Understanding Print-on-Demand: Follow the Money to find out how authors, publishers, retailers and distributors profit from this new technology and how authors have found a way to make completely passive income.
Archives for September 2010
Publishize! by Susan Daffron explores print on demand distribution and online marketing for self-publishers. It’s strong in teaching self-publishers how to market their books online.
Top 10 Things Self-Publishers Don’t Need to Do, since as indie authors and indie publishers, they can control their own book publishing plan. They can forgo parts of book publishing convention that don’t fit their goals.
3 Keys to Setting Up Successful Book Pages for self-publishers. Defining the typeface, line length and leading help determine the overall look of the book. Make sure to get these elements right.
Start Here: Marketing Your Book for self-publishers and indie authors. Links to articles to help get started finding the audience for your book. This is the seventh in a series.
This Week in the Self-Publishing Blogs, August 29 – September 4, 2010, including posts by Mike Shatzkin, Jane Friedman, Henry Baum, Joe Clark and Carol Denbow on subjects of interest to all self-publishers
18 Ways to Think About Creativity and the creative process. Albert Einstein and William Shakespeare make short appearances.
Seven Things to Look For In a Virtual Author Assistant by Yvonne Wu, an author’s assistant and podcaster who helps authors launch and market their books. Yvonne explains what a Virtual Author Assistant does to help authors.
8 Drop Caps For Chapter Openings in Adobe InDesign with variations you can use in your own books to lend a decorative air to the beginning of your chapters. Drops, stand-ups, hanging indents, artwork, there are lots of variations to use.
Apple’s Pages ePub Export: First Look at a consumer-level software tool that will make it easier to self-publish to many ebook readers including iBooks for reading on Apple’s iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.