The Self-Publisher's Ultimate Resource Guide


Author: Joel Friedlander,Betty Sargent

Publisher: Marin Bookworks

ISBN: 9780936385389

Category: Computers

Page: 380

View: 1365

For the first time, dozens of leaders in the self-publishing industry--editors, designers, book shepherds, printers, teachers, publicists, marketers, subsidy publishers, workshop leaders, illustrators, reviewers--have come together to share their knowledge of the dynamic, ever-changing indie book publishing business. Whether you are a first time author or a seasoned pro the articles and curated lists in this guide will save you hours of hit-and-miss research. Do you want to learn about e-book conversion? Check out Carla King's article on page 153. Have questions about distribution? See what Ingram's Robin Cutler has to say on page 165. Perhaps you want to hire an author assistant. If so, take Kate Tilton's advice on page 249. And talk about keeping current-The Self-Publisher's Ultimate Resource guide is updated every year. Articles in the 2016 edition have been written to help new authors get up to speed quickly, and include: "Indexers" by Rachel Rice of Rae the Indexer "Image Sources: Finding an image for your book cover" by Cathi Stevenson of Book Cover Express "Book Shepherds & Publishing Consultants: Adding power to your book's success" by Judith Briles of The Book Shepherd "Illustrators & Cartoonists: The quest for illustrators, cartoonists, and other creative professionals" by Kat Vancil of KatGirl Studio "Writers' Conferences & Workshops Offering Scholarships: Three reasons writers need conferences more than ever" by Michael Larsen of San Francisco Writers Conference "Grants & Funding for Writers" by C. Hope Clark of FundsforWriters "Professional & Trade Associations: Why indie authors need trade associations" by Sharon Goldinger of PeopleSpeak "E-book Conversion" by Carla King of Self-Pub Boot Camp "Print-on-Demand (POD) Printing & Distribution Services: What is book distribution, anyway?" by Robin Cutler of IngramSpark "Subsidy Publishers: Is there a difference between vanity and subsidy publishing?" by Victoria Strauss of Writer Beware "Short Run Printers: Short run printers for indie authors" by Gordon Burgett of Gordon Burgett's Website "Book Production Software: What software do you need to produce your book?" by David Bergsland of Radiax Press "Website Design for Authors" by Tyler Doornbos of Well Design "Social Media Consultants: The dos and don'ts of social media" by Rachel Thompson of BadRedhead Media "Book Review Services: Book review services: where to find them and how to use them" by Miral Sattar of Bibliocrunch "Author Assistants: What is an author assistant?" by Kate Tilton of Kate Tilton's Author Services, LLC "Press Release Services & Sources: The power of paid press release distribution services" by Joan Stewart of The Publicity Hound "Virtual Book Tours: Sell more books with virtual book tours" by Dana Lynn Smith of Savvy Book Marketer "Marketing & Publicity: Book marketing basics" by Penny Sansevieri of Author Marketing Experts "All About Publicity for Indie Authors and Their Books" by Amy Edelman of IndieReader "E-book Aggregators & Book Distributors: How to use an e-book distributor to reach more readers" by Mark Coker of Smashwords "Major Retailers: Major retailers and what they offer indie authors" by Tracy Atkins of Book Design Templates "Writing Contests, Fellowships, & Prizes: The good, the bad, and why they matter for indie authors" by Liz Dubelman of VidLit "Book Awards for Self-Published Authors: Why awards matter and why some matter more than others" by Shelley Sturgeon of Bound and Determined "Consumer Protection" by Orna Ross of The Alliance of Independent Authors Combined with the hundreds of resource listings, this may well be the most effective self-publishing book anywhere.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Out-of-School Learning


Author: Kylie Peppler

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483385205

Category: Education

Page: 1000

View: 9145

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Out-of-School Learning documents what the best research has revealed about out-of-school learning: what facilitates or hampers it; where it takes place most effectively; how we can encourage it to develop talents and strengthen communities; and why it matters. Key features include: Approximately 260 articles organized A-to-Z in 2 volumes available in a choice of electronic or print formats. Signed articles, specially commissioned for this work and authored by key figures in the field, conclude with Cross References and Further Readings to guide students to the next step in a research journey. Reader’s Guide groups related articles within broad, thematic areas to make it easy for readers to spot additional relevant articles at a glance. Detailed Index, the Reader’s Guide, and Cross References combine for search-and-browse in the electronic version. Resource Guide points to classic books, journals, and web sites, including those of key associations.

