I announced in my last post that I was going to try my hand at self-publishing. I’ve dipped in my toe, waded to my calves and the tide dragged me in up to my knees. It was then I realized I might need to take a few lessons in how to publish and market my book properly before I found myself in over my head.
Fortunately, a friend of mine The Happy Self Publisher, posted about an upcoming conference for self-published authors. Sponsored by the Alliance for Independent Authors (Alli), it promised 24 sessions over 24 hours. For Free!
There were several sessions that I found very beneficial—tips on how to how to design a website to effectively reach readers, how to connect with other indie authors, and the steps to post a book on Kindle Direct Publishing. The KDP presenters provided me the most useful information for this stage in my journey. Although it seems to have a fairly steep learning curve, we were assured there are plenty of tutorials and staff on hand to answer questions. I’ll let you know how it goes once I decide to dive in.
If you’re an indie writer, I recommend following ALLi on Twitter to see when their next conference will be held.
Learning to format a book. 😲