Many of the questions I receive at Alaska Dreams Publishing (ADP) are from new authors who want to know more about what it takes to self-publish. This article is primarily intended to introduce you to the most basic processes that are required to successfully self-publish.
Due to the literally hundreds of decisions and choices you will make while self-publishing correctly, this is a somewhat broad overview of the procedures. There are many books available that will take you step by step through a particular process of say, formatting and uploading your book for Kindle or some other media.
Through my experiences from ADP, I can tell you these steps were learned through a long, time-consuming process. Even though Amazon and others will tell you they make it simple, for some people, self-publishing can be very difficult and frustrating.