A Little Bit of Advice for Self-Publishers

A Little Bit of Advice for Self-Publishers

by Vinnie Kinsella


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A Little Bit of Advice for Self-Publishers by Vinnie Kinsella

In this succinct book, publications consultant Vinnie Kinsella tells you what you should know before starting your self-publishing journey. With tips ranging from the practical to the personal, A Little Bit of Advice for Self-Publishers helps you make informed decisions at each stage of the publishing process. Avoid the wrong turns and costly mistakes other first-time self-publishers make by following the advice in this insightful little guide.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692652268
Publisher: VK Book Publishing Services
Publication date: 03/22/2016
Pages: 78
Sales rank: 844,043
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.16(d)

About the Author

Vinnie Kinsella's love of book publishing began in the second grade, when he worked with his fellow students to write and illustrate a story about the adventures of an ice-cream-loving giraffe.Since then he has worked as a writer, editor, book designer, publisher, workshop presenter, and college instructor. In his current role as a publications consultant, he uses his broad knowledge of the publishing industry to assist and educate self-published authors. Vinnie lives in Portland, Oregon, where he can often be found sitting in a coffee shop with a book in one hand and a cappuccino in the other.

Table of Contents

Before You Commit
Set Your Own Measure of Success
Be Honest about Your Writing
Learn the Publishing Process Before You Undergo It
Make Your Own Self-Publishing Package
Choose Wisely the Company You Keep
Read Your Contract
Take Full Responsibility for Your Book's Quality
Getting the Ball Rolling
Invest in Your Content First
Define Your Book's Audience Early On
Approach Freelancers Early
Work with an Honest-to-Goodness Book Editor
Work with an Honest-to-Goodness Book Designer
Set a Realistic Release Date
Your Book's Final Form
Produce Both Print and Digital Versions
Read an Ebook for the Sake of Reading an Ebook
Properly Prepare Your Files
See Your Book's Cover as a Marketing Tool
Test Your Cover's Visual Cues
Keep Your Printing Costs Low
Marketing and Sales
Release Your Book in the Right Season
Promote Your Book before It Comes Out
Partner Up
Have a Website, Even If It's Simple
Name Your Publishing Company
Have an Elevator Pitch for Your Book
Market Where Your Readers Are
Play by the Bookstore's Rules
Caring for Your Publisher (You)
Know That Someone Will Dislike Your Book
Be Okay with Okay
Give Yourself Permission to Have a Meltdown
Don't Let Surprises Derail You
Stop to Catch Your Breath
Appendix A: Reasons to Self-Publish (Two Good, Two Iffy)
Appendix B: The Publishing Process in a Nutshell
Appendix C: Developing a Self-Publishing Plan
Appendix D: Finding an Editor
Appendix E: Avoiding the Self-Published Look
Appendix F: Making Sure Your Ebook Rocks
Further Reading
About the Author

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