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The Complete Guide to Crowdfunding Your Next Book. UPDATE: thanks to all your support, I finished my crowdfunding campaign with $12,979.00 in preorders. The last few days saw the crowdfunding campaign skyrocket – something I did not predict happening at all. This has been a whirlwind ride and I’m so grateful – so thank you! If you’re interested in being notified about the book when it releases, to hear about its progress, or be the first in line to order the book when it’s in all major online bookstores, sign up here.

In July 2012, Seth Godin started a campaign to fund the production of his latest book: The Icarus Deception. Seth did this through a platform called Kickstarter.com, which allowed his loyal fanbase to pledge funds to the book before it was finished and ready for distribution. Seth set a minimum funding goal of $40,000 (enough presales for a traditional publisher to take notice and sign the book for distribution). During his 30 day campaign, Seth raised $287,342. If you know how to employ it the right way. #1. . #2. Why? #3. . #4. 1. CreateSpace, Lightning Source, Lulu - Where Should YOU Self-Publish Your Book: The Ultimate Resource - Write Hacked. I’ve been going around and around with numerous book printers over the past three years.

Ever since I got the crazy, half-baked idea in my head that I wanted the “control, speed, and cost-effectiveness of self-publishing” rather than the traditional way to do it, I’ve been through the ringer with pretty much all of the well-known “indie”-book creation shops. Specifically, I’ve been down into the depths of customer service, user forums, technical spec sheets, and more with the top three: Lightning Source International, Lulu, and CreateSpace.

What do I have to show for it all? Well, in case you weren’t aware, I have a professionally-designed, well-produced and edited version of my first novel, The Golden Crystal, available on Amazon, complete with print copy, Kindle version, and an audiobook edition (on the way!) But the point of this post isn’t to talk about this total process — it’s to talk about one specific aspect of the book-to-market journey: where to print (produce) your masterpiece. 5 Steps to Self-Editing Your Writing - Training Authors for Success. Kinstant Formatter. 30 Lessons from Selling $30 Million Worth of eBooks. AutoResponders by TrafficWave.net. Kindle Direct Publishing: Help. KDP Select Global Fund for April 2014 The KDP Select global fund amount is $1.2 million for April 2014. We’ll share the average global fund payout for March by the middle of April. In addition, KDP Select royalty information for March will be available on royalty reports in mid-April.

Remember, if enrolled in KDP Select, you will earn a share of the global fund amount every time your book is borrowed from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library on Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.fr and Amazon.co.jp. Visit your Bookshelf to enroll your books in KDP Select. With Kindle Direct Publishing you can self-publish your books on the Amazon Kindle Store. As thousands of publishers have learned -- it's free, fast, and easy! Here are some options for preparing your book: To get started, watch our video tutorial: How to Publish. Cheap ISBN numbers for your ePub eBooks for the iBookstore for ! Book Giveaways and Contests - Self Publishing Coach Products.

Are you ready to get massive exposure and sell more books? If so, you won’t want to miss this… with Shelley Hitz, Self Publishing and Book Marketing Expert Why Should Authors Use Book Giveaways and Contests? Many reasons! Branding and Exposure – get exposure for your book and/or your other services. Build Your List – build a targeted list of potential customers as you promote your giveaway or contest. Reviews – ask the winners to submit a review for your book Launch a New Book – a giveaway or contest is a great way to promote a new book. Sell More Books – after the giveaway or contest is over remind those that connected with you where they can buy your book.

And Finally…Everyone Loves FREE Stuff! Plus, it’s fun, engaging and community building. Introducing….Book Giveaways and Contests for Massive Publicity “One of the Most Valuable Trainings” Shelley Hitz’s presentation on promoting books through contest and give-aways was one of the most valuable trainings I have received on this topic. Yes! Get Your Kindle eBook Done! - Get Your Kindle eBook Done!

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" — Christine Bode, Social Media Manager at Scully Love Promo "You are such a treasure, a wonderful asset to all of us who write . . . thank you again for all you do. " — Maureen McDermott Gill, author of January Moon "Your site is so packed with good information I've been absorbed with it most of the day. . — Mystery Author Billie A. "You are one of the few true, knowledgeable book marketing experts online or probably anywhere else! " — Juli Schatz, Author! —dedication page from Take a Peep Inside Our Lives by Roberta Blango —Bridgette L. —Roger C. —Erin A. . — Pat W. How to Write an Ebook. Self-Publishing Costs for Online Self-Publishing. This is a continuation of the What Does Self-Publishing Cost series: What Does Self-Publishing Cost: A PreviewWhat Does Self-Publishing Cost: DIY Today let’s look at the next level of ambition, the author who decides to publish and seriously attempt to sell books in an economical way.

Let’s call this publisher the Online Self-Publisher. 9 Cost Categories for Online Self-Publishing Company setup—It’s more likely this self-publisher will formally organize her company, probably as a sole proprietorship. Let’s Add It All Up The Online self-publisher is serious about putting out decent books and trying to sell them using lots of tools at her disposal. By far the largest investment of the Online self-publisher—or any of the other self-publishers, for that matter—is the time and effort it takes to put this whole project together. This is truly what will make or break the publication of your book. Total Online self-publishing cost: $1,950 – 4,250 Image: Flickr.com / derek&kristi Be Sociable, Share! Planning Your Book, Parts of the Book, Copyright. You’re ready to take the information and education you’ve gained from your research and apply it to your own book.

You’ve learned that the biggest complaint about self-published books is their lack of professional editing. Although you’re anxious to see your book in print, you realize you’ll have to go through a process to make sure you’ve created the best product you can for your particular market and the goals you’ve set for your book. But first we address the manuscript itself, and how it becomes a book. Whether you use a professional editor, or plan to edit your book yourself, you can pick up a lot of useful information that will help guide you in the process. Understanding how books are constructed will give you a reliable blueprint to putting your book together. Creating Books from Manuscripts Part of being a self-publisher is understanding rights and contracts, and particularly taking responsibility for your own copyright in your work.

Copyright Getting Organized Be Sociable, Share! Goins interviews Hyatt on getting published. Jeff Goins mp3 on publishing for Kindle. How to Market & Sell Your Ebook — Everything you need to know about making money with ePublishing.