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Glossary of Publishing Terms

Glossary of Publishing Terms

Acknowledgements – An optional component in a book, which can be inserted at the beginning or end of the book, where the author writes words of thanks to those who helped with the book. This may include literary agent, editor(s), fellow authors, book contributors, interviewees, family, friends, etc. Advance – A payment by a traditional […]

Questions to Ask When Considering a Hybrid (Paid) Publishing Service

Questions to Ask When Considering a Hybrid (Paid) Publishing Service

Producing a book involves many steps: acquiring an ISBN, registering with the library of congress, hiring editors, a typesetter and cover designer, choosing a printer, setting up distribution to retailers, ebook formatting and distribution, and more. It’s more work than many authors want to take on themselves. Hybrid publishers are for-hire firms that help authors […]

How to Deliver Great Presentations

How to Deliver Great Presentations

While you may think you have good public speaking skills, that doesn’t always mean that you will dazzle an audience. Professional speakers spend years developing and refining their craft. At the very least, you should put some effort into cultivating your skills so that leave your audience with a great impression. Here’s how: 1. Develop […]

Recording: Blogging for Authors with Chris Garrett

Recording: Blogging for Authors with Chris Garrett

In this recording, Chris Garrett shows how authors, consultants, coaches, therapists and attorneys, can generate more attention and sales for their knowledge and books through the process of blogging. We will look at the basic strategies and benefits of blogging as a process for building an engaged audience, and how that translates into sales of your […]

What to Share on Social Media

What to Share on Social Media

Your blog is the heart of your social media strategy. Without a blog, you will have limited content to share and you won’t have a reason to drive traffic back to your site. And by adding new posts to your blog three or more times per week, you will have a steady stream of fresh […]

Recording: Sell Your Book to Library and Military Markets

Recording: Sell Your Book to Library and Military Markets

Want to get your printed book onto library shelves and sell your book to PXes, Commissaries and Exchanges? Do you know how the military stores and libraries buy and what wholesalers you need to be in? Do you HATE selling and want to know how to get your book into non bookstores to buy your […]

How to Market Yourself with Social Media Groups

How to Market Yourself with Social Media Groups

Choose Your Groups – While you can join many groups on Facebook, LinkedIn or other platforms, it’s not realistic to think you can participate regularly with all of them. Choose one or two where your target audience can be found and make a point of being active there. Review Guidelines – Most groups have clear […]

Electronic Newsletters and Email Marketing Action Plan

Electronic Newsletters and Email Marketing Action Plan

Email marketing is not dead; it’s as valuable as ever. But it is harder to get people to subscribe, which means you have to make it worth their while. Tips for Email Marketing Success ✓ Add a sign-up box in the header or sidebar across all pages of your site. ✓ Give away a great […]

Recording – Copyright, Trademarks and Other Legal Details for Authors

Recording – Copyright, Trademarks and Other Legal Details for Authors

Writer and lawyer Helen Sedwick explains what every writer needs to know about copyright: what it means, how to protect it, and how to license their work without losing control. She also discusses the process of getting permission to use quotes, images, an d lyrics and give tips on spotting scams and overpriced services targeting […]

Recording: How to Make a Living with Your Writing with Joanna Penn

Recording: How to Make a Living with Your Writing with Joanna Penn

Yes, it is possible to make a living with your writing! In this inspirational and info-packed talk, you will discover how to use both fiction and non-fiction books to build multiple streams of income, as well as utilizing a blog, email list and other ideas to grow your business online. Joanna Penn is a New […]