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The Indie Author Guide

Author : April Hamilton
ISBN : 9781599632650
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 77. 87 MB
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This Is Your Roadmap to Success! The Indie Author Guide takes you through every stage of the self-publishing process. With e-books, print on demand and the power of Web 2.0, you have the ability to publish your own high quality books and go indie—just as filmmakers and musicians have done. Get detailed instructions, complemented by screenshots, so you can get the most of cutting edge publishing options. April L. Hamilton, founder of Publetariat, an online news hub and community for indie authors, gives you insight to the latest technology and step-by-step advice for making the most of your self-publishing options. Inside you'll find everything you need to know to: 1. organize your files 2. create your brand 3. explore your self-publishing options 4. format your book for POD 5. edit and revise you work 6. design your own book cover 7. publish through a POD print service provider 8. publish in e-book formats 9. build an author platform 10. promote your work 11. transition from indie to mainstream publishing Plus, you'll get worksheets to help you plan and organize your book, your business, and your writing life, as well as an HTML primer so you can build your own website—even if you're not tech savvy. The Indie Author Guide gives you the skills and confidence you need to take full advantage of today's unique publishing opportunities and grow your readership yourself.

Book Publishing 101

Author : Martha Maeda
ISBN : 9781601385642
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 57. 3 MB
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Nothing rivals the sense of accomplishment that comes from getting your first book published. It is thrilling and exciting to see your name in print. As a first-time author, you are eager to share your work and voice with the world, but you may be wondering just how to break into this challenging and ever-changing industry. The Complete Guide to Getting Your First Book Successfully Published is here to help make your dream a reality. This helpful book details the types of publishing you may choose, including traditional, subsidy, vanity, print-on-demand (POD), and self-publishing. You will learn about the tried-and-true basics of book publishing as well as about innovative additions to the industry, such as e-readers like Amazon s Kindle and Apple s iPad. You will learn everything from copyrighting and cataloging to book printing and binding. This book will also show you the different tax write-offs available for authors. You will be taught how to write a killer query letter and a perfect book proposal to increase your chances of having your book considered by traditional publishers. You will also discover what to look for in a literary agent and how to read the fine print on publishing contracts. This book discusses how to create, develop, and maintain a strong relationship with your editor, which is an integral part of getting your publishing success. Recognize how to find the right freelance editor to objectively edit your book without compromising your tone. And learn about the types of editing you may need and how much to charge an editor for those services. Once the editing is complete, you re ready for the design process. But don t worry this book will guide you through it. Learn how to create a cover and interior design that will grab your readers attention and complement your book s theme and tone. Reader familiarity is the biggest factor in sales, with 60 percent of readers saying their decision to purchase a book hinges on already being fans of the author. Thus, it s important to establish yourself as a likable and talented author. Although you may be tight on your promotion budget, this book arms you with dozens of low-cost tactics to get your book and your name in the limelight, increase your following, and maximize your sales. You will learn about book tours and signings, sending out press releases, preparing for news interviews, getting your Web site high in search engines, and tapping into social media networks like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. You will also learn how to market your book on Amazon, the key player in book sales, in order to get your book maximum exposure. Take advantage of the expert advice we ve gathered from all types of publishers and authors to give you a real-life glimpse into today s publishing industry. An extensive resources section of this book includes places to find literary agents and POD companies as well as a sample query letter, a book proposal, and a press release. You ll also benefit from referring to a sample blog post and a fact-based article to craft your perfect marketing campaign from these examples. With The Complete Guide to Getting Your First Book Successfully Published in your hand, you re sure to hit the ground running to becoming an established, respected author in the publishing industry.

