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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 […]

Updated: Book Distributors and Wholesalers

Updated: Book Distributors and Wholesalers

This list has been recently updated. If you want to pursue brick and mortar bookstore distribution for your book, or get it placed in gift shops, libraries, specialty stores, military markets and more, the following is a list of distributors to consider. Ingram Content Group, Inc. Largest supplier of books to bookstores, retailers, schools, etc. […]

Actual Traditional Publisher Agreement

Actual Traditional Publisher Agreement

*This is an actual agreement with the publisher and author details removed. This is meant as an example only, so that you can understand what to expect from a traditional publisher agreement. AGREEMENT made this day of 20 , between , of (the “Author”) and [publisher name removed]., [publisher address removed] (the “Publisher”) with respect […]

Book Pricing and Earnings Calculator

Book Pricing and Earnings Calculator

Use this worksheet to evaluate and determine the best retail price for your book and calculate your royalty earned per book sold. You can also try adjusting your retail price up or down to help determine your best possible profit margin. Note: trade discounts can vary depending on the retailer, though the general industry standard […]

Checklist: How to Handle Selling Your Books at Events

Checklist: How to Handle Selling Your Books at Events

As an author, you will inevitably have opportunities to sell your books to the public. It may be at the back of the room after a speaking engagement, at a trade show, a festival or other public venue. While it may sound simple to show up and collect money, there are some strategies that can […]

How  to  Compile  an  Anthology  Book

How to Compile an Anthology Book

An anthology is a compilation of stories written by various contributors. If you want to publish a compelling book in a short amount of time, compiling an anthology can be a fantastic solution. As the primary author, you reap all of the rewards of writing a book without having to write the entire manuscript. Benefits […]

How to Host Teleseminars and Webinars

How to Host Teleseminars and Webinars

There are two primary types of online events: A teleseminar is a live event conducted by phone, typically by hosting an interview with an industry authority or by delivering some kind of educational content yourself, and usually with a live audience listening in and asking questions. A webinar is a presentation delivered online with both […]

Sample Query Letter that Sold

Sample Query Letter that Sold

There are hundreds of small and mid-size publishing houses that may be willing to consider your book without the assistance of an agent. The best way to locate these is to examine books in your genre. Find out who is publishing the majority of books in your subject area and begin researching your options. Most […]

Checklist – How to Become a Professional Speaker

Checklist – How to Become a Professional Speaker

Getting started as a professional speaker is easier than you might think. Most people begin by giving free talks to local organizations and work their way up to paid speaking gigs. Local presentations can have many advantages even when you’re not being paid because you gain exposure with the organization’s entire network (not just the […]