Publishing Unchained: REVISED

Publishing Unchained: REVISED

by Chuck Barrett

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Overview

Publishing Unchained offers a glimpse at the options available for those authors wishing to self-publish or those who wish to take publishing to the next step: independent publishing. This book guides you through the benefits and pitfalls of print and eBook publishing, printing options, selecting a printing company, and more. It shows you how to treat publishing as a business and do it in a manner that aims you toward success.

Publishing Unchained is a must for those grappling with the decisions about how to break into the publishing world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780998519326
Publisher: Switchback Press
Publication date: 09/06/2017
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Award-winning author of the Jake Pendleton series-Breach of Power, The Toymaker, The Savannah Project, and his latest 2016 release, DISRUPTION, as well as his 2015 award-winning blockbuster, BLOWN, the first book in his new Gregg Kaplan series. Chuck Barrett also speaks and conducts workshops at book festivals, book clubs, reading groups, writers conferences, and writers groups. Some of his topics include Nuts & Bolts of Self-Publishing based on his book-Publishing Unchained: An Off-Beat Guide to Independent Publishing-as well as, Blueprint for a Successful Book Launch, Getting from 'Idea' to 'Finished Manuscript,' Mysteries & Thrillers: Fact or Fiction, Has marketing Become a 4-Letter Word? and Adding the "What if" in Storytelling. Barrett also teaches classes at two Fort Collins colleges, The Craft of Writing Bestselling Novels, at Front Range Community College & Colorado State University and Nuts & Bolts of Self-Publishing at Front Range Community College.

Barrett is a graduate of Auburn University and a retired air traffic controller. He also holds a Commercial Pilot Certificate, Flight Instructor Certificate, and a Dive Master rating. He enjoys fly fishing, hiking, and most things outdoors. He and his wife, DJ Steele (also an author), currently reside in Colorado.

Table of Contents

1— INTRODUCTION

4— SOME PUBLISHING BASICS

6— REASONS WHY AUTHORS SELF PUBLISH

6— HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO SELF-PUBLISH?

10— AUTHOR/PUBLISHER TOOLKIT

20— PUBLISHER RESPONSIBILITY

22— WHAT TYPE OF PUBLISHING IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

22— PRINT BOOKS ONLY

23— EBOOKS ONLY

24— PUBLISHING BOTH PRINT BOOKS & EBOOKS

25— AUDIO BOOKS

27— THIS WAY FOR PRINT BOOKS, PLEASE

30— BECOMING AN INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER

30— BEFORE YOU BEGIN

32— WHAT’S IN A NAME?

34— SET YOUR PUBLICATION DATE

36— FIRST STEP-SETTING UP ACCOUNTS

37— GETTING YOUR ISBN(s)

38— CHOOSING A PRINTER

40— A GLANCE INSIDE INGRAM SPARK

43— AND NOW, A QUICK LOOK AT CREATE SPACE

46— LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CONTROL NUMBER (LCCN)

48— REGISTERING A COPYRIGHT

50— DON’T STOP, YOU’RE ON A ROLL

50— BOOKS IN PRINT

53— ARE THOSE PDFs READY?

55— NEW TITLE SETUP WITH INGRAM SPARK

62— WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

64— TIME TO KILL? PLAN FOR THE FUTURE

69— PUBLISHING AN EBOOK

69— SET UP YOUR EBOOK ACCOUNTS

74— FORMATTING YOUR EBOOK

74— EBOOK FORMATTING SOFTWARE

78— UPLOAD YOUR EBOOK FILES

78— MY EBOOKS JUST WENT ‘LIVE!’

80— MY BOOKS WILL SELL THEMSELVES NOW, RIGHT?

83— SAY GOODNIGHT, CHUCK

87— ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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