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For a long time, self-publishing was a hidden gem in the publishing industry.

 

But recently it has grown in popularity and has become a standard solution for many writers with publishing aspirations. Now, just about anybody, if they are driven and put in the work, has the opportunity to publish a book.

 

 

With this path becoming increasingly popular, more and more writers are wondering, ?How do you self-publish?? This blog aims to answer that question.

 

 

Here's your 10-minute guide to self-publishing

 

 

Edit Your Book

Your book is written, and it's time to take the next steps! In my opinion, the first step should be getting your book edited so you can finalize your manuscript. Before you publish your book, it is absolutely crucial to have your work professionally edited. Not just by your neighbor down the street who once taught English, but actually by a professional editor. Writing mistakes happen to the best of us, and you want to make sure you spot them before your readers do.

 

A book with mistakes, even if it's just a few, reflects poorly on the author. It can cause a poor review or prevent the reader from picking up other work from the author. Getting your work edited is essential. I know it can be scary to have your work critiqued, but the editor is not there to destroy your work, they are trying to help you! Trust me; it's well worth it. Even the best writers need an editor.

 

Create a Cover Design

We all know the saying, Don't judge a book by its cover, but the reality is that everyone does. The cover is what people first see when they are introduced to your book, so you need a killer cover to capture the reader's attention. Use colors, shapes, patterns, images, fonts, and other design aspects to visually portray the message of your book.

 

Keep in mind that for any images you use, you will need to obtain the rights for the photo. To use a picture from a professional photographer, you will need to purchase the rights to the image from them. There are also stock image sites like Adobe Stock andShutterstock that allow you to buy the rights to their images. And Pixabay has a large selection of stock images for free!

 

Register for an ISBN

ISBN, or International Standard Book Number, is a unique identification code for books and related products all over the world. Essentially it?s the social security number for books.

 

An ISBN must be assigned for each book format. So, if you have an eBook, a paperback, and a hardcover, you will need three different ISBNs. This will help you analyze the sales numbers to distinguish which products are performing best.

 

When you self-publish, you'?ll be required to purchase your ISBN and eBooks2go offers them for $29.99 per format.

 

Produce eBooks

After you prepare your book, it's time to produce it! An eBook conversion is an indie author?s best friend because it offers a cheap, simple, and flexible way to reach readers worldwide. The eBook conversion process requires you to convert your manuscript file into a format accepted by eReading devices so it can be properly displayed and easily read. There are two types of eBook files: Mobi and ePUB.

 

The Mobi file is used exclusively by Amazon Kindle devices, while the ePUB file is compatible with all other eReading devices. So, for someone to read your book on an Amazon Kindle, you?ll need a Mobi file. For someone to read it on other eReaders such as an iPad or Android device, you?ll need an ePUB file. 

 

Fortunately, you aren?t limited to choosing just one eBook file format. By using both an ePUB and Mobi eBook conversion, you can reach more readers in a cost-efficient manner.  

 

Print Books

With print books continuing to be the more popular choice for readers, it is essential for authors to offer their book in print alongside their eBook. Digital printing, often referred to as print-on-demand or POD, makes it possible for self-published authors to sell print books. Before print-on-demand, authors were forced to use something called offset printing to order large print runs, store the books themselves, and then distribute the books as they were sold. Now, with POD, a book is printed after it?s purchased.  This is ideal for new authors who can?t yet make an accurate projection of sales.

 

Offset printing is still a viable option for large print runs, but it comes with high initial costs, and most would only recommend it with high sales projections. New authors are typically better off using digital printing because you don?t have to pay up-front for books that may or may not sell. Here?s how print-on-demand works:

 

An order is placed for your book.

The retailer where the book was purchased notifies the printer.

The book is printed.

The book is delivered to the customer.

 

To offer print books using the print-on-demand process, you?ll need a POD distributor. They will print and distribute your books after a reader places an order across the various distribution outlets. With help from our printing partners, eBooks2go offers full POD services to fulfill all your publishing needs.

 

Price Your Book

With self-publishing, you maintain control over pricing your book. You get to decide just how much your book is worth. You?ll want to search through different online retailers to find books somewhat similar to yours. This will help you understand the industry price standard for books like yours so that you can set a fair price for yours.

 

 

Many new authors who do not yet have a recognizable name or credibility in the industry will initially price their book a little lower than the industry standard to encourage sales and create more readership that can then generate a word-of-mouth movement.

 

 

Also, note that eBooks are usually priced lower than print books due to the cost of printing.

 

Fill Out Your Book?s Metadata

Have you ever wondered how a reader finds a book online Simply put, it's with the help of metadata. Metadata is the information web pages and search engines use to differentiate one book from the next. It consists of details such as your book's title, ISBN, keywords, genre, and description, as well as your author name and bio. Metadata is very important in the online book world, but it?s rarely understood. Get an in-depth understanding of exactly what book metadata is with one of our past blog posts.

 

 

Since there is no physical product in an online bookstore, book metadata serves as the descriptor to help readers find the right book and determine if it is, in fact, a book they'd be interested in reading. Find out how to optimize your book metadata to maximize reader discovery.

 

 

Distribute Your Book 

 

Now you?re ready to sell your book! You want to go where the readers are, so get your book into as many online stores and libraries as possible. You have two options for distribution: distribute directly with a retailer, or partner with a distributor.

 

When you distribute directly with a retailer, you remove any need for a third party. Since there is one less party to split the earnings with you likely will receive higher royalty payments. However, this likely will limit where your book is distributed. Each reader has a preference for where they buy books. They don?t all use Amazon or Barnes & Noble, so you want your book to be wherever the reader could potentially be.

 

Using a partner to distribute your book allows you to access their network of retailers. For example, eBooks2go has partnerships in place with online retailers and libraries like Apple iBooks, Google Play, Barnes & Noble, OverDrive, Kobo?, Baker & Taylor, and hoopla which would then become accessible to you.

 

Receive Royalty Payments

 

Once you distribute your book, you can start making money! Every time your book sells, you receive a royalty payment. Here?s how it works: The retailer that sells the book takes a cut of the money. The distributor, if used, takes a cut of the money (eBooks2go receives 10 percent). Finally, you receive the rest!

 

 

Each retailer has different agreements with their authors for how much they take for each sale, but you can typically expect to receive anywhere from 40 to 70 percent. As opposed to if you went the traditional publishing route, you'd only make about 5 to 15 percent in royalties.

 

Promote Your Book

 

Promotion is the step many self-published authors forget or don't take into account. The end goal for every author is to sell books, but you can't sell books without marketing. Book sales don't just happen; you have to make them happen! Start with friends and family and continuously expand your fans from there.

 

Book marketing is a process that takes times, consistency, strategy, adjustments, and patience. You won't just magically have a bestseller all of a sudden. That happens through the work you put in through a variety of tactics and strategies such as social media, blogging, email marketing, book signings, speaking events, and more. Learn all about the book marketing process to sell as many books as possible!

 


Self-Publishing Guide

 

The reality is, even though it?s called self-publishing, you can?t do it all on your own. If you do self-publishing right, it can be very demanding but also incredibly rewarding. Don?t be afraid to reach out to people for help, whether it?s us at eBooks2go, who has a passion for helping writers achieve their dreams, or it?s your best friend who?s an artist and can help design your book cover. Create that support team around you who can help you whenever you hit a new roadblock!

 

 

-mary

Book publisher

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Review for Review ?

Posted by Mamamia1009 Jan 5, 2017

I would love to hear some feedback from strangers. In return I'll give you a review! My novel is Adult and erotica. Go check it out here https://www.createspace.com/Preview/1208007

 

Leave yours link and I will do the same. Reviews are very important in marketing so lets help one another.

 

Thank you

M.Saez

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my new book

Posted by odanamar Mar 11, 2016

DESCRIPTION:

 

Since long, the Earth already not belonged only to humans, they now had to share with other against their will... the desire for a better planet took them to walk down the path of destruction, and those beings, who had arrived, it had taken over the planet. Humanity was under siege... the present fear, and anxiety about the future, afraid the hearts of those who inhabited the Earth. The prophecy was written, and ready to meet... just missing something... know the day, time, and the place where everything would end.

https://www.createspace.com/preview/1188263

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CTFQNW2

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From author Michael Bronte:

Please check out my giveaways on Goodreads for all five of my Michael Bronte novels.  They are Lost Friday, The Tenth Caller, Porchball, The Dealership, and Presidential Risk.  Do a search on Michael Bronte and enter the giveaways for each individual book.  Giveaways open until Nov. 30.

 

Good luck, and check out my website for book descriptions and purchase information.  www.MichaelBronte.com .

 

Best to all,

 

Michael Bronte

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Goodreads Giveaway

Posted by IrumZahra Nov 11, 2015

Here is your chance to get Goodreads Poetry Semi Finalist book "Psychaotic'

 

 

A divine combination of Gothic and free verse Poetry and passages.

Here is what you have to do!

 


Vote for the Book on Goodreads Poetry section, and inbox the author with your email address!

 

 

You'll get an ebook in your email ASAP!

 

 

AAAAANNNNDD! If you win the giveaway, You'll get:

1. A signed Copy of Psychaotic

2. Beautiful Hand made Bookmark

3. A beautiful Keychain

 

 

Here is the giveaway link:


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23678552-psychaotic


Email for more info : irumzahraofficial@gmail.com

Twitter: @IrumZahraWriter

Instagram: irum.zahra

Tumblr: irumzahrawriter

Facebook: www.facebook.com/BeyondTheEdgeOfSanity

Wordpress: irumzahra.wordpress.com

Blogspot: irumzahra.blogspot.com


Good Luck!

