The Naked Author A Guide to Self publishing

Written by a publishing consultant and author, with plenty of advice from other industry professionals, this book offers an objective analysis of the processes and companies involved in self-publishing.

Author: Alison Baverstock

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408157091

Category: Reference

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New digital technology, falling production costs and a new type of company offering publishing services have contributed to self-publishing becoming a viable option for writers, rather than a poor second to finding a commercial publishing deal. Written by a publishing consultant and author, with plenty of advice from other industry professionals, this book offers an objective analysis of the processes and companies involved in self-publishing. It helps you to analyse your objectives, define and meet the needs of your audience and looks at the right kind of content for self publishing. It also provides insight into the editorial processes you will need to put your content through, how to commission services from freelancers and companies and how to get a product worthy of your name. It helps you to understand format and design options, and key issues concerning distribution, sales and marketing. Self-publishing is a costly venture and this guide will help you to scrutinise your investment choices and produce a more professional-looking product. Contains a Foreword by Mark Coker, Founder of Smashwords.

The Joy of Self Publishing

Please contact the seller through Amazon if you would like a dedication written
by the author. ... I spotted details of her forthcoming book on self-publishing, due
to be published in October 2011, The Naked Author – A Guide to Self-Publishing.

Author: Mike Buchanan

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 9781456604875

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

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Self-publishing can be more rewarding than being published - creatively, financially, and in other respects - if you go about it the right way. You could well be confused, as many self-publishers are, by the multiplicity of options available to you. The good news is that you can now make your books visible and available to book buyers around the world at minimal cost. An ebook (PDF) edition of this book was made available worldwide at no cost, an edition for the Kindle, iPad, Nook, Sony eReader and other e-readers made available for GBP95.00, a paperback edition made available worldwide for GBP42.00. As a self-publisher, what are your options for new books? Should you choose an offset lithography print run, a digital print run, or maybe print-on-demand (POD)? Hardback or paperback, or other formats? Possibly an ebook too? And, crucially, how will you get your books distributed cost-effectively to buyers around the world? This book will take you through the options and explain their relative advantages and disadvantages. It provides guidance on selecting book topics with strong sales potential; writing distinctively; obtaining a professional critique of your work; writing content-rich non-fiction; writing in a number of genres; choosing between hardback and paperback and other formats; choosing the optimal printing method; book content formatting; book specifications; colour plate section options; distribution; print-on-demand ('POD'); order fulfilment; dealing with Amazon, Lightning Source, Nielsen, and Bowker; printers; copy-editors and proofreaders; typesetters; cover designers; photographers; pricing and marketing your books; and a whole lot more besides. The book includes a sample chapter from the author's international bestseller Two Men in a Car (a businessman, a chauffeur, and their holidays in France) along with the plate section from the book. Mike Buchanan, a British writer and former business consultant, is the author of eight books since 2008. He's been published internationally by a leading publisher (in English and Chinese editions), and he's self-published. He much prefers self-publishing for a variety of reasons. In January 2010, at the age of 52, he took early retirement and now writes and self-publishes full-time. He developed the model of 'commercial self-publishing' outlined in this book. The model has been designed to help self-publishers enjoy their writing more, increase their output of strong titles, and maximise their profits.

Writers Artists Guide to Getting Published

Self-publishing and sponsored publishing have always been around, with
authors paying in part or full for the production costs of their works. In her book
The Naked Author: A Guide to Self-Publishing (A&C Black, 2011), Alison
Baverstock ...

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472950208

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The W&A Guide to Getting Published provides the would-be published author with expert knowledge on securing a book deal – from preparing a manuscript for submission, to finding an agent, from working with an Editor, to effective self-promotion. It considers all stages in the 'selling' of your idea and manuscript and gives up-to-date information on how the publishing industry functions and how authors can best navigate its mysteries and complexities. Each chapter provides practical, how-to advice on what to do, where to seek additional help, what costs might be involved, cautionary dos and don'ts, and useful case studies. This guide considers all publishing formats (print, digital and audio) and markets (fiction, non-fiction, children's and books for adults) to offer all-round support for the budding writer.

Mass Authorship and the Rise of Self Publishing

“What Is the Difference between a Self-Publisher and an Indie Author?”, Alliance
of Independent Authors, ... 3–4 (2012): 769. 10. Teresa Mummert, Indie Author
Guide of Awesome (n.p.: printed by author, 2013), Kindle edition, chap. 2. ... “
Final Thoughts,” in The Naked Truth about Self-Publishing, ed. Jana DeLeon et
al.

Author: Timothy Laquintano

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781609384456

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 243

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Drawing on eight years of research and interviews with more than eighty self-published writers, Mass Authorship avoids the polemics, instead showing how writers are actually thinking about and dealing with this brave new world. Timothy Laquintano compares the experiences of self-publishing authors in three distinct genres--poker strategy guides, memoirs, and romance novels--as well as those of writers whose self-published works hit major bestseller lists. He finds that the significance of self-publishing and the challenge it presents to traditional publishing depend on the aims of authors, the desires of their readers, the affordances of their platforms, and the business plans of the companies that provide those platforms.

