indie publishing

  1. Deborah Bailey

    Lecture Lesson 3 -

    Lesson 3 – Direct Sales Hi everyone! Be sure to ask your questions in the Q&A thread today if there's anything you'd like clarification on. When you're selling your books "wide" you have to consider all the ways that readers can find you. As I mentioned in yesterday's class, if you're using...
  2. Deborah Bailey

    Lecture Lesson 2 - Promotions & Sales

    Lesson 2 – Promotions & Sales Hi everyone! Please make sure you ask your questions in the Q&A thread. Using your formatted files is a way to save money on software or services for conversion. If you don't have the time or inclination to use other means, this is the best way to do it. Yes...
  3. hank-quense

    Business 10 Steps to Self-publish and Market a Book with Hank Quense

    As you start your journey toward self-publishing your book, you will undoubtedly explore the internet searching for information. That’s where the trouble and confusion can start. The internet has tons of information on self-publishing. Some of this information may be accurate and some of it may...
  4. How to Create a book Cover in 10 Minutes or Less

    How to Create a book Cover in 10 Minutes or Less

    It's simple to create a wonderful book cover in just a few minutes
  5. terrimain

    Business From Manuscript to Publication - Self Publishing Made Easy with Terri Main

    At one time, the keys to book publishing were held tightly by a handful of publishers and agents. The author often gave up much of their creative control and often a good portion of their profits in exchange for a publishing contract, distribution of the book, and some marketing. Likewise, some...
  6. terrimain

    Business Creating Professional E-Book Covers Using Free Online Tools with Terri Main

    One of the jobs many indie publishers farm out is cover design. Certainly, the most visible marketing tool today is your cover. During the days of physical bookstores all people saw of most books were the spines of the book. But today with online stores, every book is "face front." However, you...
  7. hank-quense

    Business Self-publishing and Marketing a Book with Hank Quense

    The Self-publishing and Marketing a Book workshop is three weeks long and is based on my book of the same name. It offers a unique, integrated project plan that publishes and markets your book. The plan uses a six month project interval with the publishing and marketing tasks broken up into one...
  8. hank-quense

    Business Self-publishing Mini-course with Hank Quense

    This workshop is targeted at writers who are thinking about self-publishing their first book, but aren’t sure where or how to start. It provides basic information on a number of important topics relevant to the self-publishing process. The topics will help you decide how to proceed with your...
  9. LC Hayden

    Lecture Publishing Options: Lesson 5 Advantages and Disadvantages of Self-Publishing

    Publishing Options: Lesson 5 Advantages and Disadvantages of Self-Publishing What do Thomas Paine, William Blake, Edgar Allan Poe, Washington Irving, Mark Twain, and Walt Whitman have in common? They’re all famous. Yeah, what else? They’re all authors. Yeah, what else? Give...
  10. LC Hayden

    Lecture Publishing Options: Lesson 4 Indie (A form of Self-Publishing)

    Publishing Options: Lesson 4 Indie (A form of Self-Publishing) More and more authors, including me, are discovering this wonderful new opportunity to publish our books. We, the authors, have learned that unlike prior to this time, we can now have full control over our own work, and we’re...
  11. LC Hayden

    Lecture Publishing Options: Lesson 1 Decisions! Decisions!

    Publishing Options: Lesson 1 Decisions! Decisions! Congratulations! You’ve either finished writing your book or you’re almost there. Because you’re proud of your book and you want the best for it, you had it professionally edited, and you know it’s the best it will ever be. You’re set to go...
  12. LC Hayden

    Lecture Self-Publishing Lesson 1: The Basics

    Self-Publishing Lesson 1 The Basics Welcome to the world of publishing. Once a door that was open to only a selective few has now swung open, allowing us all to enter. This is the world of self-publishing. But before we dive into the how’s and why’s, I’d like to start by recommending that you...
  13. Tina Holland

    Discussion Step 4 Researching Publishers

    Before we talk about Publishing, did you have a chance to finish the Homework from step three Analyzing the Market? The reason I ask is that determining what kind of writer you are and what type of goals you have will help you choose from Traditional Publishing, Small Press (including Digital...
  14. Sahara Roberts

    Moderator Note Moderator Greeting

    Welcome to Vlogging for Authors with Lisa London – November 27 – December 23, 2017. I'm Sahara Roberts, your SavvyAuthors moderator. If you have any technical issues such as trouble posting, or forum access; contact me and not the instructor. I'm here to help with technical and logistical...
  15. LC Hayden

    Lecture Lesson 8: Indie Publishers: Disadvantages

    Publishing Options: Lesson 8 The Independents: Disadvantages The smaller or independent publishers fall into three categories: small, medium and large. Naturally, the higher up you go (reaching for the large independent publishers as opposed to the small houses,) the harder it will be to break...
  16. LC Hayden

    Lecture Lesson 7: Indie Publishers: Advantages

    Publishing Options: Lesson 7 The Independents: Advantages Like all publishing options, choosing to be published by the small, independent publishers has its advantages as well as its disadvantages. Make sure you weigh both sides if this is the route you choose to follow. Let’s look at the...
  17. LC Hayden

    Lecture Lesson 5: Self-publishing Advantages and Disadvantages

    Publishing Options: Lesson 5 Advantages and Disadvantages of Self-Publishing What do Thomas Paine, William Blake, Edgar Allan Poe, Washington Irving, Mark Twain, and Walt Whitman have in common? They’re all famous. Yeah, what else? They’re all authors. Yeah, what else? Give up? They...
  18. LC Hayden

    Lecture Lesson 4: Indie or Self-publishing

    Publishing Options: Lesson 4 Indie (A form of Self-Publishing) More and more authors, including me, are discovering this wonderful new opportunity to publish our books. We, the authors, have learned that unlike prior to this time, we can now have full control over our own work, and we’re...
  19. terrimain

    Lecture The Quick Kindle Format

    If you compose your work on MS-Word for Windows, about 75-80 percent of the time, you can simply upload your manuscript as-is with just a few modifications. This works best if you do not have illustrations. This approach also assumes a good basic knowledge of MS-Word. This is a very quick...
  20. LC Hayden

    Lecture Lesson 14 Back Cover, Pricing, and Promotion

    Self-Publishing Lesson 14 Back Cover, Pricing, and Promotion A previous lesson focused on the front cover of your book, but I failed to mention the back cover. Shame on me! What should it contain? I’d put a led line or shout line at the top. This is the one line that will attract the reader’s...