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A Self Publisher S Companion

Author : Joel Friedlander
ISBN : 0936385111
Genre : Design
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No matter what kind of book you want to publish, the advice, inspiration and down-to-earth tips in this book will help you get to your goal. Joel Friedlander, one of the leading advocates for self-publishing on the internet, draws on a lifetime of experience helping self-publishers launch their books. He demystifies book publishing and, in the process, answers your questions about how to use social media, the importance of sound book construction, and the critical tasks that confront the modern self-publisher. As independent publishing becomes more popular with authors and readers, A Self-Publisher's Companion will show you the new way to publish and promote your book. From ebooks to iBooks, the author also shows how the move to ebooks is affecting independent publishers, and how best to approach the opportunity presented by Amazon's Kindle, Apple's iPad and all the other ebook readers. Drawn from his popular blog, TheBookDesigner.com, this book will help ensure self-publishers don't get left behind.

Business And Legal Forms For Authors And Self Publishers

Author : Tad Crawford
ISBN : 9781621534754
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 24. 99 MB
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Professional and aspiring writers, including those who wish to self-publish, will find indispensable tools in this practical, complete, and time-saving popular resource. Business and Legal Forms for Authors and Self-Publishers contains all of the essential forms for success, including assignment confirmations, contracts between author and agent, publisher, collaborator, designer, printer, sales representative, book distributor, and more, copyright applications and transfers, licenses of rights (including electronic rights), permissions, nondisclosure, and invoices. The collection includes a CD-ROM with all the forms as well as a QR Code. In addition to updating the entire book, this fourth edition includes new material covering: Digital Millenial Copyright Act (DMCA) take down notices Dunning letters to go after royalties or fees owed Small claims court, arbitration, and mediation Statutory right of termination notice Self-publishing contracts, including what to avoid for both physical books and e-books Step-by-step instructions, advice on standard contractual provisions, and unique negotiation checklists are presented to aid in achieving the best results. Thorough discussions of contractual issues relevant to the industry make this a must-read for any author or self-publisher seeking the path to success. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

A Detailed Guide To Self Publishing With Amazon And Other Online Booksellers

Author : Chris McMullen
ISBN : 1484037243
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 47. 95 MB
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BRIEF DESCRIPTION: This is Volume 2, which includes marketability tips, marketing strategies, cover design, editing your proof, perfecting your paperback and eBook, creating an online author platform, and useful tips about Amazon and other booksellers. The book is both highly informative (like how to use Roman numerals for initial pages and Arabic numbers for others and how to use basic HTML to perfect the eBook), yet also focused on useful marketing, cover design, editing, formatting, and publishing skills. AUTHOR: Chris McMullen has written and self-published over a dozen paperback books and eBooks. This book also was self-published using the same techniques that are described here. NOTES: In contrast to the first volume, Volume 2 on marketing and marketability has very little to do with Microsoft Word. DESCRIPTION: Find highly detailed instructions for how to edit, perfect, and market your books. Some of the specific topics include: Several common mistakes in cover design and subtle pointers for perfecting the cover. Numerous tips for how to proofread your paperback and eBook for editing and formatting issues. Premarketing strategies that you should be applying before you publish to give your book a headstart. Using Roman numerals and Arabic page numbers, and different headings in each chapter in Word 2010. Understanding how to interpret Amazon's sales rank and author rank. How you may receive free media coverage and how to prepare a professional press release package. A variety of tips for arranging and preparing for book readings and signings. Learning the true meaning of marketing and how to apply it to effectively sell your books. Using boldface, italics, linespaces, and bullets in your book description. All about branding your book and your image as an author. Setting up an AuthorCentral account, WordPress or Blogspot blog, and Goodreads author page. Discovering which booksellers are selling your books through CreateSpace's Expanded Distribution. VOLUME 2 CONTENTS: Editing Your Proof (includes marketability, cover design, editing, and subtle formatting tips). Creating Author Pages (your online author platform). Useful Tips about Amazon and Other Booksellers (like keywords, sales rank, customer reviews, and using Amazon Advantage to arrange preorders). Marketing Strategies (an introduction to the concepts and numerous free and low-cost strategies, plus several helpful tips). Updated October 3, 2014.

