Self-publishing

Navigating the PublishDrive Platform (Easy Peasy!)

publishdrive dashboard for self-publishing

We mention how easy it is to self-publish with PublishDrive, kinda all the time. Let’s take a look at just how easy it is from start to finish. Here’s your quick run-through of one of the world’s favorite self-publishing platforms for content creators.

For a deeper look, check out this guide.

P.S. It’s free to create an account on PublishDrive.

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Logging in for the first time

After first logging in, you have options for:

  1. Uploading your book
  2. Personalizing your experience with “I am an author” or “I am a publisher”
  3. Viewing bestsellers from PublishDrive

Uploading your book

uploading a book on publishdrive

The book upload process will help you through formatting requirements, setting up metadata, distribution settings, and more.

Submitting your book for review

self-publishing dashboard

After setting up your book, hit submit to send it to PublishDrive’s review team. The review shouldn’t take more than a week. 

Your main dashboard

publishdrive main dashboard

After your book is approved, you’ll see an expanded view of your main dashboard with information on:

  1. Weekly sales performance: number of books sold, royalty earnings, bestselling titles/series, and trends
  2. Book statuses and formats: number of books “incomplete”, “processing”, “published”, and more
  3. Promotions data: Amazon ads, featured campaigns, and price promo campaigns. Learn more about PublishDrive’s book promotions.
  4. Personalization: choice to tick “author” or “publisher” for a more personalized experience
  5. Upcoming payments: amount and date of scheduled payment
  6. Tips to boost sales: for reaching more sales, running promotions, and more
  7. Activity feed: all book activities

That’s it!

If you’d like to dive deeper, definitely check out our help article or PublishDrive’s YouTube page.

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