Ebook Success Stories Crushing Ivory Tower Publishers
I used to look down at self publishing. Paying thousands of dollars for a company to make books that I then store in my garage never sounded very smart to me. That’s what they did. The editorial services were cursory if they existed at all. Editorial advice was a comic afterthought. It was and still can be a major rip-off, in my opinion.Why I Chose to Self-Publish
There was a time when the only reputable way to publish a book was through one of the “big six publishing houses,” such as Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin Group, Random House, or Simon & Schuster, or one of their imprints (subsidiaries). These houses were, and still are, very selective about whose work they will publish. An off-set print run would usually created, which meant someone-either the author or the publisher-had to store five to ten thousand copies of a title.Mass-Market Paperback Books Vs Trade Paperback Books: A Guide for Self-Publishers
In the US we have three basic formats for printed books: 1. Hardcover; 2. Trade paperback; and, 3. Mass-market paperback. This article is concerned with explaining the differences between the two types of paperbacks. As a self-publisher you need to be familiar with and understand the similarities and differences.Never Fully Trust Your Source!
In a competitive world, misdirection and sabotage are the daily tools of the ambitious. Don’t become their next victim.10 Reasons Why Your Book May Not Get Published
Most writers have faced some form of rejection related to their work, whether we reject it ourselves or it lands on top of an agent’s slush pile of queries and manuscripts. There are some tips writers can use to minimize receiving the dreaded standardized rejection letter in your inbox and I’ll try and cover a few that I’ve learned from agents, published authors and writer conferences.How to Self-Publish Using a Short-Run Book Printer
Self-publishing can be a fun and rewarding endeavor, as well as a smart choice for photographers, designers and writers to express creativity. It’s allows for much more freedom, cost-effective, fast, and can be more lucrative than the standard royalty contracts. It also allows you to maintain control over the publishing process. However, there are some details you should know about printing, especially since you will be in control of every aspect of publishing your book.Self-Publishing Your New Book Is the Way to Go
So you have an idea for a book or your book is already finished. Congratulations! You are about to enter the ranks of published authors. But which way do you want to publish your book? Should you get an agent and send them to New York to peddle your manuscript? Or should you go the route of self-publishing your book? This article answers this all-important question for you.How to Create Great Publishing Ideas
How many times have you thought you had a great publishing idea? But time and time again your idea falls flat on its face and you don’t get your work published? More importantly you don’t generate any sales.Strippable Books Vs Non-Strippable Books: A Self-Publisher’s Guide
Stripping books is not something that the self-publisher probably will never need to be involved with. Strippable and non-strippable books are something that the large book publishers, book distributors, and retail bookstores are involved with. “Strippable” simply means that a book’s cover can be torn off, or stripped off, by the book retailer or distributor, and then sent back to the book publisher for a credit or refund. “Non-strippable” means that a book cannot be returned to the book publisher for a credit or refund unless the book is complete, with the cover intact.How Not to Be a Published Author
The following “advice” is nothing more than my writing solution to deal with various rejections I faced recently. The core of them is represented by those based on fully justified reasons. My serious advice is that every failure, if analyzed and considered correctly, might be a valuable source for progress and positive change. Although, probably, the first five minutes after you receive a negative answer are not the happiest of your life. Most importantly is enabling you to test your chances, your mistakes and to use the conclusions for a qualitative change.