Self-publishing can seem overwhelming because there are so many steps involved – I’ve made a checklist to help authors who are finding it all a bit overwhelming! This list was based on my own experience self-publishing fantasy books and working with indie authors for many years.
The checklist covers some of the publishing steps you need to take when self-publishing, as well as suggested marketing tasks. It’s not an exhaustive, in-depth guide, but should give you a brief rundown of things you need to do. This list is intended to get you started – you’ll probably want to research some of the individual tasks here more thoroughly, as there are lots of topics covered.
You can scroll down to the bottom of the post to download the checklist as a free PDF, which can also be printed out.
You don’t have to do all of these, they’re just ideas. I suggest starting with a few that interest you, or that you want to test out. You can always do more later, or stick to a couple of tried-and-tested methods.
I hope this self-publishing checklist helped you on your publishing journey! Do you have any suggestions for things that I’ve missed from this list? I’m always happy to update it so feel free to leave a comment or get in touch with me with suggestions!