Description : Learn to create industry-standard print books. Includes: How to pick fonts for your books, step-by-step instructions for dealing with short-run offset book printers, understanding the "language of printing," deciding between print-on-demand and offset printing, designing details like running heads, text breaks, and indexes for your book.
Description : This companion volume to the author's "Self-Publishing Manual" describes how to use new techniques and technologies to publish and promote a book.
Description : Do you want to successfully self-publish in ebook, print or audiobook formats? There are thousands of new books being published every day, but many self-published books quickly sink to the bottom of the pile. Many authors are frustrated because there are so many options for self-publishing, and they don't know which one to choose or what will be best for their book. Others spend thousands of dollars to publish and end up broken-hearted with the result. But it doesn't have to be this way. I've spent the last ten years self-publishing bestselling fiction and non-fiction books and in 2011, I left my day job to become a full-time author-entrepreneur. I've made lots of mistakes along the way, but through the process of self-publishing 27 books, I've learned the most effective way to publish and market your books. In this book, I'll share everything with you. The book includes: - What you need to know before you self-publish - Why self-publishing an ebook is a good idea - How to format an ebook - Exclusivity and going direct - How to self-publish an ebook - Why self-publish a print book - Print-on-demand will change your life - What you need to know before you print - How to self-publish a print book - What to do if you want help with the publishing process - How to self-publish an audiobook - After self-publishing - How much does it cost to self-publish? - How do you get paid when you self-publish? - Book marketing principles - How to market fiction - How to market non-fiction Plus, links to more useful resources. If you're ready to successfully self-publish, then download a sample or buy now. Updated: April 2019 with a new chapter on how to self-publish an audiobook
Description : In The Nature of the Book, a tour de force of cultural history, Adrian Johns constructs an entirely original and vivid picture of print culture and its many arenas—commercial, intellectual, political, and individual. "A compelling exposition of how authors, printers, booksellers and readers competed for power over the printed page. . . . The richness of Mr. Johns's book lies in the splendid detail he has collected to describe the world of books in the first two centuries after the printing press arrived in England."—Alberto Manguel, Washington Times "[A] mammoth and stimulating account of the place of print in the history of knowledge. . . . Johns has written a tremendously learned primer."—D. Graham Burnett, New Republic "A detailed, engrossing, and genuinely eye-opening account of the formative stages of the print culture. . . . This is scholarship at its best."—Merle Rubin, Christian Science Monitor "The most lucid and persuasive account of the new kind of knowledge produced by print. . . . A work to rank alongside McLuhan."—John Sutherland, The Independent "Entertainingly written. . . . The most comprehensive account available . . . well documented and engaging."—Ian Maclean, Times Literary Supplement
Description : Did you ever consider self-publishing your own book but were daunted by the complex process of actually doing it? Self-published author and expert Carla King gives a simple step-by-step guide to self-publishing your book as an e-book or print book. Plot your success by choosing the reputable tools and services recommended here, along with techniques that will help your book succeed in the market that you choose.
Description : Do You Dream to Publish a Book-But Lack the Time or Know-How? Look no further. This powerful learn-by-doing workbook grants you the time and know-how. Learn to publish a printed book in a week by actually doing it! Once you become a published author, your friends, family, and peers will see you in a whole new light! This unique new system familiarizes both aspiring and seasoned authors with every step of the self-publishing process. You won't even need your completed manuscript to get started. Complete this workbook and your result will be a published proof of your book concept in hand. This powerful learning process prepares you to propel your book to final publication on Amazon.com. This system not only circumvents countless hours of learning time and frustration but as a writer, you will be well positioned to publish again and again. This Book Blueprint system: Includes a downloadable interior template Displays parts of a book in chronological order Gives 10 easy steps to print on demand publishing Sets you up for free ISBN number and self-publishing account Gets your book blueprint published in a week! (shipping time extra) Includes your ISBN number, interior template, and options to print a custom book cover and interior. There are no more excuses. Buy this workbook to learn how to publish the book you have always dreamed of, and become a published author now in a week.
