I wrote each guide after doing the process for the second time. I’m not an expert, but I hoped my notes might help others. Each guide is available here as a PDF or as a free ebook at Gumroad. Please note: some of the images in the EPUB versions would not convert properly, no matter what I tried. You can see them but they don’t look quite right.
A Short Guide to Self-Publishing
Note: The focus of my guide is what I call DIY self-publishing—that is, doing the process with as few intermediaries as possible. This means more work but a larger share of the “royalties” per sale. Even if this route is not for everyone, understanding it can be useful to make informed decisions about which services to use. The Editorial Freelancers Association published a more thorough and rewritten version of my guide in 2017. So far it is only available as an e-book. DIY Self-Publishing: An Overview is available at Lulu.com, here. (They changed the title.)
Much of the information is also in a talk I give. The slides from my talk at the OCPL (May 20, 2018) were too big to upload as one PDF. You can access them here:
Part 1 is here: http://emilybuehler.com/wp-content/uploads/SelfPublishing2018.pdf
Part 2 is here: http://emilybuehler.com/wp-content/uploads/SelfPublishing2018-part2.pdf
How to Lay Out a Book in InDesign
How to Self-Publish an eBook
How to Build a Simple WordPress Website
This guide is being updated. I’m not terribly hopeful about getting it back up, as the software changes too quickly to keep up with.