Keys to successful self-publishing

Self-Publishing is now pretty much an acceptable way to get a book out to an author’s target audience. But self-publishing and successful self-publishing may be two different things. Following are some (hopefully) useful thoughts. Share This:

Your Own Publishing Company?

When writers decide to self-publish, they put a lot of themselves into the writing. As a start, they need to know how to write a book. However, they also need to have expertise and experience in 1) editing, proofreading, and maybe indexing; 2) book design and cover design; 3) marketing and selling, pricing, discounting; and

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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’ve 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: