By Miral Sattar:
At every writers conference or self-publishing panel the question that almost always inevitably comes up is: “How much will self-publishing really cost me?”
Because the book publishing industry is one of the last industries to go digital, it’s going through a quick transition. As a result of this shift, authors no longer need to go through the traditional gatekeepers to publish high-quality books and are instead moving toward self-publishing. Launching a book is like launching a startup. Putting together a quality book involves not just writing it, but getting it edited, then formatted, designing a cover, and having a marketing strategy around it.
Below, I break down the costs of how much professional services will cost you for a high-quality book.
(For the purposes of calculation we’ll assume you have a manuscript that is 70,000 words.)
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Readers, how would you like to get emailed a handful of ebooks custom curated for your unique genre preferences?
What if they were FREE books, or steeply discounted?
Authors, how would you like to have your free-discounted books emailed out to thousands of fans of your genre?
Would you be willing to pay for this customized list?
What if this service was FREE? (for a limited time)
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I had a daydream the other day. I was working on a mindmap. (Do you know what a mindmap is? Until quite recently I was woefully ignorant of this incredible organizing tool. More to come.)
The title I had given the mindmap was “Simple Steps to Self-Publishing Success.”
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After this one article, I’m a fan 🙂
By Beth Bacon
In the digital book marketplace, individual authors fight in the same ring with legacy publishers. The big publishers have an advantage: the power of their reputations grabs the notice of readers. Indie authors and publishers struggle for any attention at all. The “little guys” can overcome this disadvantage if they build their careers around three strategic pillars: brand curation, relationship marketing, and, finally, creating quality books.
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Click on the logo to see what Forbes has to say…
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