Self Publishing

81% of people say they want to write a book, but only 1% actually do it. You can get your book written and get it published. I decided to go the self-publishing route for my books. If you don’t want to go through the hassle of traditional publishing, here are a few resources that will help you through the process.

Self-Publishing School

If you want a comprehensive course on both writing and self-publishing your book, you can’t go wrong with Chandler Bolt’s Self-Publishing School. I used it to self-publish Dark Nights of the Soul. They have helped over 4,500 students do the same. From book concept, to organizing your ideas, to writing the best quality content, to finding the right editor and book cover designer, building your launch team, using Amazon promotional tools, and what to do specifically leading up to the launch of your book, launch day and beyond, this course covers it all. Use this link to apply. If you tell them I referred you, you’ll get a $250 discount.


Marilyn Ross & Sue Collier. The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing: Everything You Need to Know to Write, Publish, Promote and Sell Your Own Book. The title says it all. From Writer’s Digest, my most trusted source for all things writing.
Mark Levine. The Fine Print of Self-Publishing: A Primer on Contracts, Printing Costs, Royalties, Distribution, Ebooks, and Marketing. In its 6th Edition. “The Fine Print has established itself as the must-read for any author considering self-publishing.”
-Mick Rooney, The Independent Publishing Magazine.
Helen Sedwick, author and business attorney. Self-Publisher’s Legal Handbook: Updated Guide to Protecting Your Rights and Your Wallet. Expanded 2nd Edition. “Don’t lose your copyright by signing a bad contract, or waste money by buying into a scam, or lose sleep by getting sued for defamation. Self-Publisher’s Legal Handbook helps writers navigate the legal aspects of writing and independent publishing.”
-Amazon book description
Sean Platt & Johnny B. Truant, with David Wright. Write. Publish. Repeat. The No-luck-Required Guide to Self-Publishing Success. Two authors who started making their living full-time from writing and publishing in 2013. Since then, they have created over 15 independent franchises across six publishing imprints and 100+ published works. This book tells how they did it all and how any author interested in indie publishing can do the same to build a sustainable, profitable career with their writing.
Chandler Bolt. Published: The Proven Path from Blank Page to Published Author. From the man behind Self-Publishing School. Some people love writing but hate marketing. Some love marketing but hate writing. This book is for both.
Chandler Bolt. Book Launch: How to Write, Market & Publish Your First Bestseller in Three Months or Less, AND Use It to Start and Build a Six Figure Business. Same author as Published. For a successful book launch and beyond.
Joanna Penn. How to Market a Book. A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author reveals her secrets. “If you don’t know much about marketing, don’t worry. We all start with nothing.”
-Amazon book description