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Self Editing For Self Publishers

Author : Richard Bradburn
ISBN : 1838016546
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

How To Self Publish Your Book

Author : Jan Yager
ISBN : 0757004652
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 31.6 MB
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A new world has opened to writers who wish to have their words turned into finished books. With technological advances in typesetting, printing, distribution, and sales, self-publishing has become a reality. But while converting your writing into a commercially available title may sound relatively easy--based upon the claims of some companies that offer this service--there are many important considerations you should be aware of before going to press. Publishing expert Dr. Jan Yager has created an easy-to-follow guide that will take you from a book's conception and writing to its production and sales. Whether your work is fiction or nonfiction, How to Self-Publish Your Book offers sound and proven advice at every turn, enabling you to avoid common pitfalls along the way to becoming a self-published author. The book is divided into three parts. Part One takes you through the initial manuscript preparation--setting your goals, writing, sequencing, editing, and proofing, as well as creating a business plan for your book's eventual release. Part Two focuses on the actual production of your book. It explains the importance of cover and interior design, what you need to know about producing physical books and e-books, and how to turn your title into an audiobook. Part Three provides key information on how to market and sell your book--subjects that are crucial to a title's success, but of which most writers have very little understanding. Also included is a valuable resource section that guides you to websites which offer essential information on self-publishing service providers, including complete self-publishing companies as well as freelance editors, proofreaders, printers, distributors, marketers, and publicists. Today, self-publishing workshops and lecturers charge hopeful writers hundreds of dollars, promising to turn their self-published books into bestsellers. The fact is that your book's chance of success starts at its origin, not with the finished product. However you choose to produce your book, whether through a self-publishing company or through separate services, here is a complete road map to what lies ahead--based not on hype or wishful thinking, but on Dr. Jan Yager's lifetime of experience in the world of publishing.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Fine Print Of Self Publishing

Author : Mark Levine
ISBN : 9781935098744
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The Fine Print of Self-Publishing (Fourth Edition) offers a comprehensive guide to the self-publishing world, and is a must-read for any author considering self-publishing his or her book.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Self Publishing Boot Camp Guide For Independent Authors 5th Edition

Author : Carla King
ISBN : 9781945703157
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 33.83 MB
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“...the most comprehensive and up-to-date guide for anyone new to self-publishing. Highly recommended.” —Joel Friedlander, The Book Designer “...a must-read for anyone thinking about publishing their own works. She’s a great friend to the indie community and provides this valuable resource as a gift of love.” —Robin Cutler, Director of IngramSpark This 2020 5th edition of the Self-Publishing Boot Camp Guide for Independent Authors offers advice on marketing, editing, design, book production, and business author needs. It's meant for authors willing to do the work to create a readership and make real money from their books. It's meant for authors who want to do it all themselves and for those who want to hire out all or part of the tasks toward publishing. Authors who wish to set up a business as a small press will also benefit from the processes spelled out here. From beta publishing to distribution to media relations, authors will learn how to set a foundation for success from the idea stage to a quality, finished book. The step-by-step process includes recommendations for self-publishing products, tools, and services from reputable companies that are proven and trusted to help authors succeed. Reader's updates keep authors abreast of new offerings and changes in the self-publishing industry. Carla King has more than twenty years of experience as a writer, self-publisher, web developer, and book consultant. She started self-publishing in 1995 as a technology and travel writer. In 2010, she founded the Self-Publishing Boot Camp series of books, workshops, and online courses. She has been connected with the Silicon Valley self-publishing technology industry from its inception and has served as a trusted advisor to authors eager to use the tools to reach readers.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Self Publishing Textbooks And Instructional Materials

Author : Franklin H. Silverman
ISBN : 0972816437
Genre : Education
File Size : 58.56 MB
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A practical guide to successful--and respectable--self publishing. For academic authors, college instructors, education writers, and curriculum developers. By Franklin H. Silverman, a college professor and author of 14 books in his field and on academic authoring. With a Foreword by Dan Poynter of ParaPublishing, foremost authority on self-publishing and author of The Self-Publishing Manual, 14th edition. Other forewords by Ronald Pynn, Executive Director of the Text and Academic Authors Association, and John Vivian, textbook author and President of the Society of Academic Authors.
Category: Education

