Self Publishing Guide for Independent Authors

There are many sites that are made for self-published writers that you can take advantage of and promote your book. You should also look into local libraries that often have groups for self-published authors. There are often book fairs ...

Author: Anthony Ekanem

Publisher: Anthony Ekanem

ISBN: 9783961124503

Category: Business & Economics

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If you have always dreamed of being a writer, you can live your dreams by writing your own book and then self-publishing. Self-publishing is the way that many writers today are choosing to get their book out to the public. Self-publishing today is not the same as it was years ago when you had to spend thousands of dollars to publish your book. You can self-publish a book for as little as $500 when you choose a good self-publishing service online. The first thing that you need to do is to know your genre. The one rule of writing is that you should write about what you know. If you have a specific genre that you read, chances are that this is what you will want to write about. Take a look at your interests and the type of books that you read before you decide on your genre. Your book should never be just about making money - it should be about something for which you have a passion. There are many different genres available in both fiction and non-fiction. Before you start your book, have a plan of what it will be about and the genre it will fill. You need to have a specific genre when you are writing a book so that you will be able to market it properly. Some books will cross genre lines - such as paranormal and romance. Some books will fit neatly into a specific genre. It should be clear what the book is about to the reader so that they will be interested in what you have written enough to buy the book. Most readers have types of books that they like to read and tend to stick to one or two genres. If you are writing a non-fiction book, there are also genres. You need to make your book stand out among the rest in a way that will set it apart from other books of the same genre.

Self Publishing Boot Camp Guide for Independent Authors 5th Edition

PRAISE FOR SELF-PUBLISHING BOOT CAMP Carla King is a self-publishing guru and her Self-Publishing Boot Camp Guide for Authors proves just that. Filled with real-life advice for every step of the publishing process, this book is highly ...

Author: Carla King

Publisher: Self-Pub Boot Camp

ISBN: 9781945703157

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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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.

Promoting Your Self Published Book An Independent Author s Guide To Marketing and Exposure

Ambitious, risk-taking and entrepreneurial self-publishing authors will supplant their diminishing presence. This pronouncement is based on my observations of two other creative industries, the music and visual fine arts.

Author: Marques Vickers

Publisher: Marquis Publishing

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Author Marques Vickers’ “Promoting Your Self-Published Book: An Independent Author’s Guide To Marketing and Exposure” is a concise reference guide for authors to market their independently published paperbacks and electronic books. The book offers valuable tips to maximize the expanding sales capabilities of the Internet. This edition details important exposure strategies, existing and emerging sales opportunities and valuable promotional outlets. Nearly 300 useful reference websites are provided to enhance social media strategies, website design, revenue outlets, email marketing, soliciting book reviews and media coverage. “Promoting Your Self-Published Book” stresses a current transformation supplanting the traditional publishing industry. Fresh and innovative creative and revenue opportunities are emerging for entrepreneurial savvy authors, writers, and journalists. The guide stresses the importance and urgency of cultivating a vibrant social media presence via active postings and participation with content, social networking and weblog websites. These activities supplement an author website with videos, feedback capabilities and resources to cultivate new and return buyers. The book stresses the importance of personalization and a writer’s online articulation of their creative vision. Practical advice and supplementary consulting sources are offered on every aspect of website design, effective promoting through media exposure, email marketing and the cultivation of a potential and existing client base to establish long-term sustainability. Chapter #1: The Essential Economics of the Publishing Industry Evaluating the Financial Realities Behind a Traditional Publishing Contract The Changing Economic Landscape for Publishers Substantive Reasons For Self-Publishing The Precarious Future Facing Traditional Publishing Outlets Online Reading Habits Printed Media Versus Electronic Media Creating An Environment of Success and Self-Determination Chapter #2: A Fresh Dependency and Integration of Social Media Maximizing Social Media Reach The Importance of Hashtags as Reference Beacons How to Personalize Social Media The Categories of Social Media Best Suited For Authors Weblogs Automating All of Your Social Media Outlets Together Chapter #3: A Writer’s Website Attractive Packaging Your Role in Creating The Design Concept Designing and Personalizing Your Own Website Evaluating Your Website Host Memorable Domain Name Clarity of Vision Make Your Site Simple to Navigate How The Cellular Phone and Tablets Affect Website Layouts Chapter #4: Drawing Traffic To Your Social Media Pages and Website Qualifying Your Website Viewers Search Engines and Indexes Where and How Often Should You Submit Your Website Pages Buying Traffic and Ad Words Programs Electronic Magazines and Weblogs Chapter #5: Soliciting Book Reviews Print Media Book Editors Seeking Out Diverse Coverage and Reviews How to follow-up with Media Interest Chapter #6: Cultivating Media Exposure and Email Marketing Strategies For Sending Out Press Releases Bulk Email Press Releases Specific Media Submission Guidelines Purchasing Mailing and Media Contact Lists Additional Review Outlets and Their Cumulative Effect Chapter #7: Cultivating Revenue Streams Amazon Publishing Keyword Adverting Programs Bidding For Placement Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, Google Play Books Dropshipping Pre-Printing Books For Resale Reference Category Listings Amazon Related Resources, Author Industry Mailing List Services, Automated Social Media Marketing, Bulk Email Services, Content Community, Currency Converters, Digital and Video Imaging Software, Domain Name Brokers & Registration Services, E-Commerce Shopping Carts, Social Networking Websites, News Media Search Engine Submission Sources, Pay Per Click Traffic, Press Release Services, Search Engines, Self-Publishing Outlets, Weblogs, Website Design Software and Related Services.

