Konraths ventures self-publishing his mystery novels--in this case selling e-book rights directly to amazon kindle, making publishing history. Youre not done when the manuscript is completed! But this is also true when you are published by a regular publisher you cant expect them to do much for you, and whether they want to publish you will depend partly on how good they think you are at marketing yourself. Kevin small of thomson-shore, fine book manufacturer, has started a series of book basics videos on the book printing process.
Book printer pricing (instant pricing from rjcommunications, a self-publishing specialist) book1blog -- experts dan poynter and danny o. Bookstores generally wont order createspace books as they have no returns. Describes the book designer, jane friedman, indies unlimited, the creative penn, no rules just write, the passive voice.
Publishers, go for the gold section, why childrens books, which require illustrations, are poor candidates for print-on-demand self-publishing). Concepcion and blatner also run , which is a great free resource. When you self-publish, these are some of the more mechanical but important things you must pay attention to choosing a good printer, getting an isbn number from bowker, getting copyright forms and registering with the library of congress (and getting the cataloging in publication form from the library of congress so you list the right cip data on the copyright page if you want your book in libraries), getting a bar code for the cover (for scanning price, etc.
An author can actually lose money if shipping orders to amazon in onesy twosies. In addition, use ingramspark so that your book can be ordered by the bookstores and libraries from the large wholesalers with which they prefer doing business. Kindle has slipped a bit! (aa abbott, self publishing advice, alliance of independent authors, ) for example, use sans serif fonts such as verdana, 14 point, on cream paper.
And much of the stigma once attached to self-publishing is gone, though there is still much chaff with the wheat. They explain their thought processes and decisions about whether to issue a print edition, how to price a print edition, whether and how to use discount codes, whether to pay for a professional editor, rewarding customers who find typos, handling customer service efficiently, ups and downs of selling through affiliate programs, how best to ship the book (whether to pay for tracking info), whether to create an index, how to prevent pirated versions, whether to have a website dedicated to the book, and so on. Harlequins harlequin horizons self-publishing enterprise, an effort to make money from the romance writers it doesnt publish by selling them vanity publishing.
And do read the comments, which include updates in response to queries. What the heck are cips and pcips, isbns and issns, isnis, lccns and pcns, worldcat (pat mccurdy-crescimanno, authormaps, ) she explains the differences between cip (a cataloging block created by library of congress and usually found on back of title page) and pcip (created by a trained cataloger) (joel friedlander, the book designer, ) unfortunately, the cip program excludes self-publishers from participating, and that applies to authors who have published with one of the subsidy presses like lulu or createspace. Reiss makes the important distinction between pod publishers and pod printers. This is a world full of new opportunities, new problems, and lots of effort, so do your homework, see the long-range picture, pay attention to what rights you are giving up, and do things right! To read up on digital publishing (ebooks and the like), which the purchaser can read on an ereader, see section on skim down a bit to find explanations of the differences between self-publishing and print on demand and between vanity publishing, subsidy publishing, and self-publishing. Bowker, aka books in print) is the official issuer of isbns for books.
Think about this for a moment the self-pubbing revolution is in its infancy. According to hughes, the figure behind the bards of burbank (aka the famous poets society) is none other than john campbell, the granddaddy of dodgy poetry contests. Part 1 on goals, infrastructure, promotion timeline, publication date, business, and marketing plan (not just hope). Also available (marion gropens blog for independent publishers, including self-publishers and micro-publishers) (larry jamess useful page of tips on where to get things done, such as finding a bar code) (gene doucette, huff post, ) why we should break away from misconceptions about self-published authors--and stop comparing the best examples from one category to the worst from the other. I bought it when i read what wrote to the writerl listserv (quoted here by permission) fugates paper is damned expensive.
See for example, its the fine print of self-publishing a primer on contracts, printing costs, royalties, distribution, e-books, and marketing by mark levine (5th edition). They are not something separate and inferior, as vanity publishing was in the past. This batch of pieces is about copyediting for journalism but in my view they are as important in books, if not more so. If you dont know what application files are, read this. Finally, cs has modified their pricing, making them far more competitive with lsi, in spite of their not offering quantity discounts.
She doesnt know what it will be--maybe an enhanced e-book--but it wont come from traditional book publishing, which is not set up to invent things. Campbell has been preying on the naпvetй and vanity of poets for 20 years making tens of millions of dollars into the bargain. Other similar standards systems already exist in music for identifying specific performers and writers. Konraths ventures self-publishing his mystery novels--making publishing history by selling e-book rights directly to amazon kindle. After lowering the price to 99 cents and being featured (for free) on , her sales jumped in two days to 600,000. Unlike a respectable vanity press, they dont copy edit or produce high quality products. Facebook and twitter, word of mouth and writing in a popular genre her books star trolls, vampires and zombies. Seth godin, a best-selling author of permission marketing turning strangers into friends and friends into customers , is leaving his traditional publisher and plans to distribute his content in several media, including audio books, apps, podcasts, and print on demand. And if that is not enough, buy her book publishing 101 a first-time authors guide to getting published, marketing and promoting your book, and building a successful career. Howey got his ball rolling, but imagine how much easier it would be for a hollywood entity to do that.Writers and Editors, linking writers and editors to resources (including each other), markets, clients, and fans; maintained by Pat McNees, writer, personal and organizational historian, journalist, editor.