Self Publishing Guide For Independent Authors

Author : Anthony Ekanem
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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If you have ever dreamed of writing and publishing your own book, you can realise that dream through self-publishing. Self-publishing is the route many writers choose these days to make their works available to the reading public. Self-publishing today is different from what it used to be many years ago when authors had to spend a lot of money to publish their book. Today, authors can self-publish their book for free or for as little as $100 depending on the self-publishing platform they choose. As a soon-to-be author, the first thing you need to do to self-publish a book is to know your genre. One of the rules of writing is that you should write about what you know. If you have a specific genre that you enjoy reading, chances are that that is the genre you will want or like to write about. Consider your interests and the types of book that you read before you decide on the genre you want to venture into. Your major aim of writing a book should not be to make money. It should be about something you have interest and passion for. There a lot of genres available in both fiction and non-fiction writing. Before you start writing your book, have a plan of what the book will be about and the genre it will fit in. You need to focus on a specific genre when you are writing a book so you can market it. Some books may cross genre lines, such as paranormal and romance books, while some books will fit neatly into a genre. What your book is about should be very clear to the would-be reader so they will be interested in what you have written to want to buy the book. Most readers have the types of books they like to read and have a habit of sticking to a few genres. There are different genres for both fiction and non-fiction books. You need to make sure your book stands out from other books in the same category. If you are writing a romance novel, for instance, how do you make it stand out from other romance novels that are already in the bookstores? This is a question you must answer. Once you have determined your genre and know exactly what you want to write about, you should begin to think of marketing your book. Make it something that prospective readers will choose when they see it in bookstores or online. This will set it apart from other books of the same kind and lure readers to buy it. You can make a career out of self-publishing your books and marketing them to the right audience. After you have decided on what you are going to write about and what will make your book stand out from the rest, you can then begin to outline your book. You should write down an outline of the book and the points you are trying to make. Well-written books convey a message. Make sure your book conveys a good message to the readers that they can take away from the book. Read books in the genre you are interested in writing so you can get the feel for that type of writing. Reading is a very good way to improve writing skills. Before you start to write your book, read the genre that you want to write in and have a good idea of what you want to say in your own book. Get a copy of this book to learn how you can take advantage of the self-publishing opportunities available.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

150 Self Publishing Questions Answered

Author : Alliance of Independent Authors
ISBN : 9781913349882
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Do you have self-publishing questions that you can’t seem to find the answer to? We’re here to help. Hi there. We’re The Alliance of Independent Authors (call us ALLi for short—rhymes with “ally”). We’re a nonprofit organization for self-published writers. We help indie authors like you all over the world make better books and reach more readers. It has never been easier to publish a book, but with so many options, it can be hard to know whether writing advice is good or bad. So we decided to write a book to help authors navigate their publishing adventures. Your Self-Publishing Questions Answered is based on overwhelming data & analytics: 1,000+ questions from our author members, 2000+ ALLi blog articles, 400 ALLi podcast episodes, our 24/365 Facebook community where members ask questions daily, and input from our world-class advisors from every corner of the publishing industry. There’s no question that ALLi hasn’t seen. In fact, this book answers questions you probably haven't thought of. In an engaging question & answer format, you’ll learn how to: Sell more books effortlessly Design bestselling covers Win the war against writer’s block Edit your book into nirvana Improve your marketing and sales And more, including a resource section with 75+ resources to help you keep learning The advice in this book is battle-tested by thousands of authors who visit ALLi’s Self-Publishing Advice Centre each month. Not only are we making a real difference in writers’ lives, we’re the only non-profit organization for self-published writers doing this kind of work. If you’re ready to become a savvier writer, click the buy button to grab Your Self-Publishing Questions Answered, and let ALLi show you how to turn your imagination into income.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Writers Artists Guide To Self Publishing

Author : Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN : 9781472970282
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 82.64 MB
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Self-publishing is a growing area and writers need independent and reliable advice they can trust. This guide is full of practical, nuts-and-bolts information on each aspect of the DIY-publishing process, from editing and page layout, cover design and book production, publicity and selling. Each chapter is written by publishing professionals expert in supporting authors and is full of insights from successful self-published authors themselves. This guide is essential reading for any indie author who wants to go it totally alone, who wants to work with other independent professionals or who might choose to pay for self-publishing provider services. It gives the pros and cons and potential financial outlay for the various options available so writers can make informed decisions about the best approach for their own book.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Successful Self Publishing

Author : Joanna Penn
ISBN : PKEY:6610000094684
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 69.54 MB
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Do you want to successfully self-publish in ebook, print or audiobook formats? There are thousands of new books being published every day, but many self-published books quickly sink to the bottom of the pile. Many authors are frustrated because there are so many options for self-publishing, and they don't know which one to choose or what will be best for their book. Others spend thousands of dollars to publish and end up broken-hearted with the result. But it doesn't have to be this way. I've spent the last ten years self-publishing bestselling fiction and non-fiction books and in 2011, I left my day job to become a full-time author-entrepreneur. I've made lots of mistakes along the way, but through the process of self-publishing 27 books, I've learned the most effective way to publish and market your books. In this book, I'll share everything with you. The book includes: - What you need to know before you self-publish - Why self-publishing an ebook is a good idea - How to format an ebook - Exclusivity and going direct - How to self-publish an ebook - Why self-publish a print book - Print-on-demand will change your life - What you need to know before you print - How to self-publish a print book - What to do if you want help with the publishing process - How to self-publish an audiobook - After self-publishing - How much does it cost to self-publish? - How do you get paid when you self-publish? - Book marketing principles - How to market fiction - How to market non-fiction Plus, links to more useful resources. If you're ready to successfully self-publish, then download a sample or buy now. Updated: April 2019 with a new chapter on how to self-publish an audiobook
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Self Editing For Fiction Writers

