The Open Publishing Guide is a resource driven website that provides you with information on the process of self publishing. This site will help you research all aspects of self publishing including book planning, creation, design and publishing. At this site you will find:
The Open Publishing Guide also provides guidance to select the self publishing sites that will accommodate your idea, material and project. Their Self Publishing Adviser software helps you choose the right on-demand publisher for the goals of your project.
The goal of the site is to assist you in self publishing your work.
The guide was created by RIT, The Rochester Institute of Technology
Seth Godin has some great tips and advice for authors, or those considering writing a book.
Mark Hurst, describes lessons learned from publishing a book in his article: Secrets of book publishing I wish I had known. Several good tips there and from my experiences working with a publisher they are spot on.
This article can help you understand the benefits and draw backs of self publishing your book.
The Blurb is giving away free self publishing software. You can easily create Cookbooks, Photo Books, Baby Books, Blog Books, and more using their templates.
You can then sell your book on their site.
Here's some reasons why you should start writing a blog.
The word blook is a combination of the words blog and book.
What's a blog you ask? well your reading one. They are nothing more than a chronological collection of writing found on a web site.
So a blook is a book that is published first on a blog, and then after editing, and feedback put to press.
Blooks can even be a marketing tool for your book once it is published.
The Lulu Blooker Prize is the world's first literary prize devoted to "blooks": books based on blogs or websites.
Prizes total $4,000. There are three categories fiction, non-fiction, and comics.
You can read more about each tip on his blog.
The daily pundit shares his experiences self publishing an ebook.