By Robert Lee Brewer

The 2015 advisor to Self-Publishing is the fundamental source for writers who're taking their publishing futures into their very own arms, no matter if it truly is known as self-publishing or indie publishing.

In addition to hundreds and hundreds of listings for freelance editors, designers, self-publishing businesses, and more--the Guide to Self-Publishing bargains articles on the way to create standout covers, lease freelance designers, holiday in to the present marketplace, shield your paintings, advertise your paintings, and more.

You additionally achieve entry to:

  • Lists of meetings, agencies, and ebook festivals and festivals
  • A pay-rate chart to aid negotiate reasonable phrases with any freelancers you could use
  • Interviews with winning indie authors, together with Hugh Howey, Bob Mayer, Delilah Marvelle, and more
+ comprises entry to a one-hour webinar, "How to structure E-books With Microsoft Word," indie writer Jason Matthews is helping writers grasp ebook formatting. This webinar covers every one component of your book's wishes, from the name and desk of contents to putting pictures and links. in precisely over an hour, you may professionally structure your publication and provides readers anything they are going to enjoy.

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Publisher and writer promote the books. Sometimes, the publisher does more; usually, the writer does more. In indie publishing, there’s no question as to who shoulders most—if not all—of the work. That’s right, the indie publisher/writer has to roll up her sleeves, make connections, and get her book in front of potential readers. Next idea. Successful writers and publishers are never finished with one book. If anything, they feel an even greater urge to figure out the next great idea and successful project.

9. Look Me in the Eye I’ve noticed in the last few years that a lot of book covers have cropped out heads, covered up eyes, or characters with their backs to us. Which is odd, seeing as magazines and movie posters tend to do the exact opposite. It’s been said that eyes are the windows to the soul, and to an extent they are. You can learn a vast amount about someone’s personality and mood just looking into their eyes. With that in mind, your cover should be catching the eyes of the potential buyer.

Publisher files a lot of paperwork. Copyright is registered. ISBNs are secured (for print books, digital books—various versions). Budgets and marketing plans are set. Records are kept. Eventually, the book is sent to the printer. Printer prints books. For indie authors, this might mean sending to printer, or it could mean getting it loaded with a POD company. ). Publisher handles distribution. For the indie publisher, distribution is going to be an uphill battle. But it’s not impossible. Plus, successful indie publishers are good about getting creative with distribution and finding alternative routes to connecting with their target audience.

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