Resources

CreateSpace

The Print-on-Demand company associated with Amazon.  They are currently working on combining their e-book and print divisions to all fall under the KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) name, but it is still in beta version and no target date has been given.  Experts are predicting it will likely be later in 2018 or even 2019 before it is ready.

For now, CreateSpace works well for print editions of your books.

General Information:

http://www.createspace.com/

Pricing and Royalty Information:

https://www.createspace.com/Products/Book/

 

IngramSpark

Ingram Book Content Group is the major distributor of books to bookstores and online retailers, such as Amazon.  The IngramSpark division serves self-publishers as a Print-on-Demand service and uses the Ingram overall as distributor for these books.

General Information:

http://ingramspark.com/

Pricing and Royalty Information:

https://myaccount.ingramspark.com/Portal/Tools/ShippingCalculator

 

KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing)

The division of Amazon that publishes e-books.

General Information:

http://kdp.amazon.com/

Pricing and Royalty Information:

https://kdp.amazon.com/help?topicId=A29FL26OKE7R7B

 

Copyright Information

http://copyright.gov/eco/

 

ISBN Information

Bowker

https://www.myidentifiers.com/.

 

Barcodes

Provided by many Print-on-Demand companies at no extra charge

Or purchase from Bowker

https://www.myidentifiers.com/barcode/main

 

 

Additional Experts in Self-Publishing

 

Jane Friedman

Author resources, including marketing, blogging
https://www.janefriedman.com

 

Melinda Tipton Martin, Martin Publishing Services

Book designer, including covers and inside formatting

http://melindamartin.me/

Administers the Self-Publishing Support Page on Facebook

requires you to request to join the group

 

Shayla Raquel

Editor and Book Launch Consultant

https://shaylaraquel.com/

 

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