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6 Things to Consider Before Publishing Your NaNoWriMo Book. All of November you were on the clock to complete your book for NaNoWriMo.

6 Things to Consider Before Publishing Your NaNoWriMo Book

If you succeeded (WOW!) You're basically a superstar. Congrats! And after you spent an entire month lovingly crafting the perfect manuscript we know you’re eager to get it published. Use promo code NANO2016 for FREE title setup with IngramSpark. Before you jump into the next stage of your journey, take time to make certain you’re giving readers the best possible version of your masterpiece. 1.

Self-edit, revise, and then get it professionally edited. 2. Who’s going to read your book? Regional appealSocial and cultural groupsAge and gender demographics 3. Good Book Editing Doesn’t Just Correct, It Collaborates. I love the economy of publishing: a writer takes an idea and creates a product (the writing-the-book part), perfects the product (the editing-the-book part), and then prints the product (the finished-book part that readers pay to read).

Good Book Editing Doesn’t Just Correct, It Collaborates

It’s one of the purest forms of capitalism. I also love the collaboration. Over the past decade, my role in the editing-the-book part that “perfects the product,” while still focused on grammar, punctuation (the taking-the-narrative-where-it-needs-to-go part), has morphed into having a say when it comes to such elements as theme and design. So when Jmichael Peeples, a talented jazzman and new author, compared me to Quincy Jones, I thought, now there’s a man who knows a thing or two about collaboration. "I just opened my email! Jmichael's book was originally written as a play, so we focused on the novelization, loosely based on his grandfather’s experience of losing his son in a motorcycle accident, as much as the writing and editing.

7 Book Marketing Services to Question. Book marketing and book promotion packages are a common offering from author service companies as well as publishing service providers—and for good reason.

7 Book Marketing Services to Question

There’s demand for them and first-time authors, whether indie or traditional, need guidance. The challenge with such services, however, is that they can take a cookie-cutter approach to book marketing. In order to make such services affordable to the average author, they often have to be somewhat templated and repeatable across many titles. Publishing Terms Every Self-Publisher Should Know. If you intend to make a business out of self-publishing a book, be sure you understand the key elements to the book publishing process.

Publishing Terms Every Self-Publisher Should Know

Once you have an understanding of these basic publishing terms, you’ll be more prepared to succeed in this business we call the book business. Barcode: A machine-readable image on the back of books to indicate ISBN and possibly the price. Barcodes are required by many retailers for print products that they carry. Copyright: A form of intellectual property, giving the creator of an original work exclusive rights to that work’s publication, distribution, and adaptation for a certain time period.

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Writers Wanting to Print a Book in 2017. Be a nicer person.

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Writers Wanting to Print a Book in 2017

Paint a self-portrait. Shake the dust from that copy of “Sweatin’ to the Oldies, Vol. 3.” We probably can’t help with any of those, but for New Year's resolutions for writers and independent publishers who want to print a book (or several) this year, we have a few good suggestions. Aside from 2017 being the year of the Fire Rooster (good news for Sriracha fans), it’s also going to be a great year for book printing. Over the past few years book sales have been steadily rising and things don’t appear to be slowing down. 1. The Top 10 Mistakes Authors Make and How It Costs Them. As an author advocate, part of me dislikes creating a top ten list with a negative slant, and yet, it’s so easy to get things wrong in book publishing that it’s easy to come up with a list like the one below, which is hardly comprehensive.

The Top 10 Mistakes Authors Make and How It Costs Them

If you recognize your book in any of these errors, don’t fret. Part of becoming an author, and especially a self-published author, has to do with learning the ropes, and doing it better each time around to avoid common mistakes authors make. 1. Bad Book Cover and Interior Book Design. Authors Crediting Authors: Help Your Fellow Writers. As authors advance in their skill and understanding of social media and marketing, one of the things that seems to come curiously late for some is a question of credit—crediting authors, or each other, that is.

Authors Crediting Authors: Help Your Fellow Writers

At times, I’ve used the hashtag #creditwriters to try to help folks remember this simple courtesy. Help your fellow writers. Journalists notice the problem right away. Why? Because we journos know that The New York Times has never written a word. “Great story!” But wait. It turns out that this is a two-way street. Writers fail to credit each other all the time, but just as frequently, authors aren’t thinking to put bylines on their own posts. That’s why bylines are important. On each blog post you write—yes, including on your own site—use your byline.List not only your name but also your Twitter handle or your Facebook link—whatever social account you use the most.

What Libraries Look For in a Self-Published Book. If you are looking for a new source of income from your book, you might want to consider libraries.

What Libraries Look For in a Self-Published Book

Libraries in the US are experiencing a huge surge in foot traffic. Public librarians are seeing a lot more patrons and their checkout rates are skyrocketing. Need more good news? How to Set Up Interior Bleed for Your Book. “Interior bleed” probably sounds like what happens on your favorite medical program when someone has an internal injury, however, bleeding is not something that only concerns the medical profession.

How to Set Up Interior Bleed for Your Book

Interior bleed gives your book a much more professional look and increases overall sales, and you can set it up yourself. Download the File Creation Guide to make sure your files meet the requirements. How to Set Up Interior Bleed. Book Distribution for Indie Authors. So you've penned your masterpiece, published it, and have a solid marketing campaign in place, but how do you plan to distribute your book?