The Editor S Companion

Author : Janet Mackenzie
ISBN : 9781107402188
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 44. 3 MB
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The Editor's Companion explains how to adapt the traditional skills of editing for digital production.

How To Self Publish Your Book

Author : Carla King
ISBN : 9781627640015
Genre : Reference
File Size : 89. 98 MB
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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.

Ape

Author : Guy Kawasaki
ISBN : 0988523108
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 36. 85 MB
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APE’s thesis is powerful yet simple: filling the roles of Author, Publisher and Entrepreneur yields results that rival traditional publishing.

A Writer S Book Of Days

Author : Judy Reeves
ISBN : 1577313127
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 29. 38 MB
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First published a decade ago, A Writer's Book of Days has become the ideal writing coach for thousands of writers. Newly revised, with new prompts, up-to-date Web resources, and more useful information than ever, this invaluable guide offers something for everyone looking to put pen to paper — a treasure trove of practical suggestions, expert advice, and powerful inspiration. Judy Reeves meets you wherever you may be on a given day with: • get-going prompts and exercises • insight into writing blocks • tips and techniques for finding time and creating space • ways to find images and inspiration • advice on working in writing groups • suggestions, quips, and trivia from accomplished practitioners Reeves's holistic approach addresses every aspect of what makes creativity possible (and joyful) — the physical, emotional, and spiritual. And like a smart, empathetic inner mentor, she will help you make every day a writing day.

The Self Publisher S Ultimate Resource Guide

Author : Joel Friedlander
ISBN : 0936385383
Genre : Computers
File Size : 72. 44 MB
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For the first time, dozens of leaders in the self-publishing industry--editors, designers, book shepherds, printers, teachers, publicists, marketers, subsidy publishers, workshop leaders, illustrators, reviewers--have come together to share their knowledge of the dynamic, ever-changing indie book publishing business. Whether you are a first time author or a seasoned pro the articles and curated lists in this guide will save you hours of hit-and-miss research. Do you want to learn about e-book conversion? Check out Carla King's article on page 153. Have questions about distribution? See what Ingram's Robin Cutler has to say on page 165. Perhaps you want to hire an author assistant. If so, take Kate Tilton's advice on page 249. And talk about keeping current-The Self-Publisher's Ultimate Resource guide is updated every year. Articles in the 2016 edition have been written to help new authors get up to speed quickly, and include: "Indexers" by Rachel Rice of Rae the Indexer "Image Sources: Finding an image for your book cover" by Cathi Stevenson of Book Cover Express "Book Shepherds & Publishing Consultants: Adding power to your book's success" by Judith Briles of The Book Shepherd "Illustrators & Cartoonists: The quest for illustrators, cartoonists, and other creative professionals" by Kat Vancil of KatGirl Studio "Writers' Conferences & Workshops Offering Scholarships: Three reasons writers need conferences more than ever" by Michael Larsen of San Francisco Writers Conference "Grants & Funding for Writers" by C. Hope Clark of FundsforWriters "Professional & Trade Associations: Why indie authors need trade associations" by Sharon Goldinger of PeopleSpeak "E-book Conversion" by Carla King of Self-Pub Boot Camp "Print-on-Demand (POD) Printing & Distribution Services: What is book distribution, anyway?" by Robin Cutler of IngramSpark "Subsidy Publishers: Is there a difference between vanity and subsidy publishing?" by Victoria Strauss of Writer Beware "Short Run Printers: Short run printers for indie authors" by Gordon Burgett of Gordon Burgett's Website "Book Production Software: What software do you need to produce your book?" by David Bergsland of Radiax Press "Website Design for Authors" by Tyler Doornbos of Well Design "Social Media Consultants: The dos and don'ts of social media" by Rachel Thompson of BadRedhead Media "Book Review Services: Book review services: where to find them and how to use them" by Miral Sattar of Bibliocrunch "Author Assistants: What is an author assistant?" by Kate Tilton of Kate Tilton's Author Services, LLC "Press Release Services & Sources: The power of paid press release distribution services" by Joan Stewart of The Publicity Hound "Virtual Book Tours: Sell more books with virtual book tours" by Dana Lynn Smith of Savvy Book Marketer "Marketing & Publicity: Book marketing basics" by Penny Sansevieri of Author Marketing Experts "All About Publicity for Indie Authors and Their Books" by Amy Edelman of IndieReader "E-book Aggregators & Book Distributors: How to use an e-book distributor to reach more readers" by Mark Coker of Smashwords "Major Retailers: Major retailers and what they offer indie authors" by Tracy Atkins of Book Design Templates "Writing Contests, Fellowships, & Prizes: The good, the bad, and why they matter for indie authors" by Liz Dubelman of VidLit "Book Awards for Self-Published Authors: Why awards matter and why some matter more than others" by Shelley Sturgeon of Bound and Determined "Consumer Protection" by Orna Ross of The Alliance of Independent Authors Combined with the hundreds of resource listings, this may well be the most effective self-publishing book anywhere.

