Latest update: January 28, 2015
Added Author Earnings REport and new section on the Business of Publishing
As the creator of Solar Six Books, I firmly believe in sharing knowledge about publishing to dispel myths and make it more transparent. Thanks to the tools that are available today for authors, self-publishing is a viable route for writers who want to publish their own work. For a small subset of these authors, it's possibly even a way to get paid for their writing.
This page will be constantly update over time as I expand my series. So far, you can view Self Publishing 101: Do It Like a Pro on YouTube as on ongoing series (which will consist of about twenty episodes). I am also kicking off a resources section at the end of this post that can also help you find more resources to get you started.
Self-Publishing 101: Do It Like a Pro
Part 5: Design
THE BUSINESS SIDE OF PUBLISHING
The Author Earnings Report -- I highly recommend subscribing to this incredible free resource. It contains detailed title-level analytics on book sales, aggregated data (from Amazon e-book sales, other retailers and more), as well as insights into book buying trends. Our secondary mission is to call for change within the publishing community for better pay and fairer terms in all contracts.
Editors (updating soon)
This guide is published as a free resource from Solar Six for other authors to self publish. To learn more about Solar Six and its published titles, please visit solarsixbooks.com.