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15 Best Self-Publishing Books

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Ever wondered what books to read on the topic of self-publishing? Wonder no longer. Here's your answer! 

Best-self-publishing-booksI like reading books. I like researching books. And I like listing the best books I found in my research.

This is a list of the 15 best books about self-publishing, based on reviews, ratings, and age.


This ranking of 15 best self-publishing books is the average of five different rankings: the number of Amazon reviews, the number of GoodReads reviews, the average Amazon rating, the average GoodReads rating, and the number of days since first publication. That means this list shows you a mix of the most popular, best rated, and (relatively) newest books in this category.

# Title Author Year  

Let's Get Digital
How To Self-Publish, And Why You Should

David Gaughran



Let's Get Visible
How To Get Noticed And Sell More Books

David Gaughran



Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur-How to Publish a Book

Guy Kawasaki, Shawn Welch



Author Publicity Pack
Resources to Help You Take Your Book Marketing To The Next Level

Shelley Hitz, Heather Hart



The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published
How to Write It, Sell It, and Market It . . . Successfully

Arielle Eckstut, David Henry Sterry



77 Ways
to Find New Readers for Your Self Published Book!

Laura Pepper Wu



The Fine Print of Self-Publishing
Fourth Edition

Mark Levine



How to Market and Sell Your eBook
Everything You Need to Know to Make Money with ePublishin

Sarah Mae



Dan Poynter's Self-Publishing Manual
How to Write, Print and Sell Your Own Book

Dan Poynter



Self Publishing Books 101
Helping You Get Published and Noticed!

Shelley Hitz



How to Make, Market and
Sell Ebooks
All for Free

Jason Matthews



How I Sold 1 Million eBooks in 5 Months!

John Locke



Be the Monkey
Ebooks and Self-Publishing: A Dialog Between Authors Barry Eisler and Joe Konrath

Jack Kilborn, J.A. Konrath, Barry Eisler



How I Wrote 2 eBooks in 21 Days
Damn Funny. Seriously.

Glen Stanford



The Well-Fed Self-Publisher
How to Turn One Book into a Full-Time Living

Peter Bowerman


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Published at DZone with permission of its author, Jurgen Appelo. (source)

(Note: Opinions expressed in this article and its replies are the opinions of their respective authors and not those of DZone, Inc.)


Baptiste Wicht replied on Wed, 2013/07/03 - 8:57am

Is it me or the list of books has not been imported with the article ? 

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