A Self-Publisher's Companion

Expert Advice for Authors Who Want to Publish from TheBookDesigner. Com


Author: Joel Friedlander

Publisher: Marin Bookworks

ISBN: 9780936385112

Category: Design

Page: 232

View: 8407

No matter what kind of book you want to publish, the advice, inspiration and down-to-earth tips in this book will help you get to your goal. Joel Friedlander, one of the leading advocates for self-publishing on the internet, draws on a lifetime of experience helping self-publishers launch their books. He demystifies book publishing and, in the process, answers your questions about how to use social media, the importance of sound book construction, and the critical tasks that confront the modern self-publisher. As independent publishing becomes more popular with authors and readers, A Self-Publisher's Companion will show you the new way to publish and promote your book. From ebooks to iBooks, the author also shows how the move to ebooks is affecting independent publishers, and how best to approach the opportunity presented by Amazon's Kindle, Apple's iPad and all the other ebook readers. Drawn from his popular blog,, this book will help ensure self-publishers don't get left behind.

The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published

How to Write It, Sell It, and Market It . . . Successfully


Author: Arielle Eckstut,David Henry Sterry

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761163980

Category: Reference

Page: 544

View: 9164

Now updated for 2015! The best, most comprehensive guide for writers is now revised and updated, with new sections on ebooks, self-publishing, crowd-funding through Kickstarter, blogging, increasing visibility via online marketing, micropublishing, the power of social media and author websites, and more—making The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published more vital than ever for anyone who wants to mine that great idea and turn it into a successfully published book. Written by experts with twenty-five books between them as well as many years’ experience as a literary agent (Eckstut) and a book doctor (Sterry), this nuts-and-bolts guide demystifies every step of the publishing process: how to come up with a blockbuster title, create a selling proposal, find the right agent, understand a book contract, and develop marketing and publicity savvy. Includes interviews with hundreds of publishing insiders and authors, including Seth Godin, Neil Gaiman, Amy Bloom, Margaret Atwood, Leonard Lopate, plus agents, editors, and booksellers; sidebars featuring real-life publishing success stories; sample proposals, query letters, and an entirely updated resources and publishers directory.

How to Format Your Book in Word


Author: Colin Dunbar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780620537100


Page: N.A

View: 2045

Are You Tired of Pulling Your Hair Out Trying to Format Your Book in Word? You can relax. You now have available everything you need to format a book in Word - easily and hassle-free. In How to Format Your Book in Word, you are taken from book formatting basics through the steps to format your ebooks and paper book, all the way to upload your book files online. No doubt about it, Word has hundreds of features and tools, but you don't need ALL of them when formatting a book. The author focuses only on the tools you need to format your book. Therefore you don't waste time. Book formatting need not be a nightmare anymore. In this book you have all the detailed steps (with over 300 screenshots & images) to enable you to: Format your book for Kindle Format your book for Smashwords, and Format your book for CreateSpace. Just some of the items that are covered... 1 Book Formatting Basics Book Design Examples Book Structure Front Matter Body Matter Back Matter 2 Format Your Kindle Ebook Formatting Your Word Manuscript File for Kindle Style Ideas for the Kindle Ebook Structure 3 Format Your Smashwords Ebook Prepare Your Word File Paragraph Style Style Formatting Links Table of Contents (ToC) and Navigation Create a linked Table of Contents (ToC) Adding Bookmarks Linking to Bookmarks 4 Designing Your Hard Copy Book Book Design Basics Book Design Checklist Book Design Elements Pagination, Page and Section Breaks Headings, Headers & Footers Set Heading Style Tables & Columns d104 Boxes Inserting Cross-references Inserting a Table of Contents Footnote, Index & Bibliography 5 Uploading and Publishing Your Book Online Why Self-Publishing Online Makes Sense Self-Publish Your Kindle Ebook Self-Publish at Smashwords Self-Publishing Your Book to CreateSpace ...and a LOT more. "This book is a goldmine for anyone trying to learn how to format their own books. It's filled with step-by-step instructions, pictures, and a hyper-detailed process for designing professional looking books. Use it to save countless hours of frustration and hair-pulling." - Derek Murphy, Creativeindie "I was so pleased when Colin asked me to write the Foreword for this book, because it's high time someone took you step-by-step through this process, to simplify something that might otherwise be unnecessarily overcomplicated. Now, you have in your hands something more than a book - it's actually more like a course on formatting and designing your book." - Penny C. Sansevieri, CEO and Founder, Author Marketing Experts, Inc., Adjunct Professor, NYU Save time and hassles and invest in your own copy today!

