The Book Toolkit: a complete guide for the non-fiction self-publisher

A toolkit to guide you through the process of writing, formatting and publishing non-fiction books

What is The Book Toolkit?

I’ve been an author of technical and business books for over ten years. I’ve written for a number of publishers but have recently turned to self-publishing. My last two books were self-published, and since their successful launches I’ve helped a number of authors with the logistics of self-publishing.

The Book Toolkit will be a concise yet comprehensive handbook to help you publish your next book. A practical guide answering the questions you might have from someone who has been on both sides of the publishing/self-publishing equation.

Table of Contents

The toolkit will cover four main areas. The initial writing process; turning the manuscript into the various e-book formats; selling the book via your own site and via Amazon and other distributors; getting the word out and promoting your book.

Writing and Editing

  • Tools for writers
  • Getting organised and getting things done
  • The editing process

Designing and Creating an E-book

  • The e-book formats
  • Options for creating an e-book
  • Working with HTML and CSS
  • Tips and tricks for specific types of content, for example images and code
  • Buying ISBN Numbers
  • Add-on content or packages, creating additional content to go with your book

Selling Your Book

  • Pricing a book
  • Selling from your own site
  • Selling via the Kindle Store
  • Selling via iBooks
  • Selling via other marketplaces
  • Tax implications, including up to date information on EU VAT legislation

Marketing and Promotion

  • Building interest before launch
  • Planning your launch
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Promoting yourself as an expert
  • Public speaking and “book tours”

The Book Toolkit Author List

Sign up to The Book Toolkit Author List for regular emails of information and inspiration for non-fiction authors. No spam, just help and advice from one author to another.

I’ll also keep you up to date with progress on the book and you’ll be first to know about the launch date and launch offer.


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