Tag: book publishing

Teleseminar: Joel Friedlander: Book Design Mistakes to Avoid

Teleseminar: Joel Friedlander: Book Design Mistakes to Avoid

Event Date: November 8, 2017 | Time: 10AM PST / 1PM EST Join us as Joel Friedlander discusses Book Design Mistakes to Avoid. About Joel Friedlander Joel Friedlander is an award-winning book designer, blogger, and writer. He speaks regularly at industry events and is the author of A Self-Publisher’s Companion and coauthor of The Self-Publisher’s Ultimate Resource Guide. The blogger […]

Teleseminar: Robin Cutler on How to Publish Your Book with IngramSpark

Teleseminar: Robin Cutler on How to Publish Your Book with IngramSpark

Event Date: October 11, 2017 | Time: 10AM PST / 1PM EST Join us as Robin Cutler discusses How to Publish Your Book with IngramSpark®. About Robin Cutler Director of  IngramSpark Ingram Content Group LLC, LaVergne, TN Robin is committed to helping independent publishers easily get their content into the hands of readers around the globe. […]

New Authors Seeking a Book Deal

New Authors Seeking a Book Deal

Each month, the Nonfiction Authors Association asks a burning publishing question of the industry’s best, brightest, and most innovative experts. Here’s what they have to say! NFAA: What is the best piece of advice you’d offer to a new author seeking a book deal? DONNA HARTLEY: Edit! Edit! And edit some more. Trust your intuition when […]

How Many People Should Read My Book Before It’s Published? by Amberly Finarelli

How Many People Should Read My Book Before It’s Published? by Amberly Finarelli

You’ve done it: you just finished the first draft of your manuscript! Once that adrenaline-surging moment of completing such a monumental task has passed, you can’t wait to have someone else take a look at your work…and, okay, you’re probably a little nervous about it, too. Will readers “get” it? Does the development and flow […]

Expert Interview: Stephanie Barko, Literary Publicist

Expert Interview: Stephanie Barko, Literary Publicist

Name: Stephanie Barko, Literary Publicist Website URL: www.stephaniebarko.com, www.diybookplatform.com Social Media Links: www.facebook.com/stephaniebarko www.facebook.com/diybookplatform @steffercat @diybookplatform www.linkedin.com/in/stephaniebarko https://www.linkedin.com/company/diy-book-platform https://plus.google.com/u/0/104243740205572468293/posts https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/324623-stephanie www.pinterest.com/stephaniebarko www.youtube.com/c/StephanieBarko Can you describe what you do as a literary publicist? I help adult nonfiction authors and historical novelists connect with their audiences. Book publicists work from six months pre-release to 60 days post-pub, and […]

20 Things Every Author Should Know Before Starting a Book Tour by Stephanie Steinberg

20 Things Every Author Should Know Before Starting a Book Tour by Stephanie Steinberg

Before my book was published, I thought book tours sounded charming. What could be better than talking about your book to interested readers, traveling the country and – hopefully – making a little money? Sign me up! By the time I finished applying to book fairs and scheduling book talks, my tour included 13 cities […]

12 Reasons Why Self-Publishing Kicks Butt Over Traditional Publishing

12 Reasons Why Self-Publishing Kicks Butt Over Traditional Publishing

Speaking as someone who has been traditionally published and self-published, I understand both sides of the equation. I was elated when I got my first book deal, but after subsequent book deals, that excitement faded. I still get aggravated whenever a royalty check arrives because those checks are pitifully low compared to what I earn […]

Bind Your Own Books – Guest Post by Peter Wallace

Bind Your Own Books – Guest Post by Peter Wallace

Binding your own books is a sure-fire way to add an incredibly personal touch to your novel, dissertation or photo album. An age old practice that has been recently re-adopted by authors and illustrators looking to take their novels and books to the next level. The process is actually quite simple and once you have […]

4 Important Marketing Actions to Take on Amazon as Soon as Your Book is Published

4 Important Marketing Actions to Take on Amazon as Soon as Your Book is Published

Releasing a new book is a cause for celebration! It is like welcoming your new baby into the world. Aside from executing your marketing plan, here are four critical steps every author should take on Amazon as soon as the book is released. 1. Submit your book to the Search Inside the Book program. This […]

Hardcover or Soft? by Dan Poynter, the Book Futurist

Hardcover or Soft? by Dan Poynter, the Book Futurist

Traditionally and historically, books were manufactured in hardcover first. If they were successful, a softcover version would follow. And then sometimes a mass-market paperback a couple of years later. The traditional industry wisdom said that the three editions appealed to different segments of society. The early adopters purchased the hardcover. Most bought the softcover because […]