Publishing 101: A First-Time Author’s Guide to Getting Published, Marketing and Promoting Your Book, and Building a Successful Career
Whether you’ve finished a manuscript or just have the seeds of an idea, learn how to smartly approach editors and agents with your work, while avoiding the pitfalls of first-time authorship.Experienced editor and publisher Jane Friedman offers insights from more than 15 years of working on both sides of the desk, and offers step-by-step advice on:• evaluating the commercial potential for your work• finding and approaching editors and agents professionally• preparing query letters and book proposal materials• marketing and promoting your work effectively• protecting your rights and avoid infringing on others’ rights, and• understanding the self-publishing and ebook market—and if it’s the right path for you.PUBLISHING 101 describes the dramatic changes underway in the publishing industry, as ebook sales increase and physical bookstores decrease in number. These changes affect how authors get book deals—meaning you need to be prepared to adapt to a risk-averse industry during a time of uncertainty.Avoid frustration—don’t embark on the submission process without being fully educated about how the industry works. You’ll better focus your time and energy, increase your chances of success, and learn to decipher the language of industry professionals. Table of ContentsIntroduction: The Dirty Secret About Writing AdviceChapter 1: The Psychological BattleChapter 2: Are You Ready to Face the Business of Publishing?Chapter 3: A Few Words on CraftChapter 4: How to Get Traditionally PublishedChapter 5: Understanding the Self-Publishing PathChapter 6: The Basics of Author PlatformChapter 7: Marketing and Promotion for New AuthorsChapter 8: Author Websites and BlogsChapter 9: The Key Principles of Online Marketing and Social MediaChapter 10: Rights and Legal IssuesChapter 11: Advice on the Writing LifeChapter 12: The Future of Publishing
Published by: MBA for Writers | Publication date: 12/04/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 233 pages
Self-Publishing Books 101: A Step-by-Step Guide to Publishing Your Book in Multiple Formats (Author 101 Series)
** Updated and Expanded May 2014 with over 100 pages of new material **Self-publishing books has never been easier. With print on demand and eBook technology available to us, it has made the process of self-publishing available to anyone and everyone. And there does not have to be huge upfront costs either.However, there are certain steps to self-publishing that you need to know. We have been publishing books since 2008 and want to share what we have learned with you. In this book we cover everything from the different companies and costs, to copyright information and book design. What you will learn:Part One: The Foundation for Publishing Success* Writing Your Book* Editing Your Book* Building Your Marketing Platform (e.g., blog, website, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.)Part Two: Self-Publishing Your Book* Pre-Publication Decisions (book title, book description, pricing, categories/keywords, etc.)* Book Cover Design* Self-Publishing a Print Book* Self-Publishing an eBook* Self-Publishing an AudioBook* Translating Your BookPart Three: Other Publishing Decisions* Obtaining a Copyright* Forming an Independent Publishing CompanyYou will also find our self-publishing checklist to help you on your journey, as well as additional tips for success.We invite you to come with us and take a walk through the step-by-step process to getting your book self-published. After all, if you can dream it, you can do it!
Published by: Body and Soul Publishing | Publication date: 03/06/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 170 pages
How to set a scene? What's the best camera angle? How does the new technology interact with scenes? And how does one even get the financing to make a movie?These basic questions and much more are all covered in this exquisite packaged book on the film industry and making movies as a profession. Written by Neil Landau, an experienced screenwriter and script consultant to the major movie studios, this is the perfect book for anyone who wants to know about the inner-workings of this industry. Whether it's someone who wants to make movies as a full-timecareer, or just someone who is interested in film, this book covers it all.
