List of a few self- publishing establishments

By FebruaryFalls on January 25th 2014

The publishing world is global now. In my research I have found that people are actively choosing to self-publish – even established writers. They’ve chosen to do so for many reasons like not being able to have more creative input with their book cover design. Having to wait over a year – sometimes longer for their masterpiece to be finally published. Not enough money being spent in promoting their work – just many reasons.

The following offer varied packages, and like anything, there are pros and cons. Think about what it is that you want to do i.e. Do you want to sell an e-book and/or physical book? Do you want to sell your book globally or just in certain parts of the world? … There are so many things to consider.
The following are just a few self-publishing establishments:-

• Smashwords
• Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing
• Createspace
• KoboWriting Life
• Apple iBookStore
• Sony
• Barnes & Noble
• Book Baby

Remember, you can sell your books with more than one organization. I’m with Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing and Kobo Writing life.

Now over to you. Why have you decided to self-publish? What self-publisher/s are you with? Please leave a comment below.

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Updating your Author Central Page Internationally

By FebruaryFalls January 10, 2014

I recently updated my international pages. Basically your author central page is a base for telling readers about your work, and Amazon wants you to take full advantage of it.
Each Amazon international site maintains its own Author and Affiliate pages, and presents them in its own native language. Below are the current available Author Central websites available:-

UK: https://authorcentral.amazon.co.uk
DE: https://www.amazon.de/gp/help/contact-us/english-speaking-customer.html
JP: https://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/help/contact-us/english-speaking-customer.html
FR: https://authorcentral.amazon.fr/gp/help/contact-us

I don’t speak any of the languages, but I found that by following the English language site, it makes it all that much easier. Don’t be intimidated.

Okay let’s get started. Bring up the English language website:-

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Now bring up the website for France – keep two tabs open and look at the English language version as a model.

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This is another international website.

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Remember when you first signed up for Author Central? Well one or two of the sites will either go direct to the the profile page or ask you to enter your name and title of your book as follows:-

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By following the English language website, you will also be able to enter your biography etc.

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…As well as add more books.

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Please leave a comment in the section below. Have you updated your Author Central page internationally?