Creative Self-Publishing in the World Marketplace

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The Grace Publishing Group, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 281 pages
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by Marshall Chamberlain, author of the Ancestor Series of Sci-Tech-Mystery-Thrillers. "An indispensable companion to the Self-Publishing Manual."-Dan Poynter. This book explains the tools and options for effectively designing, manufacturing, distributing, and promoting any book. It reveals important resources to keep informed and find vital information; teaches how to easily create a supportive, author/self-publishing website; delineates methods for designing and implementing dynamic promotion plans; and outlines the knowledge, skills, and creative thinking necessary to take control of key publishing functions, eliminate financial risks, conserve resources, and set parameters for a purposeful writing lifestyle. http: //www.gracepublishing.org.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Observations On Key Subject Areas
7
Resources Software and Equipment
27
Book Development Months 124
41
PromotionalList Compilation and Use Months 124
51
Communications Systems Months 2527
77
Book Production Months 2527
91
Developing the Business Website Months 2527
115
Continuing Creative Promotional Plan
203
Postscript
245
Index
249
Synopsis and Excerpt
267
Synopsis
269
Chapter 1
271
About the Author
279
Rapid BookOrder Form
281

Phase I Promotion Months 2829
147
Phase II Promotion Months 3031
179

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About the author (2004)

Marshall Chamberlain lives in a small, old beach-house he calls The Writing Rock, located on Estero Island, better known as Fort Myers Beach, FL. Typically he spends Nov-May writing the "Sci-Tech-Mystery-Thrillers" that make up the ANCESTOR SERIES; conducting "Self-Publishing Workshops," "Classes," and "Coaching"; appearing on Radio and TV Shows; and participating at major industry events, shows, fairs, festivals, and conferences. Through his business, THE GRACE PUBLISHING GROUP, he offers consulting services to authors by "Reviewing Books" and facilitating "Promotion Planning" and "Web Site Creation." The rest of the time he packs-up and moves around from one "special spot" to another in Sgt. Browning, his '84 VW Camper, writing and visiting family and friends. Graduate degrees in Earth Science and International Management and Finance provided the backdrop for sixteen years of career in investment banking and small business consulting. Training and combat experience in Viet Nam as a USMC officer and an ongoing search for meaning, are additional chapters in life adding flavor, depth, and authenticity to his fiction writing. Prior to August 15, 1998, when he was led to locate in Fort Myers Beach, he wrote professional research, metaphysical and inspirational articles and memoirs, and dabbled with the novel. And then, literally out of the blue, what has become the ANCESTOR SERIES began spewing from his pen while perusing USA Today at the local library. Like automatic writing, it just wouldn't stop. Creative Self-Publishing in the World Marketplace became a book when Chamberlain put his mind to laying out the Business Plan necessary to successfully self-publish the first book of the ANCESTOR SERIES entitled, The Mountain & The Ice Cap. That book publishing process took eighteen months. Now, "The Mountain" is on a fast track, scheduled for the printer in early 2004. Visit Marshall's Web Site, http://www.gracepublishing.org/. Download his "Media Kit" and peruse chapters of the unfolding ANCESTOR SERIES of "Sci-Tech-Mystery-Thrillers. Media Editors may order a Review Copy of Creative Self-Publishing in the World Marketplace. He offers: Free "Self-Publishing Workshops" to Libraries & Bookstores, Writer& Arts Organizations, and Colleges & Universities, and a monthly Newsletter, Tips, Tricks & Scoop. To book an interview, speaking engagement, workshop, or make contact to discuss consulting services or other business, E-mail him at mailto:authors@gracepublishing.org/.

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