Self Publishing for Independent Authors

Explaining how to use the Kindle Direct Publishing, Draft2Digital, and IngramSpark interfaces, how to expertly use Microsoft(R) Word(R) to format your manuscript and with additional information on ISBNs, Legal Deposit and other fundamentals ...

Author: Ian Andrew

Publisher: Book Reality Experience

ISBN: 0648754227

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 138

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International award-winning writer Ian Andrew is a passionate advocate for Indie Authors and their ability to self-publish professionally. His beginner's guide navigates you through the use of eBook, paperback and hardback Print on Demand suppliers so that you can successfully self-publish your first book with ease. Given his twenty plus years experience as a professional instructor and lecturer, Ian details the steps you need to take in an unhurried, plainly written and often humorous way. Explaining how to use the Kindle Direct Publishing, Draft2Digital, and IngramSpark interfaces, how to expertly use Microsoft(R) Word(R) to format your manuscript and with additional information on ISBNs, Legal Deposit and other fundamentals of self-publishing, this is a must-read for any Indie Authors wishing to turn their book dream into a book reality. 2nd Edition with all new updates on the use of KDP for paperback.

Indie Authors

In this context of change, the objective of the study "Indie Authors: The Self-publishing Revolution" is to provide professionals in the book world - be they publishers, agents, authors, booksellers or librarians - with a broad analysis of ...

Author: Javier Celaya

Publisher: Dosdoce

ISBN: 9788494229565

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 88

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Self-publishing is not a new phenomenon. Indeed, it was commonly practiced in the 19th and 20th centuries; the fact that Dostoyevski (incidentally, one of the pioneers of crowdfunding) asked his friends for money to finance his books, that Nietzsche paid for the self-publishing of 50 copies of "Thus spoke Zarathustra" out of his own pocket and that Lewis Carroll did the same thing with "Alice in Wonderland", as did Marcel Proust, Alexandre Dumas, Rudyard Kipling, Mark Twain, Edgar Alan Poe, George Bernard Shaw and Ernest Hemingway, is not something to be overlooked. All of these writers started off as independent authors in the days when paying for the publication of books out of one's own pocket was not looked down on and those who wished to make their work known could use their own means, without shame, to reach a limited audience without being treated with contempt. First and foremost, because it was considered that the author in question believed in his work to the extent that he was willing to invest in it. Self-publishing platforms cannot be overlooked. They are technological companies that publish, distribute and promote on demand. They are fast and have a large portfolio of authors. One of the key elements of this decade (2010-2020) will be the consolidation of self-publishing in the book world. In this context of change, the objective of the study "Indie Authors: The Self-publishing Revolution" is to provide professionals in the book world - be they publishers, agents, authors, booksellers or librarians - with a broad analysis of the impact of self-publishing in the publishing sector so that each one may establish the business opportunities and advantages of self-publishing.

How to Self publish and Market a Children s Book Second Edition

After reading this book, you will understand: - How you can self-publish your children’s story at little or no cost - Why print matters for children’s self-publishing, but why eBooks are also critical for marketing - Why it’s ...

Author: Karen P Inglis

Publisher: Well Said Press

ISBN: 9781913846022

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 268

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An indispensable, easy-to-read resource from international bestselling children's author Karen Inglis. “A masterclass all wrapped up in a book.” Have you written a children’s story that you can’t find a home for? Do you need help with your early self-publishing journey, or with more advanced children's book publishing and marketing strategies? Are you traditionally published but curious about other options? If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, you're in the right place. How to Self-publish and Market a Children's Book (Second Edition) provides practical, in-depth guidance and key strategies for self-publishing in print, eBooks and audiobooks, and for selling more children's books face to face and online. After reading this book, you will understand: - How you can self-publish your children’s story at little or no cost - Why print matters for children’s self-publishing, but why eBooks are also critical for marketing - Why it’s important to work with professional children’s editors, illustrators and cover designers, and where to find them - How to set up successful school visits and other events — and how to plan and run virtual events - Best practice and expectations for getting into bookshops - Which tools and platforms can help with your book marketing, including key strategies for Amazon ads and other advertising - How to get reviews - How to create and market children’s audiobooks - When and how to approach translation and foreign rights - Options for upfront printing and who this is suitable for - Where to find other self-publishers for ongoing support and advice Self-published international bestselling children’s author Karen Inglis has sold over half a million children's books in print, over 20,000 eBooks and over 8,000 audiobooks. Her popular middle grade time travel adventure The Secret Lake is now in translation in nine languages and its long-awaited sequel (2022) has received glowing reviews and very strong early sales. Karen's picture book The Christmas Tree Wish was shortlisted for the 2020 UK Selfies Award for best self-published children's book. Her most recent picture book The Tell-Me Tree has received praise from teachers and parents alike for helping children talk about their feelings, and is being used in UK classrooms. As well as writing for children, Karen has over 30 years' experience as a professional copywriter and writing training consultant. Her ability to organise and explain topics in plain English won her praise and over 100 5-star reviews for the first edition of this book. This expanded and updated edition for 2021, which now includes virtual events, audiobooks, foreign editions, and detailed advertising strategies – as well as more tools and platforms to help with your book marketing – will not disappoint. One reviewer described the first edition as ‘"A masterclass wrapped up in a book’". We think that pretty well sums up the second edition too! With everything together in one place, and a comprehensive table of contents to help you quickly find what you need, How to Self-publish and Market a Children’s Book (Second Edition) provides a powerful ready-reference that you can come back to again and again. 'How to Market a Children's Book' - standalone edition if you understand self-publishing If you are a seasoned children's book self-publisher and are looking only for marketing support, search for 'How to Market a Children's Book' by Karen P Inglis. This separate edition, also released in May 2021, incorporates the marketing content of the combined book. It assumes you fully understand the various self-publishing options and distribution processes for print, eBooks and audiobooks.

Creative Self Publishing

- The history of authorship and self-publishing and where you fit - How to find your ideal readers and ensure they find your books - A proven planning method so you effortlessly bring together your passion, mission and purpose as a writer ...

