Self-Publishing Workshop – Bonus Material

 

 

SELF-PUBLISHING WORKSHOP PART II:

I HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO SELF-PUBLISH

The FWA Conference handout material is here: 

Self Publishing Part II_Cornell_FWA 2019

 

CONFERENCE SPECIAL:

Joel Friedlander’s

Pre-Formatted Templates

and Self-Publishing Guides

*** USE COUPON CODE: FWA2019

for 50% off all templates and guides site-wide

during the FWA Conference! ***

Website: TheBookdesigner.com

Book templates: Bookdesigntemplates.com

 

FREEBIES & BONUS MATERIALS:

Calibre File Format Conversion Software (free, downloadable):

Calibre-eBook.com

Download.cnet.com/Calibre/3000-20412_4-10910277.html

 PC Based Design Software for Covers (free):

GIMP ­– www.gimp.org/ – free download from web

Web Based Design Software (free):

Kindle Cover Creator – kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G201113520

PXLR Editor – pixlr.com/editor/

Public Domain Image Sources:

Clip Art:  

publicdomainvectors.org/ 

pdclipart.org/

Photos, Illustrations & Clipart:

Pixabay – Pixabay.com/

Pexels – Pexels.com/

WikiMedia Commons – commons.wikimedia.org/

Size Template For Print Covers:

Kindle Cover Creator Template – kdp.amazon.com/en_US/cover-templates

Fonts:

The Best Fonts to Use on a Book Cover by Genre:

Inspiredcoverdesigns.com/the-best-fonts-to-use-on-a-book-cover-by-genre/

Sources of ‘Commercial Free’ Fonts & Custom Fonts:

Myfonts.com 

1001Fonts.com

Book Distributors:

Ingram                       Website: Ingramcontent.com

Baker & Taylor           Website: Baker-Taylor.com

Amazon                      Website: kdp.amazon.com

ISBNs

Bowker                       Website: Bowker.com/authors

Great article: Ingramspark.com/blog/isbn-facts-for-self-publishers

7 Keyword Tools to Help Authors Create Good Book Metadata:

Bookworks.com/2017/06/7-keyword-tools-book-metadata/

How to Use Amazon Hidden Keywords to Boost Discoverability:

Searchenginejournal.com/amazon-hidden-keywords/234755/

The Ultimate Guide to Amazon Keyword Research:

Wordstream.com/blog/ws/2018/10/23/amazon-keyword-research

Creating Your Own Imprint:

Sidebarsaturdays.com/2017/04/08/seven-steps-to-forming-your-own-self-publishing-imprint/

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Post by Charles A Cornell

As an author, my overactive imagination fills my mind with three dimensional puzzles of stacked what-if questions that cry out for answers. You can find me fueling my creativity amidst the chaos of a very busy life in my writer’s den where I dream up whimsical adventures that range from the satirical to the macabre which I then blog about on CharlesACornell.com

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