The Complete Guide To Self Publishing

Author : Marilyn Ross
ISBN : 9781599631844
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 83. 35 MB
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Take Control of Your Destiny! Bottom line: You want to get published. You want to control the future of your manuscript and your writing career. Best-selling author Marilyn Ross and publishing expert Sue Collier show you how to make your own success - whether you're a published author, entrepreneur, corporation, professional, or absolute newcomer to writing. In this expanded and completely revised 5th edition of the "bible" of self-publishing (over 100,000 copies sold), they empower you to publish your own work with minimal risk and maximum profits. You'll find: Complete step-by-step guidance on publishing and marketing a book Ways to leverage social media marketing to build your platform and make yourself stand out from the crowd A thorough explanation of the difference between POD self-publishing, subsidy publishing, and true self-publishing - and how to decide which is the best option for you Practical advice on making the decision between offset printing and print-on-demand How to leverage the Internet to create "buzz" and promote your book with killer PR The latest information on e-publishing A detailed marketing plan and timetable to keep you on track Proven marketing strategies to get free publicity, reach nontraditional buyers, and sell books Information-packed appendices with marketing contacts, organizations, and vendors, complete with names, addresses, and websites Valuable case studies and examples of how other publishers excel An in-depth discussion of exclusive distributors, plus coverage of the most recent changes in bookstores and the book-selling industry Thirty-one creative ideas for generating capital to launch your publishing company The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing is the one book you need to take control of your writing career. Read it. Believe it. Do it. Your future depends on it.

The Global Indie Author

Author : M. A. Demers
ISBN : 9780986891458
Genre : Education
File Size : 75. 32 MB
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There's no one right way to publish a book but there is one wrong way: uninformed.The phenomenally rapid growth of self-publishing, in particular e-publishing, has taken the world by storm. Never before has there been this great an opportunity for writers to be heard and read, and to build a global audience. But self-publishing is also the new Wild West, full of promise and snake oil in equal measure. The Global Indie Author separates fact from fiction, providing the information you need to create a publishing plan that is realistic and achievable.The Global Indie Author begins with a 10-step guide to getting your book onto Kindle quickly and easily, followed by expansion into ePubs. Part II contains in-depth technological instructions for both ebook and print production, complemented by real-world knowledge on the mechanics of the industry gathered through the author's own experience in bringing her debut novel, Baby Jane, to market.The Global Indie Author also exposes secrets and strategies the industry players don't want revealed so they can lock you into unfavourable contracts, take your money before you start asking questions, or convince you that what is really good for them is good for you. And by adding information relevant to foreign writers, The Global Indie Author provides the necessary know-how for anyone who desires to publish in the lucrative U.S. market and around the world.The most comprehensive manual ever written on self-publishing, The Global Indie Author, covers: * To Kindle in Ten Steps: the Quick and Easy Way to Self-Publish * Beyond Kindle: the ePub Format * Manuscript Editing * Libel, Copyright and Trademark Infringement * The ISBN System * ONIX Code and BISAC Categories * Interior Book Structure * Cover and Interior Images * Software * Manuscript Formatting for eBooks * Creating and Testing Kindle Books and ePubs * Digital Rights Management * Print Formatting and Production * Distributors, Wholesalers and Digital Aggregators * Marketing * Royalties and Withholding Tax * The Vanity Press Machine