Author: Alliance of Independent Authors

Publisher: Font Publications

ISBN: 9781913349837

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 470

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It has never been easier to publish a book, but publishing a book is never easy. Creative Self-Publishing is a comprehensive guide to every step in the publishing process, written by the Director of the Alliance of Independent Authors, and drawing on the experience of thousands of members, from those who are just starting out to those who are staggeringly successful. The book takes an individual approach, beginning with you. Your ambitions, your passion, and your sense of purpose not just as a writer, but also as a publisher, and as a creative business owner. In an engaging, easy to read format, you’ll learn: - How to negotiate the seven processes of publishing to reach more readers and sell more books - The business models successful authors are using today - How to overcome resistance and block by fostering creative flow. - The history of authorship and self-publishing and where you fit - How to find your ideal readers and ensure they find your books - A proven planning method so you effortlessly bring together your passion, mission and purpose as a writer and publisher Whether you write fiction, nonfiction, or poetry books, the principles and practices outlined in this book will work for you. You’ll make better books, find more readers, turn them into keener fans, and grow your income, impact and influence as a self-directed and empowered indie author. The creative way.

Self Publishing 3 0

This short book outlines both the concept and campaign and aims to explain to self-publishing authors why Self-Publishing 3.0 is important, the tools and techniques driving this trend, and how to take part in this movement that is enabling ...

Author: Alliance of Independent Authors

Publisher: Font Publications

ISBN: 9781913349417

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 90

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Self-Publishing 3.0 is a concept and a publishing era defined by the concept: that any author (with the requisite skills) now has the means to establish a sustainable and scalable business. It is also a campaign from the Alliance of Independent Authors (#selfpub3.0) that works with authors, readers, literary organizations, and creative industries to support independent authors in acquiring the three necessary skills: writing, publishing and creative business. The Self-Publishing 3.0 era, the era of author enterprise, began around 2018. In this era, writers are moving beyond exclusively signing all rights to a single 3rd-party publisher, or exclusively self-publishing with one platform or service, into true creative and commercial independence. This short book outlines both the concept and campaign and aims to explain to self-publishing authors why Self-Publishing 3.0 is important, the tools and techniques driving this trend, and how to take part in this movement that is enabling authors in more number than ever before to earn a living from writing and publishing books.

Self Publishing Glossary

The information in this book is updated regularly and honed by the shared experiences of the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) – the professional association for self-publishing authors – and the thousands of writers who visit ...

Author: Alliance of Independent Authors

Publisher: Font Publications

ISBN: 9781913588410

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 144

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Do you want to speak the language of the publishing industry and become a more informed indie author? We’re here to help. Getting books published is easier than ever, thanks to digital self-publishing, but learning so many unfamiliar concepts isn’t easy, especially with so much jargon to sift through. It can feel like you need to learn a new language to understand the answers to your questions. The tools, terms and acronyms evolve constantly and even for experienced indie authors, keeping up can be challenging. If only there were a quick reference guide! Enter the Self-Publishing Glossary. After reading this guide, you will understand the latest publishing terms and common lingo used by authors, editors and others, and so be able to: · Share your thoughts in any author or publishing community · Break down book production processes · Get better results by asking better questions · Identify essential publishing tools and software · Unravel marketing jargon and acronyms · And more – including talk confidently to audio-producers, designers, distributors, editors, influencers, librarians, marketers and fellow authors. The information in this book is updated regularly and honed by the shared experiences of the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) – the professional association for self-publishing authors – and the thousands of writers who visit ALLi’s Self-Publishing Advice Centre each month. Based on our hundreds of blog posts, podcast episodes, and conversations with successful indie authors and ALLi advisors, this glossary will not only expand your publishing vocabulary but also give you insights into tools, technology and techniques that will make you a better publisher. If you’re ready to become a savvier author and grow your knowledge of the publishing space, grab Self-Publishing Glossary and let ALLi help you turn your imagination into income.

150 Self Publishing Questions Answered

There’s no question that ALLi hasn’t seen. In fact, this book answers questions you probably haven't thought of.

Author: Alliance of Independent Authors

Publisher: Font Publications

ISBN: 9781913349882

Category: 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.