Self-Publishing Boot Camp Guide for Authors

3rd Edition 2015


Author: Carla King

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780964644595


Page: 258

View: 8396

Carla King's self-publishing books have been the go-to guides for authors since 2010. This new edition has been already been downloaded by tens of thousands of authors to help them in their indie author journey. In it, she curates a list of affordable tools and services you can trust and warns you against companies with expensive fees who prey on authors eager to publish. Whether you're writing fiction, nonfiction or creating a full-color book, you'll learn how to produce it in print and all the popular ebook formats with technology that does most of the work for you. This guide is a thorough but friendly tour of the process with to-do and checklists lists to get you started on the publishing path that's right for you, or if you need to start over, it'll help you back out of a process that is not working. If you're not doing it yourself, you'll learn enough to hire and guide a book producer or a team of professionals. Topics include choosing the right tools for book creation and distribution, running your publishing business, author brand and platform, social media marketing and traditional promotion, hybrid publishing with trusted partners, attracting an agent and a traditional publishing deal, raising money for your book, sales and distribution, metadata, SEO, and book discovery in Amazon and all the online retailers, selling in brick-and-mortar bookstores and libraries, formatting and conversion, EPUB format and MOBI for Kindle and creating a full-color, fixed-layout book for the new tablet readers, printing, mailing lists, websites, and blogs. If you can't find the answer in her book Carla replies to questions very quickly via email. The new or clarified information goes in the next update. This is why her Self-Pub Boot Camp series of books and workshops have been so successful. She is committed to providing access to information to ease the self-publishing journey. The pre-release version of this guide was downloaded tens of thousands of times by authors eager to jump into the self-publishing journey. Join them.

Body Types

The Enneagram of Essence Types


Author: Joel Friedlander

Publisher: Marin Bookworks

ISBN: 9780936385402

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 242

View: 9457

Friedlander uses the dynamics of the enneagram to describe human types from the perspective of essence, rather than personality.

The Fine Print of Self-Publishing


Author: Mark Levine

Publisher: Publish Green

ISBN: 1935098748

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 6024

The Fine Print of Self-Publishing, now in its fourth edition, has been lauded by industry professionals as a "must read" for any author considering self-publishing. The Fine Print of Self-Publishing (Third Edition) was awarded the Gold Medal for best writing/publishing book in 2009 by the Independent Publisher Book Awards. The Fine Print has helped thousands of authors understand self-publishing companies' services, including contract terms, printing markups, and royalty calculations.

What Was I Thinking?

