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How to Collaborate on a Kid’s Book (The Self Publishing Show, episode 256))




The Process

In August of 2009, I sent my fourth poetry manuscript “Variance” to five publishers. A few weeks later, I received an offer of publication from a small but fairly well-known Canadian publisher. Of course, I was thrilled. But the offer wasn’t all it seemed. The publisher wanted me to guarantee that I would purchase a third of the run, which worked out to about $2,000.

How to Publish Books With Today’s POD Technology

With “Print on Demand” (POD) technology, it is now easier than ever to get your book published. In this article, we discuss some of the important issues and pitfalls when writing and getting your book published.

Authors, It’s Time to Think Outside the Box! What You Should Know About the Publishing Industry

What many authors don’t realize is many major publishing companies have been taken over by large conglomerates that place much more value on money and the bottom line than they place on the books they publish. In the 80’s, I was an editor for a thriving publishing house in Cincinnati. We published high-quality text books for middle schools, high schools, and universities.

Learn What on Demand Publishers Are All About

One of the hardest things that a writer has to go through is to have some one publish his book or manuscript. There are some who learned how to publish their own works and were able to do so successfully. They are called on demand publishers because they can publish their own books at their own demand.

How Balance Supports You to Succeed As an Author

There are 7 Core Principles underlying the success of every conscious and creative writer. These principles are all about accessing the right state of consciousness and applying the right mindset to your writing, and to all activities relating to your authorship, for the best results at every level.

How to Write a Compelling Key Sentence to Describe Your Book

As an author, you need to be able to summarise the key features about your book “in a nutshell” so that you have a ready answer for questions such as “what is your book about?” and “what makes it different?”

Steps to Getting a Book Ready For Self-Publishing

Every book that has been written has mistakes. So logically the first step to getting your book ready for publishing is to read it, re-read it, and then get another five people to read it. Get everyone you can to look over your book and mark down all the mistakes you’ve made.

Sparking Interest in Your New Book

Now that all the groundwork is complete and your book has gone to press, the next step in the publishing process is the promotional piece. The marketing and promotion of yourself and your book are of paramount importance to the success of your new venture.

Why and How to Acquire a Literary Agent

The role of a literary agent is to represent you and your written works to publishers. Your success is your agent’s success, which means that you are both working toward the same end – to get your book published.

How to Design an Effective Newsletter

A newsletter is a publication distributed on a regular basis and generally provides topics of interest to its subscribers. Whether you are missionary providing information to your supporters or just a business providing information regarding your new products, a newsletter always comes in handy.

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