Self-publishing a book: 25 things you need to know
Against the advice of my agent, I began perusing the big self-publishing companies' Web sites and evaluating what they had to offer. Then I started poking around blogs and message boards to get customer testimonials. What I found was a veritable minefield with roads that forked in every direction and very few clear answers.
What follows is a very long article dense with information.
One bit I want to emphasize:
The only giveaway that you're dealing with a self-published book would be if the cover were poorly designed -- which, unfortunately, is too often the case.
See why the cover matters?
Covers: The Science!
The Topic Of Covers ... Again!
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eBooks: A Cover Test
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