Publish own Book OnlineWrite your own book online
I was talking about how to write your own novel or text in a former contribution. I will publish an essay for this contribution on a website where you can publish your own novels and/or story ideas on-line. "When you want to make a fantasy come true by releasing your own textbook, there are many firms that are willing to charge you more than $500 for this benefit.
Luckily, there are many other possibilities for prospective writers - more of them later. This does not have to be an embryo best-seller, because self-publishing is best suitable for small series. All over 1,000 and you' d be better off going to a conventional print shop to take full scale.
There are many individuals I know who publish their own life together with the recollections of their families and grandchildren as a piece of their own familyres. This is not a vain publication, but a great way to keep remembrances for coming generation and to expand the archives of our area' s past.
Self-editing is perfect for this. Other people post their blog or picture galleries. Each year I try to get the best pictures of the last 12 month from a photography site (Flickr.com in my case), so we get the equivalence of the classic photography gallery, which will last longer than my Flickr subscriptions and my HD.
And you can get a non-copyright protected copy from the Gutenberg Non-Profit Archives or from the million copies of Google that it has been scanning (maybe for your local library ) or from Wikipedia - and it's all there. So I could not face the possibility of gathering notices of refusal from editors and editors, so I chose to make myself public.
It was the first one I made by buying 1,000 books published in the conventional way (because it was only a little more than 500 copies). When a second volume was finished, new technologies came to the salvation. I' ve used Lulu.com to allow you to post your artwork for free and start Second Life in the online community (at no additional charge to a member).
As a marketer, I experiment with what I call a" article placement" by adding poetry to photographs or pictures on Flickr and other pages, creating debates that would not be possible with conventional publications where the writer is removed from the readership. I' m hoping to release my new one on Lulu and an iPhone application if I can find a good one.
So the point is that the new technologies offer new and inexpensive ways to advertise your textbooks, and we are only at the beginning of the study process. What self-publishing site to select? Lulu has acquired We-Reads, a Facebook and other 3 million-reader online Facebook based community-bookclub.
It could help him to reach the nirwana of self-publishing: to become the audiunes of music. There have been practical difficulties - not least ridiculously high shipping charges (sometimes more than the price of the book), week delay in shipping and payment difficulties that my reader has been telling me about.
Evidence of my last volume came while typing this article, five day after I pressed the last one. Using their artwork, publication is incredibly simple - just load up your script as a PDF, pull over front and back-images. There is no charge until your first order and Lulu lets you keep 80% of the revenue (after deducting the print costs for each book).
Over the past year, Lulu has grown 20% and releases over 400,000 publications per year, which, according to Lulu, is "almost twice as many as in the whole of the U.S. tradition. Although the electronic Revolution has turned the musical industries on their head, it is still happening at a more relaxed rate in those textbooks where self-publication has not yet really picked up speed.
Getting your own book published online - and earning your own cash.