Let S Get Digital How To Self Publish And Why You Should Third Edition

Author : David Gaughran
ISBN : 9789187109201
Genre : Reference
File Size : 66. 24 MB
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*** Updated & Expanded Third Edition! *** Learn how to publish your work like a pro and start building your audience with the most comprehensive and up-to-date self-publishing guide on the market today. Packed with practical, actionable advice, Let's Get Digitaldelivers the very latest best practices on publishing your work and finding readers. · Boost your writing career with marketing strategies that are proven to sell more books. · Get expert tips on platform building, blogging and social media. · Discover which approaches are best for selling fiction vs. non-fiction. · Implement powerful ways to make your ebooks more discoverable. · Increase your visibility by optimizing keywords and categories. · Weigh the pros and cons of Kindle Unlimited, and find out exactly how to tweak your promotional plans depending on whether you stay exclusive to Amazon or opt for wider distribution. And that's just for starters... Praise for Let's Get Digital: "Let's Get Digital is a must read for anyone considering self-publishing." -- JA Konrath, bestselling author of Trapped, Origin, and Whiskey Sour. "Even with my background as an indie writer, I picked up several valuable tips...this is simply the best book about the ebook revolution that I have read." -- Michael Wallace, bestselling author of the Righteous series. "Credible and comprehensive. I'd recommend it to any writer who is considering self-publishing or anyone interested in the current state of publishing." -- Big Al's Books and Pals - 5 stars. "It should be THE starting point for anyone considering self-publishing today. This book is a Pixel Pick, and should be considered required reading for any Indie author." -- Pixel of Ink. *** Table of Contents *** Introduction to the 3rd edition, January 2018 Introduction to the 1st edition, July 2011 PART ONE: HOW TO PUBLISH A BOOK 1. Writing to Market 2. Finding a Proper Editor 3. Covers, Blurbs, Taglines 4. Building Your Book 5. Pricing to Sell 6. Optimizing Metadata—Keywords & Categories 7. Distribution: Wide or Exclusive? 8. Your First Readers 9. Platform Building & Related Terrors 10. Planning for Success PART TWO: THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION 11. Birth of the Kindle 12. Pirates! 13. The Lure of Self-Publishing 14. Myths, Shibboleths, Zombie Memes 15. Scammers & Weasels 16. The Age of the Algorithm 17. How the Kindle Store Works 18. Paperbacks, Short Stories. Reviews, Practicalities 19. Starting from Zero 20. Resources PART THREE: SUCCESS STORIES

Write Publish Repeat

Author : Sean Platt
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Genre : Reference
File Size : 31. 26 MB
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Indie Author Survival Guide Second Edition

Author : Susan Quinn
ISBN : 1512090042
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File Size : 85. 17 MB
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**UPDATED SECOND EDITION** This book is for every author who's thinking about indie publishing, or has already taken the leap, and wonders why no one told them about the sharks, the life-sucking social media quicksand, or the best way to avoid sales-checking, yellow-spotted fever. This is a guide for the heart as much as the head. And because I promised myself that I wouldn't write a book about how I made a gazillion dollars publishing ebooks, I would write about the fear: owning it, overcoming it, facing it. From a person who didn't pursue a creative life for a long time, and then discovered creativity can set you free. Note: gazillion is a technical term, which in this case means something less than a million and more than the average income in my state. The Guide is intended to take a first-time-publishing author from those first tentative steps, through the leap, and into the great adventure of indie publishing. Already-published authors who want to jump-start lagging sales or launch a new series will also benefit from nuts-and-bolts marketing advice as well as inspiration for the long-haul of their publishing journey. Susan Kaye Quinn is the author of the Singularity Series, the Mindjack Trilogy and the Debt Collector serial (as well as other speculative fiction works) and has been indie publishing since 2011. She's not an indie rockstar or a breakout success: she's one of thousands of solidly midlist indie authors making a living with their works. This book is based on her experience in self-publishing fiction-the First Edition was published in 2013, the Second Edition in 2015, updated to account for changes in the industry. It's a guide to help her fellow writer-friends take their own leaps into the wild (and wonderful) world of indie publishing... and not only survive, but thrive. Coming Soon: For Love or Money: Crafting An Indie Author Career The Indie Author Survival Guide is designed to take a first-time-publishing author through the publication of their first indie book. For Love or Money looks at parlaying that first book into a career. TESTIMONIALS FOR THE GUIDE "I recently became an indie author. I was lucky enough to find this book at just the right time, and it became my bible. It's still the most useful how-to book on my writing shelf!" - Garrett Davis, author of Port Starbird "Indie publishing can be a jungle. Susan provides you with a map, a compass, and best of all, a machete to get through the tangles. Not only educational, it's inspirational and my go-to book whenever I feel lost." - Annetta Ribken, author of Still Not Nice or the Strange Planet Inside My Head "I regularly recommend this book to people who want to break into indie. Great advice, great community." - Kim Wells, author of Mariposa "I recommend The Indie Author Survival Guide to anyone who wants to enter self-publishing with a solid foundation. I discovered it a few years after I began my series and still learned a lot from it." - Patricia Gilliam, author of The Hannaria Series

