**UPDATED SECOND EDITION** (25% more content)
Want to self-publish? This book will show you how to not only get your works out into the world, but publish them well. With inspirational essays and a step-by-step practical approach, the Guide helps you tackle your fears, plan for success, create a beautiful book package, and market without feeling like a slimeball. It's a guide for the heart as much as the head, designed to help you launch into your publishing journey successfully.
If you're a first-time-publishing author, this book will help you avoid common mistakes and get the best possible start for a new author in 2016. If you've already published, but want to reboot your existing series or launch a new one, the Guide will help you navigate the self-publishing landscape as it stands today.
The Indie Author Survival Guide is meant to be used in tandem with For Love or Money, the second book in the Crafting a Self-Publishing Career series. Together, these two books will set you on a path of turning your love for storytelling into a career.
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**Table of Contents**
1 - How to Not Get Eaten By Sharks
2 - For Heaven's Sake, Get a Map and a Compass
Writer's Mission Statement
Five Year Plan
3 - Taking the Road Less Traveled
Ten Things I Believe
Fear and the Creative Worker
Fear of the Dark
How to Be Brave
Owning the Writer Title
Four (Nasty) Lies We Tell Ourselves About Writing
Emotional Judo: Lack of Support for Your Writing
Have Faith In Your Work
Taking the Road Less Traveled*
The Secret Ingredient: Confidence
Making the Leap
Seven Questions to Ask Before Self-Publishing
4 - My, That's a Beautiful Backpack
How to Market Without Feeling Like a Slimeball
Creating Covers That Sell
Blurbs That Grab You
Selling Your Book: Hook, Line, and Sinker
Book Discovery in the Digital Age
Stories Don't Expire - Don't Rush To Publish
Pricing Your Ebook
Kindle Unlimited and the New World Order
Free in the Digital Era
Reviews and How to Get Them
Paid Advertising and Giveaways
Get Thee A Mailing List
Make a Marketing Plan
Launching Hard and Launching Soft
5 - What Did You Forget To Pack?
Where to PublishHiring Your Team (Editors, Cover Artists)
Formatting: The Easy Way
Formatting: The Hard Way
Uploading Direct To iTunes
How to Make A Book Trailer
6 - Watch Out For Quicksand
Social Media Quicksand
Yellow-Spotted Sales-Checking Fever
Abundance vs. Scarcity
Making the Donuts
Training Your Intuition
Give Yourself A Creative Retreat
Four Keys to Finding Time For Your Creative Work
7 - Are We There Yet?
Hierarchy vs. Territory: Mastering Your Writing Domain
Why Is My Book Not Selling?
Big Levers and Small Levers
Four Ways to Think Long Term in Indie Publishing
True, Not True: Debunking Some Indie Publishing Myths
Exploiting Your Rights
Please Say No to Bad Contracts
8 - You Are Free, Act Like It
Age of the Empowered Writer
Ebooks as Cauldrons of Innovation
All About Serials...
Author Brand in the Digital Age
9 - What? We're Doing It Again?
Debut Author vs. Career Author
Appendix A--List of Freelance Service Providers
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