The Fine Print of Self-Publishing: A Primer on Contracts, Printing Costs, Royalties, Distribution, Ebooks, and Marketing

The Fine Print of Self-Publishing: A Primer on Contracts, Printing Costs, Royalties, Distribution, Ebooks, and Marketing

by Mark Levine

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$16.95

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781634138819
Publisher: North Loop Books
Publication date: 06/07/2016
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Chapter 1 The Basics of Self-Publishing 1

Chapter 2 Self-Publishing Essentials: The Dos and Don'ts of Publishing Your Book 13

Chapter 3 From Manuscript to Distribution: A Self-Publishing Checklist 29

Chapter 4 The Profile of a Great Self-Publishing Company 51

Chapter 5 The Fine Print of Publishing Contracts 83

Chapter 6 Ebook Publishing 105

Chapter 7 Marketing Your Book 127

Chapter 8 An Apples-to-Apples Comparison of Major Self-Publishing Companies 185

Chapter 9 DIY Publishing Platforms 213

Conclusion 233

Acknowledgments 237

Appendix A Self-Publishing Checklist 239

Appendix B Tips for Recognizing a Great Self-Publishing Company 241

Appendix C Standard POD Trim Size Offerings from Lightning Source 245

Appendix D Author Volume Discounts 253

Appendix E Author Royalties: Print Sales 257

Appendix F Author Royalties: Ebook Sales 263

Appendix G Marketing Checklist 267

Appendix H Return Policies for Book Production Files 269

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