Description : It seems that everywhere an author turns, someone is waving their hands and yelling "Over here! We've got the best publishing deal for you over here!"So how do you choose what's best for your career, your book, and your wallet?Should you start your own publishing company? What's involved with that? Is it wise financially to stick with the traditional publishing route? Are electronic books a better way to go than books on paper? What about those companies that market themselves as self-publishers? Are they a good deal?And what if you simply want to make books to give to your family and friends? What's the best way to do that?Author and publishing professional Sonja Hakala maintains that there is no one-size-fits-all-authors way to publish a book. Different circumstances, different budgets, and different publishing goals call for unique strategies.Based on her workshops and extensive one-on-one work with authors, Sonja has put together a book that shines a bright light on the career and financial advantages and disadvantages of all the major publishing options for contemporary writers, including: Independent publishing. Private publishing. Self-publishing companies. Traditional publishing. Electronic publishing.There is no other book that gives you all of this information in one place. There is no other book that guides you to the best publishing choice for your work, your wallet, and you.Join Sonja Hakala as she guides you through the publishing jungle to success. She hasn't lost an author yet!
Description : A professional guide for new and struggling authors shares insider tips, up-to-date marketing strategies and other resources, profiling the publishing industry while sharing recommendations for such topics as effective query letters, selecting a publishing option and successful self-promotion. Original.
Description : Covers new media opportunities and targeted at both self-published and traditionally-published authors. All authors want to sell as many copies of their books as possible. They also want to raise their literary profile as high as possible. There are more new routes to publication and also for sales and marketing than ever before. But where does the author start in such a competitive market? This book sets out clearly the promotional tools available and advises which paths are likely to sell the highest number of copies and which will help to establish the writer's name as a published author. It takes careful planning and know-how, but there is nobody better to promote a book than its author. The opportunities are out there and this guide will provide the information required for an author to maximise their chance of success.
Description : For first-time authors or the seasoned pro, this is the absolutely essential how-to for getting publicity--totally updated and expanded. This indispensable guide from a book publicity insider offers everything authors must know to assist their publishers in publicizing, marketing, and promoting their books, including: Effective networking Defining a target readership Creating pitches for talk shows Getting media coverage Utilizing the Internet and other outlets Preparing for interviews and tours Hiring an independent publicist With totally revised and updated information, advice, and resources, the insiders all agree: “Read this book!—Ellen Levine, editorial director, Hearst Magazines.
Description : Putting It On Paper is the perfect starter for new authors as well as the ideal refresher for more experienced writers looking for up-to-date information. This book cuts through all the hype and takes a practical approach to understanding, creating, and using a book press kit to propel book sales.
Description : The industry's most experienced veterans are ready to share their hard-won success secrets with you about... Editing and working with an editorWriting effective proseÿMarketing your productÿAmazon programs and Amazon KindleÿBook Proposals that workÿExploiting Web 2.0 to promote your bookÿBook DesignÿFreelancingÿOnline sales opportunitiesÿBranding yourself or your bookÿBook ReviewsÿGhostWritingÿSelf-PublishingÿExpanding PublicityÿGalleys and ARCs and more...ÿ The distilled wisdom from interviews, reports, and lessons learned from dozens of guests over two years of weekly podcasts is now at your fingertips! Whether youre into nonfiction, childrens books, mysteries, romance, science fiction, or history, you can take your writing and marketing power to new worlds of possibility with ... Authors Access -- Where authors get published and published authors get successful! More information at www.AuthorsAccess.com From Modern History Press www.ModernHistoryPress.com
Description : YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO WRITING AWESOME AND AMAZING FICTION FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION. This is an authoritative and engaging introduction to writing science fiction and fantasy for the complete beginner. This book provides all the information, guidance, and advice you need to write great science fiction to captivate your readers. It will help you understand how the genre works, the big dos and don'ts - as well as giving you the inspiration and motivation you actually need to write. Written by a leading science fiction novelist and a Professor in Creative Writing at the University of London - you'll discover how to let your creativity flow, create incredible worlds, and get your novel finished. ABOUT THE SERIES The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.
Description : Profits from Pages Self-publishing is a fast-growing industry, and bookstores and consumers alike now acknowledge the value of self-published books. In this valuable guide, industry experts coach you in becoming a player in the self-publishing arena—whether it is self-publishing your own book or providing professional services for others who want to self-publish. Our experts reveal the tricks of the self-publishing trade: how to evaluate book ideas and recognize a hot-seller; how to develop an effective marketing plan; getting books reviewed and landing great publicity; getting books into traditional and non-traditional sales channels; tapping into the potential of online publishing, and more. Addresses dramatic game-changers including print-on-demand and ebooks Reviews industry player offerings including Ingram and Amazon Covers critical marketing tools including author websites and social media marketing Features interviews with industry insiders and practicing self-published authors Plus, a quick-reference guide to every step in the publishing process helps you along your way.