Resources

E-Publishing

Amazon Kindle Direct

Barnes and Noble PubIt

Smashwords

Book Baby (both print and e-books)

Kobo

Print on Demand

CreateSpace (through Amazon)

Lightning Source (you are the publisher, provide your own ISBNs) (they have recently opened a new branch, Ingram Spark, for small publishers)

Lulu

Blogging Platforms

Blogger

WordPress.com provides free blogs

WordPress.org is a sophisticated platform that looks like a website and has many apps for e-commerce, etc.

Tumblr

Other Ways to Reach Readers Online:

Video: YouTube, Vimeo

Audio: ACX, Audible

Visuals: Pinterest, Instagram

A great example of an author book trailer: Cynthia Hartwig’s

Thoughts and Books about Self Publishing

APE – Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur by Guy Kawasaki

Matt Briggs, Engage or Perish, Kindle e-book

Matt Stadler, keynote speech at Richard Hugo House conference, Nov 2011, “What is Publication?”

Blogs that feature news about self-publishing

Jane Friedman’s blog

Joel Friedlander, the Book Designer

Aaron Shepard

Reviewers/Community of Readers

LibraryThing

GoodReads

Amazon

And specific communities for any niche you can think of

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