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The Self Publisher S Ultimate Resource Guide

Author : Joel Friedlander
ISBN : 0936385383
Genre : Computers
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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.

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,, this book will help ensure self-publishers don't get left behind.

Self Publishing Boot Camp Guide For Authors

Author : Carla King
ISBN : 0964644592
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Carla King's self-publishing books have been the go-to guides for authors since 2010. This new edition has been already been downloaded by tens of thousands of authors to help them in their indie author journey. In it, she curates a list of affordable tools and services you can trust and warns you against companies with expensive fees who prey on authors eager to publish. Whether you're writing fiction, nonfiction or creating a full-color book, you'll learn how to produce it in print and all the popular ebook formats with technology that does most of the work for you. This guide is a thorough but friendly tour of the process with to-do and checklists lists to get you started on the publishing path that's right for you, or if you need to start over, it'll help you back out of a process that is not working. If you're not doing it yourself, you'll learn enough to hire and guide a book producer or a team of professionals. Topics include choosing the right tools for book creation and distribution, running your publishing business, author brand and platform, social media marketing and traditional promotion, hybrid publishing with trusted partners, attracting an agent and a traditional publishing deal, raising money for your book, sales and distribution, metadata, SEO, and book discovery in Amazon and all the online retailers, selling in brick-and-mortar bookstores and libraries, formatting and conversion, EPUB format and MOBI for Kindle and creating a full-color, fixed-layout book for the new tablet readers, printing, mailing lists, websites, and blogs. If you can't find the answer in her book Carla replies to questions very quickly via email. The new or clarified information goes in the next update. This is why her Self-Pub Boot Camp series of books and workshops have been so successful. She is committed to providing access to information to ease the self-publishing journey. The pre-release version of this guide was downloaded tens of thousands of times by authors eager to jump into the self-publishing journey. Join them.

The Essential Guide To Getting Your Book Published

Author : Arielle Eckstut
ISBN : 9780761163985
Genre : Reference
File Size : 32. 78 MB
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Now updated for 2015! The best, most comprehensive guide for writers is now revised and updated, with new sections on ebooks, self-publishing, crowd-funding through Kickstarter, blogging, increasing visibility via online marketing, micropublishing, the power of social media and author websites, and more—making The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published more vital than ever for anyone who wants to mine that great idea and turn it into a successfully published book. Written by experts with twenty-five books between them as well as many years’ experience as a literary agent (Eckstut) and a book doctor (Sterry), this nuts-and-bolts guide demystifies every step of the publishing process: how to come up with a blockbuster title, create a selling proposal, find the right agent, understand a book contract, and develop marketing and publicity savvy. Includes interviews with hundreds of publishing insiders and authors, including Seth Godin, Neil Gaiman, Amy Bloom, Margaret Atwood, Leonard Lopate, plus agents, editors, and booksellers; sidebars featuring real-life publishing success stories; sample proposals, query letters, and an entirely updated resources and publishers directory.

How To Format Your Book In Word

Author : Colin Dunbar
ISBN : 0620537108
Genre :
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Are You Tired of Pulling Your Hair Out Trying to Format Your Book in Word? You can relax. You now have available everything you need to format a book in Word - easily and hassle-free. In How to Format Your Book in Word, you are taken from book formatting basics through the steps to format your ebooks and paper book, all the way to upload your book files online. No doubt about it, Word has hundreds of features and tools, but you don't need ALL of them when formatting a book. The author focuses only on the tools you need to format your book. Therefore you don't waste time. Book formatting need not be a nightmare anymore. In this book you have all the detailed steps (with over 300 screenshots & images) to enable you to: Format your book for Kindle Format your book for Smashwords, and Format your book for CreateSpace. Just some of the items that are covered... 1 Book Formatting Basics Book Design Examples Book Structure Front Matter Body Matter Back Matter 2 Format Your Kindle Ebook Formatting Your Word Manuscript File for Kindle Style Ideas for the Kindle Ebook Structure 3 Format Your Smashwords Ebook Prepare Your Word File Paragraph Style Style Formatting Links Table of Contents (ToC) and Navigation Create a linked Table of Contents (ToC) Adding Bookmarks Linking to Bookmarks 4 Designing Your Hard Copy Book Book Design Basics Book Design Checklist Book Design Elements Pagination, Page and Section Breaks Headings, Headers & Footers Set Heading Style Tables & Columns d104 Boxes Inserting Cross-references Inserting a Table of Contents Footnote, Index & Bibliography 5 Uploading and Publishing Your Book Online Why Self-Publishing Online Makes Sense Self-Publish Your Kindle Ebook Self-Publish at Smashwords Self-Publishing Your Book to CreateSpace ...and a LOT more. "This book is a goldmine for anyone trying to learn how to format their own books. It's filled with step-by-step instructions, pictures, and a hyper-detailed process for designing professional looking books. Use it to save countless hours of frustration and hair-pulling." - Derek Murphy, Creativeindie "I was so pleased when Colin asked me to write the Foreword for this book, because it's high time someone took you step-by-step through this process, to simplify something that might otherwise be unnecessarily overcomplicated. Now, you have in your hands something more than a book - it's actually more like a course on formatting and designing your book." - Penny C. Sansevieri, CEO and Founder, Author Marketing Experts, Inc., Adjunct Professor, NYU Save time and hassles and invest in your own copy today!

