You need to sign up at Lightning Source’s website (www.lightningsource.com) by clicking Register and then Proceed to our new account page. Within a couple of days, you will get an email from one of their people asking some questions: Continue reading
In the US, you can use Amazon’s CreateSpace, and that’s probably what I’ll do if I decide to make my book available over there. In the UK, the only real option is Lightning Source.
Before Robin Saikia told me about Lightning Source, I was planning to use Lulu, but I was already getting a bit frustrated with them and looking around for alternatives. The problems with Lulu were: Continue reading
I’ve written a short guide that I hope will be helpful to people – like me – who want their novel to be available in paperback and on Kindle, looking as much like a professionally published book as possible. The process has been much more complicated and confusing than I thought possible, as well as being a fair bit more expensive than I expected. But I set out to do this properly, and I’ve tried to stick to that. Continue reading
My publishing house is called Albatross. I set it up to self-publish my first novel, The Perpetual Astonishment of Jonathon Fairfax. I haven’t yet decided whether to publish anything else – I’ll see how my first try goes.
Meanwhile, you can find out how I went about publishing that book.