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DIY Publishing

Getting published is getting harder and harder, and increasingly more disappointing. As soon as authors adjust to the fact that they have just handed over all editorial control, they find that over-worked editors have limited time to actually edit. Worse, the average publicity push these days lasts two months at most and consists of little more than sending out a news release to various media market. That’s why so many writers are now self-publishing. All print on demand publishing companies, however, are not created equal.

One Way to Earn Extra Cash

The internet is currently flooded with ‘get rich quick’ schemes and programmes for earning money. They are usually designed and presented with a guarantee that whoever signs on only requires a limited amount of skill, effort or time to achieve financial success. Most ‘get rich quick’ schemes appear with very catchy titles, thus attracting a large number of people.

How to Design Compelling Self-Published Book Covers That Sell Books

Your book is completed. You’re ready to enter into the publication process. You’ll need a book cover that says “Pssst! Read me!” The design of your self-published book cover is a key element for your book’s successful sales.

What Really Happens When You Land a Book Deal – Publishing Myths and Realities You Need to Know

For many aspiring authors, the prospect of landing a book deal sounds like the ultimate ticket to success. And while a contract with a major press can come with some perks, there can be some unexpected surprises along the way. Here’s what you need to know to get into the game with your eyes wide open.

The Proper eBook Publishing Perspective

The eBook industry is full of liars and con-men. Don’t get wrapped up in the myths that making money selling and publishing eBooks is easy and/or instant. Finding success is all about what happens in the long term.

The Key Elements For the Inside Pages of Your Self Published Book

The inside pages of your self-published book probably require more decision making on your part than you realized. Having a professional design the inside of the book might make more sense and you’ll learn a lot about those elements in this article.

How to Write a Book Proposal Effectively

If you’re interested in knowing how to write a book proposal for a book-length work of nonfiction, you don’t have to create the full manuscript before you make the sale; certainly, most professional authors, and many beginners as well, use the proposal to close the deal. Writing a proposal is often the most enjoyable component to penning a book because at this stage, everything is open to change and you need to use your full creativeness to shape and organize the book however you wish.

An Author’s Guide to Self-Publishing

As an author there is nothing more frustrating than pouring your heart and soul into a novel and then not being able to convince anyone to publish it. Today all that has changed with the ease of print on demand. In this article I will introduce you to print on demand, explain how it works and show you how you can use it to get your book in front of readers.

Typos in Published Books – Who’s to Blame?

Self-published books are often frowned upon because of poor editing. While some authors try to save money by not having their books professionally edited, other authors find they have hired incompetent editors or print-on-demand publishers who produce a flawed product. Authors need to know what to expect before they agree to any editing.

7 Things Newspapers Should Be Doing Now to Thrive in the Gloom

In the world of modern publishing, the rule of the land is survival of the most agile, since strength can only get you so far while standing still. Today we’re seeing a once in a generation shift in online publishing, and the companies which adapt to a changing landscape will be in the best position to head in new directions. Going beyond survival, newspapers that thrive and succeed under these new conditions will benefit from innovative distribution and targeting.

Publishing Choices For Writers – Self-Publishing – Part Two

In Part One of the Self-Publishing review, I discussed the background of self-publishing and brought up many retained prejudices which authors must consider prior to self-publishing. In True self-publishing, where an author does everything and actually forms their own publishing company, one of the largest negatives is that an author invests all their own capital to publish their work.

Publishing Choices For Writers – Self Publishing, Part One

The act of publishing comes in two basic forms- traditional and self-publishing. Self-publishing is really a generic word for any work not published by a traditional publisher. In the past, the term self-publishing was always looked at pejoratively. However, the publishing industry, including traditional publishers, have had to undergone a paradigm shift in order to keep up with the times and the advent of the many different types of self-publishing.

Publishing Choices For Writers – Traditional Publishing, Part Two

In traditional publishing the publisher gives the author an advance and takes from the author the rights to basically do what they want with the book. The game then for the publisher is to chose a quality book that it believes is marketable, will be popular and sell many copies. If an author is published by a traditional publishing company, they will automatically have credibility as an expert with the prestige that goes along with that. Even with a traditional publisher, for an author to prove their worth by sales (which will translate to bigger advances for a second book), they must be willing to put in time, effort and money to promote their own book in addition to any efforts by the publisher.

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