The Ballet Companion

Author : Eliza Gaynor Minden
ISBN : 1416595716
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 51. 20 MB
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A New Classic for Today's Dancer The Ballet Companion is a fresh, comprehensive, and thoroughly up-to-date reference book for the dancer. With 150 stunning photographs of ballet stars Maria Riccetto and Benjamin Millepied demonstrating perfect execution of positions and steps, this elegant volume brims with everything today's dance student needs, including: Practical advice for getting started, such as selecting a school, making the most of class, and studio etiquette Explanations of ballet fundamentals and major training systems An illustrated guide through ballet class -- warm-up, barre, and center floor Guidelines for safe, healthy dancing through a sensible diet, injury prevention, and cross-training with yoga and Pilates Descriptions of must-see ballets and glossaries of dance, music, and theater terms Along the way you'll find technique secrets from stars of American Ballet Theatre, lavishly illustrated sidebars on ballet history, and tips on everything from styling a ballet bun to stage makeup to performing the perfect pirouette. Whether a budding ballerina, serious student, or adult returning to ballet, dancers will find a lively mix of ballet's time-honored traditions and essential new information.

Publishing E Books For Dummies

Author : Ali Luke
ISBN : 9781118352021
Genre : Computers
File Size : 22. 37 MB
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Publish, market, and sell your own e-book Although creating an e-book seems fairly straightforward, it is not. You need to select and create a variety of formats that will be read on a variety of e-reader devices--and market and sell your book in a variety of ways. Before you take the plunge, get this practical guide. With clear instruction and sensible advice, it will help you navigate the often confusing, time-consuming, and costly world of self-publishing an e-book. The book gives you solid marketing tips for selling your e-book, including using blogging and social media and how to build an online platform. It also discusses key technologies you'll encounter, including Smashwords, iBooks Author, Amazon, Microsoft Word, Open Office, Calibre, WordPress, E-junkie, and others. Helps readers navigate the confusing, time-consuming, and often costly world of self-publishing an e-book Provides both technical how-tos as well solid marketing advice on how to sell your e-book using Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and other social media sites Covers essential technologies, such as Smashwords, iBooks Author, Amazon, Microsoft Word, Open Office, Calibre, WordPress, and E-junkie Explores e-book devices, including Kindle, Kobo, Sony Reader, Nook, iPad, and other tablets Delves into the nitty-gritty of e-book formats Before you self-publish your e-book, start first with Publishing eBooks For Dummies.

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