How to Write a Book Proposal Effectively
If you’re interested in knowing how to write a book proposal for a book-length work of nonfiction, you don’t have to create the full manuscript before you make the sale; certainly, most professional authors, and many beginners as well, use the proposal to close the deal. Writing a proposal is often the most enjoyable component to penning a book because at this stage, everything is open to change and you need to use your full creativeness to shape and organize the book however you wish.An Author’s Guide to Self-Publishing
As an author there is nothing more frustrating than pouring your heart and soul into a novel and then not being able to convince anyone to publish it. Today all that has changed with the ease of print on demand. In this article I will introduce you to print on demand, explain how it works and show you how you can use it to get your book in front of readers.Typos in Published Books – Who’s to Blame?
Self-published books are often frowned upon because of poor editing. While some authors try to save money by not having their books professionally edited, other authors find they have hired incompetent editors or print-on-demand publishers who produce a flawed product. Authors need to know what to expect before they agree to any editing.7 Things Newspapers Should Be Doing Now to Thrive in the Gloom
In the world of modern publishing, the rule of the land is survival of the most agile, since strength can only get you so far while standing still. Today we’re seeing a once in a generation shift in online publishing, and the companies which adapt to a changing landscape will be in the best position to head in new directions. Going beyond survival, newspapers that thrive and succeed under these new conditions will benefit from innovative distribution and targeting.Publishing Choices For Writers – Self-Publishing – Part Two
In Part One of the Self-Publishing review, I discussed the background of self-publishing and brought up many retained prejudices which authors must consider prior to self-publishing. In True self-publishing, where an author does everything and actually forms their own publishing company, one of the largest negatives is that an author invests all their own capital to publish their work.Publishing Choices For Writers – Self Publishing, Part One
The act of publishing comes in two basic forms- traditional and self-publishing. Self-publishing is really a generic word for any work not published by a traditional publisher. In the past, the term self-publishing was always looked at pejoratively. However, the publishing industry, including traditional publishers, have had to undergone a paradigm shift in order to keep up with the times and the advent of the many different types of self-publishing.Publishing Choices For Writers – Traditional Publishing, Part Two
In traditional publishing the publisher gives the author an advance and takes from the author the rights to basically do what they want with the book. The game then for the publisher is to chose a quality book that it believes is marketable, will be popular and sell many copies. If an author is published by a traditional publishing company, they will automatically have credibility as an expert with the prestige that goes along with that. Even with a traditional publisher, for an author to prove their worth by sales (which will translate to bigger advances for a second book), they must be willing to put in time, effort and money to promote their own book in addition to any efforts by the publisher.Publishing Choices For Writers – Traditional Publishing, Part One
It used to be the choices for authors were easy. The only way you could get your book published was to have a publishing company offer you a contract. With this traditional method, in return for providing editing, proofing, design and printing as well as guidance and experience at no cost to the author, an author gives away any rights and control of their book to the publisher. The publisher makes their own decisions as to editing and cover choices, often times effecting changes that the author may not agree with. While an author may have some input, the final decision is up to the publisher which often causes friction between publisher and author.Publishing a Book Online is Another Way to Get Your Book Out There
Thinking of publishing a book? There are a lot of ways to publish a book. In fact, one of them is you can publish a book online. This makes it easier for a lot of writers, both amateurs and professionals.Publishing Choices For Writers Series – Introduction
Most everyone feels they have a book in them. Eventually, a small percentage of those people will actually become an author and write a book. It used to be that even a smaller percentage of those who actually wrote a book were ever able to get it published despite the fact that was their goal. There are basically two types of publishers- the traditional publishers and self-publishers. The traditional publisher model has stayed fairly consistent over the years. Self publishers on the other hand, have changed and evolved with the times.