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Self-Publishing Checklist

This is a self-publishing checklist for writers who would like to self-publish their work. It includes ebook, print-on-demand and audiobook formats. It also includes information on legal deposits and promoting your work. I’ve also marked the areas where I need external help.

Self-publishing checklist

  1. First draft
  2. Developmental edit
    o Self-developmental edit
    o Final developmental edit of all stories (external)
  3. Blurb
  4. Acknowledgements
  5. Text for audiobook opening credit, end credit, sample
  6. Copyedit, proofread all stories, front matter, back matter, audiobook text (external)
  7. Audiobook
    o recording all stories,
    o editing,
    o check against manuscript
    o mixing/mastering (external)
  8. Cover design artwork
  9. Format
    o Interior
     Print (PDF)
     Ebook (EPUB)
    o Cover
     ISBN
     print ingram spark
     print kdp
     ebook
     audiobook
  10. Proofread (external)
  11. Upload
    o Print
     Ingram Spark
     KDP
    o Ebook
     KDP
     Draft2Digital
     Google Play Books
    o Audiobook
     Findaway Voices
    o Pre-publication
  12. Update
    o NED
    o ISBN Thorpe-Bowker
    o Booklinker
    o Books2read
    o Website marketing page
    o Google Merchant centre
    o PLR/ELR
    o Library distributors
  13. Consignments negotiate
  14. Release
    o Date
    o Socials
     FB
     FB groups
     Twitter
     Instagram
     Threads
    o MailChimp

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