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The Naked Truth About Self Publishing

Author : The Indie Voice
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Indie Publishing Handbook

Author : Heather Day Gilbert
ISBN : 1973803186
Genre : Self-publishing
File Size : 76. 23 MB
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Are you dreaming of your own career as an independent author and self-publisher? This concise handbook covers the four key elements every self-publisher must oversee for successful book publication: (1) editing, (2) creating cover art and blurbs, (3) formatting and uploading books, and (4) marketing. Focused advice will help you maneuver these key elements, whether you outsource or learn to master them yourself. You'll also find a bonus section with practical tips from seasoned independent authors. Indie Publishing Handbook: Four Key Elements for the Self-Publisher is your one-stop for basics on everything you need to get started and excel as an independent publisher. HEATHER DAY GILBERT, a Grace Award winner and bestselling author, has independently published six books. Publisher's Weekly gave Heather's Viking historical Forest Child a starred review, saying it is "an engaging story depicting timeless human struggles with faith, love, loyalty, and leadership." Find out more on

Self Publishing Success

Author : Nigel George
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 63. 17 MB
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This is not another book about book marketing - this book is about the things that are actually critical to your success as an author. Trying to become a successful author by only concentrating on marketing is like trying to become a body-builder by only doing bicep curls with your left arm. The fundamental principles that will take you from zero to making a good living have nothing to do with money or luck or your lack of 3 million fans on Facebook. These principles applied before social media existed, and will continue to be the foundation of authors' success long after the current crop of social platforms have faded into history. This book will teach you these underlying principles. It will show you how to sift through the noise and misinformation online and learn what every successful modern author knows---becoming a successful author is not as hard as you think.

2014 Guide To Self Publishing

Author : Robert Lee Brewer
ISBN : 9781599637457
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 33. 17 MB
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The 2014 Guide to Self-Publishing is the essential resource for indie publishers. In other words, this is the guide for writers who are taking their publishing futures into their own hands and self-publishing. In addition to hundreds of listings for freelance editors, designers, self-publishing companies, and more, the Guide to Self-Publishing offers articles on how to produce engaging covers, handle sales tax, dissect the self-publishing contract, protect your work, promote your work, and more. "The Guide to Self-Publishing is brilliant, timely, and the ultimate go-to index for the industry's huge surge of indie authors! Love, love, love having all the pieces of the Puzzle in one resource. Finally, the indie author can wave a Writer's Market of his own and find his way to publication. I predict GTSP to be the hottest how-to writing book of the year. Very highly recommended!" --C. Hope Clark, author of The Shy Writer and the Carolina Slade Mystery Series, and force behind

2015 Guide To Self Publishing Revised Edition

Author : Robert Lee Brewer
ISBN : 9781599638676
Genre : Reference
File Size : 87. 25 MB
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The 2015 Guide to Self-Publishing is the essential resource for writers who are taking their publishing futures into their own hands, whether it's referred to as self-publishing or indie publishing. In addition to hundreds of listings for freelance editors, designers, self-publishing companies, and more--the Guide to Self-Publishing offers articles on how to create standout covers, hire freelance designers, break in to the gift market, protect your work, promote your work, and more. You also gain access to: • Lists of conferences, organizations, and book fairs and festivals • A pay-rate chart to help negotiate fair terms with any freelancers you might use • Interviews with successful indie authors, including Hugh Howey, Bob Mayer, Delilah Marvelle, and more + Includes access to a one-hour webinar, "How to Format E-books With Microsoft Word," indie author Jason Matthews helps writers master e-book formatting. This webinar covers each section of your book's needs, from the title and table of contents to inserting images and hyperlinks. In just over an hour, you'll be able to professionally format your e-book and give readers something they'll enjoy.

Choose The Best Self Publishing Services

Author : Alliance of Independent Authors
ISBN : 9781909888913
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 51. 99 MB
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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.

Indie Author

Author : Josef Peeters
ISBN : 1541271467
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A step-by-step guide through the many elements of self-publishing, as experienced by an Indie Author.

