Let’s Get Digital: How To Self-Publish, And Why You Should: Updated Second Edition (Let’s Get Publishing Book 1)

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This award-winning, bestselling self-publishing guide has been re-released as a new updated and expanded 2nd edition, with 75,000 words of essays, articles, and how-to guides, as well as contributions from 30 bestselling indie authors including JCarson Black, Bob Mayer, Debora Geary, Mark Edwards, and many more.

You won’t make any money from self-publishing.


The internet has revolutionized every business it has come into contact with, and publishing is no different.

For the first time, these changes are handing power back to the writer. It’s up to YOU if you want to profit from them.

Let’s Get Digital: How To Self-Publish, And Why You Should (Updated 2nd Edition) covers everything from how the disruptive power of the internet haschanged the publishing business forever to the opportunities this hascreated for writers. It gives you practical, hands-on advice, sharing the very latest best practices on editing, cover design, formatting, and pricing.

It gives you proven marketing strategies that won’t eat into your writing time and are actually effective at selling books. It also shares tips on platform building, blogging, and social networking, and explains which approaches are best for selling fiction versus non-fiction, and what writers should really focus on.

This new updated 2nd edition now has more options for those on a tighter budget, teaches you how toget your book into print (and why that helps selling e-books), tells you why you should start a mailing list immediately, and shares the prosand cons of going exclusive with Amazon. And that’s just for starters…

Praise for Let’s Get Digital:

“Let’s Get Digital is a must read for anyone considering self-publishing.” — JA Konrath, bestselling author of Trapped, Origin, and Whiskey Sour.

“Even with my background as an indie writer, I picked up several valuabletips…this is simply the best book about the ebook revolution that Ihave read.” — Michael Wallace, bestselling author of the Righteous series.

“Credible and comprehensive. I’d recommend it to any writer who is consideringself-publishing or anyone interested in the current state ofpublishing.” — Big Al’s Books and Pals – 5 stars.

“Itshould be THE starting point for anyone considering self-publishingtoday. This book is a Pixel Pick, and should be considered requiredreading for any Indie author.” — Pixel of Ink.

*** Table of Contents ***


1. Appetite for Disruption

2. Here Be Pirates!

3. Royalties

4. What We Talk About When We Talk About Editing

5. Literary Agents

6. The 800lb Gorilla: Amazon

7. Print Is Doomed

8. E-book Dominance Is Inevitable

9. Publishers: The New Travel Agents?

10. The Age of the Algorithm

11. Self-publishing Myths

12. A Great Time to Be a Writer

13. …Unless You Fall For These Scams


Step 1: Publishing When Ready

Step 2: Cover Design

Step 3: Working With An Editor

Step 4: Formatting & Killer Layouts

Step 5: Pricing To Sell

Step 6: Uploading & Metadata

Step 7: Marketing is Easy

Step 8: Platform Building

Step 9: Developing A Sticky Readership

Step 10: How To Kickstart Your Sales


Cheryl Shireman

Victorine Lieske

Michael Hicks

CJ Archer

Beth Orsoff

Bob Mayer

Debora Geary

Sibel Hodge

Consuelo Saah Baehr

Steven L. Hawk

Suzanne Tyrpak

Mel Comley

Jason Letts

Melanie Nilles

Jan Hurst-Nicholson

KC May

Terri Reid

N Gemini Sasson

Susanne O’Leary

Shayne Parkinson

Stacey Wallace Benefiel

Sarah Woodbury

Kenneth Rosenberg

Katie Klein

William Esmont

Lexi Revellian

J Carson Black

Imogen Rose

Mark Edwards

CD Reiss

Appendix A: Publishing Checklist

Appendix B: Mailing Lists

Appendix C: Let’s Get Physical

Appendix D: Shorter Stories

Appendix E: Reviews

Appendix F: KDP Select

Appendix G: Practicalities

Appendix H: Resources

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