Self Publishing for Independent Authors

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

Author: Ian Andrew

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ISBN: 0648222241

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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 three decades of 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, CreateSpace and IngramSpark interfaces, how to expertly use Microsoft(R) Word 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. Ian Andrew is the Publishers Weekly BookLife grand prize winner, a partner member of the Alliance of Independent Authors, an associate of the Australian Publishers Association and a member of IngramSpark's International Advisory Board for Independent Authors.

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:

ISBN: 1913349438

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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.

A GUIDE TO SUCCESSFUL SELF PUBLISHING

If you like this book, then please check out Human Branding for Authors: How to be Human in an AI World? This book is perfect for anyone interested in self-publishing.

Author: Connor Whiteley

Publisher: CGD Publishing

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Do you want to publish your book? Do you want to free from traditional publishers and looking to self-publishing? Do you just want to get your book out into the world? If the answer is yes to any of those questions, then this is the book for you. As in this book you’ll learn about all the different self-publishing options as well as the amazing tools and opportunities that are available to us as self-published authors. By the end of this book, you’ll know all the major options that are available to use as a self-published author and you’ll know of the tools you’ll need to be able to successfully self-publish. If you like this book, then please check out Human Branding for Authors: How to be Human in an AI World? This book is perfect for anyone interested in self-publishing. BOOK CONTAINS LINK TO FREE GIFT! Content: Introduction Part One: Considerations and Essentials Before You Self-Publish Before you Publish Bookstores aren’t Bookstores Keywords Titles Book Covers Book Descriptions Pen Names What to Write: Standalones, Series or Serial Pricing Part Two: Publishing Your Book Exclusivity vs Wide Publishing How to Publish on Amazon How to Publish an Ebook How to Publish a Print Book How to Publish an Audiobook Part Three: Marketing Overview Author Website and Mailing List A Quick Marketing Overview: Content Marketing, Ads and more And much, much more…

Writers Artists Guide to Self Publishing

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.

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Yearbooks

ISBN: 1472970292

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Practical advice from experts in self-publishing--including the pitfalls to avoid. 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.

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.

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: 100

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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.

Self Publishing Guide for Independent Authors

All associated costs and fees were paid by the author. Those who wanted to self-publish their book were not considered to be good authors.

Author: Anthony Ekanem

Publisher: Anthony Ekanem

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 47

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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.

Self Publishing Boot Camp Guide for Independent Authors 5th Edition

PRAISE FOR SELF-PUBLISHING BOOT CAMP Carla King is a self-publishing guru and ... today's best service providers and software solutions for indie authors.

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.

My Publishing Imprint

Do you want to be a publisher? Don't settle for Amazon's free ISBN until you read this book. My Publishing Imprint answers these important questions: - Do you have to create a publishing imprint to publish a book?

Author: David Wogahn

Publisher: PartnerPress

ISBN: 9781944098131

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 108

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Are you planning to self-publish? Do you want to be a publisher? Don't settle for Amazon's free ISBN until you read this book. My Publishing Imprint answers these important questions: - Do you have to create a publishing imprint to publish a book? - Do you need to establish an entity or register a business name if you want to be recognized as the publisher of a book? - What are the legal and business considerations? - Where does your publishing imprint name appear in public and industry records? - How do you research names? - What do other indie publishers do? - What are the risks of using a free Amazon ISBN? My Publishing Imprint is your guide to understanding the facts, your options, and the key decisions you need to make before you publish a book. Once made, they cannot be reversed unless you republish your book.

Field Notes For Writers

Not sure if you have the time? Maybe you’ve written one. Now you want to know what to do next. Field Notes for Writers will help you take that next step or decide to write that book.

Author: Peter Mulraney

Publisher: Peter Mulraney

ISBN: 9780648104605

Category: Reference

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Field notes from the experience of self-publishing 25 books Are you thinking about writing a book but you’re not sure how to go about it? Not sure if you have the time? Maybe you’ve written one. Now you want to know what to do next. Field Notes for Writers will help you take that next step or decide to write that book. Table of contents Writing A Book With A Day Job The secret to becoming a great writer. Project management for self-published authors Writing a series as a marketing strategy Self-Promotion for Indie Authors. Productivity – a question of awareness A look at self-editing Self-Publishing: It’s a profession, not a hobby. 13 useful resources for writers Writing a non-fiction book My writer’s toolkit Setting up Microsoft Word Beware the vultures Repurposing content

Self Publishing in New Zealand

How do you publish, market and distribute a book in New Zealand? This book demystifies the self-publishing process and provides some much-needed clarity on the topic, with information and resources specific to New Zealand.