58 Bad Boyfriend Stories


Author: Barbara Davilman,Liz Dubelman

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429958820

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 2088

The stories you are about to read are true. Often hilarious and always relatable, they all describe the moment when good sense and simple self-respect triumph over the human need to be loved—or, at least, the need to be with a particular man. The relationship may not last beyond lunch, or it may linger for weeks, months, or even years. But inside, you know: it's over. What Was I Thinking?58 Bad Boyfriend Stories includes contributions from: Francesca Lia Block Bonnie Bruckheimer Cindy Chupack Kate Coe Melinda Culea Carrie Fisher Wendy Hammers Nicole Hollander Maira Kalman Lisa Napoli Lynn Snowden Picket Mimi Pond Rachel Resnick Penny Stallings Laurie Winer Amy Wruble Whether the story is funny, sad, poignant, sweet, or just plain psychotic—we bet you can't read just one.

Johns Hopkins Family Health Book

The Essential Home Medical Reference To Help You And Your Family Promote Good Health And Manage Illnessl


Author: Johns Hopkins University

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062701497

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 1657

View: 1662

Covers health maintenance, body systems and disorders, and obtaining the best health care.

What Every Daughter Wants Her Mother to Know

From the Heart about Love, Life and What You've Taught Me


Author: Betty Kelly Sargent,Betsy F. Perry

Publisher: Sourcebooks

ISBN: 9781402208133

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 112

View: 8535

"Daughters and dads--it's a legendary bond, but sometimes it's hard to say everything you feel What Every Daughter Wants Her Father to Know is the perfect gift for dad because it says everything you always wish you had, accented with warm black and white photos. Inspirational without being corny, every daughter's father will love this book as an impromptu gift, thank you, Father's Day present or holiday surprise.Honest and heartfelt, here's what every daughter wants to tell her dad."

Book Marketing Checklist for Self-Publishers

Complete Book Launch Action Plan Included!


Author: J. Bruce Jones

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530067060


Page: 52

View: 5672

Book Marketing Checklist for Self-Publishers is about how to market and launch your book on It includes many of the tasks that you will need to do to launch and have a successfully selling book. Including three levels of book launching action plans. One of the most common questions I get asked by new authors is "What's Next?" They have pushed the published button and launched their book on and then go what do I do now? Books don't market themselves just because you are on Amazon. You need to be involved on a regular basis with getting your book out to the world and getting people to buy it. This is true wither you are an indie author or you have a publishing company behind you. Books need to be marketed in order to find customers. Book Marketing Checklist for Self-Publishers tells you how. Includes: 3 Simple Things I Would Do to Market My Book Part 1, Book Marketing Checklist * General Book Marketing Concepts * Start Marketing Your Book the Day You Start Writing * Selling on Amazon * Book Launch Prep & Build Out Your Media Kit * Preparing for Your Book Launch and General Marketing * Going for a Best Selling Book * Online, General Book Marketing * Making Your Book Trailer Video * Off Line Book Marketing Part 2, Book Launch Action Plan * Level 1, Marketing My Book with Little Effort and $0 Dollars * Level 2, I Can Go a Little Bigger and Make a Little More Effort * Level 3, I Want to Kick It Into Higher Gear, Try to Really Push It Book Marketing Resources

Research Methods in Crime and Justice


Author: Brian L. Withrow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317300661

Category: Social Science

Page: 588

View: 3013

Research Methods in Crime and Justice, 2nd Edition, is an innovative text/online hybrid for undergraduate Criminal Justice Research Methods courses. This material uniquely addresses the fundamental teaching issue for this course: how to show students that success as criminal justice practitioners is linked to their acquisition of research skills. Brian Withrow, a widely published academic researcher and former Texas State Trooper, developed this approach for his own undergraduate Research Methods class. He persuasively demonstrates that research skills aren’t just essential to university academic researchers but to successful criminal justice practitioners as well. More than 80 short, sharply focused examples throughout the text rely on research that is conducted by, on behalf of, or relevant to criminal justice practitioners to engage students’ interest like no other text of its kind. Extensive web materials all written by the author provide an array of instructor support material, including a Researcher’s Notebook that provides students (and their instructors) with a series of structured exercises leading to the development of a valid research project. Withrow systematically walks students through defining a question, conducting a literature review, and designing a research method that provides the data necessary to answer the research question—all online, with minimal instructor supervision. The second edition features expanded coverage of measurement, qualitative research methods, and evaluation research methods, as well as additional downloadable journal articles to ensure students begin to think critically about research and can read scholarly literature.