The Naked Truth About Self Publishing

I'd already planned to selfpublish them, not because I was psychic and knew
indie publishing would be the next big thing, but ... editor, and a week later, I had
a new agent and my first book contract for “The Essential Guide to Grief and
Grieving. ... Leading up to the deadline, one of my writer friends started posting to
our ...

Author: The Indie Voice

Publisher: Theresa Ragan

ISBN:

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NV Magazine

... guide to publishing , in 2002. The Naked Author is a marriage of those two
books . ... Traditional self - publishing ( going to a printer ) may require you to
order a certain number of books and does not include those extras . MAKE SURE
THE ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556041091158

Category: African American businesspeople

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Writers Artists Yearbook 2017

Her research into selfpublishing has been published in a range of journals,
magazines for writers and the national press. She is the author of The Naked
Author (Bloomsbury 2011) and Marketing your book: an author's guide (
Bloomsbury ...

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472928665

Category: Reference

Page: 816

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This bestselling guide to all areas of publishing and the media is completely revised and updated every year. The Yearbook is packed with advice, inspiration and practical guidance on who to contact and how to get published. New articles in the 2017 edition on: Stronger together: writers united by Maggie Gee Life writing: telling other people's stories by Duncan Barrett (co-author of the Sunday Times bestseller GI Brides) The how-to of writing 'how-to' books by Kate Harrison (author of the 5:2 Diet titles) Self-publishing Dos and Dont's by Alison Baverstock The Path to a bestseller by Clare Mackintosh (author of the 2015 Let Me Go) Getting your lucky break by Claire McGowan Getting your poetry out there by Neil Astley (MD and Editor at Bloodaxe Books) Selling yourself and your work online by Fig Taylor Then and now: becoming a science fiction and fantasy writer - Aliette de Bodard Writing (spy) fiction - Mick Herron Making waves online - Simon Appleby All articles are reviewed and updated every year. Key articles on Copyright Law, Tax, Publishing Agreements, E-publishing, Publishing news and trends are fully updated every year. Plus over 4,000 listings entries on who to contact and how across the media and publishing worlds In short it is 'Full of useful stuff' - J.K. Rowling Foreword to the 2017 edition by Deborah Levy.

The Writer s Guide to Self promotion and Publicity

From crowded tenements and elegant homes the citizens take their places . . . as
thousands of naked runners set off in ... This book is set for publication the week
of the New York City Marathon , [ here we inserted publication date , publisher ...

Author: Elane Feldman

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: UOM:39015020770296

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 212

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Explores ways to publicize and promote yourself as a writer--how to be taken seriously by an agent, and how to keep your name in the minds of newspaper or magazine editors

How to Choose a Winning Title

A Guide for Writers, Editors, and Publishers Nat G. Bodian. not so familiar as to
be trite, as in The Naked and the Dead, when triteness is canceled out by an
amusing or interesting twist.” Meredith, in ... V.TITLING. FOR SELF-PUBLISHERS
Planning to publish yourself? ... *Adapted from The Complete Guide to Self-
Publishing by Tom and Marilyn Ross, Cincinnati: Writer's Digest Books, 1985.
Used by ...

Author: Nat G. Bodian

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015014364155

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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Provides practical advice on selecting a title for fiction, textbooks, dictionaries, series, children's books, and technical books, and discusses marketing, legal considerations, and magazine names

Writer s Guide to Book Editors Publishers and Literary Agents

Trace Murphy, Editor, Religious Publishing — Scholarly and popular works on
religion and spirituality. ... is a major player in publication of innovative and
quality nonfiction, concentrating on areas of self-help, business, entertainment,
California interest, and exposes. ... Mercury Rising by Rich Lynch; The Naked
Truth: A Woman Inside the Corporate Ranks of Playboy by Stephanie Wells-
Walper, with ...

Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: Prima Pub

ISBN: 0761522174

Category: Reference

Page: 936

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A guide to the names and specialities of American and Canadian publishers, editors, and literary agents.

Writer s Guide to Book Editors Publishers and Literary Agents 1999 2000

... 786 - 1600 Dove Books is a major player in publication of innovative and
quality nonfiction , concentrating on areas of self ... The Naked Truth : A Woman
Inside the Corporate Ranks of Playboy by Stephanie Wells - Walper with Judith
Estrine ...

Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN: 0761513531

Category: Authorship

Page: 984

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Over the years, "Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents has helped thousands of writers just like you get their books published. With the best and most up-to-date listings of key book publishing insiders, "Writer's Guide gets you past the reject piles and into the hands of the right people. Nowhere else will you find the detail, the insight, the depth. Nowhere else will you find the solid inside information. "Writer's Guide is your key to book publishing success. It gets you inside. It gets you noticed. Your talent will do the rest. "Beats the pants off "Writer's Market." --Michael Werner, coauthor of "Databases for Businesses and "Using Lotus 1-2-3 "This guide started my book publishing career." --Marcos McPeek Villatoro, author of "A Fire in the Earth, They Say That I Am Two, and "Walking to La Milpa "The finest lead source that I've ever seen. A must buy for every writer, published or not!" --Derek Savage, author of "The Second Coming and "The Dancer "Invaluable information, from query letter to book proposal. This book has made my dreams come true." --Eileen Oster, author of "The Healing Mind "This book got my foot in the door." --Wynn Goldsmith, writer "A masterpiece. I have never found so much practical information in this type of book before." --Walter Lambert, author of "Healing the Trauma of Divorce "As a writer and literary agent, this book has been invaluable." --Mary N. Oluonye, O-Squared Literary Agency "Jeff Herman has crammed a generous helping of information and advice into this invaluable book." --Paul Nathan, "Publishers Weekly ""Writer's Guide haseclipsed both "Literary Market Place and "Writer's Market as a source of projects for our agency. At least a third of our sales last year came as a result of this book." --Michael Snell, Michael Snell Literary Agency About the Author /Jeff Herman is founder of The Jeff Herman Literary Agency, one of New York's leading agencies for writers. He has sold hundreds of titles and represents dozens of top authors.

Writer s Guide to Book Editors Publishers and Literary Agents 2002 2003

interest , popular psychology and self - help , and humor . The house publishes
books in hardcover , trade paperback , and mass - market paperback formats .
Hyperion operates a strong children ' s program that encompasses Hyperion
Books ...

Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN: 0761530231

Category: Authorship

Page: 912

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This one-of-a-kind reference provides critical information on securing publishing contracts.

Let s Get Naked

Many women are insecure about the way they look. This is a guide to free yourself from self-hate.

Author: Herman Chow

Publisher:

ISBN: 1074559223

Category:

Page: 125

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Many women are insecure about the way they look. This is a guide to free yourself from self-hate.

Writer s Guide to Book Editors Publishers and Literary Agents 1997 1998

Among the several Carol imprints, Birch Lane Press highlights general trade
nonfiction (and occasional lead fiction), and Citadel Press accents film, popular
culture, and titles in self- awareness/improvement. The Carol Publishing Group ...

Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN: 0761505083

Category: Authors and publishers

Page: 864

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This book contains the names and addresses of acquisitions editors at top publishing houses, as well as their area of expertise and information on top literary agents. First time and experienced authors will find the information they need to get their "big break" in the writing business instead of having their manuscripts end up in the slush pile.

Mecklermedia s Official Internet World

... resources pertaining to the author of The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy and
others. Arachnoid Writer's Alliance http://www.vena.com/arachnoid/index.html
Unpublished and self-published authors can post their books on this Web site.

Author: Marshall Breeding

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: 1568843445

Category: Computers

Page: 862

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A comprehensive guide to the Web's more than five thousand sites is broken down into thirty major subject areas and provides up-to-date information on browsers, connectivity, and visuals of WWW home pages. Original. (All Users)

Publish Your Photo Book

A Guide to Self-publishing Bill Owens ... This exposure of your work is the main
reason for self - publishing . The second reason is credibility . Ralph Gibson , the
author of Deja Vu and several other books was one of dozens of New York avant
- garde photographers ... hunters , ( All with dead deer strapped to the hood of
their cars ) or a book showing their mother standing naked making chicken soup
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Author: Bill Owens

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015006314432

Category: Photographs

Page: 136

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Writer s Guide to Book Editors Publishers and Literary Agents 1998 1999

... Skull of Charlotte Corday and Other Stories by Leslie Dick ; Eating Chinese
Food Naked by Mei Ng ; Go Now by Richard Hell . ... Projects include
Prospecting Your Way to Sales Success by Bill Good ; Lost Laysen by Margaret
Mitchell ( author of Gone with the Wind ) . ... 698 - 7000 Rawson Associates
produces selected books in health and diet , self - help , popular psychology ,
and business how - to .

Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN: 0761510125

Category: Authors and publishers

Page: 975

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"A real find for the aspiring writer."--"The Associated Press "In-depth information."--"The Writer Who are they? What do they want? How do you win them over? Find the answers to these questions and more in the 1998-1999 edition of the "Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents by Jeff Herman. Filled with "the information authors and aspiring authors need in order to avoid having a manuscript end up in the "slush pile," this comprehensive listing is organized in an easy-to-use format. It includes in-depth information about publishing houses and literary agents in the United States and Canada. The specifics include the names and addresses of editors and agents, what they're looking for, comission rates, and other key information. In addition, readers will discover the most common mistakes people make while attempting to solicit an agent (and how to avoid them) as well as numerous suggestions designed to increase the chances of getting representation. "Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents also includes dozens of valuable essays giving readers insight and guidance into such topics as: - How to Write the Perfect Query Letter - The Knockout Nonfiction Book Proposal - How to Thrive After Signing a Publishing Contract - Mastering Ghostwriting and Collaboration - Free Versus Fee: The Issue of Literary Agency Fees About the Author "Jeff Herman is the founder of The Jeff Herman Literary Agency, a leading New York agency. He has sold hundreds of titles and represents dozens of top authors. Herman frequently speaks to writer's groups and at conferences on the topic of getting published.