Author: H L Kennedy

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ISBN: 0995121117

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Page: 220

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How do you publish, market and distribute a book in New Zealand? This book demystifies the self-publishing process and provides some much-needed clarity on the topic, with information and resources specific to New Zealand. Self-Publishing in New Zealand will take you through the whole operation, from decisions about print and design, to effective sales and marketing, to getting your book into bookshops and other retail outlets. It will provide you with questions to ask your printer or publisher, and help you spot potential scams. The face of self-publishing has changed. Its easier than ever before to use distribution channels to showcase your work and get it into the hands of your readers. With the right resources and knowledge you can turn your writing dreams into publishing reality. Whether you are new to self publishing, or an experienced independent author, Self-Publishing in New Zealand will help you find the best strategies to maximise your books potential.

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:

ISBN: 191334942X

Category:

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.

The Path of the Indie or How to Self Publish Your Book

This book is your one stop guide to publishing your book on multiple e-book platforms, print on demand and audio.

Author: Martin V. Parece II

Publisher: Parece Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Reference

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This book is your one stop guide to publishing your book on multiple e-book platforms, print on demand and audio. Inside you’ll find detailed walkthroughs on the process itself, the websites you’ll need to use and extensive advice on the process. Here’s what I could do – I could promise you everything. The sun, moon and stars will be yours to command. If you read my book, you will be the next big author, and you’ll make so much money that you’ll have no choice to give it all away because you can’t possibly spend it all in one lifetime. I’m not going to do that. Why? Because that’s exactly what all the other books, websites and so-called experts do, and it’s simply not true. Here’s what I will do – I will guide you through the entire process from start to finish. I’ll use my experience from the last several years to help you avoid the mistakes that I (and many other indie authors) have made and still make. I’ll offer you all the advice I can, and with any luck (and a lot of hard work) you’ll publish a book!

Self Publishing Glossary From A book to Zero Rating the Terms Indie Authors Need to Know

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 ...

Author: Alliance Of Independent Authors

Publisher: Font Publications

ISBN: 1913588424

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 144

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At the Alliance of Independent Authors, we understand that the world of self-publishing can be confusing, even daunting. With so much to learn in a world where conditions are constantly changing, it helps if you speak the language. Like every profession, publishing has some mystifying jargon. With this glossary in hand, you will understand all the terminology and learn to "speak publishing", from a-books to zero rating, like an indie author pro.

Choose the Best Self Publishing Services

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.

Author: Alliance of Independent Authors

Publisher: Font Publications

ISBN: 9781909888913

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 242

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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.

The Global Indie Author

What I loved best is that I know each chapter was extensively researched. I put a lot of work into finding answers on the Internet. This book saves you all that trouble. Buy this book and spend your precious time writing!

Author: M. A. Demers

Publisher:

