Publish It Yourself: Five Easy Steps to Getting Your Book in Print [NOOK Book]

Overview

In easy-to-understand language, Alton Pryor walks the new author through the steps it takes to get a book into print: the same method the author used in publishing all 18 of his books. In book publishing, it is the author who must do all the promotion and marketing activities even though a publishing house is handling the details. If you have to do all the work, why not take more of the profit?

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Publish It Yourself: Five Easy Steps to Getting Your Book in Print

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Overview

In easy-to-understand language, Alton Pryor walks the new author through the steps it takes to get a book into print: the same method the author used in publishing all 18 of his books. In book publishing, it is the author who must do all the promotion and marketing activities even though a publishing house is handling the details. If you have to do all the work, why not take more of the profit?

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011161759
  • Publisher: Alton Pryor
  • Publication date: 12/6/2010
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 281 KB

Meet the Author

Alton Pryor has been a writer for magazines, newspapers, and wire services. After retiring, he turned to writing books. He is the author of 18 books, which he has published himself.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 9
Step 1 Getting Started
Why Self-Publish? 11
A Word of Caution 17
Formatting the Manuscript for the Printer 19
Setting Up 20
Type Faces and Font Sizes 21
Making the Manuscript Camera Ready 24
Book Trim Sizes 24
Photographs and Artwork 27
Step 2 Setting Up Your Company
Naming Your Business 29
Making Your Business Legal 31
Types of Business Structures 32
Open A Business Bank Account 33
Stationery and Business Cards 34
Getting Your Numbers All Together 35
Coping With Symbols in Your Manuscript 39
Don't Forget the Bar Code 42
Page and Cover Design 43
The Back Cover 44
The Spine 46
Step 3 Printing Your Book
Getting Estimates 49
Print On Demand 54
How Many Should You Print? 56
Pricing Your Book 57
Consignments 58
Shipping Costs 59
List Your Mistakes 61
Step 4 Marketing Your Book
The Job Most Publishers Hate 62
Book Distributors and Wholesalers 63
Steal A Page from the Giants 66
Reaching the Library and School Markets 67
Develop A Mailing List 68
Working Arts and Craft Shows 69
Draft A Good Speech 71
Step 5 Loose Ends
Your Publishing Calendar 74
Self-Publishing Marketing Resources 78
About the Author 121
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