatting page numbers, Kindle formatting, and conversion to PDF.
Formatting Pages for Publishing on Amazon with CreateSpace.
Shows you how to format a Word document for publishing with CreateSpace. Includes page numbering, headers, drop caps, widows, and more. Discusses many formatting details, like tips for better justification and how to prepare a file with bleed.
Self-Publishing with Amazon (Boxed Set: 4 Books in 1).
Includes four full-length books (over 600 pages). Also includes bonus content from the author's blog. Available in both paperback and for Kindle.