ISBN: 0991677617

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 484

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Self-publishing has truly come into its own. Indie titles have captured up to 25% of the U.S. market, and the phenomenon has expanded globally, with success stories now found in Europe and as far away as India. But as the business has grown so too have the potential landmines, and authors who are best equipped to avoid the traps are those who are best informed. The Global Indie Author 3rd Edition is the definitive guide to this growth industry, exposing its secrets, separating fact from fiction, and providing clear advice for implementing a successful self-publishing project. This edition has been completely updated to reflect developments in ebook technology and includes illustrated step-by-step instructions for building ePubs and Kindle books from your manuscript. Readers will also find tips for designing a print book in a word processor, and how to deal with quality issues with print on demand. The Global Indie Author covers all aspects of self-publishing including: * Book Structure * Manuscript Editing * Copyright and Registration * Copyright and Trademark Infringement * Libel, Obscenity, Hate Literature, Civil Liability * The ISBN System * Software * Manuscript Formatting for eBooks * HTML Editing * Cover and Interior Images * Building and Testing Kindle Books and ePubs * Print Production * Marketing * Distribution and Royalties * Payments and Withholding Tax * The Vanity Press Machine Praise for The Global Indie Author: "I have read many books about self-publishing and have to say how impressed I am with the incredible detail and research that went into putting this book together. Demers goes through virtually everything an author who wants to understand this world would need to know in order to make informed decisions. This tops my recommended list for anybody considering learning more about self-publishing in either print or ebook or both." - Mark Lefebvre, Director, Self-Publishing and Author Relations, Kobo Writing Life "If you are self-publishing, buy The Global Indie Author and read it cover to cover. It is quite possibly the best resource book available for independent authors. It combines overall strategies with step-by-step instructions and expertly guides authors through the complex maze of self-publishing both print and e-books." - Mark Hanen, Words: I Know What I Want To Say - I Just Don't Know How To Say It "The Global Indie Author is an excellent book for anyone who wants a comprehensive guide through the indie publishing journey, whether you are living in the U.S. or living in Denmark. What I loved best is that I know each chapter was extensively researched. I put a lot of work into finding answers on the Internet. This book saves you all that trouble. Buy this book and spend your precious time writing!" - Kate Tremills, Messenger and Queen Isabel

Self Publishing Boot Camp Guide for Independent Authors 5th Edition

Those who realize there are no shortcuts are going to succeed when they adhere to those standards and take the necessary steps to publish professionally.This 4th edition of the Self-Publishing Boot Camp Guide for Independent Authors offers ...

Author: Carla King

Publisher: Self-Pub Boot Camp

ISBN: 1945703164

Category:

Page: 418

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There are all kinds of ways for authors to publish today. You can upload your book directly to Amazon and the other major online bookstores or use a distributor to reach hundreds of stores. The trouble is, most authors publish too early, before doing any market research, before asking for feedback from early readers, and without professional editing and design. Authors who want to make a career of writing and publishing need to know there are standards and steps to follow. Those who realize there are no shortcuts are going to succeed when they adhere to those standards and take the necessary steps to publish professionally.This 4th edition of the Self-Publishing Boot Camp Guide for Independent Authors offers advice on marketing, editing, design, book production, and business authors need. 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 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.

Make Your Own Book

Most people equate writing a book with writing a novel, which is a fiction story. This is not the case when it comes to writing, especially writing today. There is a very big market for non-fiction books as well.

Author: Verna McCoy

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 9783739659978

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 39

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Most people equate writing a book with writing a novel, which is a fiction story. This is not the case when it comes to writing, especially writing today. There is a very big market for non-fiction books as well. Cookbooks, how-to books, motivational books and biographies are all examples of non-fiction books that sell very well and are often self published.

Copyright Bill of Rights

We present our answers to these important questions in the form of a Copyright Bill of Rights that builds on the work of previous authors and copyright activists to take into account the experience of self-publishing writers over the past ...

Author: Orna Ross

Publisher: Orna Ross

ISBN: 9781909888906

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 48

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Copyright law, policy, and practice underwrites the publication and sale of books. The income that every author and publisher receives derives from copyright law. Independent authors, who are both writers and publishers, and who actively manage their own publishing rights, need to understand the importance of copyright and how to assert their rights in the digital age. As a global nonprofit organization promoting ethics and excellence in self-publishing, ALLi advocates for the fair treatment and empowerment of the individual (“indie”) author in the publishing and self-publishing sectors. It is our responsibility, and our honor, to put forward the issues that independent authors face in the course of doing their work and running their businesses. No issue is more fundamental than copyright. How can we ensure that copyright law remains robust and flexible enough to offer the incentive, protection and reward it promises for those authors who produce and distribute their books on self-publishing platforms, and license only some of their publishing rights to trade publishers and other rights buyers? How can we ensure that authors understand and avail of their economic and moral rights in the rapidly changing, technologized and entrepreneurial environment within which they do their work? We present our answers to these important questions in the form of a Copyright Bill of Rights that builds on the work of previous authors and copyright activists to take into account the experience of self-publishing writers over the past decade.