The Indie Author Guide

Author: April Hamilton
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781582979946
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This Is Your Roadmap to Success! &break;&break;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. &break;&break;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. &break;&break;Inside you'll find everything you need to know to: &break; organize your files&break; create your brand&break; explore your self-publishing options&break; format your book for POD&break; edit and revise you work&break; design your own book cover&break; publish through a POD print service provider&break; publish in e-book formats&break; build an author platform&break; promote your work&break; transition from indie to mainstream publishing &break;&break;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. &break;&break;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.

The Indie Author s Guide to the Universe

Author: Jeff Bennington
Publisher: Nexgate
ISBN: 9780983469612
Format: PDF, ePub
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"Jeff Bennington has an understanding of the e-book business that truly impresses me. I've taken his advice and it has made a huge difference in my career as an author. I highly recommend this book." Al Boudreau, author of In Memory of Greed "The Indies Author's Guide has made a huge impact on my sales. I've only just started incorporating what I've learned and in three days have tripled my sales." Robbi Bryant, author of The Beautiful Evil "If you are preparing to self-publish, and even if you've already done so, you need this book! Finally, a guide that covers it all... every aspect of book creation from humble beginning to publishing success! This guide is my "go to" writer's bible! High praise to Jeff Bennington for creating a writer's gold mine of information and advice." Deborah Hughes, author of Be Still, My Love ABOUT THE INDIE AUTHOR'S GUIDE TO THE UNIVERSE: From the Author of Reunion, a #1 Amazon best-selling ghost story. Listed with Goodreads Breakout Authors of 2011 The Indie Author's Guide to the Universe is meant to help any author, whether they are traditionally published or self-published, to take one step further in their journey. This book is designed to encourage and inspire authors in their craft, and give creative ideas that can improve sales and grow your author platform. If you bought a book about self-publishing 6 months ago, it is ancient history. The Guide Includes Helpful Information Like: Encouraging Stories How to Build a Blog Tour Your Role as Marketer Marketing Strategies Your Role as Publisher Author Blogging The Ultimate Book Promotion Understanding "Floatation Pricing" How to Build an Author Platform Selling and Price-point Strategies Strategies for Navigating Amazon's KDP Select Program Understanding the Indie Author Movement Helpful links Tips From Best-selling Indie Authors Like Scott Nicholson, Bob Mayer, Joanna Penn, Blake Crouch, Robert Bidinotto, Richard Bard, Amber Scott, Melissa Foster, Saffina Desforges and many more! ADDITIONAL PRAISE FOR THE INDIE AUTHOR'S GUIDE TO THE UNIVERSE: "If I only had one resource to effectively promote, market, and sell my novels, it would be the Indie Author's Guide. It is definitely the roadmap to success with each step of the way carefully marked and easy for anyone to follow." Caleb Pirtle III, author and publisher from Venture Galleries WHO IN THE WORLD IS JEFF BENNINGTON Jeff is the Author of Reunion, Twisted Vengeance, and Creepy: A collection of scary stories. He Blogs at The Writing Bomb and is the founder of The Kindle Book Review. Jeff is also an author consultant and has helped other writers hit the Amazon Top 100. You can follow Jeff on Twitter @TweetTheBook, and Facebook. Check out his Author Services Page at The Writing Bomb and The Kindle Book Review.

How to Self Publish Your Book

Author: Carla King
Publisher: Public Broadcasting Service
ISBN: 1627640010
Format: PDF
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Did you ever consider self-publishing your own book but were daunted by the complex process of actually doing it? Self-published author and expert Carla King gives a simple step-by-step guide to self-publishing your book as an e-book or print book. Plot your success by choosing the reputable tools and services recommended here, along with techniques that will help your book succeed in the market that you choose.

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

Author: David Gaughran
Publisher: David Gaughran
ISBN: 9187109204
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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

The Global Indie Author

Author: M. A. Demers
Publisher: eBookIt.com
ISBN: 0986891452
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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

Indie Author Survival Guide Second Edition

Author: Susan Quinn
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781512090048
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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

Book Publishing 101

Author: Martha Maeda
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 1601385641
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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 Business of Being a Writer

Author: Jane Friedman
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022639333X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Writers talk about their work in many ways: as an art, as a calling, as a lifestyle. Too often missing from these conversations is the fact that writing is also a business. The reality is, those who want to make a full- or part-time job out of writing are going to have a more positive and productive career if they understand the basic business principles underlying the industry. The Business of Being a Writer offers the business education writers need but so rarely receive. It is meant for early-career writers looking to develop a realistic set of expectations about making money from their work or for working writers who want a better understanding of the industry. Writers will gain a comprehensive picture of how the publishing world works—from queries and agents to blogging and advertising—and will learn how they can best position themselves for success over the long term. Jane Friedman has more than twenty years of experience in the publishing industry, with an emphasis on digital media strategy for authors and publishers. She is encouraging without sugarcoating, blending years of research with practical advice that will help writers market themselves and maximize their writing-related income. It will leave them empowered, confident, and ready to turn their craft into a career.

Guerrilla Publishing

Author: Derek Murphy
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781542722414
Format: PDF, Docs
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TRAIN THE INTERNET TO SELL BOOKS FOR YOU Book marketing doesn't need to be an exhausting hamster wheel of promotion and publicity. Put your book sales on autopilot... so you can focus on writing your next bestseller. FAST AND EFFECTIVE BOOK MARKETING This book is a crash course on some of the more creative book marketing strategies I've discovered in my first year of publishing fiction. It will provide simple, actionable, measurable steps to publishing a high quality book quickly, doing only as much marketing as is necessary to launch your book like a rock star, and keep it selling enough to support you while you write another. I only mention the things I actually use, that I know work, and ignore options that don't get results. We'll discuss paid advertising, release strategies, pricing and pre-orders, book giveaways, how to target your audience, viral exposure and press coverage, marketing hacks, and how to reach your first $1000 on Kindle. LAUNCH BIG EVEN IF YOU'RE STARTING SMALL Guerrilla is a style of warfare intended to surprise and harass enemies. It can also mean using unconventional and usually inexpensive means to generate interest or raise concern among the public. That's basically how I'll use it: book marketing strategies from the trenches to help you win the publishing war. However, instead of "surprise and harass" I will focus on "surprise and delight." First you need to show up and get in front of the right people. Then you need to surprise and delight them. You need to be remarkable enough to be noticed. Few authors are using these strategies (yet) so it's relatively easy to outrank your competition, get more visibility and reach new readers.