DIY e-Publishing

The purpose of DIY e-Publishing is to give strategic advice to those who are writing a book or have written a book and looking to have their book published in Amazon Kindle, BN Nook, or Apple iBook.

DIY e-Publishing will walk you through the steps need to prepare your book for e-Publishing as well as tips on what needs to happen to get it on different electronic platforms.

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Discussion Forum

Webinars As Part Of Launch Strategy

Started by Greg Lengacher. Last reply by Greg Lengacher 6 hours ago. 2 Replies

I am planning a series of webinars as part of my pre-launch activities for my book "Surviving Divorce".  Has anyone had experience with webinars as part of a book launch?  Any pitfalls to be aware…Continue

Press Release Written, Now Where Do I Distribute it?

Started by Trudy Baltazar. Last reply by Trudy Baltazar yesterday. 4 Replies

Sorry, I'm not a writer (until this book), but I helped free an innocent man from prison that I had never met. He had been driving a Toyota that accelerated out of control and the brakes failed…Continue

Have a couple of books I would like to see in ebook format.

Started by David J. Sparks. Last reply by David J. Sparks yesterday. 2 Replies

There area couple of books that I would like to see in ebook format. They are not in public domain but where self published. One by a good friend and the other by a non-profit association that I am a…Continue

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Kindle Free Downloads

Started by Kirk Austin. Last reply by Kathryn Vagatai on Monday. 10 Replies

My book is in the final proof at create space and I want to know how to set up the free kindle down load.  Any help would be appreciated.Continue

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Comment by samuel tinagyei yesterday

hi Dean, i wrote a book last year on personal financial management. It is my first and had a good reception because of its simplicity and straightforwardness. It is called SMART MONEY by Samuel Tinagyei. Take a look at it on amazon and if it looks like what you need, i would love to help edit and structure for you.

Comment by Dean Oliver yesterday

I'm looking for a Content Editor for my book on financial principles for teens and young adults.  I've had a great first-readers group who have helped me with the line/grammar edits and I'm completing the 2nd draft based on that input.  Now I need to turn it over to someone who can help me with structure, flow, expansion/deletion, etc.  Anyone have any recommendations?

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Comment by Tony DiLorenzo on Wednesday

Hey David,

Go to the association who published the book and ask them if they would be up for the arrangement you suggest. You'll need to get the OK and written consent to take a book and publish it into an ebook.

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Comment by Tony DiLorenzo on Wednesday

Hey Eva,

If you get a Kindle book for free on Amazon it is still considered a purchase and you can leave a review of that book. This has been done many of times and is something that Amazon encourages writers to do so that they can get reviews of their book.

Comment by Ericka Joseph on Sunday

Hi 48 Day Team:

I have been quiet lately as I have been in the “zone”.

I recently self-published my 5th book.  This one is different from the “How to” guides of the past. It is a personal journey.  “My Hair Story:  Living with hair loss is not easy”. This is a book about coping. It is a hair memoir from childhood, life in the military and beyond. I need your help with the first stage of marketing which is to get reviews on Amazon. If this is a subject of interest to you or anyone in your family, please join Story Cartel to get your free copy in exchange for an honest review.  It is free until 2 May.  Below is the YouTube video and the Story Cartel link. Thanks in advance.



Comment by David J. Sparks on Sunday
What do I need to do to get a book that was published by an association I belong to. So I can make it an ebook I would want to have at least a tenth of the profit to go back to the association as it is a non-profit.
Comment by Eva Pauline Scott on April 8, 2014 at 10:35pm

Kirk, I leave reviews all the time for books on Amazon. Some of the reviews are books that I purchased from other places or received directly from the publisher as a reviewer.

In fact, if someone downloads a book from Amazon but it is listed as free, it is still considered a legitimate purchase and will mark you as a purchaser of that book.

Comment by Kirk Austin on April 8, 2014 at 8:11pm

My book is out on Amazon, the free Kindle download ends on April 9th.  Please accept a copy.  Some of the folks that have downloaded are telling me that they cannot post a review, unless they buy.  Does the group have any insight?


Comment by Henry Matlock on March 20, 2014 at 12:29pm

Thanks, Tony! At some point, I'll probably put together something that outlines the steps. I'm currently working on other projects, so I don't know when that will be. In the meantime, I'm happy to answer any specific questions you may have.

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Comment by Tony DiLorenzo on March 19, 2014 at 8:55pm

This is fantastic Henry!!! I've been interested in getting our book on these platforms in audio format. Everywhere I looked in the past was difficult so I'm interested in learning how you did this. Thanks for the heads up.


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