Self-published authors have ridden to fame and fortune on the wings of two technologies: e-books, and the hybrid print book production-distribution method known as print on demand. Each of these technologies reduces the financial risk inherent in book publishing. This is especially important for print books, where print on demand has eliminated the need for […]
Continuation of the story of how WriteWell Writers’ Journals have been designed and manufactured.
Guy Kawasaki has been a constant presence at publishing events since launching APE: Author, Publisher, Entrpreneur (featured here along with my interview with Kawasaki: APE-ing Your Book with Guy Kawasaki [Audio]). After the interview, I forwarded to Guy and his co-author, Shawn Welch, a bunch of suggestions. Guy had solicited feedback on the book all […]
Are You Trying to Create an “Impossible” Book? discusses strategies for producing books that work and don’t work for self-publishers
Video: Why Publishers Love Hardcover Books, using Tess Collin’s Helen of Troy to show two formats produced together
4 Solutions to the Book Discount System including ignoring it, using print on demand, printing by offset, and signing with a book distributior
Understanding Book Printing Estimates for Self-Publishers, Part 3 in which we look at the Printer’s Quotation and derive the cost of our books
Understanding Book Printing Estimates for Self-Publishers, Part 2 How to create a Request for Estimate for a short-run book printer.
Understanding Book Printing Estimates for Self-Publishers, Part 1 covers the terminology and organization of an estimate from a book printer
Self-Publishing Case Study: Nonfiction by Sally Fletcher. Music, Healing and Harmony and the design and production process