Author : Renni Browne
ISBN : UOM:39015032481460
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Covers characterization, exposition, point of view, dialogue, proportion, and voice
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Self Publishing On A Budget

Author : Gloria Hander Lyons
ISBN : 9780979061851
Genre : Self-publishing
File Size : 61.58 MB
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Do you long to be a published author but think it's an impossible dream? Learn how to turn that dream into reality with the information in this step-by-step self-publishing guide. It offers helpful advice on writing and editing your manuscript, book layouts and text fonts, designing a book cover, choosing a binding style, finding an affordable printer and promoting and selling your book. Don't pass up the chance to see your work in print. Self-publishing is easy, affordable and fun. You can do it and this book will show you how!
Category: Self-publishing

The African American Writer S Guide To Successful Self Publishing

Author : Takesha D. Powell
ISBN : 0972751971
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 32.67 MB
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THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN WRITER'S GUIDE TO SUCCESSFUL SELF-PUBLISHING gives you an Easy-to-Follow Ten Step Plan for Successful Writing and Publishing. You will learn Takesha Powell's winning techniques for Successful Self Publishing, as she elaborates on topics such as: How to Make Money with Your Self-Published Book; How to Sign Contracts for Large Advances; How to Get a Literary Agent; How to Craft your ideas; How To Format your Manuscript; How to Capture Your Market; How to Do Internet/Electronic Publishing; How to Write Query Letters and Winning Proposals; How to Market and Promote Your Book for Little or No Money; How to Sell Your Book Nationally. IT'S ALL HERE!! Includes a complete listing of African American Bookstores, Book Publishers, Distributors/Wholesalers, Black Newspapers, Editorial Resources and more
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Choose The Best Self Publishing Services

Author : Alliance of Independent Authors
ISBN : 9781909888913
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 49.51 MB
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This guide, compiled by the Watchdog desk at the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), tells you all you need to know to choose the right services for your next book. Drawing on real-life author recommendations and warnings from the ALLi watchdog desk, the guide explains and compares the most significant self-publishing services, from large players like Amazon KDP, Google and Apple Books down to your local friendly freelance. Rating more than 100 well-known self-publishing services, it offers guidance on what to outsource, when to hire, and how to know what you need and what it should cost. It also draws on ALLi’s Code of Standards for Partner Members to teach you how to evaluate any service yourself. Everything you need to take control of the fast-changing world of self-publishing, produce a great book, and sell more copies around the world.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Self Publishing And Marketing From The Trenches

Author : Peter H. Zindler
ISBN : 9781936076062
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 22.90 MB
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Self-Publishing And Marketing From The Trenches will help guide you away from the pitfalls and money traps that await the self-published writer. It will maximize your budget, save you time, and help you publish professional books, ebooks, and audio books in the global market. With 30 years in the trenches and several publications to his credit, Peter H. Zindler presents invaluable self-publishing insights, tips, and recommendations, so don't miss out. Learn how to join the ranks of great self-published writers like Hemingway, Twain, Kipling, Shaw, Byron, L'Amour, and Zane Grey. The Internet and other new technologies have leveled the publishing and marketing playing fields. All writers have the opportunity to become globally published authors. This year, new self-published titles outnumbered traditionally published titles. Digital ebooks and audio books are on the rise and are critical to selfpublished writers. Self-publishing is a key advantage for gaining access to agents and traditional publishers. "You got me really excited about self-publishing as a first choice for publishing...." Jeremy Scott Golden "I was very glad to attend your workshop, and I am most encouraged to self-publish." Ann Wadsworth Peter H. Zindler has authored several books, stage plays, radio shows, newspaper articles, and TV pilots. He and his wife also founded their own publishing company, David Bauer Press. His books have won several awards, and he wrote, produced, and directed a children's radio show in Los Angeles for a year. Three years after taking over a Christian critique group, four new writers became published, and the group had 13 books published in total. He is an impassioned speaker with a heart to see unknown writers realize their dreams and visions through the published word. He is also an associate minister for A Touch From Above Ministries in Ramona, California.
Category: Business & Economics

