5 Books You Should Read If You Want To Self-Publish A Book
These resources have helped me a great deal in my journey
I read a lot of books in a year. Last year, I was just over 24 books. The year before that, I nearly hit 40.
Since I read so many books, I have found many great resources on self-publishing. I have also found a lot of poor ones.
So, today, I wanted to share five of my favorite books on self-publishing. It’s a short post, but I hope you find a book that will help you on your journey to self-publishing books.
5 Books to Guide You on Your Self-Publishing Journey
These five books are in no particular order. However, each one has helped guide me on my journey. They have given valuable insight, and I think they can help you too.
No.1 - Published by Chandler Bolt
Chandler Bolt has turned this into a course and has helped thousands, if not tens of thousands, of people, write and publish books. It’s an older one, but this book helped kick me out the door and publish my first book.
No.2 - Consistent Creative Content by Lee Hall
This is more than a self-publishing book. It is all-encompassing for the writer and author. But Lee Hall has written and published a stable of books that make consistent sales, and this is how he does it.
No.3 - Bestseller in 30 Days by Michelle Kulp
This book helped me revamp my book-launching formulas and consider different ways to create books that sell. Hands down, this book changed the way I promote my books.
No.4 - The 100-Page Book by Mike Capuzzi
Short books are the thing of the future. And the end is now. This book helped me consider that people buy shorter reads because they want fast answers to their problems. This is a great book to learn how to do it.
No.5 - Your First 1,000 Copies by Tim Grahl
This book was the first one I read that helped me set the foundation for book launches and promotions. I still reference it from time to time when I prepare to launch a new book. It’s an excellent place to start with book promotion.
Are there other books to read? Sure are. I have two short lists of them in my Writer’s Starter Pack on Gumroad (It’s free, you should check it out). The only other book I want to highlight is my own.
It’s called Transform Your Medium Stories.
Initially written for writers on the Medium platform, the content of this book works for any online content. And it is a great short guide to help you write and publish your first book. So grab your copy today!
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My name is Jeanne Knapp. I wrote a children’s mystery as my stay at home activity. I bought several copies of both versions of my four books. I'm hoping once we get back to somewhat of a normal life I can take them to bookstores in person and ask if they would sell them or at least maybe I could let them know that I have them on Amazon.
I did drop off a set of my books at the north branch of the Blue Springs library for the Collection Development Department several weeks ago. However, no one called me back. And when I called I was told the lady who decides which books get to go on shelves suddenly had to take a leave of absence. I found out this week that my books are in the Mid Continent Public Library system (physical copies and ebooks).
I would also like to do book signings and other author events sometime somewhere. That is why I am contacting you. Would it be possible to do book signings or other author events there?
I have written four books in the series and I am writing book five.
Synopsis of Megan and the Mysterious Boy:
Megan Mattson is a 12 year old girl in a wheelchair who has Spina Bifida and who loves to solve mysteries. She befriends a mysterious boy. But, first she must solve the mystery of who he is and why he keeps running when adults come near....
Synopsis of Megan and the Suspicious Visitors:
Megan Mattson and Matthew Bennett come across some suspicious visitors. Megan and Matt try to figure out who these people are and why they are in Maplewoods before anyone gets hurt.
Megan and the Sinister Minister:
Megan and other members of Maplewoods Baptist welcome a new pastor Evan Cook and his wife Misty and their daughters Jeannette and Emma. Jeannette is the same age as Megan and Matt so they quickly become friends. As Megan meets this family it is apparent to her that there is a secreet that Pastor Evan has a secret which Megan, Matt, and Jeannette help Sheriff Tucker uncover.
Book #4 Megan and the Mischievous Musicians
Megan Mattson and Matt Fry are 12 years old and love to help people and solve mysteries. Megan helped Sheriff Tucker discover who Matt was and she became Matt’s very best friend. Together, they solved the mystery of the motorcycle gang (Megan and the Suspicious Visitors) and mystery of the minister with a seemingly sinister past (Megan and the Sinister Minister). Now, in Megan and the Mischievous Musicians, Megan and and Matt must figure out who is behind the mysterious death and illnesses in this mystery of music, mischief, mayhem, and...of course...murder!
Amazon Books: Megan and the Mysterious Boy:
Amazon Paperback version of Book #2, Megan and the Suspicious Visitors:
Amazon paperback Book #3 Megan and the Sinister Minister (Megan Mattson)
Megan and the Mischievous Musicians https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08P98ZJPX/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_-nbXFb4QN313A
Barnes & Noble paperback version Megan and the Mysterious Boy
Barnes & Noble paperback version of my second book, Megan and the Suspicious Visitors:
Barnes & Noble paperback version of book #3 Megan and the Sinister Minister on Barnes & Noble website:
Barnes & Noble paperback edition of my fourth book Megan and the Mischievous Musicians
Thank you for these valuable resources. I purchased Your First 1000 Copies. As I prepare to promote my memoirs 10 year anniversary I know it will be invaluable. God bless, Cat