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A Beginner’s Guide to Self-Publishing Services

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A recording of this session is available through IBPA’s institution on OpenLearning.com. IBPA members can login to OpenLearning here to access it.

Today’s self-publishing services are better than ever at helping you create and distribute your ebooks and print books. But one service cannot do it all. If you’re stuck because you don’t know where to start, or start over, this is the place for you.

During this 60-minute IBPA webinar, Carla King will provide the information you need to decide which ebook and print on-demand book creation and distribution tools and services are right for you. Because no one service gets your book distributed to every store and online retailer, King will discuss each platform and suggest combinations that suit most authors, including the following:

— Amazon CreateSpace
— IngramSpark
— Blurb
— Smashwords
— Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP)
— BookBaby
— Vook
— Bowker ISBNs and Book Design Templates

King’s recommendations are based on her professional experience with each on ease-of-use, cost-effectiveness, quality, reliability and reputation, with an emphasis on author ownership and control. Don’t miss this opportunity to get unstuck and get started publishing your book right, and right now!

LEVEL: This session is a self-publishing boot camp for the author who doesn’t yet know where to start, or restart.


carla-king_libraryCarla King runs Self-Pub Boot Camp, an educational program of books and workshops for the self-publisher. King has a background in writing for high-tech and adventure travel. She has been a self-publisher since 1994, experimenting with publishing technologies as they develop and advising authors on tools and best practices. She writes for PBS MediaShift on self-publishing and is a recognized voice and frequently-quoted expert. King’s Self-Pub Boot Camps are highly regarded among the authors and industry professionals who participate.

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