Body Types

Author : Joel Friedlander
ISBN : 0936385170
Genre : Typology (Psychology)
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The Fine Print Of Self Publishing

Author : Mark Levine
ISBN : 9781935098744
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The Fine Print of Self-Publishing, now in its fourth edition, has been lauded by industry professionals as a "must read" for any author considering self-publishing. The Fine Print of Self-Publishing (Third Edition) was awarded the Gold Medal for best writing/publishing book in 2009 by the Independent Publisher Book Awards. The Fine Print has helped thousands of authors understand self-publishing companies' services, including contract terms, printing markups, and royalty calculations.

Johns Hopkins Family Health Book

Author : Johns Hopkins University
ISBN : 0062701495
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Covers health maintenance, body systems and disorders, and obtaining the best health care.

Taming Japan S Deflation

Author : Gene Park
ISBN : 9781501728181
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 85. 22 MB
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Bolder economic policy could have addressed the persistent bouts of deflation in post-bubble Japan, write Gene Park, Saori N. Katada, Giacomo Chiozza, and Yoshiko Kojo in Taming Japan's Deflation. Despite warnings from economists, intense political pressure, and well-articulated unconventional policy options to address this problem, Japan's central bank, the Bank of Japan (BOJ), resisted taking the bold actions that the authors believe would have significantly helped. With Prime Minister Abe Shinzo's return to power, Japan finally shifted course at the start of 2013 with the launch of Abenomics—an economic agenda to reflate the economy—and Abe's appointment of new leadership at the BOJ. As Taming Japan's Deflation shows, the BOJ's resistance to experimenting with bolder policy stemmed from entrenched policy ideas that were hostile to activist monetary policy. The authors explain how these policy ideas evolved over the course of the BOJ's long history and gained dominance because of the closed nature of the broader policy network. The explanatory power of policy ideas and networks suggests a basic inadequacy in the dominant framework for analysis of the politics of monetary policy derived from the literature on central bank independence. This approach privileges the interaction between political principals and their supposed agents, central bankers; but Taming Japan's Deflation shows clearly that central bankers' views, shaped by ideas and institutions, can be decisive in determining monetary policy. Through a combination of institutional analysis, quantitative empirical tests, in-depth case studies, and structured comparison of Japan with other countries, the authors show that, ultimately, the decision to adopt aggressive monetary policy depends largely on the bankers' established policy ideas and policy network.

Research Methods In Crime And Justice

Author : Brian L. Withrow
ISBN : 9781317300670
Genre : Social Science
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Research Methods in Crime and Justice, 2nd Edition, is an innovative text/online hybrid for undergraduate Criminal Justice Research Methods courses. This material uniquely addresses the fundamental teaching issue for this course: how to show students that success as criminal justice practitioners is linked to their acquisition of research skills. Brian Withrow, a widely published academic researcher and former Texas State Trooper, developed this approach for his own undergraduate Research Methods class. He persuasively demonstrates that research skills aren’t just essential to university academic researchers but to successful criminal justice practitioners as well. More than 80 short, sharply focused examples throughout the text rely on research that is conducted by, on behalf of, or relevant to criminal justice practitioners to engage students’ interest like no other text of its kind. Extensive web materials all written by the author provide an array of instructor support material, including a Researcher’s Notebook that provides students (and their instructors) with a series of structured exercises leading to the development of a valid research project. Withrow systematically walks students through defining a question, conducting a literature review, and designing a research method that provides the data necessary to answer the research question—all online, with minimal instructor supervision. The second edition features expanded coverage of measurement, qualitative research methods, and evaluation research methods, as well as additional downloadable journal articles to ensure students begin to think critically about research and can read scholarly literature.

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