Ditch the Publisher free eBook

16 Oct

Firstly, apologies to any publishers reading this (I know some do visit my blog, and appear on it!), the title wasn’t my mine but I do think the eBook is great, but then I could be biased… I’m one of the 40 contributing authors (I’m no.7) – see the list below.

To access your free copy click here (also available at Smashwords and Amazon). To read more about it visit Hayley’s website.


  • Introduction
  • One: Success as a Self-Publisher by Beth Orsoff
  • Two: The Secret Myth of Traditional Publishing by Dean Wesley Smith
  • Three: You’ve got Nothing to Lose by David Jay Ramsden
  • Four: Freedom by Steve Carter and Antoinette Ryder
  • Five: The Future was Never Brighter for the Indie Author by Timothy Lee
  • Six: Robbed! by R.J. Hamilton
  • Seven: The Ebook Revolution by Morgen Bailey
  • Eight: My thoughts on Self-Publishing by Aliyah Burke
  • Nine: Writing the Book by Brendan Gerad O’Brien
  • Ten: Creating Characters by C.S. Marks
  • Eleven: Authenticity in Fiction by G.M. Frazier
  • Twelve: Redrafting and the Magic Cupboard by Hayley Sherman
  • Thirteen: In Praise of Editors by C.S. Marks
  • Fourteen: The Writing Bug by JD Nixon
  • Fifteen: Nine Golden Rules (Part One) by Mel Keegan
  • Sixteen: Beginning with Nothing by Kirsty Fox
  • Seventeen: It Takes a Village to Bring a Novel to Life by Gerard O’Keeffe
  • Eighteen: Getting Ready to Publish by Maggie Barclay
  • Nineteen: The DIY Approach by Michael Wilson
  • Twenty: Five Places to Self-Publish Your Ebook by L.J. Sellers
  • Twenty-One: A Few Ideas to get You Started by Joseph Lallo
  • Twenty-Two: The Formatting Nightmare by Captain Peter Cain
  • Twenty-Three: Investing in Your Own Ebook by L.J. Sellers
  • Twenty-Four: What Does it Take to Become a Full-Time Indie Author? by Lindsay Buroker
  • Twenty-Five: Becoming a Bestseller by Terri Reid
  • Twenty-Six: Just Do It! by Lexi Revellian
  • Twenty-Seven: Publishing Full-Colour Books with Lulu by Alex Ritsema
  • Twenty-Eight: An Unknown Author’s Publishing Experience by Arnold R. Beckhardt
  • Twenty-Nine: In Hot Pursuit of Happiness by Ciggie Cramond
  • Thirty: My Rocky Road to Publication by Sybil Nelson
  • Thirty-One: From Imagination to Publication by Pete Darman
  • Thirty-Two: Success and the Death Threat by T.M. Nielson
  • Thirty-Three: Four Questions About Ebook Publishing by Iza Moreau
  • Thirty-Four: You Never Know… by C.S. Marks
  • Thirty-Five: Self-Publishing by Curtis Ackie
  • Thirty-Six: Why Can’t I? by Diana Mylek
  • Thirty-Seven: You Reap What You Sow by German Alcala
  • Thirty-Eight: I Left My Publisher, Gave Up on Bookstores and Started Making Money by L.J. Sellers
  • Thirty-Nine: Self-publishing: A Personal Journey by Fionna Barr
  • Forty: Nine Golden Rules (Part Two) by Mel Keegan
  • Forty-One: The Dark Side of Free by Russell Blake
  • Forty-Two: Indie Translators: Money is Waiting by Scott Nicholson
  • Forty-Three: Getting Print Copies into Libraries by Ilyan Kei Lavanway
  • Forty-Four: After you publish: How to Market Your Books by Michael J. Sullivan
  • Useful Resources

And all for the price of a cup of air. 🙂


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8 responses to “Ditch the Publisher free eBook

  1. Salvatore Buttaci

    October 16, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Thanks, Morgen.

    Salvatore Buttaci  

  2. morgenbailey

    October 16, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    You’re very welcome, Salvatore. The credit of course to Hayley for putting it together.

  3. jimcopeland

    October 16, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Dear Morgen:
    Thank you for the opportunity for the download of the Ditch The Publisher book. I started reading it as it printed and it appears that these people have experienced the same dead pan efforts from the publishers as I have. I am sporting 386 rejections as of yet, with no end in sight of publishing. If I hadn’t taken the proverbial bull by the horns and published on my own I would still be waiting for approval.
    Best regards,
    James M. Copeland

    • morgenbailey

      October 17, 2012 at 8:20 am

      Wow, that’s determination. Thank you, James.

  4. Edith

    October 16, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Thanks a million Morgen! What a great resource. xxx

    • morgenbailey

      October 17, 2012 at 8:21 am

      You’re so welcome, Edith. I was honoured to be asked.


    October 18, 2012 at 1:56 am

    Wow! What an incredible line-up, from top to bottom! I am sure that I speak for many by thanking you from the bottom of my heart for all the goodness this compilation is bound to generate! Wow! I’m in awe!

  6. Sharmishtha Basu

    October 18, 2012 at 7:18 am

    i am trying to self publish, it may offer lot of help. thanks a lot for sharing.


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