Laurie Boris

writer, editor, baseball fan, reluctant chef, stand-up comic in a former life

Self-Pub Resources

Self-Publishing Resources

I’ve Written a Book, How Do I Publish It?

Critique Groups

The Basics of Beta Readers

How to Find Beta Readers

Self-editing Tips from M. Edward McNally

How to Hire an Editor: Tips from David Antrobus that I wish I’d written

Blurb writing tips from the awesome KS Brooks

Helpful Websites:

Indies Unlimited  (helpful, practical, and often humorous information about nearly everything to self-publishing)

The Book Designer  (tips to create a better book)

Kristen Lamb’s Blog  (generally great info but a lot about social media)

The Passive Voice  (great info about the book business)

Publishing Your E-book:

Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing


Publishing Your Print Book:


Creating Page Headers in Word

Where to List Your Free and Discounted Books Michael Gallagher is great to work with, and one of the few promotional sites that promote new releases. Martin Crosbie just started this one…he’s terrific, and has been so generous with sharing information about the indie marketplace. Also will promote your new releases. Lovely people, very supportive of indie authors. And free. Did I mention free?

Awesome books for indie authors:

Indies Unlimited’s Tutorials and Tips 2012

Indies Unlimited’s Tutorials and Tips Vol II

How I Sold 30,000 eBooks on Amazon’s Kindle by Martin Crosbie

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne and Dave King

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