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Is You Wanna or You Wanna World a Book? Perhaps I can help.....
Did you ever have that thought in your head to start writing a work? I' ve had some great idea to create a technological work. My thoughts for the script concentrated more on the easier things that my relatives and boyfriends always asked me about. So, I made a draft and written a textbook about it that was released in 2007.
Then a few years later I had another thought for a novel. So, I went back to work to make a script about it. During these few years things had been changing (for the better), but the trial was quite similar to the first one. Here I should therefore tell some of my thoughts about what I encountered on the way to composing and releasing books (good and bad).
As I was writing my first volume, I didn't know what I was doing (who is doing it?!). I' ve written my first volume in Microsoft Word. Boy, I learnt a lot about the finer points of this piece of code during that period. Above all, I learnt that Word is not the best media for writing a work.
I was looking for a better way to start writing when I chose to become the writer of a second one. It is a piece of writing tool specially developed for authors - especially for more complicated and complicated fonts (like a book!). However, it's a worthwhile thing to find out, because it saves you a lot of your own preparation work.
Once you're done, you' re ready to send your books in the formats you need - PDF for your print shop, Mobi or ePub for your personal web pages, etc. You want to start writing a novel, try it first. So when I had the concept for my first novel, I thought I could get it out of my sleeve in a few heels.
In fact, it took several month and hundred of lessons to complete - an enormous amount of work. When you choose to compose a novel and become an writer, I give you an applause and encouragement to do so. Belles Lettres or non-fiction? when I was writing my textbooks... I concentrated on technique.
This also means that when you are writing a textbook on a computer, it quickly becomes obsolete. And I knew it wasn't too hard to anticipate a few years of lives from every one. I' ve sold out my first one a few years ago and will do the same with my second one in the nearhood.
This also applies to many non-fiction that you may want to use. There is nothing amiss in creating a textbook or encyclopedia, but think through the chosen one. They want an indication of how long it remains pertinent. Usually, on the positive side, you can get a higher prize for a non-fiction via a literary work.
Usually, however, with invention, you don't have the same problems with age pushing its way in and making the whole thing inconsequential. Because a good literature work can be ageless. Whatever you choose to do, just make sure you've thought about what your book's future will look like.
The decision as to whether you should be publishing yourself or get a publishing house is probably one of the greatest choices that authors face. There really is no written response (sorry, I couldn't resist!). Since 2006 I have been working on my first project. Not much I knew about the trial - I only knew I wanted to make a work.
When you are publishing yourself, you are planning the entire work - editorial work, artwork, etc.. Publishers can help you market your books so you can increase the number of books you have. Making you get from a publisher seems to be targeted at those writers who are already great times - recall the John Grisham Ref.
Noticing the point above, that means that you make about 10-15% per product in donations if you use a publisher...and you still do all the commerce! This was a good idea at the inception of the company because they were a wholly owned part of Ingram - one of the biggest distributor in the game. You catalogued your books so that they would be available to almost any bookshop that wanted to order them.
You will also be able to position your product on Amazon, which was big transaction, as that's where I was anticipating the number of my selling. Well, that's how it worked.... someone would order a copy of my books from Amazon, Barnes and Noble or a bookshop. LIGHTHNING SQURCE received the order, printed a copy of my work and sent it directly to them.
I would then deduct the costs of the print of the copy and get a cheque for the license fees once a months. Now, recall, with my first eBooks were not yet great. So, when I made the decision to start writing a script, everything concentrated on making hardcopy. And that all began to change when I started writing my second volume.
Organizations like CreateSpace, IngramSpark or Lulu have become the partners you need to get your textbook published without having to start your own business. I' d also found out that folks still want physicss- especially with a non-fiction that looks like a piece of work. It worked out well, and if I started from zero and was willing to start writing a novel for the first one, I would still be publishing myself.
Amazons own CreateSpace and they make it simple to release your books and link them to Amazon. But the big change for this one was that I also made an eBook of it. Whether you like it or not, Amazon possesses the whole wide range. Amazons website, Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), allows you to directly post your Kindle books on Amazon.
That'?s how you get your Kindle magazine out, so that'?s what you want to do. I have not searched for eBooks other than Amazon's Kindle eBooks, but that's just me. Hopefully you think you want to compose a textbook so you can help others in learning or giving pleasure to your readership.
You will receive a slice of the sales for every volume you sell - hey, immediate payment! But you must be conscious that every year you' ll see billions of new ones. Except your work is one of those very uncommon tracks that becomes virus, keep your hopes low. If you want to make something to be proud of, with a very small amount of additional loan, then just make a notebook - you won't be sorry.
As I was writing my first volume, I launched a website (blog) to publish it. It' not a terrible concept, but what good is a website if nobody reads it? I recommend that if you intend to publish a novel, you should have an public first.
As an example, this page would be great as a place for a financial accounting that I could (and would!) create. I' ve requested and sent a number of reviewed copy of my textbooks to try to create some good press coverage at Amazon. By the time your work is published, you want there to be a lot of feedback - that's what shoppers see.
When you don't already have a pile of good press coverage, it's more difficult to think they're buying your work. Well, the answer is to get your story into people's possession. So the more you can persuade others to honestly criticize your textbook, the better.
Goal for at least 25 good reviews to be on Amazon before your product is actually discontinued to go on sale. What are you looking for? This can help a lot to persuade someone by the railings to buy your work. Yeah, eBooks are a big thing (just try to take my Kindle away!). But some still enjoy the printed world.
You use all the work to create a work - you might as well record all the purchases you can. Much of the work is already done by typing it - especially if you use Scrivener to do it. You will also appreciate having a copy of your books in your hand when it is finished.
Amazons has a programme named KDP Select. It is an arrangement to say that you will make your eBook copy of your eBook exclusively for Amazon. Consideration for this arrangement is the possibility of carrying out specific actions such as the Kindle Countdown Deal or a free promotion for books.
One of the advantages of the Kindle Countdown is that it can help you move your books up to the seller's ranks and that's what you want. Yes, you sell your books for less for a certain period of the year, but the higher you appear in the ranking, the more buyers will see AND BUY your work.
I' m still going to do some more work. But I' m leaving the technological field this year - thank God! I am going to start writing a financial chapter and I already have some good suggestions for what I want to talk about. However, I don't really intend to move until I resign my position so that I have more free to concentrate on it.
And the other one I want to do is a children's one. I' d like to do something that doesn't get faded like the technique (or many financial books). I think my girl will be too old for a children's textbook if I do, but maybe it's something her child will like.
So she can tell her children that her father has written the script - how awesome is that?! Did you ever think about making a textbook about something you're interested in?