Indie Author S Toolbox How To Create Publish And Market Your Kindle Book

Author : Nick Vulich
ISBN : 9781312315976
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 26. 54 MB
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Read this if you want to sell more books, make more money as an author, or rank higher in your category. My name is Nick Vulich. The first thing you should know about me is I'm not a writer, and I'm not an expert on self-publishing either. I never worked in the industry, and I don't have any experience working for the big publishers. In fact, the only thing I consider myself an expert in is how to sell on eBay, Amazon, and Fiverr... So why should you listen to me? Like most indie authors, I came into publishing through the back door. I had a story to tell, and one day I just sat down and let it all come out. What I wrote wasn't pretty, or polished...but, it helped a lot of people sell more stuff on eBay. What I couldn't say with fancy prose, I made up for with enthusiasm. Because of that, my books sold. I'm not going to lie to you. It wasn't easy. I read just about every book available on self-publishing. I studied up on KDP Free days, Countdown Deals, price pulsing...

The Magazine Blueprint

Author : Conor Purcell
ISBN : OCLC:1035015563
Genre : Journalists
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"The inside guide to setting up and running your own independent magazine."--

Indie Author Survival Guide Second Edition

Author : Susan Quinn
ISBN : 1512090042
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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

The Busy Mom S Guide To Indie Publishing

Author : Jamie Foley
ISBN : 0998207837
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Self-publishing can be extremely rewarding, but it can also be confusing and frustrating. How does one produce a professional book that will sell for profit without breaking the bank? This guide is packed full of advice from career indie authors Angela Castillo and Jamie Foley, including: - Detailed instruction on formatting for paperback, Kindle, and audio - How to make a terrible book cover, guaranteed (or not) - Strategies for back cover copy, keywords, categories, and more - Ideas for fundraising (other than bake sales) - Marketing platforms that will form the foundation for your indie career

Self Publishing Glossary From A Book To Zero Rating The Terms Indie Authors Need To Know

Author : Alliance Of Independent Authors
ISBN : 1913588424
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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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.

The Indie Author Revolution

Author : Dara M. Beevas
ISBN : 1592985041
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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It's the age of the indie author . . .If you've got passion, a plan, and persistence, you don't need an agent. The Indie Author Revolution: An Insider's Guide to Self-Publishing is your friendly guide to the new era of self-publishing. Everything you need to create a quality book is within your reach, including editors, designers, printers, mentoring presses, e-books, and social media.Written from the perspective of an editor who has mentored hundreds of indie authors, The Indie Author Revolution will teach you: • All the key areas of self-publishing success—from vetting your manuscript ideas to crafting your publishing plan for both print and electronic books.• Advice, tips, and tools from real-life indie authors and book publishing professionals to help you avoid missteps in writing, publishing, and marketing.• The pros and cons of doing

Self Publishing Boot Camp Guide For Independent Authors 5th Edition

Author : Carla King
ISBN : 9781945703157
Genre : 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.

Indie Publishing

Author : Ellen Lupton
ISBN : 1568987609
Genre : Architecture
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"Indie Publishing’s" special focus on the visual design of books makes it unique among publish-it-yourself manuals. Readers are taken step-by-step through the process of designing a book to give it personal style as well as visual coherence and authority. Design principles such as scale, cropping, pacing, and typography are explored in relation to each example, along with commentary on how to create effective title pages, tables of contents, captions, and more. The book aims to inspire readers with examples of print projects similar to those they might undertake on their own. Sample designs include a picture book, artist’s portfolio, exhibition catalog, poetry chapbook, novel, and zine. Indie Publishing addresses the important business aspects of independent publishing – from how and why you should get an ISBN number to creating promotional materials and using the internet to market your book. This comprehensive, illustrated guide concludes with a curated portfolio of the most exciting examples of independent publishing from the contemporary scene, reproduced in full color.

Is Self Publishing For You?

Author : Libi Astaire
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 56. 50 MB
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If you’re an author with a just-finished manuscript—or an aspiring author dreaming of one day writing a book that will make the bestseller list—you probably know that getting to the last words of your story isn’t the end of your book’s story. Once your book is written, the next step is to get it published. In this quick guidebook, I’ll take you beyond the hoopla and the hype to a down-to-earth look at your publishing options. We’ll look at the pros and cons of traditional publishing, consider when a subsidy press might be a viable alternative, and take an in-depth look at what’s really involved when an author decides to become the publisher of his or her book. We’ll also examine each step involved in the publishing process and come up with some sample budgets. Then we’ll discuss which publishing model might be best for you and your book. You’ve worked hard on writing your book. If you want to make an informed decision about your next step, this book is for you.