Self Editing Fiction That Sells

Author : Lorena Goldsmith
ISBN : 1845285042
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 47.31 MB
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Writing fiction is different to editing fiction. Each activity requires a separate frame of mind. Writing is creative thinking, editing is critical thinking. When writing, all you worry about is the narrative flow, not the consistency of point of view or the number of adverbs in your manuscript. Self-editing Fiction That Sells will teach you the necessary frame of mind to sit yourself in `opposition` to your manuscript, as an editor would do, and improve it through structured editing and rewriting.
Category: Fiction

Smart Self Publishing

Author : Linda Grotke Salisbury
ISBN : 1881539032
Genre : Self-publishing
File Size : 79.45 MB
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Category: Self-publishing

Write It Right

Author : Gwen Richardson
ISBN : 0980025095
Genre : Self-publishing
File Size : 86.10 MB
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Recent changes in the book industry have afforded new authors the opportunity to self-publish with relative ease. Yet, for newcomers to the industry, publishing a book is still a daunting task. Write It Right: The Guide to Self-Publishing Your Best Book provides both aspiring and seasoned authors with a road map to success. The following questions are answered in the book: * What are ten great reasons to self-publish? * What are ten of the greatest challenges to self-publishing? * What is the primary reason you are writing your book? * How do you determine your book's topic or subject matter? * What is the target audience for your book? * What is the current state of the book industry? * What are the elements of a best-selling novel? * How does a self-published author obtain a copyright and ISBN? * What are some of the most cost-effective marketing strategies? * How does a self-published author take advantage of social media? * What are some of the costly, time-consuming mistakes authors should avoid? * What are some of the future book publishing trends on the horizon? If you are planning to self-publish, Write It Right includes the comprehensive information that will help you succeed.
Category: Self-publishing

Stress Free Self Publishing

Author : Samantha Pearce
ISBN : 1916077609
Genre :
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Stress-Free Self-Publishing gives independent authors a no-nonsense guide to taking control of self-publishing in a way that is professional, credible and ethical. Using proven methods, our approach ensures that authors retain 100% of their copyright and royalties and opens up affordable distribution into 7000+ online retailers worldwide.

Self Publishing The Professional Way

Author : Cheryl Antao-Xavier
ISBN : 1926926897
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 35.24 MB
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A comprehensive guide to self-publishing, with 5 essential steps to publish a book the professional way! Industry-expert with 30 years experience gives tips, do's and don'ts on how to prepare, edit, design, proofread your manuscript and upload it to print-on-demand. 5 steps from raw manuscript to published book. Must read for writers of all levels . This book is written for writers: who want to self-publish who want a professionally published book who want a book that makes them proud In this book, the self-publishing process is narrowed down to five steps from raw manuscript to published book. Five steps which are essential basics for self-publishing novices who want to publish professionally and credibly. Information on self-publishing and POD is easily available in print and online--so much so that the process has become confusing and overwhelming for a writer with no previous experience in publishing. Newbie self-publishers are stumped by the terminology, by what the various options entail, and whether they need all that is offered. This book helps to demystify the process. Self-publishing has become the preferred option for writers over the last decade. More recently, it is acknowledged in literary circles as a legitimate form of publishing for serious writers. The caveat to this acceptance is that authors who choose to self-publish must ensure their books meet industry standards in content and design. The onus is on YOU the writer to keep your book PROFESSIONAL--in editorial and design. The adage 'if its worth doing, its worth doing well' should be the cardinal rule in self-publishing. There are too many sub-standard books vying for attention on global bookshelves--don't let yours be one of them! Take ownership and pride in your work. Your content should be accurate, concise, and relevant. Keep it professional! The aim of professional editing is to ensure accuracy and readability. Not everyone who calls themselves an editor has the expertise to do a book edit. Hence, opting for free editing by a non-professional to save money is risky. In self-publishing, the power is always in your hands. You have control over what is edited out and what stays in. Use that power wisely. An experienced proofreader catches mistakes that often escape the editor, designer, and even the writer. Traditionally, a book editor checked editorial content; while a proofreader focused on overall design and page layout. With the advent of electronic- and self-publishing, you will often find both functions being performed by one individual. You need to be careful of conflicting messages from amateur DIM-ers (Did-It-Myself-ers). Ebook conversion software is becoming increasingly user-friendly. It may be worth your time/money to order ebook conversion through your POD service. I use IngramSpark to publish, as I feel it is worthwhile to just click on the 'ebook conversion' button and let them automatically convert the files, do a back-end check, and upload the book directly to their database. POD companies are updating to user-friendly methods all the time. What is available today could be streamlined out of existence tomorrow.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines