Covering everything from how to determine printing costs and calculate royalties to the most uptodate marketing strategies, The Fine Print of SelfPublishing has become the goto book for authors considering selfpublishing. Now in its sixth edition, The Fine Print delves into more topics than ever before, including a comparison of the quality of finished books produced by popular DIY service providers and newly expanded sections on printing and distribution options, ebook publishing, and online and traditional marketing ideas. And, like the previous editions, The Fine Print walks readers through the printing markups and royalty payouts of the top publishing service providers.
Whether you’re thinking about hiring a selfpublishing company or handling the process on your own, The Fine Print of SelfPublishing will get you one step closer to achieving your publication goals.
[A] Mustread for any author considering selfpublishing. —Mick Rooney, The Independent Publishing Magazine
Mark Levine is the CEO of Hillcrest Media Group, which he founded in 2006. Prior to founding Hillcrest, Mark was the founder and CEO of the online business filing company Click Industries, Ltd. Mark’s unique experience as both a published author himself and an executive in selfpublishing gives him exceptional insight into what authors want and need, which translates directly into how he runs his authorcentric publishing company. When he is not writing or working, Mark enjoys running, cooking, sushi, and investing in Internet domain names. Learn more about Hillcrest at HillcrestMedia.com.
|Publisher:||North Loop Books|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)|
Table of Contents
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
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