Published by: Grand Central Publishing | Publication date: 05/20/2010Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 208 pages
The Psych 101 eBook Sampler is a collection of excerpts (including all introductory pages and the first chapter) from each of the books in the Psych 101 series. This series offers short, reader-friendly introductions to cutting-edge topics in psychology. With key concepts, controversial topics, and fascinating accounts of up-to-the-minute research, it is an invaluable resource for all students of psychology and anyone interested in the field. The sampler includes excerpts from all the Psych 101 books, including:
- Giftedness 101
- Personality 101
- Emotional Intelligence 101
- Obesity 101
- Humor 101
- Psycholinguistics 101
- Anxiety 101
- Leadership 101
- IQ Testing 101
- Creativity 101
- Genius 101
Published by: Springer Publishing Company | Publication date: 08/15/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 425 pages
So, you’ve written your book. Now what? Should you find an agent or go directly to a publisher? Should you go DIY and publish your book yourself? If you do go it alone, which platform is best for you, and how do you get your book reviewed? All of these questions, and more, are answered in Publishing 101: The Publishers Weekly Introduction to Publishing and Self-Publishing, a new e-book that aims to demystify the publishing process.Rachel Deahl, a veteran journalist with over a decade of experience covering the publishing industry, offers readers a real-world take on what actually happens on the road to publication, and what writers can expect as they pursue their publishing dreams, either through a traditional publishing deal or via one of the many self-publishing options available today. Among the topics discussed:• What to really expect from your agent, editor, publicist and publishing house.• What writers should and should not have in their publishing contract.• The pros and cons of various digital self-publishing platforms.• How to get your self-published book distributed and reviewed.• Success stories from self-published authors, and their own hard-won advice.Publishing 101 is an indispensable primer for anyone getting started in publishing. Produced by Publishers Weekly, the publishing industry’s trusted news source since 1872, Publishing 101 offers a no-nonsense perspective on how publishing works, and what writers can do to make their own projects take off.Early Praise:This is the first book every aspiring author should read. Even readers and booksellers who are curious about the ins and outs of the modern publishing industry owe it to themselves to pick this up. Brilliantly written, wide-ranging without getting bogged down in details, and loaded with harsh truths that will help new authors manage their expectations (you'll do your own marketing; midlist advances are dead; few fiction writers earn a living from their work; co-op and bestseller lists aren't what most people think; and so many more). Highly recommended. -Hugh Howey, bestselling author of Wool “Rachel Deahl is a preeminent authority on the subject of first-time authors breaking into trade publishing or the self-publishing sphere. Readers looking for a publishing how-to book could have no better author and publishing coach in their corner than Deahl. PUBLISHING 101 will be a mainstay for book publishing curriculums and the desk drawers of aspiring authors.” –Robert Gottlieb, Chairman of the Trident Media Group literary agency"This is a clear, smart, superb guide to both sides of modern publishing, which is sure to be of use to authors no matter which direction they're leaning." -Ted Weinstein, literary agent and founder of Ted Weinstein Literary Management"Rachel Deahl has had boots on the ground during the entire self-publishing revolution and offers tremendous value to authors considering their myriad options. From manuscript preparation to distribution to marketing, PUBLISHING 101 covers all the bases of the publishing game and even offers writers a few new tricks to help them hit the home run." -Scott Waxman, CEO of Diversion Books
Published by: Publishers Weekly | Publication date: 05/20/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 62 pages
Kindle Publishing 101: The Definitive Step-By-Step Beginner's Guide On How To Build A Successful Kindle Publishing Business On Amazon (amazon kindle publishing, publish kindle, self publish kindle)
Do you want to start a profitable Kindle publishing business that makes you money every single day while you sleep?Over a year ago, I knew I did.Since then, I have published books in several different niches and tried numerous different strategies to build my publishing business to where it is now.Today, I consistently make several thousand dollars a month with Kindle publishing, ten of my books have reached the #1 bestseller ranking in their respective categories, and I sell thousands of books every month.Having been there and done that, I can tell you that the #1 thing I have done to get to where I am today is to build up your pen names as authoritative brands in your niche, and that’s exactly what I’m going to teach you how to do in this book.In this book, I will share with you the following:- The story of how I got into Kindle publishing- The 5 basic steps to create a Kindle book- How to choose a niche and keyword that will make you money- How to research, write, and publish a Kindle eBook in less than 24 hours- How to turn your pen name(s) into an authoritative brand- How to publish your eBook to the Kindle Store- Kindle Publishing tips you can’t afford to overlookWithin those chapters, the additional topics will be discussed as well:- How to find a niche that’s getting lots of monthly searches but also has low competition- How to choose competitive keywords- How to choose a book title and subtitle that sell- How to write an excellent introduction and conclusion- How to ensure that your entire book is high quality and contains value- Guidelines for creating a high quality Kindle cover- Why value is more important than length for your book- How to promote your pen name on social media- The importance of building an email list and how to interact with your subscribers- How to reward your loyal email subscribers - How/why Amazon will promote your book for you- How to determine the best price for your books- Easy and effective tactics to always get lots of 5 star reviews for your books- How to outsource your book and coverKindle publishing is the easiest and quickest way to create a passive income stream online, and it’s something that anybody can do. As we’ll discuss, you don’t even have to be a writer to be a Kindle publisher because you can outsource the entire process! It also has a low start-up cost, and since Amazon is the largest bookstore in the world and the number of Kindle books sold has long since eclipsed the number of traditional paperback books sold, the potential reward is HUGE.And the best party is the sky is the limit with what you can make with Kindle publishing.It’s possible to either write a book that makes you an extra hundred bucks or two a month with it in passive income, or it’s possible to fully commit yourself to the process and produce lots of Kindle books each week under an authoritative pen name to eventually earn you thousands of dollars a month.If you want to learn how to create a Kindle publishing business that consistently produces thousands of dollars a month while you sleep, then this book is for you.
