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PORTRAIT OF THE INDIE AUTHOR
one} Indie Authorship: An Introduction
A HISTORY LESSON
THE CURRENT STATE OF AFFAIRS
INDIE VERSUS VANITY
WHY DON’T MORE AUTHORS GO INDIE?
BIAS AGAINST SELF-PUBLICATION
COMMON MISPERCEPTIONS ABOUT INDIE AUTHORSHIP
TOOLS OF THE INDIE AUTHOR TRADE
GOALS IN INDIE AUTHORSHIP
two} Getting Organized
HARD DRIVE HOUSEKEEPING AND ORGANIZATION
E-MAIL HOUSEKEEPING AND ORGANIZATION
three} Creating Your Brand
A NOTE ABOUT IMPRINT BRANDING VERSUS AUTHOR BRANDING
OVERVIEW OF AUTHOR BRANDING
YOU VERSUS YOUR BRAND NAME
CHOOSING YOUR AUTHOR BRAND: WHAT’S IN A NAME
CONSISTENCY IS KEY
KEEP YOUR OPTIONS OPEN
BEWARE OF THE COMMON NAME
THE SAME NAME GAME
BECOME THE MASTER OF YOUR DOMAIN
four} Publishing Options
SELF-PUBLISHING
self-publishing
VANITY PUBLISHING
SUBSIDY PUBLISHING
PRINT SERVICE PROVIDER
PRINT ON DEMAND
RIGHTS, ROYALTIES, AND ADVANCES
WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH ISBNS?
WHAT ABOUT BOOKSTORES?
CHOOSING A SERVICE PROVIDER
CRUNCH THE NUMBERS
five} DIY Formatting for POD
BUILD A MANUSCRIPT SHELL
CREATE A SEPARATE CHAPTER SHELL
USING THE MANUSCRIPT SHELL
READY FOR THE PRINTER
DIY COPYEDITING
DIY EDITING
CONTENT RIGHTS
WORKSHOPPING
seven} Designing Your Own Book Cover
WRITE A BOOK DESCRIPTION
GATHER BLURBS
DOWNLOAD A BOOK COVER TEMPLATE
A NOTE ABOUT COVER ART RIGHTS
EXAMINE THE TEMPLATE
INSERT ART AND TEXT
HIDE THE TEMPLATE GUIDE LAYER
SAVE YOUR FILE
FINAL TIPS AND NOTES
eight} Publishing Through a POD Print Service Provider
ADVANTAGES OF POD
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT POD PRINT SERVICE PROVIDERS
PREPARING YOUR MANUSCRIPT
SET UP YOUR BOOK
REVIEW SETUP
THE REVIEW PROOF
CUSTOMIZE YOUR BOOK’S PAGE ON YOUR PROVIDER’S BOOKSTORE SITE
WATCH FOR YOUR BOOK LISTING(S)
MONITORING SALES AFTER YOUR BOOK IS RELEASED
STILL UNCLEAR ON SOMETHING?
nine} Publishing in E-Book Formats
GUIDELINES AND GOTCHAS FOR ALL E-BOOKS
GETTING YOUR MANUSCRIPT READY
E-BOOK PRODUCTION AND RETAIL SALE AVENUES
PLATFORM VERSUS PROMOTION
PLATFORM IS ABOUT BUILDING COMMUNITY
THE FIVE CRUCIAL AUTHOR PLATFORM SKILLS
PLATFORM STRATEGIES FOR ANY AUTHOR
PLATFORM STRATEGIES FOR FICTION AUTHORS
PLATFORM STRATEGIES FOR NONFICTION AUTHORS
MANAGING YOUR ONLINE REPUTATION
WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO PROMOTE?
ARE YOU CUT OUT FOR THIS?
A SIGNATURE LOOK
SYMBOL KEY
TRADITIONAL TACTICS
NEW MEDIA TACTICS
KEEPING THE PROMO TRAIN ON TRACK
twelve} Making the Transition From Indie to Mainstream
CAN A PUBLISHER HELP YOU REACH YOUR GOALS?
IS YOUR BOOK A GOOD CANDIDATE?
ARE YOU A GOOD CANDIDATE?
TARGETING PUBLISHERS
WHEN TO BRING IN AN AGENT
WHAT TO EXPECT IN THE DEAL
CAN YOU STILL SELF-PUBLISH OTHER WORKS?
appendix A } Worksheets
appendix B} An HTML Primer
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The Indie Author Guide; Self-Publishing Strategies Anyone Can Use

The Indie Author Guide; Self-Publishing Strategies Anyone Can Use

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This Is Your Roadmap to Success!The Indie Author Guide takes you through every stage of the self-publishing process. With e-books, print on demand and the power of Web 2.0, you have the ability to publish your own high quality books and go indie—just as filmmakers and musicians have done. Get detailed instructions, complemented by screenshots, so you can get the most of cutting edge publishing options.April L. Hamilton, founder of Publetariat, an online news hub and community for indie authors, gives you insight to the latest technology and step-by-step advice for making the most of your self-publishing options.Inside you'll find everything you need to know to:1. organize your files2. create your brand3. explore your self-publishing options4. format your book for POD5. edit and revise you work6. design your own book cover7. publish through a POD print service provider8. publish in e-book formats9. build an author platform10. promote your work11. transition from indie to mainstream publishingPlus, you'll get worksheets to help you plan and organize your book, your business, and your writing life, as well as an HTML primer so you can build your own website—even if you're not tech savvy.The Indie Author Guide gives you the skills and confidence you need to take full advantage of today's unique publishing opportunities and grow your readership yourself.
This Is Your Roadmap to Success!The Indie Author Guide takes you through every stage of the self-publishing process. With e-books, print on demand and the power of Web 2.0, you have the ability to publish your own high quality books and go indie—just as filmmakers and musicians have done. Get detailed instructions, complemented by screenshots, so you can get the most of cutting edge publishing options.April L. Hamilton, founder of Publetariat, an online news hub and community for indie authors, gives you insight to the latest technology and step-by-step advice for making the most of your self-publishing options.Inside you'll find everything you need to know to:1. organize your files2. create your brand3. explore your self-publishing options4. format your book for POD5. edit and revise you work6. design your own book cover7. publish through a POD print service provider8. publish in e-book formats9. build an author platform10. promote your work11. transition from indie to mainstream publishingPlus, you'll get worksheets to help you plan and organize your book, your business, and your writing life, as well as an HTML primer so you can build your own website—even if you're not tech savvy.The Indie Author Guide gives you the skills and confidence you need to take full advantage of today's unique publishing opportunities and grow your readership yourself.

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Great book for Indie Authors! You can't ask for a clearer, more helpful guide if you're doing your own formatting through CreateSpace and/or for publication for Kindle. Also some great, cheap marketing tips. April, you've saved me so much time and money and also empowered me to do my own formatting, which was a great experience! If I'd gone through a traditional publisher as a first-time novelist, I likely wouldn't have had any choice over the fonts or the cover or the formatting. Using the IndieAuthor Guide, the choices were all mine, and it's more my book as a result.
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