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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My first How-to-Book

Started by Bob Fraser. Last reply by Bob Fraser yesterday. 3 Replies

Just a reminder:My first How-to-Book "How to Start and Operate a Successful Pressure Washing Business" will be available on Kindle tomorrow, Oct. 29, for a promotional special of only 99 cents.  If you buy the book please leave me a review.  If I…Continue

Dog Mystery FREE on Kindle

Started by Mary Kathan on Monday. 0 Replies

Hi all!Butterfly Boy: An Avery Barks Dog Mystery is scheduled to be FREE on Kindle for Monday and Tuesday (October 27th and 28th)The link is http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K2HLVTKI just released my…Continue

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Free Kindle Book

Started by Greg Sparks. Last reply by Scott R. Harpole on Sunday. 1 Reply

howdy,Today, my newest novel is free on Kindle. Pick up a copy. It is about a customer service rep who takes her aggressions out on her customers.http://amzn.to/1pxHw50 Thanks,GregContinue

So Happy with My Ebook's New Cover - Fiverr Rocks!

Started by Dorian Tsukioka. Last reply by Scott R. Harpole on Sunday. 4 Replies

I published an ebook on Amazon awhile ago, and I'm honestly surprised that anyone bought it. The cover was awful. I finally had it updated, and got on board the Fiverr.com train. So glad I did!!I think it looks awesome. I'll definitely be checking…Continue

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Comment by Tony DiLorenzo 20 hours ago

I love Fiverr for ePublishing. Just had my Kindle Edition of 7 Days of Sex Challenge updated and needed it converted for KDP. I used this gig, Convert your word doc book into KINDLE format for $5, and it was delivered in 48 hours.

If you have never used Fiverr as a self publisher you need to check it out

Many, many other possibilities on there as well.

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Comment by Tony DiLorenzo on Tuesday

Hey Kent, 

This is to someone else who I think does a better job on the book covers than Thisko. With her gig you get access to a photo site, I forget which one, to choose the graphic you want for your book.

I really like Thisko for other graphic design work and have found someone else to do my printables and banner ads as well.

Fiverr is a wealth of wonderful folks who do a fantastic job.

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Comment by Kent Julian on Sunday

I acree with Tony, Fiverr!!!!!

Tony...is that link to Thisko or someone else?

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Comment by Tony DiLorenzo on Sunday

Hey Scott, I have used this gig on Fiverr a number of times for ebook covers with great success, https://www.fiverr.com/pro_ebookcovers/design-an-eye-catching-ebook....

Check out the two that I've recently had done.

Connect Like You Did When You First Met

He Zigs, She Zags

These were completed in 48 hours and I was able to do a revision on both. No brainer IMO.

Comment by Scott R. Harpole on Sunday

Tony and DIY group.

I've completed a YA fiction book recently and I need to find the wisest path to getting this book to the market. Would you encourage me to pay someone from 99Designs to create the ebook cover, or are there other options?

Comment by Katheryn Roberts on October 13, 2014 at 7:26pm
Thanks Marcus I'll check it out!
Comment by Marcus Kusi on October 13, 2014 at 7:16pm

Katheryn, check out selz.com, or gumroad.com. You can look at their pricing options, user experience, and choose one for your website. Plus they are very easy to use.

Comment by Katheryn Roberts on October 13, 2014 at 7:09pm
Hi everyone, can some one recommend how I can sell ebooks from my own website? Looking to sell the files I Kindle, Nook and PDFs format. Thank in advance
Comment by Dan DeHass on October 7, 2014 at 8:47pm


I am not an expert, but I did run into this back in the early 2000's when our company was completing a safety manual and offering it to other companies in our industry.  At that time we did some research and the bottom line was that once the document was created, it automatically was considered copyrighted.  However, you could go through the process of registering it, but was not necessary.  I am not an attorney or expert as I said, but you might want to at least do a little research in that direction.

Hope that helps.

Comment by james cornette on October 7, 2014 at 12:30pm

Hey, team DIY! I recently completed a set of illustrations for a friend's book. Having never copyrighted any of my work before, i am a bit lost (I can ALMOST put a "done" stamp on Dan's "when was the last time you did something for the first time?"). i visited https://eco.copyright.gov and went through the initial process of copyrighting. My question is if this is really necessary and if there is a "best way" to obtain a copyright(s) for a set of illustrations. i apologize for such a boring question.


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