This Week in the Self-Publishing Blogs, December 26, 2010 – January 1, 2011 articles by Joe Konrath, Carla King, Chuck Wendig, Brian Scott, and Zoe Winters
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Self-Published Books: What Does it Take to “Make It”? Literary agent Kristina Holmes offers some thoughts that will help any publisher or self-publisher
Self-Publishing Case Study: Nonfiction Hybrid combining a narrative with a self-help guidebook. Each part of the book needs its own typographic book design
When Print on Demand Fails: 6 Scenarios for Offset Printing including books that require quality color reproduction or custom paper or trim sizes. Knowing your market is crucial to picking your reproduction method.
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.
8 Reasons Self-Publishing is Entering a Golden Age in which more people will publish books as print books, ebooks, and apps for ereaders and mobile platforms. Along with globalisation and reduction of risk, self-publishing will flourish.
Making Print Choices. An early task in self-publishing is deciding on how your book will be printed and distributed. Links to articles are included in this round up of print processes and choices.
Top 10 Worst Self-Publishing Mistakes are Explained. ISBNs, copyright, cover designs, book printing are some topics covered, as well as graphics used in books, subsidy publishers, and more.
This is the last in the series of What Does Self-Publishing Cost posts. After a preview, we looked at two other models of self-publishing, each representing a range of choices that self-publishers can make when they start planning their publication. Here are the links to the rest of the series: What Does Self-Publishing Cost: A […]
I’ve been having a regular correspondence with my friend and writing instructor Suzanne Murray about the relationship of writers to publishing, and how to best understand the situation they face today. Recently, Suzanne sent me another question: Why would a writer want to self publish? And what kind of work is especially suited to self […]