How do I self PublishWhere can I publish myself?
What is the price of self-publication?
While you can get a copy of your books for purchase on Amazon.com by the end of the month for less than 10, if you want to resell any copy, you may have to pay a hundred or more. Let's take a look at where a self-publisher has to pay, where it can conserve and where it should not pay at all.
Most self-publishers provide full range of products that only ask you to deliver the final copy - they take charge of everything else from processing to print. You' re basically buying someone else to handle your self-publishing venture if you could do it yourself, and I haven't found a firm that offers better processing, composition and (especially!) artwork than you could get yourself for less money.
Saving, saving or showing off? Saving! Self-publishers start at 1.500,- and with CreateSpace, Amazon Kindle Direct Publishers and Smashwords you don't need their help. There are only three things you need to efficiently administer your own self-publishing project: your own schedule, the web and a good to-do-sheet. Besides, if you do it yourself, it will still be better to keep the completed work in your hand (or even load it onto your Kindle!).
Doing nothing to spend moneys on these employment is the most costly situation you can do in self-publishing, because once a scholar announcement that your product has nonaccomplishment in it - and, activity, write active it in an Amazon document - your selling to a grasp. A lot of authors seem to think that it is the same when their books are criticized by the group of their authors and a few spelling mistakes are searched for, like to pay a journalist to get their books in form.
Once you have done this in one of your accounts, you will never make the same mistakes again. You can' t ignore this if you want to make a living with your textbooks and maintain your writing skills. Saving, saving or showing off? It is the most important part of your self-publishing projects.
In order to create a pocketback on CreateSpace or Lulu, you need to get one of your MS Word documents and then layout your notebook the way you want it, i.e. page numbers, section titles, etc... In order to create an e-book with Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing or Smashwords, you need to reformat your script in a certain way (or "optimize" it for e-book translation, as I call it) before you upload it.
Saves, saves or show off? Savings or expenses depend on your technique and your time. If you are interested in buying this product now, I believe that the artwork of your product is responsible for it.
Remember all the information a covers can give in little more than a second. Not only does it tell you what the work is about or what kind of music it is in, it also tells you whether the work is probably good or not. When you have a large, professionally looking coverage, you are more likely to be selling duplicates because of the easy fact that a professionally looking coverage will send the message that you are a professionally self-editing company.
Good camouflage is the best way to do that. Saving, saving or showing off? An expert covers artist can costs a thousand. If you have already successfully released a number of your own titles and are sure that a faithful audience will run out and your work will become an immediate best-seller, that's just cash down the tubes.
On the other side, the hardest thing you can do is use the free covers authoring tool available on websites like CreateSpace and Lulu. All you have to do is somewhere between the two: develop your own artwork design concepts, trust in archive pictures (as distinct from genuine elements) and then let a design engineer convert them into a single format.
This is exactly what Andrew Brown of DesignforWriters.com provides - he is the design studio I use myself. How much is the real cost of your publication? In order to create your Amazon.com copy on CreateSpace, you must order at least one copy of the work. When you want to resell it on other websites, e.g. Barnes and Noble, etc.
If you publish your own e-books, there are no advance fees. Now that you have your handbook finished for the planet, you must share it with the people. That' the area where you don't need any - or hardly any - cash. There have never been so many ways for authors to advertise their work for free: blogs, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, readers' pages like Good Reads and Library Thing, boards, groups of authors, your Amazon-listings, Amazon Authors Central - the ranking goes on.
All I can really afford are reviews and shipping charges. Even then I only mail a small number of reviews to "high-impact" pages and blog posts. With applications like Windows Movie Maker and iMovie, you can create free books for free, with cheap purchases of your own tracks from royalty-free websites, where a one-time track (and a licence to use it) can be as cheap as ?10.