Publication date: 12/07/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 42 pages
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Published by: Fort Publishing Ltd | Publication date: 09/17/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 224 pages
As Android continues to develop, it can be a challenge to keep up with its new releases and impressive features. Revolutionary developments mean it’s often difficult to know where to start. The 101 Essential Android Tips & Tricks book is here to make your life a little easier, by selecting the very best hints to extend the functionality of your smartphone. Featuring apps from the Play Store, this comprehensive guide will allow you to easily and quickly transform your device into something special.Written by experts for readers dedicated to getting the most from their products, Tips & Tricks is a series that provides world-beating advice to experienced consumers, offering a variety of intermediate to advanced tutorials and stylish, cutting-edge features. In-depth yet accessible, the Tips & Tricks series offers a comprehensive solution unlike any other.
Published by: Imagine Publishing | Publication date: 05/22/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 150 pages
How To Write Deadly Crime Thrillers: A No BS Guide With 101 Killer Tips (How To Write Deadly Crime Fiction Series, Book 1)
Are you writing your first of many crime thrillers? Are you a seasoned vet wanting to improve your crime thriller writing skills? Or are you just looking for useful and down-to-earth tips on how to write deadly crime fiction?Regardless of your stage in writing crime thrillers, retired homicide detective and forensic coroner—now bestselling crime writer, Garry Rodgers, tells you how How To Write Deadly Crime Thrillers and gives you a No BS Guide with 101 Killer Tips.This informative guide is one of the few books on crime thriller writing that clearly tells you what it takes to write a Bestselling Crime Thriller that will climb to the top of the charts and stay there.How To Write Deadly Crime Thrillers is laid out in eight, easy to understand sections covering the main points on the craft of crime thriller writing. They include:PART ONE — THE SCIENCE OF STORY— with tips like Applying Neuro-Linguistics and Understand The Crime Thriller Genre.PART TWO — TELLING THE STORY— with tips like Ask The Central Story Question and Don’t Hesitate To Lie.PART THREE — STORY IS ABOUT PEOPLE— with tips like Jerk Her Emotions and Don’t Judge Your People.PART FOUR — STORY HAS STRUCTURE— with tips like Create The Stockholm Syndrome and Sharpen Your Hook.PART FIVE — CHARACTERS ARE PEOPLE— with tips like What Would Dick Head Do? and Motive, Means, and Opportunity.PART SIX — PEOPLE TALK TO EACH OTHER— with tips like Dialogue Is Edited Speech and Foul Language.PART SEVEN — SELF-MUTILATION (EDITING)— with tips like Grammar Don’t Wear No Coat ‘n Tie and Don’t Let Your Editor Steal Your Book.PART EIGHT — WRITERS ARE ORGANIZED AND DISCIPLINED— with tips like Cause Mapping / Link Analysis and Bomb Your TV and Nuke Facebook.This guide to writing deadly crime thrillers is edited by Bestselling Crime Writer Sue Coletta and told in Garry Rodgers distinctive, no-BS voice that he used as a cop and coroner—now as an Amazon Top 10 Bestselling Crime Writer as well as a regular contributing blogger for the Huffington Post.Go ahead. Look inside How To Write Deadly Crime Thrillers and see how this No BS Guide with 101 Killer Tips will make you a better crime fiction writer.
Published by: DyingWords Digital & Print Media Canada | Publication date: 02/15/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 57 pages