Description : Printing Industry generates a wide range of products which require in every step of our everyday life. Starting from newspapers, magazines, books, post cards to memo pads and business order forms each are the products of printing industry. Printing is a process for reproducing text and image, typically with ink on paper using a printing press. There are various types of printing process for example offset printing, modern printing, gravure printing, flexographic printing etc. Offset printing is a widely used printing technique where the inked image is transferred from a plate to a rubber blanket, then to the printing surface. When used in combination with the lithographic process, the offset technique employs a flat image carrier on which the image to be printed obtains ink from ink rollers, while the non printing area attracts a film of water, keeping the non printing areas ink free. Gravure printing is a printing technique, where the image to be printed is made up of small depressions in the surface of the printing plate. It is divided into three broad product areas; packaging printing, publication printing and speciality printing. Printing technology is often carried out as a large scale industrial process, and is an essential part of publishing and transaction printing. This is the age of hi fi, jets and computers. Rapid advancements in science and technology have made their impact on the printing industry of the world too. The old techniques of printing have become obsolete and made way for the new technology. The printing industry is just one example of an entire industry movement that is changing while keeping up with the development of new technologies. The proliferation of emerging technologies has dictated a rebirth of the printing industry. The Indian Printing Industry is well established and presently growing at 12% per annum. This book majorly deals with typographic technology, photo scanning systems, sequence of steps in the printing processes, size and scope of the printing industry, high volume printing technologies for the production of polymer electronic structures, inking system, film high contrast printing, principle of planographic printing, modern printing process, ink jet etc. The book contains the latest printing processes like web, gravure, flexo, security and offset printing. This book is an invaluable resource for new entrants, technicians, craftsmen and executives working with printing industries.
Description : Do you want to write and publish your first book but don't know where to start? Or are you an experienced writer who wants to know how to take advantage of the revolutionary new developments in making and marketing ebooks and print books? Your Book Publishing Options is Australia's guide for new and experienced writers to take charge of their creative and business choices. The entire book publishing process is explained step by step, with the aim of minimising costs and maximising profits.
Description : With the progressive digitisation of the book production processes, we see the emergence of a potentially potent mix of new technologies. Not potent because these technologies are capable of driving change alones, but potent for the commercial and cultural drivers which may work in concert with new technologies to transform the world of books and reading. Central to these technological developments is the convergence of the technologies of etext and digital print. This book examines recent technological changes in book production. Our focus is in part on technological actuality, centred mostly on the digitisation of text and its consequences. Our focus is also on the realm of possibility. Where might these technological shifts lead us? What are the commercial and cultural conditions under which technological possibility might bear fruits? Within this volume we look specifically at the changing definition of a 'book'. A book is no longer a tangible thing; a book is what a book does. It is information architecture. We examine the various manifestations of electronic book readers and imminent technologies, such as electronic ink, including case study on the use of ebook reading devices by a lending library, and speculate about other uses of such devices. We see the convergence of print and etext - manifestations of the same thing - electronically stored text, with the difference demonstrated only in the shift in mindset necessary to accommodate emergent forms of digital text - as information services within a product-service system, the changing shape of digital design and changes in printing technologies from letterpress to the rise of digital printing.
Description : A new world has opened to writers who wish to have their words turned into finished books. With technological advances in typesetting, printing, distribution, and sales, self-publishing has become a reality. But while converting your writing into a commercially available title may sound relatively easy--based upon the claims of some companies that offer this service--there are many important considerations you should be aware of before going to press. Publishing expert Dr. Jan Yager has created an easy-to-follow guide that will take you from a book's conception and writing to its production and sales. Whether your work is fiction or nonfiction, How to Self-Publish Your Book offers sound and proven advice at every turn, enabling you to avoid common pitfalls along the way to becoming a self-published author. The book is divided into three parts. Part One takes you through the initial manuscript preparation--setting your goals, writing, sequencing, editing, and proofing, as well as creating a business plan for your book's eventual release. Part Two focuses on the actual production of your book. It explains the importance of cover and interior design, what you need to know about producing physical books and e-books, and how to turn your title into an audiobook. Part Three provides key information on how to market and sell your book--subjects that are crucial to a title's success, but of which most writers have very little understanding. Also included is a valuable resource section that guides you to websites which offer essential information on self-publishing service providers, including complete self-publishing companies as well as freelance editors, proofreaders, printers, distributors, marketers, and publicists. Today, self-publishing workshops and lecturers charge hopeful writers hundreds of dollars, promising to turn their self-published books into bestsellers. The fact is that your book's chance of success starts at its origin, not with the finished product. However you choose to produce your book, whether through a self-publishing company or through separate services, here is a complete road map to what lies ahead--based not on hype or wishful thinking, but on Dr. Jan Yager's lifetime of experience in the world of publishing.