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Self Publishing - please talk me through it.

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SirRaymondClench Sun 11-Aug-13 13:16:00

I have an idea and a draft so far for a book and am working on it.
It's a fairly niche subject so I think that narrows down for me agents/publishers etc.
I have read about people self publishing and selling on Kindle etc and wondered if there was a step by step guide anywhere as to how to go about self publishing. <hopeful emoticon> or any sites where this is possible that people have used and can recommend.

TunipTheUnconquerable Sun 11-Aug-13 16:29:40

If you google Madame Guillotine's blog, she has some great advice.
I go on a forum called which has a self-publishing section where I expect you would find what you need, though I haven't been in that area myself.

SirRaymondClench Mon 12-Aug-13 09:44:49

Thank you Turnip that is really helpful. I will join AbsoluteWrite too and have a read. Seems to be so much to learn!

InMySpareTime Tue 03-Sep-13 16:49:52

KDP has a free guide to publishing, it talks you through the process step by step.
The hardest bit I found was getting a US tax number, if you're not near London it's a right faff! In the end I got an Employers tax number (as a sole trader) instead of an individual one.
PM me if you get stuck at any point, I'll see if I can help.

SirRaymondClench Tue 24-Sep-13 12:14:09

Spare that's really kind of you! Count on me PMing! smile I have finished my manuscript pretty much so now got to write all the other bits that go with a self published book. Then illustrations!! So really not finished at all yet but the story is.

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