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Document Lamination: A Guide for Self-Publishers

Laminating a small portion of your self-published book is a great way to create more interest in you book, as well as a great way to improve your income. Here is a quick primer on what document lamination is about, how it works, and what is needed.

Book Industry Product Identifiers: ASIN, EAN, GTIN, and ISBN: A Guide for Self-Publishers

Here is a quick primer for self-publishers on the different book identification numbers and barcodes that elf-publishers need to know about. Each one is used throughout the world as a way to identify a specific book.

Why You Should Use Thesis Editing Services

Thesis editing is essential for students who need help with their English language quality. A clean and readable thesis that has been professionally edited can greatly improve the chances of its success.

What Is Self-Publishing?

Self-publishing is a very powerful, exciting, and alluring concept. On its simplest level, it’s a way to get your words and ideas to a world-wide audience. On an artistic level, it’s an extension of the creative process. Self-publishing is a fun, interesting, and profitable way to satisfy your need to create a product, share it with the world in an appealing way, and make money doing it.

eBook, PDF, and EPUB: What Is The Difference? A Guide for Self-Publishers

As a small publisher it is essential that you prepare all of your publications for print and screen. You will need to be very familiar with both PDF and the EPUB format. Fortunately, there is only a very small learning curve to become familiar with each format. With a little effort it shouldn’t be too hard to learn about, understand, and use both formats. But learn them you must, because PDF is essential to running your publishing business, and EPUB is becoming the standard format for eBooks within the publishing industry.

Getting a Big Name to Write Your Book’s Foreword: An Introduction for Self-Publishers

Getting a notable VIP, industry guru, or media celebrity to write the foreword for your book is a great way to jump-start bigger sales and get positive publicity for your book. If you are an unknown author, getting a notable leader in your field to write your foreword is essential if you want to get readers to take a chance on you and buy your book. Having your name associated with an industry leader will greatly enhance your credibility within your industry and with your readers.

What Is Print-On-Demand Publishing (POD)? A Guide for Self-Publishers

Print-on-demand (POD) publishing is a way to have books immediately printed and bound after a customer places an order for the book. The computer, the internet, and POD technology have together been fueling the huge surge in self-publishing. This is because it is a very fast and inexpensive way to get your books into the hands of your customers and readers.

What Is Niche Publishing?

Niche publishing means publishing to a very specific, tightly defined, focused audience. To promote your books, and give yourself credibility with your readers, you would need to write articles, and a blog, and a website, etc., devoted to your specific specialty, or niche.

State of the Media Industry – Publishing

Media companies are learning to adapt to the changing media environment and more and more companies are investing heavily in digital visibility. Those who are not embracing new models and experimenting with new ways to stay in business are doomed. In 2004/5, the first niche social networks made the media industry take notice of the increasingly networked world we live in and where we are all headed – online.

Your Guide to Succeeding As a Published Author Pt.1

There are more and more people deciding to put their ideas on paper and authoring their own book, but while the creative juices may well flow, quite often the business sense doesn’t. In this special series of articles, I’ll be explaining how to succeed as an author explaining the pros and cons of becoming an author & getting your book successfully to market.

Is the Epic Novel Dead?

Would anyone publish Gone with the Wind if it had been written today? Are epic novels that exceed 120,000 words now doomed to slush-pile purgatory?

Self-Guide to Ebook Publishing – Practical Steps for Success

As a self-published author of three books, I know how hard it is to find a literary agent or publishing house interested in publishing your work. One of the first things I did after sending out queries to no avail was to check out the Print-On-Demand (POD) houses to get my novels printed and distributed. I did this for my first two books with high expectations. While there are many fine POD companies ready and willing to publish your work for a fee, I quickly realized there are some significant drawbacks to this method. The number one drawback for me was the high list prices assigned to my printed novels. The prices were not competitive in the marketplace. I even tried offering an eBook format, but it was before the time of digital eBook readers and the current explosion in digital content. With this in mind I decided to publish my new novel in eBook format myself. What I learned over the last few months are the practical steps necessary for successful eBook publishing, which I will share with those of you who want more control over publishing, distributing and selling your work.

Book Designing 101: How to Get Started

Now more than ever it’s easy to publish your own book. Self-publishing gives you the benefit of receiving all the profit from your book rather than splitting costs with a publisher. To cut down on the cost even more, you can learn to put your book together and prepare it for print yourself.

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