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hank-quense's picture
Dec.14.2013
Planning on self-publishing a book?  Uploading files to a packager isn't the entire scope of work.  That's actually the easiest task, but there are many more necessary tasks to be done.  This book explains the entire self-publishing process.  It breaks up the publishing process...
nina-amir's picture
Nov.17.2013
If you plan to self-publish your book after National Nonfiction Writing Month (NaNonFiWriMo) is over, you’ll need to consider how you might design not only the cover but the interior. Indie publishers most often hire out design, but these days you have many other options, such as high-quality...
nina-amir's picture
Oct.29.2013
The number of self-published titles in 2012 went up 59 percent over 2011 and 422 percent over 2007, according to U.S. ISBN data provided by ProQuest, an affiliate of Bowker. In fact, the number of self-published titles in 2012 jumped to more than 391,000. E-books continue to gain ground on print...
hank-quense's picture
Oct.28.2013
For most of this year, I have been working on a series of books to assist new and potential authors understand the processes involved with self-publishing and marketing a book.  There are a total of four books in the Self-publishing Guides series and right now I’m almost done with...
bob-mustin's picture
Feb.13.2013
  Ever wonder what goes through a book designer's mind with a manuscript to promote? How a cover should represent a novel or nonfiction book? The link below is a presentation by former Knopf designer Chip Kidd on just this subject. Lesson to learn re: presentations - -Make the intellectual/...
nina-amir's picture
Nov.18.2011
If you want to self-publish your book, completing the manuscript constitutes only the first step. Then you need to take that (hopefully) professionally edited piece of work and have it turned into a book. That means you must have it designed (hopefully) by a professional designer and then...
nina-amir's picture
Nov.17.2011
If you want to self-publish your book, completing the manuscript constitutes only the first step. Then you need to take that (hopefully) professionally edited piece of work and have it turned into a book. That means you must have it designed (hopefully) by a professional designer and then...
david-alderman's picture
Jun.03.2011
Today I start the formatting stage for Endangered Memories. Seeing how the paperback version takes significantly longer to create because of proof ordering, mailing times, and the process scrutinizing the book for formatting errors, I've made the decision to release the ebook version of the...
sandy-o-nathan's picture
Apr.07.2011
 Book contests. You see them advertised everywhere, sponsored by book publicists, advertising agencies, consultants, “book shepherds,” and even book publishers. The questions are: What will winning a contest do for you? And––how can you win a book contest if you enter it? I know something about...
nina-amir's picture
Nov.25.2010
If you have decided to self-publish your book, you must now consider an essential part of a successful self-published book: design. (As mentioned yesterday, editing also is essential. You can learn a bit about that here.) Without a great cover and interior book design, your self-published book...