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Co-publishers
Distributors
Book packagers
Printing companies
Small presses
Literary agents
1. Create Your Mission Statement
2. Form a set of goals for your book
3. Compose your elevator speech
1. Choose a publisher name
2. Get a DBA (Doing Business As)
3. Design a company logo
4. Outline a budget
5. Develop a business plan
6. Sell and distribute your books
• Selling options
Selling options
Pricing your book
Setting expectations
1. Understanding branding
2. Collect elements of your brand
3. Create your author bios
4. Get a set of good author photos
1. Build your mailing list
2. Create an online and ofine marketing strategy
3. Consider hiring out publicity
4. Build your online press kit
5. Write a press release and send it to the media
6. Join writers’ and publishers’ organizations
7. Explore trade organizations
8. Make your book discoverable
9. Use Amazon’s Promotional Tools
1. Buy your domain names
2. Set up your website
3. Set up your blog
1. Set up your Twitter account
2. Set up your Facebook account
3. Set up your LinkedIn Account
4. Incorporate a visual social media tool
5. Join document sharing and reader communities
7. Write articles and stories for publicity
8. Always remember the social media rule of thirds
9. Streamline your social media activities
10. Provide widgets to encourage sharing
8Edit and Proofread
1. Consider hiring a book coach
2. Join a writing group
3. Calculate time to completion
4. Get professional editing and proofreading
5. Print proofs using a POD printing service
1. Research books in your genre
2. Choose a standard book size
3. Choose interior typography, fonts, and dingbats
4. Choose paper stock
5. Calculate spine width
6. Create a detailed book specifcation
7. Gather the elements of your book cover
8. Choose a book design service
The importance of styles
Using a word processing program for design
Using an author services company’s design services
Hire a professional designer
9. Create print-ready fles
Get Your Book Into the System
1. Buy ISBNs, a SAN, and bar codes from Bowker
2. Add your title to the Books In Print database
3. Submit your book to the Copyright Ofce
4. Obtain a Library of Congress CIP record
5. Te last important step: metadata
1. Create your keywords list
2. Create your title and description tags
3. Include metadata for images
4. Complete your Bowker record
5. Include metadata in documents and other media
6. Include metadata on reseller sites
7. Include metadata on social media sites
7. Create a gravatar
1. Pre-publish on social media and your website
2. Understand ebook formats
3. Understand platforms and hardware devices
4. Understand sales and distribution channels
5. How to distribute to the major online retailers
6. Step-by-step to distributing your ebook
1. Print your proof
2. Create ARCs for reviewers
3. Print on demand (POD)
4. Short run printing
5. Ofset printing
Compose a Request for Quote (RFQ)
Hire a print broker
6. Full service vendors
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Self-Publishing Boot Camp Guide for Authors, 2nd Edition, Update 04/02/2013

Self-Publishing Boot Camp Guide for Authors, 2nd Edition, Update 04/02/2013

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Published by Carla King
Learn how to publish, promote and sell your book in print and every popular ebook format.

* Print books, ebooks, transmedia and apps
* Bookstores, online retailers, e-readers and mobile devices
* For fiction, non-fiction, full-color books and more
* With helpful product comparisons, costs, and checklists

For authors of fiction and non-fiction, memoir, mystery, poetry, business, art and photography, childrens’ books, anthologies, and all kinds of books.

The insights, information, tips, worksheets, and checklists in this book make it an essential guide to successful navigation through the complexities of your publishing project. The method is simple: When all the tasks are checked off, your book is published.

*** IT'S FORMATTED TO PRINT DOUBLE SIDED ***
Learn how to publish, promote and sell your book in print and every popular ebook format.

* Print books, ebooks, transmedia and apps
* Bookstores, online retailers, e-readers and mobile devices
* For fiction, non-fiction, full-color books and more
* With helpful product comparisons, costs, and checklists

For authors of fiction and non-fiction, memoir, mystery, poetry, business, art and photography, childrens’ books, anthologies, and all kinds of books.

The insights, information, tips, worksheets, and checklists in this book make it an essential guide to successful navigation through the complexities of your publishing project. The method is simple: When all the tasks are checked off, your book is published.

*** IT'S FORMATTED TO PRINT DOUBLE SIDED ***

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