How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper


Author: Robert Day,Barbara Gastel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107670748

Category: Science

Page: 300

View: 3018

An essential guide for succeeding in today's competitive environment, this book provides beginning scientists and experienced researchers with practical advice on writing about their work and getting published. This new, updated edition discusses the latest print and Internet resources. Preparing, submitting and publishing scientific papers is now largely electronic, and the book has been revised to reflect this. New material includes more information on including supplementary material online, using reference management software, and preparing tables and figures; expanded sections on structuring a discussion section and the strengths and limitations of the research; and additional material on international aspects of scientific writing. The book guides readers through the processes involved in writing and publishing for scientific journals, from choosing a suitable journal to presenting results and citing references. It covers ethical issues in scientific publishing; explains rights and permissions; and discusses writing grant proposals, giving presentations and writing for general audiences.

Music Marketing for the DIY Musician

Creating and Executing a Plan of Attack on a Low Budget


Author: Bobby Borg

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1495002004

Category: Music

Page: 400

View: 6224

(Music Pro Guide Books & DVDs). There has never been a greater need for practical DIY marketing advice from a musician who has been there and succeeded than now at a time when new technologies make it more possible than ever for musicians to attract attention independently and leverage their own careers, and record industry professionals look exclusively for developed artists who are already successful. Written by a professional musician for other musicians, Music Marketing for the DIY Musician is a proactive, practical, step-by-step guide to producing a fully integrated, customized, low-budget plan of attack for artists marketing their own music. In a conversational tone, it reveals a systematic business approach employing the same tools and techniques used by innovative top companies, while always encouraging musicians to stay true to their artistic integrity. It's the perfect blend of left-brain and right-brain marketing. This book is the culmination of the author's 25 years in the trenches as a musician and entrepreneur, and over a decade in academic and practical research involving thousands of independent artists and marketing experts from around the world. The goal is to help musical artists take control of their own destiny, save money and time, and eventually draw the full attention of top music industry professionals. It's ultimately about making music that matters and music that gets heard!

Writing the Breakthrough Business Book

The Ultimate Guide for Consultants, Entrepreneurs, Executives, Experts, and Writers


Author: Tom Gorman

Publisher: Content Publishing

ISBN: 9780972442602

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 2478

Developed for aspiring business book writers, this is an authoritative guide to cracking into publishing. In addition to providing an overview of the market, it covers fundamental topics such as how to land an agent, deal with editors, evaluate offers, and promote a book. It contains real-life examples from book proposals that were sold and subsequently became published titles to illustrate common pitfalls that may lead to needless delays, expenditures, and blind alleys. Time-saving templates assist would-be authors in formulating ideas, developing a title and table of contents, and writing a solid proposal and manuscript.

