UPLOAD YOUR PAPERBACK AND EBOOK TO RETAILERS/DISTRIBUTORS
I don’t need to tell you how to do this because each retailer/distributor I’ve suggested you use is really user-friendly. They give you step by step instructions on how to upload and publish your book, so I would really just be repeating myself here if I outlined the steps for you.
One thing I would like to stress, however, is that you choose the appropriate categories and key words for your book. For two extremely thorough and useful articles about this, and what they mean for you, go to:
Optimizing Metadata @ Jane Friedman.com
7 Tips for Metadata Magic for Self-Publishers
I would also like to advise you to preview what your book will look like on a Kindle and an ePub Reader.
To preview what it looks like on an ePub reader, you can download Adobe Digital Editions (for free):
You can preview it on Kindle once you’ve uploaded it to Kindle Direct Publishing as they have an inbuilt previewer you can use before you hit that publish button.
Can you believe you’re almost done?
Do you realize you’re going to have a published book within the next 24 hours?
NEED EXTRA SELF-PUBLISHING ADVICE?
Book yourself in for a 45-minute one-on-one casual consultation via Skype (with video on or off, your choice). I’m happy to talk about all things writing, editing and self-publishing. Sessions cost 25 Euros and can be paid via PayPal. If you require more time, that can be arranged and a price privately negotiated.
Email me to inquire about availability and book yourself in: firstname.lastname@example.org
RECOMMENDED NEXT STEPS
Visit my website for lots of other goodies for writers.
Join the Alliance of Independent Authors for education, advocacy, help, great discounts on services, and networking with other self-published authors. As a member, you get great discounts with IngramSpark. You also get 25% off a professional book cover design from me.
Start a website/blog, join Twitter and Facebook and start networking with potential readers. You can get some great advice on Joanna Penn's site here.
Consider releasing your title as an audio book.
Write and publish another book! The best way to gain traction in this industry is to have a backlist of books.
Start building it. Now.