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

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You, too, can publish your own book. In easy to understand terms, "Publish It Yourself" lays out the steps that need to be taken to print, publish, and market your own book.

Your self-published book can sit on the shelf next to one published by a major publishing firm and look just as professional as theirs. You don't have to settle for the measly 5 to 10 percent royalty they pay off your retail price. You're the boss and keep all the profit.

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Overview

You, too, can publish your own book. In easy to understand terms, "Publish It Yourself" lays out the steps that need to be taken to print, publish, and market your own book.

Your self-published book can sit on the shelf next to one published by a major publishing firm and look just as professional as theirs. You don't have to settle for the measly 5 to 10 percent royalty they pay off your retail price. You're the boss and keep all the profit.

Anyone can write and publish a book, and do it nicely, whether it is a family history or for the mass market. The author, too, once thought it was a daunting task. He has done it himself, and now, he has just made it easier for you. The author has written eight books, three of which were sold to Costco Stores. You can do it too!

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  • ISBN-13: 9780966005356
  • Publisher: Stagecoach Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/28/2002
  • Pages: 125
  • Product dimensions: 5.56 (w) x 8.32 (h) x 0.34 (d)

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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