The Literary Elephant

Author : J. F. Garrard
ISBN : 0991742540
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Indie Authors

Author : Javier Celaya
ISBN : 9788494229565
Genre : Business & Economics
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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.

The Global Indie Author

Author : M. A. Demers
ISBN : 0986891487
Genre : Self-publishing
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The most comprehensive manual on self-publishing is now even better! At 400 pages and now indexed for easier reference, "The Global Indie Author" is the definitive guide to this rapidly expanding industry. A beacon in the sea of conflicting information, "The Global Indie Author" separates fact from fiction and provides clear advice for implementing a successful self-publishing plan. This edition has been completely updated and includes over 120 additional pages of new information such as U.S. and foreign content restrictions, advanced image handling techniques, building an ePub from your manuscript using Sigil, designing a print book in a word processor, and quality issues with print on demand. Over 50 illustrations and step-by-step instructions walk you through formatting techniques for Kindle, ePub, and print books and now include information for users of Pages, OpenOffice, and Scrivener. "The Global Indie Author, 2nd Edition" continues the first edition's success in exposing secrets 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 good for them is good for you. And by adding information relevant to non-U.S. writers, "The Global Indie Author" provides the necessary know-how for anyone who desires to self-publish in the United States and around the world. "The Global Indie Author, 2nd Edition" covers: *Book Structure *Manuscript Editing *Copyright *Libel, Copyright and Trademark Infringement *The ISBN System *Software *Cover and Interior Images *Manuscript Formatting for eBooks *HTML Editing *Creating and Testing Kindle Books and ePubs *Print Production *Distribution and Royalties *Marketing *Payments and Withholding Tax *The Vanity Press Machine Praise for the previous edition: "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 ""The Global Indie Author" includes vital information for those who are not US citizens but who want to sell in the US (and other) markets. Americans will also find it helpful. I also found the writing, particularly that in the introduction, engaging. I am already recommending this to my clients." --Audrey Owen, Writer' "This book is well-written, well-organized, and very thorough. Demers' writing background shows, and it is clear that she talks from first-hand experience. I consulted the book countless times during my own process to publish and it saved me a lot of aggravation and frustration." --Van Clayton Powel, author, "You Are NOT What You Eat (Better Digestive Health In 7 Simple Steps)"

Rage Against The Manuscript

Author : Steff Green
ISBN : 9780995134270
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Do you have a story you’re bursting to tell the world? Are you sick of being rejected by the publishing establishment? Do you want to inject a little punk rock, DIY ethos into your indie author career? In How to Rock Self-Publishing, bestselling indie author and publishing coach Steff Green shows you how to tell your story, find your readers, and build a badass author brand. As a self-published author you’ll learn how to: Define your measure of success and set attainable goals. Create an exciting author brand you want to write under forever. Tame your monkey mind and consolidate your gazillion ideas into a solid plan. Choose the best platforms, editors, designers, and tools to create a high-quality book. Plan a compelling book series in any genre that will have your readers chomping for more. Write faster, release more often, and enjoy what you create. Spot trends and gaps in the market where you can add your unique voice. Publish your book in print, ebook, and audio with all the nuts and bolts. Launch with a BANG! – including handy launch checklists. Create an engaging author platform to turn your readers into lifelong fans. Find unique and emerging opportunities in self-publishing to build your audience and earn a living. Steff breaks down the 11-step process that’s seen her go from failed archaeologist and obscure music blogger to a USA Today bestseller with a six-figure income. With dozens of examples from across the publishing landscape and real-talk from her own career, Steff shows how imagination, creativity, and perseverance can help you achieve your dreams. How to Rock Self-Publishing isn’t just a book about writing, it’s about grabbing your dreams by the balls, living faster, harder and louder, and cranking your art up to 11.

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