Book Distribution for Indie Authors

Navigating the choppy waters of distribution can seem like a daunting task, but with the right tools, finding a means to distribute your book is a lot easier than it sounds. Here are some popular ways to circulate your work. 3 Things to Avoid When Social Media Marketing for Your Book. When it comes to social media marketing, even though I am personally comfortable using it and have been successful in my marketing efforts through a range of channels, I sometimes feel at a loss when authors specifically ask me what they should do. It’s like trying to tell people how to be themselves or how they should behave in public—we’re all quite different. However, it is easy to tell authors what they shouldn't do on social media.

Digital Book World Indie Author Conference. On January 19, 2017, for the first time ever, one of the world’s largest digital content publishing conferences has added an entire day that focuses on the continued success of independent publishing. The Digital Book World Indie Author Conference is a day full of opportunities to learn from successful independent authors and industry thought leaders. The conference will also host a handful of exhibitors offering a breadth of services specifically designed for aspiring authors and small- to midsized-publishers. Book Marketing with Endorsements. eBook Publishing & Distribution. 5 Things You Need Before You Print a Book. Self-publishing is a really exciting process. After spending years putting blood, sweat and tears into your book, it can be tempting to rush to the finishing line, but that only leads to mistakes. IngramSpark Self-Publishing Friends. Self-Publishing Tools of the Trade.

Global Print Distribution Partners. Best Self Publishing Companies. Global Book Distribution See your title on the Amazon Kindle store or Apple’s iBookstore, made available to readers worldwide. Imagine your book on the shelves of a local bookshop in the U.K. How to Self Publish a Book. eBook Publishing & Distribution. eBook Publishing & Distribution. Below, you will find the most basic instructions on how to create the two files you need to successfully publish your e-book through IngramSpark: An EPUB file for your book’s interior A high-res JPG image for your cover. This image will be used for display on retail partner’s websites.

eBook Publishing & Distribution. Print on Demand Publishers. Custom & Hardback Book Printing Services. Custom & Hardback Book Printing Services. Self Publish Your Own Book. Self Publish Your Own Book. Print on Demand Book Printing and eBook Publishing. Print on Demand Book Printing and eBook Publishing.

IngramSpark.com Gets a Facelift in the name of Self-Publishing. After countless hours poring over code and a few gallons of coffee consumed while getting the structure just right we finally did it. The new IngramSpark Website is here — the same professional-grade self-publishing services with a fresh new look, improved navigation, and added resources. A lot of the new elements you’ll find are a result of valuable user feedback (Go ahead, pat yourself on the back), combined with perceived changes in the landscape of self-publishing.

Overall, we wanted to make IngramSpark more easily navigable so self-publishers could find the information they need with no problems. This meant completely reorganizing the Website in a way that reflected the self-publishing process, creating a stronger focus on the customer experience, and adding even more helpful tools. For a better picture of these exciting new changes, we’ve broken the new IngramSpark down into its respective new sections. Print on Demand Book Printing. Where does the book editing process begin? Authors: Cut the Competition! Authors: Cut the Competition! By Nancy L. Baumann I don’t know about you, but I’m really tired of everything in life being so competitive. Tips for Overcoming Writer’s Fatigue. Writer’s fatigue and writer’s block are similar concepts. Whereas blocks can happen at any point in the writing process, even before you’ve begun, fatigue normally occurs after extended periods of writing.

The condition is frustrating, emotionally draining, and affect confidence. The symptoms of writer’s fatigue include some of the following. Unclear thinking Frustration with sentence structure and vocabulary Feeling like every sentence written is worthless Rewriting the same concept repeatedly with no satisfaction Negative thinking that clouds judgment, thoughts, and writing style Unfortunately, there is no magic pill that will ease this roadblock in your writing; however, there are a few ways you can reduce its impact over time.

Publishing Your Own Book? How to do it and What it Costs. 4 Things Local Bookstores Look for in an Indie Author. 3 Wonders of Print on Demand. Best Self Publishing Companies. IngramSpark is the only publishing platform that delivers fully integrated print and digital distribution services to the book industry through a single source. Using Social Media to Drive Book Sales. 4 Things Local Bookstores Look for in an Indie Author. 10 Self Publishing Tools You Need to Know. The internet is full of content that promises to make you a better, faster, and more noticeable writer. Some of the resources you’ll find in a Google search may be exactly what you are looking for, while other results may lead you down a path of wasted time. Writers rely on a host of varied and authoritative resources to inform their writing style, content, and help them grow.

Below is a list of the top 10 resources all writers should use. Copyscape – If you ever submit writing for online publication, plagiarism is a very real concern. Copyscape is an extremely helpful tool that can detect plagiarism. These tools and resources address several different areas in which people commonly need assistance. Here's Why You Should Discount Your Book. Publishing Your Own Book? How to do it and What it Costs. Using Social Media to Drive Book Sales. The Magic of Print on Demand (POD) 10 Successful Independent Publishing Behaviors & Traits.

Best Self Publishing Companies. Online eBook Publishing & Distribution. Custom & Hardback Book Printing. eBook Publishing & Distribution. Blog. 10 Self Publishing Tools You Need to Know. Using Social Media to Drive Book Sales.