Information about Legal Deposit Requirements:
By law, one copy of every UK print publication must be given to the British Library (and also to five other major libraries if they request it). For more information about these Legal Deposit requirements please see:
How to self-publish an e-book – a guide to making, marketing and selling e-books
Self-publishing a hard copy book – 25 things you need to know – Helpful as an overview of different aspects to consider when publishing a hard copy book
StudyInk – A Complete Guide to Publishing Your Own Book – A guide breaking down the important stages of the Self Publishing Process
Formatting and uploading e-books for sale
Kindle Direct Publishing – a way to easily start selling you book through Amazon kindle store (they charge on a fee per product sold basis)
Creating e-book files for amazon kindle direct publishing – explanation of how to convert you e-book into a suitable format for publishing through Amazon kindle store
Different types of barcodes
Books require an ISBN number and barcode image, which we can supply.
Magazines and other periodical publications require an ISSN number (you can apply for them via the British Library website here). If you need a barcode image for your ISSN number you can purchase one from Buy Barcodes UK.
All other retail products (except books/magazines) require a 13 digit EAN-13 retail barcode number (or a 12 digit UPC barcode number if you are selling your product in the USA). You can get a retail barcode from Buy Barcodes UK.
Writer’s Online Toolkit
The Writer’s Online Toolkit page from the US-based Maryville University Blog has a collection of resources under these headings: General Tips and Advice for Writing, General Writing Tools, Writing Tools for Novelists, Tools for Essay/Academic Writing, Writing Tools for Freelance Writers, and Writers’ Resources.