Selected services and resources to help you plan, write and publish your next book


Nathan Barry’s book was the book that initially made me take the leap into self-publishing. Lots of great advice about launching your book.

Creating eBooks

A guide written by the original Five Simple Steps Team. Includes a downloadable template.

How to write a book

An article from Jonathan Snook on 24 ways. Jonathan helped me out when I embarked on this process with my own book.

Building Books With CSS3

From A List Apart, a very thorough article which also covers things you need to know if you want to take your book to print.


Articles and information about all things EPUB.

EPUB, Mobi and PDF starting points

My own Git repo of files that I use as a starting point for creating ebooks.


A popular service for publishing and selling in-progress or completed books.


A print on demand service for self-publishers keen to see their books in print.


Offer ebook conversion, print services and distribution services.

Suggestions for resources?

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