About Bruce Jones

Bruce Jones is an #1 International Best Selling Author, graphic designer,  and product developer. Bruce writes, speaks and consults on publishing, social media, blogging, video and general marketing. Bruce is the creator of the World of Maps editable PowerPoint and Illustrator map collections used for business and sales presentations worldwide. Bruce is the author or creator of over 40 books on geography, music, business, children’s and coloring and also practices Tai Chi.

Bruce has been teaching and consulting on self-publishing and indie books for as many years as he has been making them. With the release of The Publishing Mastery 101 Member Site Bruce is able to bring his experiences and knowledge to everyone else.

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I have a new book called I Want to Publish My Book But I Don't Know How, Everything You Need to Know to Create an e-Book or Print Book. Available on Amazon.

I want to publish my book but I don’t know how to do it,
please help me…

In my How to Publish Your Book Facebook Group I get some version of this question more than any other. Usually the book is written and that is as far as the author has gotten. Where do I start? What do I do? How do I publish my book? I have just published, now what do I do? These are really big and often confusing questions. So, let’s dive in and see if I can give you some direction and the basic overview of how you can publish your book.

I Want to Publish My Book But I Don’t Know How is set up in three parts depending on what your questions or needs are.

Part 1. Key Publishing Questions. Part 1 takes you through many of the basic questions that people ask about publishing their book. I talk about where to publish, what is print-on-demand, what is an ISBN number, CreateSpace, Kindle and how does copyright work.

Part 2. Writing, Creating and Publishing Your Book. Part 2 is an overview of the creating and publishing process. I have broken it down into 12 steps. We start with creating the content. Then print or e-book, what is involved and how do you do it, interior and cover. We move to publishing your book, how and where it is done and then one of my favorite topics, re-purposing your content for additional revenue. Includes the Self-Publishing Checklist.

Part 3. The Bonus Section. In the bonus section I cover four topics; how to launch your book as an Amazon best seller with a Best Seller Check List. How to create a book quickly using my Top Ten Technique and we wrap up with a resource list.

Paperback version on Amazon

Kindle version on Amazon

Part 1. Key Questions to Ask Before You Begin

My Story, Learning to Write at 53

Part 2. How to Write and Publish Your Book

Writing the Book
1. Writing Your Book
2. Collect Your Graphic Assets, Images, Pictures, and Charts
3. Key Elements that Every Book Should Have
4. Editing Your Book
5. Pre-Edit Printed Proof
6. Six Different Options for Publishing Your Book.

Creating the Book
7. Creating a Kindle e-book, Including a Kindle Formatting Guide
8. Creating a CreateSpace/Amazon Print Book, Inside and Cover
9. Creating a Quick Print Book

Publishing Your Book
10. Uploading and Publishing Your Book
11. Launching and Marketing Your Book
Re-Purposing Your Book’s Content
12. Re-purposing Your Book Content for Additional Products

Self-Publishing Checklist

Part 3. Bonus Content
• Making an Amazon Best Seller
• Best Seller Checklist
• Top Ten Technique for Creating a Book
• Publishing Resources

Bruce's latest book is Book Marketing Checklist for Self-Publishing, which went to # International Best Selling status in three countries this spring. The book is about how to market and launch your book on Amazon.com. It includes many of the tasks that you will need to do to launch and have a successfully selling book. Including three levels of book launching action plans. One of the most common questions I get asked by new authors is “What’s Next?” They have pushed the published button and launched their book on Amazon.com and then go what do I do now? Books don’t market themselves just because you are on Amazon. You need to be involved on a regular basis with getting your book out to the world and getting people to buy it. This is true wither you are an indie author or you have a publishing company behind you. Books need to be marketed in order to find customers. Book Marketing Checklist for Self-Publishers tells you how.

3 Simple Things I Would Do to Market My Book

Part 1, Book Marketing Checklist
General Book Marketing Concepts
Start Marketing Your Book the Day You Start Writing
Selling on Amazon
Book Launch Prep & Build Out Your Media Kit
Preparing for Your Book Launch and General Marketing
Going for a Best Selling Book
Online, General Book Marketing
Making Your Book Trailer Video
Off Line Book Marketing

Part 2, Book Launch Action Plan
Level 1, Marketing My Book with Little Effort and $0 Dollars
Level 2, I Can Go a Little Bigger and Make a Little More Effort
Level 3, I Want to Kick It Into Higher Gear, Try to Really Push It

Book Marketing Resources

Book Marketing Checklist for Self-Publishing is available at Amazon in Print and Kindle. J. Bruce Jones is the author and creator of over 40 books and training courses for authors who are self-publishing their books.

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Print: Book Marketing Checklist for Self-Publishing with Complete Action Plan

Kindle: Book Marketing Checklist for Self-Publishing with Complete Action Plan

Angela DeYoung_Testimonial about Working with J. Bruce Jones on Creating Books from Bruce Jones on Vimeo.

I have a very active group on Facebook for author of all kinds around publishing your book. Come over and join us, https://www.facebook.com/groups/HowToPublishYourBook/

Recent Interviews
A 12,000-Mile Road Trip Across the U.S. Based on Lewis and Clark! on the TeachingTraveling.com blog. March 2017

How to Take 2.5 Months off and Run Your Business From the Road on TheLetsTalkTechShow.com, March 2017


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  2. Hi Bruce,

    My name is Eli Blyden ~ The Book Designer. I really like your video feeds. My passion & life's work is Designing & Formatting Books. With over 1,000 books under my belt, it just comes naturally. My background is Advertising, Commercial Art, Graphics & Printing. With your good-looks & passion for books, I know that if we partner, we could Help Authors Enjoy the Business of Publishing? Please call, text or email me at your convenience.

    Eli Blyden,


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