self publishing

  1. 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...
  2. terrimain

    Craft Tools Using Kindle Create to publish both print and Ebooks with Terri Main

    Indie Authors and Small Publishers this course can save you thousands of dollars! You can spend between $50 - $500 hiring someone to do what you can do for free in twenty minutes or less. And that's just e-book conversions. Print is even more expensive. At the very least, you will spend...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. How to Self-publish and Market a Book

    How to Self-publish and Market a Book

    Book publishing and book marketing aren’t separate projects. They have to be worked on as an integrated project. That's what this course does: it integrates ...
  6. LC Hayden

    Discussion Saying So Long!

    Hi Folks, Wow! Amazing. The workshop is over, and it seems it just began. Hope you benefited and enjoyed it as much as I did. I’m so glad our paths crossed. Just because the workshop is over, it doesn’t mean that I will ignore you. If at any time you have questions, please don’t...
  7. LC Hayden

    Lecture Self-Publishing 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...
  8. LC Hayden

    Lecture Self-Publishing Lesson 13 Professional Formatters

    Self-Publishing Lesson 13 Professional Formatters You’ve decided—and I don’t blame you one bit—this book formatting is for the birds. I feel my time is much too valuable to waste it trying to figure out all of the ins and outs of proper formatting. I know that if I make even one small mistake...
  9. LC Hayden

    Lecture Self-Publishing Lesson 10 Getting the Inside Ready: Part II

    Self-Publishing Lesson 10 Getting the Inside Ready: Part II In Lesson 9, I listed in order the possible pages that should/can appear before the story begins. Then I asked if you plan to make this an e-book or a traditional book. Why does that matter? Because now a days, so many books are being...
  10. LC Hayden

    Lecture Self-Publishing Lesson 4 Is Your Manuscript Ready?

    Self-Publishing Lesson 4 Is Your Manuscript Ready? A while back, if you had asked me if you should indie or self-publish, I would have uttered the same advice that all published authors, editors, and agents would have given you. “No! Don’t do it. It’s the kiss of death. Once you’ve...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. LC Hayden

    Lecture Lesson 1: Publishing Options

    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 have a professional looking cover designed just for...
  15. terrimain

    Lecture Handling graphics

    Books are not always just text. Neither are e-books. In fact, for the self-publisher, e-books offer more opportunity to use graphics than print. Adding color graphics to a print book increases the printing costs dramatically. Doing so in an ebook doesn't add a penny to production. However...
  16. terrimain

    Lecture Your Kindle Template

    To make things easier on you, I am sharing with you the template I use when preparing my manuscripts for upload to Kindle. This is a Ms-Word document. Just open it and then save it under a different name. That way you will have the template for future use. Use the copy to format your book. I...
  17. PauletteN

    Homework Lesson 8 Exercises

    EXERCISES Exercise 1. Share with the group your results of the two sets of questions from the lesson. What are your thoughts around traditional publishing and self-publishing? {tbody} {tr} {td} {/td} {td}Yes{/td} {td}No{/td} {/tr} {tr} {td}Set One{/td} {td}7{/td} {td}4{/td} {/tr} {tr}...
  18. The Hybrid Author: A Guide to Publishing, 2nd edition

    The Hybrid Author: A Guide to Publishing, 2nd edition

    A comprehensive guide to the evolving publishing industry written with candor, insight and personal experience from a seasoned hybrid author. Providing: * Active resource links for all your writing needs * Discoverability tips * Advice for the Author/Entrepreneur
  19. 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...
  20. LC Hayden

    Lecture Lesson 13 Professional Formatters

    Self-Publishing Lesson 13 Professional Formatters You’ve decided—and I don’t blame you one bit—this book formatting is for the birds. I feel my time is much too valuable to waste it trying to figure out all of the ins and outs of proper formatting. I know that if I make even one mistake, the...