The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing: Everything You Need to Know to Write, Publish, Promote and Sell Your Own Book

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Adams Media, Jul 12, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 576 pages
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Take Control of Your Destiny!

Bottom line: You want to get published. You want to control the future of your manuscript and your writing career.

Best-selling author Marilyn Ross and publishing expert Sue Collier show you how to make your own success - whether you're a published author, entrepreneur, corporation, professional, or absolute newcomer to writing. In this expanded and completely revised 5th edition of the "bible" of self-publishing (over 100,000 copies sold), they empower you to publish your own work with minimal risk and maximum profits. You'll find: Complete step-by-step guidance on publishing and marketing a book Ways to leverage social media marketing to build your platform and make yourself stand out from the crowd A thorough explanation of the difference between POD self-publishing, subsidy publishing, and true self-publishing - and how to decide which is the best option for you Practical advice on making the decision between offset printing and print-on-demand How to leverage the Internet to create "buzz" and promote your book with killer PR The latest information on e-publishing A detailed marketing plan and timetable to keep you on track Proven marketing strategies to get free publicity, reach nontraditional buyers, and sell books Information-packed appendices with marketing contacts, organizations, and vendors, complete with names, addresses, and websites Valuable case studies and examples of how other publishers excel An in-depth discussion of exclusive distributors, plus coverage of the most recent changes in bookstores and the book-selling industry Thirty-one creative ideas for generating capital to launch your publishing company The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing is the one book you need to take control of your writing career. Read it. Believe it. Do it. Your future depends on it.


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StartUp Considerations to Get You Off on the Right Foot
Creating a Quality Product That Attracts Buyers
Killer PRThe Great Equalizer
Selling Books the Usual Ways
Nontraditional Venues for Generating More Sales
Propelling Your Business Through the Stratosphere
SelfPublishing Timetable
Organizations and Other Information Sources
Canadian Resources
Selected Book Manufacturers
Marketing Contacts
Other Helpful Information
BibliographyRecommended Reading
Glossary and Definitions of Acronyms

Piloting Your Successful Marketing Plan

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About the author (2010)

Marilyn Ross is an internationally acclaimed self-publishing authority who has helped thousands of authors sell millions of books. She has been quoted in a multitude of magazines including Publishers Weekly and Newsweek, and has appeared on scores of radio and TV shows, including NPR's All Things Considered.

Sue Collier has an extensive background in writing and editing having ghost-written a half-dozen books and edited hundreds more. The two have been collaborating for the past 15 years on a myriad of projects, but most recently focused their efforts on Self-Publishing Resources, a writing, marketing, and publishing consulting firm that assists authors in surpassing their personal and professional publishing goals.

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