By Miral Sattar, CEO Bibliocrunch Getting reviews is an important part of book marketing. It’s essential to have a marketing plan for your book that includes reviews. Books don’t just sell themselves. Review outreach is probably where you’ll spend a good chunk of your time. Does your plan include giving away your book for free?
Building your author website? Here are 10 things you’ll want to include. 1. Email Signup Capability Your author website should have three goals: Get potential readers to buy your books. Get potential readers to try your books, thereby becoming fans who might later buy your books. Collect readers and prospective readers’ contact information so that
Editing is possibly the most crucial–and costly–service you’ll need as an independent publisher. Here are some questions to ask when interviewing your book editor to be sure you find the right editor for your project and the best value for your investment. Q1. What type of editor are you? Just because someone has the word
We’re Changing How Theme Options Work in Pressbooks Finally, more control of your PDF outputs. There are a few things much harder than they should be in Pressbooks: changing the font size and page margins of your PDF, for instance. This is especially a problem when you are trying to control the length of your book, which can help
Follow along Thursday, Aug. 18, at 3 p.m. EST as SELF-e, Pressbooks and Indies Unlimited join forces for a twitter chat about indie publishing. Liz Mays of Pressbooks and K.S. Brooks of Indies Unlimited will discuss Indie Author Day, which is coming up Oct. 8, in a chat moderated by Porter Anderson. You can catch the
One of the biggest expenses authors face when they publish independently is graphic design and ebook development, which can cost up to $1,700. However, you can save all but $99 of this budget line item, and still have a professional-caliber book that is elegantly formatted and meets all the specifications required by ebookstores and print-on-demand, when you use
If you’re creating an ebook manually, you need an ebook developer, not just a Web developer. Why is that, and how is ebook development different than Web development? A Web developer knows how to develop Web sites that will look good in a browser. Ebook reading software is specialized and doesn’t behave the same way
Are you wanting to publish your book independently but not sure how to get started? You’ll find all the help advice you need in our new email course on self-publishing. The seven-day email course covers: Independent Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing Terminology, Technology, & Formatting Your Manuscript Creating Your Book Covers for Ebook and Print Other Elements of Publishing:
There are certain stylistic elements you can’t force when you’re formatting an ebook. What are some of these things and why is that the case? Here are a few examples of attributes it’s tough to control in ebooks: dropcaps, hanging indents, running headers, running footers and body fonts. Dropcaps in ebooks Dropcaps are one element
by Miral Sattar The book publishing industry is going through a huge transition. It’s easier than ever to get a book out into the world. All the resources you need to publish a book are available to you and you no longer need to go through the traditional gatekeepers (publishers) to publish a quality book.