“A note before we begin: All of the sites request some of the same information, so you will need to have it handy. They will ask for your name, your address, your email address, the password(s) you want to use, and some very basic financial information: your Social Security number for US residents, and the routing number and account number for the bank where you want them to deposit your royalties. And okay, another note – each will have different requirements for
book covers, so make sure to read those on the respective sites.”
Good information here for authors who are just starting out in the often-confusing world of self-publishing.
Kindle, CreateSpace, and Smashwords are basic to your sucess.
My novels and short stories are primarily released by Thomas-Jacob Publishing. However, with information such as Lynne Canwell discusses in the post, I send some of my work directly to Kindle.