Publishing Gems

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From choosing a publisher to promotion, this is an indispensable resource for every writer, self-published or otherwise." - Dan Poynter, bestselling author of The Self-Publishing Manual

"Who says 'inside information' is all bad? Brent Sampson's excellent Publishing Gems creates a few shortcuts, offers over 150 suggestions and will save you money. For an 'outsider' to the wheels of publishing, this gem is a ...
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Overview

From choosing a publisher to promotion, this is an indispensable resource for every writer, self-published or otherwise." - Dan Poynter, bestselling author of The Self-Publishing Manual

"Who says 'inside information' is all bad? Brent Sampson's excellent Publishing Gems creates a few shortcuts, offers over 150 suggestions and will save you money. For an 'outsider' to the wheels of publishing, this gem is a keeper." - Dr. Judith Briles, president of the Colorado Independent Publisher's Association
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What People Are Saying

Dan Poynter
"From choosing a publisher to promotion, this is an indispensable resource for every writer, self-published or otherwise."
bestselling author of The Self-Publishing Manual
Judith Briles
"Who says 'inside information' is all bad? Brent Sampson's excellent Publishing Gems creates a few shortcuts, offers over 150 suggestions and will save you money. For an 'outsider' to the wheels of publishing, this gem is a keeper."
president of the Colorado Independent Publisher's Association
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932672855
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/25/2005
  • Pages: 88
  • Product dimensions: 0.21 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 5.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I:  Craft Your Book

Nine Steps for Plotting a Fiction Foundation.............................1
Four Ways to Finish the Book You Have Started.....................5
Five Tips for Catching Errors in Your Manuscript.....................7
Five Questions Answered About Copyright..............................10

 

Part II:  Choose Your Publisher

Ten Concerns When Choosing a Publisher...............................15
Seven Secrets of Old-Fashioned Publishing..............................18
Five Facts About Vanity Printers..............................................21
Seven Benefits of Custom Publishing........................................23

 

Part III:  Promote Your Book

Seven Hints Regarding Pay-per-Click Promotion......................27
Three Methods for Establishing a Hook....................................31
Six Steps to Becoming an Expert..............................................33
Seven Steps for Securing a Media Event...................................36
Ten Tips for a Top-Notch Press Release..................................39
Five Questions Answered About Book Reviews.......................43
Seventeen Book Reviewers Listed............................................46
Nine Book Signing Tips............................................................50

 

Part IV:  Sell Your Book

Five Facts About Book Covers...................................................57
Five Important Aspects of E-Books............................................59
Four Pricing Definitions for Distribution........................................61
Eleven Tips for Enhancing Your Distribution.................................63
Two Online Discrepancies Explained...........................................67
Four Elements of a Complete Online Listing.................................69
Twelve Criteria for Getting Shelf Space........................................71

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2005

    Everything and I still wanted more

    This little 'gem of a book' covers it all -- press release tips, book signing tips, online promotion tips. The only thing it didn't cover was what I wanted to know the most. How does a self-published writer get her book LISTED on Barnes & Noble in the first place? Obviously, Mr. Sampson knows how, but this book doesn't tell me. More info like that would have been nice, but what's here is good.

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