Sunday, July 14, 2013


Matter Deep Publishing is launching The Indie Guide to Indie Publishing. I am excited to be a part of this with some incredibly creative people and we would love to have you join us in this exciting new project. Check it out at Kickstarter and pledge to make it a reality.

A step-by-step guide to indie publishing from people who have been there and done that.

The Indie Guide to Indie Publishing is a tool, a step-by-step guide to publishing your independent book. Each article is written by an experienced authority from the independent world, and the book includes an index and glossary to help aspiring authors and publishers along the way.

In a way, it seems like the perfect project for the Kickstarter spirit. Kickstarter is about putting control into the hands of the consumer. You fund the projects you want to see made. Independent publishing follows that same ideal. Indie publishing puts the power of content creation in your hands. The Indie Guide to Indie Publishing cannot prescribe commercial success, but it can make the ins-and-outs of formatting, distribution, and marketing less of a mystery.

This book will have:
Nine (9) writers with experience publishing and promoting independent work.
An alphabetical glossary of terms you need to know for publishing success.
An index for quick reference and trouble-shooting.
A list of useful resources and references for further research.

These are the topics for the base project (before stretch goals) in no particular order:

Editing and Quality Control
Formatting Your eBook
Print Layout
Cover Art
Print-on-Demand v Short Run Printing
Author Sites
Getting Reviews
Pitching Bloggers
Social Media Marketing
Events and Signings
Awards and Accolades
Audio Books

Involved with the project are Blake Northcott, Kiri Callaghan, Bobby Nash, Dave Wheeler, Carly Strickland, JL Bryan, Kyle Strickland, Teal Haviland, and Amy Leigh Strickland are launching the Indie Guide to Indie Publishing on Kickstarter. Back us for sweet rewards!

Learn more about The Indie Guide to Indie Publishing here.

This is my first Kickstarter backed project. I’m excited to be part of this and I’m curious to experience Kickstarter firsthand.

To all those interested in pledging, you have my eternal gratitude.


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