How to Self-Publish a Book: For the Technology Challenged Autho

How to Self-Publish a Book: For the Technology Challenged Autho

by Barb Drozdowich

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Overview

Do you struggle with technology? Are you interested in self-publishing a book, but fear it is beyond your capabilities?

When confronted with the confusing, multifaceted world of publishing, many authors make the assumption they aren't capable of self-publishing - nothing could be further from the truth!

Sadly, many authors get taken advantage of by unscrupulous "self-publishing" companies because they don't really understand the process of publishing a book and therefore, what they are purchasing.

Barb Drozdowich has worked with non-technical authors for years & understands how to break complex topics down using non-technical language. She has self-published 16 books and understands all of the various iterations of publishing. She can cut through all the technobabble & teach you what you need to know to successfully self-publish your book.

Here's some of the topics you will learn from this book:

- You will learn about editing and how to find an editor

- You will learn about ISBNs and where to get one appropriate for your nationality

- You will learn about formatting and book structure

- You will learn about where you can sell your book, how to set up the various retailer accounts and how to get paid

- You will learn about book files and book structure

- You will learn what real numbers tell us about book sales

- You will learn what to look for in a self-publishing company if that is the route you choose to go

- You will have access to 47 pages of appendix material, complete with a glossary, articles for further reading, lists of helpful videos, lists of distributors and much more

"How to Self-Publish a Book" is perfect for authors who have finished a wonderfully creative story, but are intimidated by the next steps. Is an editor really needed? How to create a book cover. What the heck are "file types?" How to move forward when you are neither a master of Microsoft Word or capable of understanding some of the complicated instructions found on-line.

Self-publishing is much more straight-forward than many experts would lead you to believe and Barb is the perfect person to explain it to you.

Her books have been described as: "down-to-earth, practical & just thorough-enough explanations," "excellent primer," and "well thought out and well organized."

Don't let your struggles with technology hold you back from self-publishing. Let Barb help you to learn the language and move forward into the self-publishing world with confidence.

Pick up a copy today!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781988821153
Publisher: Barb Drozdowich
Publication date: 07/23/2018
Pages: 266
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Social Media and Wordpress Consultant Barb Drozdowich has taught in colleges, universities and in the banking industry. More recently, she brings her 15+ years of teaching experience and a deep love of books to help authors develop the social media platform needed to succeed in today's fast evolving publishing world. She delights in taking technical subjects and making them understandable by the average person. She owns Bakerview Consulting and manages the popular blog, Sugarbeat's Books, where she talks about Romance novels.

She is the author of 15 books, over 45 YouTube videos, an online Goodreads course and an online WordPress course, all focused on helping authors and bloggers. Barb lives in the mountains of British Columbia with her family.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part I

FOUNDATION SUBJECTS


  1. Foundations
  2. What is Modern Publishing?
  3. E-Readers
  4. Structure of a Book


Part II

THE BASICS

5. Roadmap/Flowchart

6. Editing

7. ISBNs

8. Cover Graphic

Part III

GETTING THE MANUSCRIPT READY FOR

PUBLISHING

9. Get the Manuscript Ready

10. File Formats

11. Structure Details of a Book

12. Formatting

Part IV

WHERE TO SELL YOUR BOOK

13. Where Do You Sell Your Book?

14. Book Retailers Book Retailer

15. Distributors & Aggregators

Part V

HOW TO SET UP ACCOUNTS

16. How to Set up Accounts

Part VI

INSTRUCTIONS FOR UPLOADING

17. Instructions for Uploading

Part VII

STRATEGIES

18. Strategies

Part VIII

AUDIOBOOKS & LOOSE ENDS

19. Audiobooks

20. Loose Ends

Part IX

SELF-PUBLISHING SERVICES

21. About Self-Publishing Services

22. Self-Publishing Services

Conclusion

Part X

APPENDIX

Glossary

Chart of Distributors

File Requirements

What do Editors Do?

Bibliography

Resources

Articles for Further Reading

YouTube Videos

Writers Groups

Sources of Editors

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