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A Top 5 Tips for Writing and Publishing a Book
I recently told you that I've at last brought everything I've learnt about editing and publishing your own book to one place: a new e-book called Write, Print, Publish, Promote. This book covers the whole creative lifecycle from concept to finished products, which can be quite a trip. In this sense, I wanted to exchange my five best tips from the book - one from each big stage of the self-publishing experience - to hopefully help you publish your own title:
In most cases, when you present a non-fiction book to a prospective editor, you will be asked to provide a complete book suggestion for your work. Usually this includes a fundamental review of the book, which market you want to address and how large these market are, a listing of the stocks you would compete with, and a thorough review of what each section will contain.
When I wrote my book The E-Ticket Life and then submitted to a few publishing houses, I put all this and more together before I decided to go on my own. But I found that going through this procedure actually did help me to realize my book concept and made it easy for me to finish my work.
I decided that I wanted to design my own book instead of commissioning a pro. So I think it's worthwhile for writers to look at at least some of the things that are necessary to make their projects from manuscripts to real books.
I had never used Adobe InDesign before I decided on the interiors of my book. My book research found many resources in which I said that InDesign was a favorite choice for the pro. So if you want to cut costs in publishing your book and are willing to try something new, I say it's definitely a worthwhile try.
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So if you are planning to write more or publish different issues of your book (each issue needs its own number, with audio books), it makes perfect business to buy the 10-pack. Consequently, you should strongly consider to create an e-book copy of your print book or maybe even just make your book an e-book exclusivity.
Firstly, the cost of making an e-book is usually much lower than making a real book - there are even ways you can turn a Word document into an e-book in no time. Indeed, according to how you book, you can keep 70% of the listed prices (less a "delivery fee" on the basis of your filesize ) when your e-book is on sale at Amazon.
Because of this and many more, having an e-book is a must. As soon as your book (and/or ebook) is willing to enter the class, you faculty poverty brainstorming way you can get the information out and propulsion selling. You can also enter competitions where you can give away free books as a prize.
Since The eTicket Life was about the Disney amusement park, for example, I turned to some Disney fans to see if they wanted to give the book away on their show. It gave me an opportunity to easily get in touch with my intended readership and only costs me the money for a few volumes and postage.
Hopefully you found these five tips useful and are continuing to write and publish your own book. To get a deeper insight into the whole publishing workflow, which includes tips for the management of your manuscripts, the many items that make up a print book, the advantages of e-publishing and ways to market your book, visit my new e-book Write, Print, Publish, Promote - now available at Amazon and iBooks.