The Pragmatic Programmer

From Journeyman to Master


Author: Andrew Hunt,David Thomas

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 013211917X

Category: Computers

Page: 352

View: 7749

What others in the trenches say about The Pragmatic Programmer... “The cool thing about this book is that it’s great for keeping the programming process fresh. The book helps you to continue to grow and clearly comes from people who have been there.” —Kent Beck, author of Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change “I found this book to be a great mix of solid advice and wonderful analogies!” —Martin Fowler, author of Refactoring and UML Distilled “I would buy a copy, read it twice, then tell all my colleagues to run out and grab a copy. This is a book I would never loan because I would worry about it being lost.” —Kevin Ruland, Management Science, MSG-Logistics “The wisdom and practical experience of the authors is obvious. The topics presented are relevant and useful.... By far its greatest strength for me has been the outstanding analogies—tracer bullets, broken windows, and the fabulous helicopter-based explanation of the need for orthogonality, especially in a crisis situation. I have little doubt that this book will eventually become an excellent source of useful information for journeymen programmers and expert mentors alike.” —John Lakos, author of Large-Scale C++ Software Design “This is the sort of book I will buy a dozen copies of when it comes out so I can give it to my clients.” —Eric Vought, Software Engineer “Most modern books on software development fail to cover the basics of what makes a great software developer, instead spending their time on syntax or technology where in reality the greatest leverage possible for any software team is in having talented developers who really know their craft well. An excellent book.” —Pete McBreen, Independent Consultant “Since reading this book, I have implemented many of the practical suggestions and tips it contains. Across the board, they have saved my company time and money while helping me get my job done quicker! This should be a desktop reference for everyone who works with code for a living.” —Jared Richardson, Senior Software Developer, iRenaissance, Inc. “I would like to see this issued to every new employee at my company....” —Chris Cleeland, Senior Software Engineer, Object Computing, Inc. “If I’m putting together a project, it’s the authors of this book that I want. . . . And failing that I’d settle for people who’ve read their book.” —Ward Cunningham Straight from the programming trenches, The Pragmatic Programmer cuts through the increasing specialization and technicalities of modern software development to examine the core process--taking a requirement and producing working, maintainable code that delights its users. It covers topics ranging from personal responsibility and career development to architectural techniques for keeping your code flexible and easy to adapt and reuse. Read this book, and you'll learn how to Fight software rot; Avoid the trap of duplicating knowledge; Write flexible, dynamic, and adaptable code; Avoid programming by coincidence; Bullet-proof your code with contracts, assertions, and exceptions; Capture real requirements; Test ruthlessly and effectively; Delight your users; Build teams of pragmatic programmers; and Make your developments more precise with automation. Written as a series of self-contained sections and filled with entertaining anecdotes, thoughtful examples, and interesting analogies, The Pragmatic Programmer illustrates the best practices and major pitfalls of many different aspects of software development. Whether you're a new coder, an experienced programmer, or a manager responsible for software projects, use these lessons daily, and you'll quickly see improvements in personal productivity, accuracy, and job satisfaction. You'll learn skills and develop habits and attitudes that form the foundation for long-term success in your career. You'll become a Pragmatic Programmer.

Passion Blue


Author: Victoria Strauss

Publisher: Skyscape

ISBN: 9780761462309

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 3605

Begging an astrologer for a talisman that she hopes will bring her true love when she learns she will be sent to a convent, 17-year-old Giulia is introduced to the convent's artistic practices and is subsequently torn between developing herself as an artist and following a young man who promises to help her escape.

How to Make, Market and Sell Ebooks - All for Free


Author: Jason Matthews

Publisher: BookCountry

ISBN: 1463002637

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1

View: 3098

"...the best book, hands down for any author looking to self-publish." "...a refreshing change from the hard-sell type of internet marketing I'd been exposed to previously." "I would have given this book 10 stars if I could!" "...a must-have for anyone who aspires to self publish." "Now having read many more on the subject (there are many), I can say without question this is THE BEST ONE." Your one-stop guide for everything self-publishing. Save time, money, energy and sell ebooks. Discover the best ways to: Maximize Social Media and Online Platform. Create a Professional Blog Site. Design Ebook Covers. Format and Upload for Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, Apple and other Retailers. Convert Documents to any Format (epub, mobi, pdf and more). Create a Professional Website. Rise with SEO (search engine optimization) in Google-Bing rankings. Sell from your own Sites with a system that runs on Autopilot. Make Paperbacks. Use PR (public relations) to drive Traffic to You. and much more. Plus you can do all these things for free! Packed with information, examples, over 250 links to sites and software to accomplish goals at retailers and your own websites. Simple enough for beginners and relevant to experts who could use extra guidance. Like ten books in one, the only source for everything to succeed. Updated for 2013. Subjects: sell ebooks, ebook business, publish ebooks, self-publishing, writers, writers reference, writing, e-publishing, book marketing, kindle, indie authors