Starting Out As An Indie Author

Author : Ruth Nestvold
ISBN : 9781508063230
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 48. 98 MB
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Have you written your first book and are considering self-publishing? Perhaps you have started looking into the possibility and are feeling overwhelmed by all the options, all the things you need to do and learn in order to become an indie author? Or maybe you aren’t even sure yet whether self-publishing is for you or not, and you want to find out more of what is involved before you decide. STARTING OUT AS AN INDIE AUTHOR was written for beginning self-publishers and covers the basics on where to sell your books, formatting for eBook and print, and developing marketing strategies. It includes a number of step-by-step instructions for everything from cover design, to setting up eBooks for various distributors, to creating ads with Facebook and Amazon Marketing Services. In addition, there is advice on any number of topics: eBook pricing, using distributors, how much to spend on self-publishing, and writing blurbs for your books. With this sanity-saving book as a guide, you will have a much better grasp on what is involved in self-publishing and will be able to approach the task realistically and with eyes wide open. Including an interview with Kate Sparkes, author of the bestselling Bound series! Contents: Part I: Is Self-Publishing for You? Chapter 1: Advantages and Disadvantages of Self-Publishing Chapter 2: Potential Self-Publishing Mudholes Chapter 3: The Costs of Publishing as an Indie Author Part II: Getting Ready to Publish Chapter 4: Why Editing is Important - and Who can Probably Skip the Expense After All. Chapter 5: Preparing Your Manuscript for eBook Retailers Chapter 6: Cover Options for Indie Authors Chapter 7: Writing Blurbs and Descriptions for your Books Chapter 8: Amazon Delivery Fees and Reducing the File Size of Your EBook Part III: Publishing Your Book Chapter 9: EBook Pricing Chapter 10: To KDP Select or not to KDP Select Chapter 11: Using Distributors for Getting into Online Bookstores Chapter 12: The Importance of Keywords Chapter 13: Formatting the Interior of your Book for Print Chapter 14: Creating a Wraparound Cover for your Print Book Part IV: Marketing Chapter 15: The Big Challenge: Becoming Visible Chapter 16: How to Develop a Strategy for eBook Promotions Chapter 17: Alexa Rankings for eBook Ad Sites Chapter 18: Advertising Sites Chapter 19: Social Media and Cross Promotion Chapter 20: Newsletter Basics Part V: Final Thoughts Chapter 21: Why “Write the Next Book” isn’t Enough; Or: What to do if your Books aren’t Selling Chapter 22: Rolling with the Changes

Marketing Your Book An Author S Guide

Author : Alison Baverstock
ISBN : 9781408147979
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 78. 18 MB
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Authors will benefit hugely from this practical book by seeing how effective they can be at helping to promote their own books. Alison Baverstock encourages authors to work with publishers and agents but also explains how to 'go it alone' for authors who plan to self publish. The book covers: how marketing works; what opportunities there are; how authors can help; how to get noticed; how to get local publicity, organise a launch event and keep the momentum going after publication. The book also provides authors with a real insight into the publishing process and contains illuminating interviews with everyone concerned: editors, marketing people and, most importantly, authors.

Knife Music A Novel

Author : David Carnoy
ISBN : 9781590205822
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 37. 6 MB
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Tense and twisting, Knife Music is the story of a doctor struggling to clear his name after being accused of raping and causing the suicide of a young girl. The novel pits Ted Cogan, a forty-three-year- old surgeon and self-described womanizer, against Hank Madden, a handicapped veteran detective. From the outset it's not clear who is victim and who is victimizer, as the usually dispassionate Madden grapples with his long-suppressed prejudices and his obsession with bringing Ted Cogan to justice at any cost. It all leads up to the most stunning surprise ending since Scott Turow's Presumed Innocent.

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