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Self-Publishing Served on a Platter

The real responses people want to hear when they tell me they plan to write a book, can I help them? They want me to tell them here is the information served on a platter on how to do it.

Starting a Book Publishing Company (Part One)

This is going to be a series of short pieces telling about the beginning of my life as a Midwestern publisher on Midwest Living and Experiences. I wouldn’t say there are any uninteresting jobs in this world, but when I show up in a group of people and the conversation turns to “What do you do?” and I reply, “I’m a book publisher,” you’d think no one had ever met a publisher before. Wait, that’s probably true in this case. In 1993 I was a few years into trying to become what I thought was a far-fetched, but life-long dream, to be an author. After I explain how I began the press I’ll explore and share what I think it means to be a publisher and an author these days.

A Few Pros About Self Publishing

You can develop your manuscript on your time, at your leisure, at your own pace, right at your PC and then simply upload and wait for your professionally bound, bookstore quality books to arrive. You determine the amount you want to publish and you determine the amount of money you feel you can spend at any given time. Again, many authors publish a hundred or so books at first and then find themselves ordering hundreds more.

How to Become Published

The looming question on every author’s mind is how to get published. Getting published is a process that involves writing, editing, printing and marketing. In this article, I touch on a few aspects of each stage of the publishing process to help you improve your chances of successful publication, whether through self-publishing or a traditional publishing house.

Jump-Start Your Self-Publishing Adventure in 10 Steps

These ten steps will help you painlessly jump-start your new adventure. Although most of these steps are very easy to accomplish, I believe that they will help you quickly lay the foundation for a successful first book.

How To Publish Your Very Own Book

It’s very easy to publish a book. Don’t let fear stop you from doing it. If you’re wanting to have a book published here are a few tips that might help you.

Why Every eBook Author Must Conduct Research in to Their Target Audience

To become a successful eBook author you must know who you are writing for. And to identify your ideal customer you must do some research into who exactly will want to buy your eBook. Once you have this information then you will be able to directly connect with the people who will most likely buy your eBook.

How to Self Publish Your Ebook Online

Self publishing ebooks is a profitable option for writers, as demonstrated by Amanda Hockings success. Amazon make self publishing ebooks easy with Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) services. KDP walks writers through the process, from account setup to sales management, to self publish their own ebooks.

The Wrong Way to Become an Author!

Writing a book is one of the best ways to promote your business and advance your career. But in my opinion, there’s a wrong way to go about it. This article explains what I mean.

Are You Ready to Publish Your Book?

After letting your creative juices flow for several months, the first time writer is ready to publish. The process is not always straight forward and there many important factors to consider. Understand the publishing guidelines early. Design a cover that is attractive but above all be persistent. Many best-selling books have been rejected by the first and second publisher that the writer approached.

Quick Steps to Self-Publishing

When you think about self-publishing, you may become overwhelmed with all of the information that’s out there. Hopefully, these steps can help you get started on your self-publishing journey.

10 Essential Self Publishing Tips

Self publishing is a fast moving industry with a lot of competition. So if you’re going to do it, do it right. Make sure you have everything in place well in advance of even writing your book. Know who you’re writing for, what you want to say, why your book is better than any other like it, how you plan to market your book and much, much, more. And here are ten essential self publishing tips to help you.

Self-Publishing? What You Need to Know About ISBNs

Self-publishing can be a great way to get your book to market quickly; however, that leaves many of the publishing house details up to you. Never fear! It is much less intimidating than it first appears. With just a few clicks of your mouse, you can purchase ISBNs and barcodes, and you can register your book with the Library of Congress.

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