The Indie Author Revolution: An Insider's Guide to Self-Publishing

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If you've got passion, a plan, and persistence, you don't need an agent. The Indie Author Revolution: An Insider's Guide to Self-Publishing is your friendly guide to the new era or self-publishing. Everything you need to create a quality book is within your reach, including editors, designers, printers, mentoring presses, e-books, and social media.

Written from the perspective of an editor who has mentored hundreds of indie authors. The Indie ...

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Overview

If you've got passion, a plan, and persistence, you don't need an agent. The Indie Author Revolution: An Insider's Guide to Self-Publishing is your friendly guide to the new era or self-publishing. Everything you need to create a quality book is within your reach, including editors, designers, printers, mentoring presses, e-books, and social media.

Written from the perspective of an editor who has mentored hundreds of indie authors. The Indie Author Revolution will teach you:

All the key areas of self-publishing success-from vetting your manuscript ideas to crafting your publishing plan for both print and electronic books.

Advice, tips, and tools from real-life indie authors and book publishing professionals to help you avoid missteps in writing, publishing, and marketing.

The pros and cons of doing it yourself, working with an indie press, and everything between.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592985043
  • Publisher: Beaver's Pond Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2012
  • Pages: 296
  • Sales rank: 1,441,656
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Dara M. Beevas is a writer, editor, blogger, speaker, and indie author. As vice president of award-winning Beaver's Pond Press, she has mentored hundreds of authors through the publishing process.
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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Introduction: The Journey Begins 1

Part I Launching the Idea 7

Chapter 1 To Publish or Not to Publish? 9

Chapter 2 Self-Publishing 101 23

Chapter 3 Starting with the Plan 43

Part II Building Your Book 67

Chapter 4 The ABCs of Writing for Publication 69

Chapter 5 The Editorial Process 83

Chapter 6 Design and Production: Preparing Your Book for the Market 101

Chapter 7 Printing Your Book 127

Chapter 8 Distributing Your Printed Book to the Marketplace 135

Chapter 9 E-Books-Leading the Revolution 147

Part III Marketing Your Book 157

Chapter 10 Marketing and Sales 101 159

Chapter 11 Survival Secrets of Marketing, Publicity, and Book Events 177

Chapter 12 Sell your Book Using the Web and Social Media 205

The Final Word: You Are Your Own Gatekeeper 231

Bibliography 235

Appendix A Glossary of Terms 237

Appendix B Resource Directory 247

Appendix C Sample Plans 255

Appendix D Copyrighting Your Material 265

Acknowledgments 267

Endnotes 271

Index 273

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