Print-on-demand (often referred to as POD) is a method of digital book printing that allows you to print books as they are needed, from one book to thousands, instead of printing a large quantity in a single run. With offset, large quantities of books are printed in a single batch, usually at least 500 at a time. Print-on-demand has made it possible for authors to self-publish their books without the large up-front cost and inventory that is required for offset printing.
In Your First 1000 Copies, seasoned book marketing expert Tim Grahl walks you through how successful authors are using the online marketing tools to build their platform, connect with readers, and sell more books. Whether you’re a seasoned author looking to step into the new publishing landscape or you’re a brand new author, this book will give you the tools to connect with readers and sell more books.
Self-Editing for Fiction Writers: How to Edit Yourself Into Print by Renni Browne and Dave King
Renni Browne and Dave King teach you, the writer, how to apply the editing techniques they have developed to your own work. Chapters on dialogue, exposition, point of view, interior monologue, and other techniques take you through the same processes an expert editor would go through to perfect your manuscript.
Let’s Get Visible by David Gaughran
There are over 3 million books in the Kindle Store, with thousands more added every day. How do you get yours noticed? Visibility isn’t a challenge that can be bested once—it requires continual work. But there are tools and strategies to do much of the heavy lifting for you. InLet’s Get Visible: How To Get Noticed And Sell More Books, you’ll discover tips that will get your book noticed. And getting noticed is the key to growing your sales.
Every book (and author) needs a press release that announces the book’s arrival. It is the essential media relations tool that accompanies review copies or tells the media and other key influencers that your book is available. Get Your Book in the News: How to Write a Press Release That Announces Your Book teaches you—step by step—how to write a press release for your book launch that isn’t a waste of time, energy, and money. You won’t just learn how to do it, though. You’ll also learn (and understand) why you should do it and why you should do it a specific way.
Creating a platform isn’t just beneficial—it’s essential! In today’s world of blogging, websites, Twitter feeds, and Facebook updates, building a writer platform from the ground up can seem a daunting task. Never fear—author and editor Chuck Sambuchino provides expert, practical advice for increasing your visibility, selling more books, and launching a successful career. If you’re serious about building a platform tailored to you and your writing—a platform that’s going to help you succeed as a writer—look no further than Create Your Writer Platform.
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Hello, all! Kimberly here from Jera Publishing. Today I am going to talk to you about the difference between subsidy publishers and self-publishing. Authors new to the self-publishing world often confuse subsidy publishing with self-publishing, but they are different. It doesn’t help that many subsidy publishers call themselves a “self-publishing” company and target self-publishers. (more…)
Hello, all! Kimberly here from Jera Publishing. Today your self-publishing short is on how to create your own publishing company. Many authors do not grasp the concept that by self-publishing their book they are, in fact, operating a business. They are in the business of being not only an author but also a book publisher. (more…)
After I’ve finished an editing job using Word’s Track Changes and sent it back to the author, the question I am asked most often is “So, how do I review this thing?” My first suggestion is always to go through the document first and reject the suggested changes you do not want to accept so that you can accept all the ones you do with one click. (more…)
Years of relentless writing, rewriting, editing, and revisions have gone into the making of your manuscript. At long last, your baby is ready to take its first steps into the world. But wait! It needs some clothes before it is presented in all its glory. If the clothes make the man, then the cover makes the book. The following are some tips for working with your cover designer to get the most out of the process: (more…)