A Webster Award winner and three-time Dragon Award finalist, Chris Kennedy is a Science Fiction/Fantasy author, speaker, and small-press publisher who has written over 40 books and published more than 400 others. Get his free book, "Shattered Crucible," at his website, https://chriskennedypublishing.com.

Called "fantastic" and "a great speaker," he has coached hundreds of beginning authors and budding novelists on how to self-publish their stories at a variety of conferences, conventions, and writing guild presentations. He is the author of the award-winning #1 bestseller, "Self-Publishing for Profit: How to Get Your Book Out of Your Head and Into the Stores."

Chris lives in Coinjock, North Carolina, with his wife, and is the holder of a doctorate in educational leadership and master's degrees in both business and public administration. Follow Chris on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ckpublishing/.

Indie Publishing for Profit by Chris Kennedy

Do you have a book in your head?

Statistics show that 81% of people have a story they want to write, but very few actually do it. For most, this is because they either don't know how to enter the publishing process, or they feel their writing isn't good enough. Indie Publishing for Profit was designed to help you overcome both of these fears by giving you detailed publishing guidance, while simultaneously helping you become a better writer.

Produced by veteran independent author and indie publisher Chris Kennedy, Indie Publishing for Profit details the plan he used to sell almost 40,000 copies of his books in his first year, after starting with nothing but a story. Not only will readers learn how to produce ebooks, but also print books, audio books, and more!

Indie Publishing for Profit is the first book that gives authors all of the tips required for success. It not only shows how to design business and marketing plans that will help them be successful in the short term, but also how to improve their writing skills for long term success. It does so without requiring large outlays of cash, giving new authors a two-pronged strategy for success that anyone can follow.

It's time to get your book into the stores!



  • "The book is a must read for anyone considering the idea of self publishing."

    – Shawn Carey, Internet Reviewer
  • "Worth every penny for the aspiring author!"

    – Mark Fava, Internet Reviewer
  • "[A] great book to get you from zero to published for profit."

    – Chad Boyer, Internet Reviewer



Unit 1 – Indie Publishing as a Career

Welcome to the world of indie publishing. I'm excited that you've put your trust in me; I'm going to help get your book out of your head and into the stores, where you can make some great money. Not too long ago, I was in your shoes, unpublished and doubting myself, but now I have over 30 books in print, plus another 15 anthologies I've assembled, as well as a number of short stories in various other anthologies. I've published over 150 books, total, in the last seven years, and that's something no one would ever have thought I would (or even that I could) do. I didn't have a Creative Writing degree, and I didn't know anyone in the publishing industry. Heck, I didn't know anything about publishing, either. If I can do it, starting out with nothing but a story, you can, too. So let's get going!