Today BookBaby announced print on-demand (POD) distribution services, which means that now they offer possibly the most complete solution available for authors who are self-publishing. They have long offered short run printing services – which meant that you could get a bunch of books delivered to you (or another address) – along with print book […]
You’ve got your manuscript, so now what? Before committing to big distribution, try these quick and easy ways to publish while you finesse your book with great editing and design. You won’t even need to buy an ISBN number. If you’re not quite ready for prime time, beta publishing is a great way to get […]
Robin Cutler with IngramSpark interviews Bowker’s Rebecca Albani on the importance of metadata and the ISBN. This is a great video with wisdom imparted from the source. Do understand this before self-publishing. Every author needs ISBNs from Bowker’s MyIdentifiers.com.
I wanted to pass this news from Pressbooks on to you. Pressbooks is an online (in the cloud) publishing system that I’ve used twice to create books. It also has a great blog-to-book capability and they allow you to import from Word. They have awesome templates that export to PDF for print and MOBI and […]
A glance inside a construction worker’s toolbox will reveal an assortment of screwdrivers, wrenches, and hammers in varying configurations to suit a particular job. Yet professional writers continue to use Word, Word and more Word. That’s like a construction worker showing up to work with just an adjustable wrench. There are more effective options available, […]
Amazon’s new Kindle Unlimited e-book reader subscription program caused a real commotion in the publishing industry last month. But how will this “Netflix for books” model affect the self-publishing industry? Is Kindle Unlimited the best, or should self-publishers join the Scribd or Oyster programs instead? How do you get in? Read on for a comparison […]
If you are self-publishing a text-heavy book, you no longer have to worry about hiring a book designer. Just use one of these beautiful, professional-looking Microsoft Word templates for as little as $57. Wait a minute, Carla. Do you mean to say that instead of paying upwards of a thousand bucks for professional book design […]
I’ve created audio version of some sections of my books and articles that I think are of particular interest. I hope these audio files help you learn on the go!
Last week I went up to the Santa Barbara Writers Conference on the invitation of Marla Miller, Freelance Writer, Author & Founder of Marketing The Muse, a resource site for writers en route to publication. She had invited me to present self-publishing tools for her Marketing the Muse workshop and to speak to the conference […]
This was a great interview so I thought I’d repost it up front so you all could see it. Jason and Marla direct our conversation so that authors get the most out of our hour talk, extracting the essentials from my too-full brain on the topic! I look forward to joining Marla Miller at the […]