Some Costs of Self-Publishing

If you’re serious about writing, especially writing a book, then you should consider your writing as a business, even if it’s just part time. And like any business, there will, hopefully, be income. But there will also be some  costs. Following are some of them. Share This:

Do You Need a Library of Congress Number?

The simple answers are YES if you want to have your physical book in libraries, and NO, it’s not legally required for a self-published book. However, it is a mark of professionalism, and it does provide meta data and other advantages. Share This:

Self-Publishing: Some Things You Should Know

If you’re published through the old classical channel, you know how much effort and time it takes, especially the latter. Self-publishing, on the other hand, takes some learning, but once past the learning curve, the time and effort is far more rewarding. Share This:

Does Your Printed-Book or Electronic-Book Need an ISBN?

Does Your Book Need an ISBN? This is a frequent question that authors ask. Unfortunately, there’s no simple one-word answer. Let’s start with some basic information. The following is copied directly from the R.R. Bowker website. For authors located in the United States, Bowker is the official registration agency of the ISBN. Share This:

Are You a Serious Self-Publisher?

The following information comes from a May 24, 2012, blog post by Catherine Ryan Howard, and is based on Not a Gold Rush, the Taleist Self-Publishing Survey, Steven Lewis (of Taleist) and Dave Cornford. The survey was conducted in February 2012, and polled more than 1,000 self-publishers. Share This:

Paper or e-Book?

Which way to publish? This can be a challenging question for an author. There are so many options. You can go the traditional printed book route — hardback or paperback. You can save your book as a .pdf (portable document format), then print it on paper or sell it electronically from your website. (Note: pdf

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