Writing to you now from the Northern Colorado Writer’s Conference in Fort Collins, Colorado. I’m giving a two-hour seminar on self-publishing. Below, you’ll find a series of links that will be mentioned in the seminar. Feel free to copy and past these resources. My best wishes to those that forge ahead and put their dream in print!
If you are looking for traditional publishing venues and want to go beyond the Novel and Short Story Writer’s Market, I recommend the pay service ($5 a month subscription).
If you are considering POD template companies, the following website will help you compare them:
Crowd-funded hybrid companies include Inkshares and Unbound:
Other hybrid links:
https://www.everafterromance.com Hybrid for Romance writing only
Want to publish an eBook with Kindle Direct Publishing? Start here:
Publish that eBook on Kobo?
CreateSpace will print books for you, with or without your company imprint (depending on whether you buy an ISBN or use CreateSpace’s ISBN).
Barnes & Noble Press will print books or format eBooks for you:
Here’s the eBook formatter I use.
Here’s another (less expensive) formatter option:
Starting a company? In Colorado, you’ll search for a trademark.
Have a company name? You’ll need to apply for a business license.
You’ll have to pay sales taxes, of course:
Colorado Department of Revenue
Lightning Source and Ingram Spark:
Finally, for young writers, here’s an excellent overview of writing as a career, along with some excellent, straight-forward advice. (Thanks and a tip of the hat to Amelia for locating this site!)