Independent Publishing

Getting Your Book Independently Published

Independent publishing is an exciting and growing trend worldwide, giving authors a wonderful in-road into getting their stories into the hands of readers, no matter where they might be situated. You have full control over your book, from manuscript to jacket design to production to printing to distribution. And you’ll actually make money from the get-go (take a look at my Getting Published page for more information).

Getting your book independently published may sound daunting and you may already be trembling at the thought of where to begin, but it’s an exciting and rewarding process when you’re partnered with industry specialists who know their stuff.

Because I understand the workings of book listing and publishing intimately (having worked in the book industry since 1991), I work with authors to get their books independently published in paperback and e-book and distributed through major book retail platforms across the world, including Amazon.com, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Ingram, Kobo, Tolino, and Overdrive (among others).

The three platforms I use to independently publish and distribute my clients’ books on are Amazon KDP, IngramSpark, and Draft2Digital. Having your book published on all three publishing platforms ensures your book is available to the widest audience possible, from private individuals to bricks-and-mortar bookstores to online retailers. Each platform is extremely well-geared for any author who wants to follow the independent publishing route.

To get an idea of what I will charge to independently publish your book (complete with extensive keyword and genre research and competitor analysis) please click through to the My Rates page of my web site.

For me to independently publish your book, you’ll need to have the following basic information at the ready:

  • You will need to decide whether you want your book published in e-book format only, paperback only, or both (this will determine which platforms we can publish on)
  • You will need an ISBN (barcode) for all versions of your book (if you don’t yet have an ISBN, I will guide you)
  • You will need to provide me with the professionally typeset print and ePub-ready files for all versions of your book, including your professionally designed jacket. If you are yet to have your completed manuscript professionally typeset and wrapped in a jacket and you don’t know where to start, fear not, I know people who know people, and I’ll be able to point you in the right direction.

Once you have all this information, we can kickstart the independent publishing process. There’s a lot more work still to be done, but I will provide you with a full list of information that I will require from you (as well as things you’ll need to set up) once we start communicating.

Let’s get you published!

Please drop me an email at phillipa@phillipamitchell.com detailing your requirements, or click on the button below to send me a message.