"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.
Author: David Gaughran
Publisher: David Gaughran
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
*** UPDATED & EXPANDED 2nd EDITION *** This award-winning, bestselling self-publishing guide has been re-released as a new updated and expanded 2nd edition, with 75,000 words of essays, articles, and how-to guides, as well as contributions from 30 bestselling indie authors including J Carson Black, Bob Mayer, Debora Geary, Mark Edwards, and many more. "You won't make any money from self-publishing." MYTH! The internet has revolutionized every business it has come into contact with, and publishing is no different. For the first time, these changes are handing power back to the writer. It's up to YOU if you want to profit from them. Let's Get Digital: How To Self-Publish, And Why You Should (Updated 2nd Edition) covers everything from how the disruptive power of the internet has changed the publishing business forever to the opportunities this has created for writers. It gives you practical, hands-on advice, sharing the very latest best practices on editing, cover design, formatting, and pricing. It gives you proven marketing strategies that won't eat into your writing time and are actually effective at selling books. It also shares tips on platform building, blogging, and social networking, and explains which approaches are best for selling fiction versus non-fiction, and what writers should really focus on. This new updated 2nd edition now has more options for those on a tighter budget, teaches you how to get your book into print (and why that helps selling e-books), tells you why you should start a mailing list immediately, and shares the pros and cons of going exclusive with Amazon. 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 *** PART ONE: DIGITAL REVOLUTION 1. Appetite for Disruption 2. Here Be Pirates! 3. Royalties 4. What We Talk About When We Talk About Editing 5. Literary Agents 6. The 800lb Gorilla: Amazon 7. Print Is Doomed 8. E-book Dominance Is Inevitable 9. Publishers: The New Travel Agents? 10. The Age of the Algorithm 11. Self-publishing Myths 12. A Great Time to Be a Writer 13. ...Unless You Fall For These Scams PART TWO: DIGITAL SELF-PUBLISHING Step 1: Publishing When Ready Step 2: Cover Design Step 3: Working With An Editor Step 4: Formatting & Killer Layouts Step 5: Pricing To Sell Step 6: Uploading & Metadata Step 7: Marketing is Easy Step 8: Platform Building Step 9: Developing A Sticky Readership Step 10: How To Kickstart Your Sales PART THREE: SUCCESS STORIES Cheryl Shireman Victorine Lieske Michael Hicks CJ Archer Beth Orsoff Bob Mayer Debora Geary Sibel Hodge Consuelo Saah Baehr Steven L. Hawk Suzanne Tyrpak Mel Comley Jason Letts Melanie Nilles Jan Hurst-Nicholson KC May Terri Reid N Gemini Sasson Susanne O'Leary Shayne Parkinson Stacey Wallace Benefiel Sarah Woodbury Kenneth Rosenberg Katie Klein William Esmont Lexi Revellian J Carson Black Imogen Rose Mark Edwards CD Reiss Appendix A: Publishing Checklist Appendix B: Mailing Lists Appendix C: Let's Get Physical Appendix D: Shorter Stories Appendix E: Reviews Appendix F: KDP Select Appendix G: Practicalities Appendix H: Resources Keywords: publishing, self-publishing, how to publish, how to self-publish, indie publishing, e-publishing, digital publishing, kindle, amazon, writing, marketing, book marketing, author, digital revolution, how to sell books