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How do I make the next book better?

How do I make the next book better?

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Published by David Bergsland
How can I make it better the next time?
This is the plaintive question I get every time I set up a book for a new author. It is also one of the most common questions I see in the FaceBook and Linked-In groups, Google+ communities, and specialized forums in which I spend time. It is coupled with the question, “How can I get the print version set up?”
There are three basic underlying concepts here
Producing a print version of your book
The size of your production budget for ebooks
Producing a professional manuscript which can be formatted efficiently
Let’s take the first concept and get it out of the way. Many new self-publishing authors writing fiction believe that they do not need a print version. You may be right. However, most of them eventually want a printed copy to give to friends; they discover an excellent reviewer who requires a printed copy; or they try to use the giveaway promotion opportunities on a site like GoodReads. Then they find themselves lost in a strange new world where everything they knew no longer works. Let’s get it out in the open:
Preparing a print version of your book in Word or any other word processor is virtually impossible!
How can I make it better the next time?
This is the plaintive question I get every time I set up a book for a new author. It is also one of the most common questions I see in the FaceBook and Linked-In groups, Google+ communities, and specialized forums in which I spend time. It is coupled with the question, “How can I get the print version set up?”
There are three basic underlying concepts here
Producing a print version of your book
The size of your production budget for ebooks
Producing a professional manuscript which can be formatted efficiently
Let’s take the first concept and get it out of the way. Many new self-publishing authors writing fiction believe that they do not need a print version. You may be right. However, most of them eventually want a printed copy to give to friends; they discover an excellent reviewer who requires a printed copy; or they try to use the giveaway promotion opportunities on a site like GoodReads. Then they find themselves lost in a strange new world where everything they knew no longer works. Let’s get it out in the open:
Preparing a print version of your book in Word or any other word processor is virtually impossible!

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Published by: David Bergsland on Jul 15, 2013
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