Thank you for choosing this option. I will be glad to publish your work for you.
Please let me know if you need the manuscript edited or if it is ready to go. I will take care of having it edited if you prefer. Please remember the editor is the most expensive part of getting Self Published. We will discuss the price of the editor before I get one for you.
What I need from you:
1: Let me know your vision for the cover.
2: The completed edited manuscript in Word format. If you only have Open Office, save it in .doc format. If you only have WordPerfect, leave it in WordPerfect format. Saving in Word format in WP will ruin your document. My version of Word will read WP format without any problems. If you have Works, save it in Works format. Trying to save it in Word format in Works will also mess it up. My Word will take care of it.
3: Please include a brief description for the “back of the book”.
4: Go to PayPal.com and set up an account if you don’t have one. Be sure to use a password you don’t use anywhere else. (I do not need this password, so don’t share it with anyone).
5: Go to Smashwords.com and create an account using a password that you don’t use anywhere else. Set up your Profile information so they can pay you. They will pay you through PayPal, however, if you want a check, you won’t get paid until you have $75 in your account. If you don’t have a good picture of you, get one because you will need to put it on your author page at Smashwords. (I will need the username and password for this account, but I’ll get it from you later.)
6: Go to kdp.amazon.com and create an account using a password that you don’t use anywhere else. Set up your Profile information so they can pay you. They will pay you by direct deposit into your bank account. (I will need the username and password for this account, but I’ll get it from you later.)
7: If you want your novel in bookstores, go to ingramspark.com and create an account using a password that you don’t use anywhere else. Don’t follow through with payment yet, you can do that when I have the files ready for uploading.
7a. Go to Bowker.com and purchase your ISBNs. If you plan to have more than one book, you’ll want to get a block of 10. If only one book, you’ll need three ISBNs, one for the print editon, one for the Kindle edition, and one for the eBook editions, however, Smashwords will supply a free one for the eBooks, but it will show Smashwords as the eBook publisher. Amazon uses their own AISN for Kindle. We’ll only put the ISBN inside the file for the print book. The way I’ll publish it for you, you do not need any barcodes.
8: After your books are published, you will need to set up an Amazon Author Central Account, create your profile and pull all of your books into it. I’ll explain how to do all that later and you won’t be able to create the Author Central Account until your book is released. I’ll help you get that done when we get to that step.
If you’ve done all this and are ready, please click here to enter the information and then upload your manuscript.