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Beyond Sanity Publishing

Posted by IrumZahra Nov 9, 2015
Hey There!

 

I am Irum Zahra and I am proud to introduce myself as a person who depends on words to define feelings.


I really want to stay updated and connect with readers and writers here in Pakistan.

My first book, Psychaotic has sold over 500 copies worldwide and over 1000 ebook formats.

I am currently running a publishing company by the name of 'Beyond Sanity Publishing'
which is now accepting submissions for all genres. I have currently 6 projects up and running and I will sign 6 more writers in January.
I am looking for writers who are are searching for guidance and recognition.
My publishing company is presently providing Proofreading, editing, Formatting, Ebook conversion, ISBN allotment, Copyright, Reviews, Book photography, Paperback printing, Cover design and much more.

To know more, follow, irumzahra.wordpress.com

Here is my email:
irumzahraofficial@gmail.com

I am HERE for ALL writers. Please let me know if you or someone you know needs a publisher who ca understand and guide instead of Exploiting the writer.

Cheers!

 

Me?
I love music, it is the cure to all frustrations. I primarily love rockand metal music but I tend to deviate often to orchestra and Alternative rock.
There are three things I love the most in the world:
Rain, Books and Coffee.So the best time for me to review YOUR book would be winters.        logo(Summers are cool too! ADD tea in it)


There is never enough detail you can know about a person.
Read more of their work, and you’ll know more about them.

 

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Facebook:

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Twitter:

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Instagram:

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"And then, I have nature and art and poetry and if that is not enough, what is enough?"

-Van Gogh

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I tried to put my book on my shelf "Book I wrote" on Goodreads and it won't come up. It is now available on Amazon. Why is it not coming up?

Here is the link to Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Iron-Butterfly-Journey-Freedom/dp/0989001733/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=&qid

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Antithesis

Posted by Ricky_Dee May 1, 2015

My very first novel. Currently working on a short story for publication in the New Yorker and a sequel for "Antithesis". I'm very excited for this piece, and it has been ten years in the making.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Antithesis-Ricky-Dee-ebook/dp/B00WQ9DQRM/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1430522532&sr=8-5&keywords=antithesis

 

 

Antithesis...the American Dictionary of the English Language defines it  as: “Opposition of opinions; controversy.” Antithesis Theory, the  premise of this novel, is that two opposite principles cannot reside in  one being at the same time; however, the opposite principle will always  be potential.

 

Katherine is a middle aged award winning journalist for the  Manhattan Times, torn between her faith and career. She loves God, and  believes

that he will provides. Yet, she is torn inside from the absence of  her father whom she has never known. The pain she feels is directed  towards her faith, her career, and sleeping with random men who she  picks up along her day...Until she comes across a great exclusive with a  Professor Samson. A former priest banned from the church and

professor at Oxford University until his forced retirement 25 years  ago...has 6 months to live due to liver disease. Katherine is given

the exclusive and begins a journey which questions the true  existence of God, Heaven and ****. Through experiencing the lives of the

optimist and the pessimist, truth and untruths, love and lust, and  good and evil; Katherine finds herself in a world wind of questions  about herself, her beliefs, her career, and her future. The answers  remain irrelevant to Katherine; yet, it is the questions themselves that  gives Katherine the true gift handed to her...EMPOWERMENT.

 

The novel will leave readers questioning their own beliefs, lives,

and potentials. What side are you on?

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Hello. I am a newbie.

Posted by rola543 Mar 2, 2015

My fiction book TWO FISHERMEN will be published in next days, and I'll come back to make it know to the community.

Rolando Sifuentes

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The secret world of artists

Posted by TheArtist Feb 2, 2015

Here you can watch the booktrailer of my latest novel: The secret of th artists (El secreto de los artistas).

 

The novel is written in Spanish.

 

It´s a thriller about the secret world of the artists, with a catching plot full of surprising twists.

 

Book Description:

 

En la inauguración en París de la galería de arte Echoes, Alejandro Damasco, un pintor poco conocido, se dispone a saltar a las primeras páginas de todos los periódicos con una impactante presentación que dará la vuelta al mundo. La simulación planeada para lograr una gran repercusión mediática, comienza a convertirse en un suceso demasiado real, tras el que se ocultan los intereses de poderosas organizaciones. Damasco no es el único artista interesado en lograr la fama: el poeta Eric Verbot y otros creadores singulares, comprobarán que su excepcional talento y sus ambiciones de alcanzar reconocimiento, captan también la atención de los responsables de un proyecto ultra-secreto relacionado con la mente y la seguridad internacional, en el que se han invertido millones de dólares y años de investigación. ?El secreto de los artistas? no es sólo un thriller de argumento sorprendente y una trama que engancha desde el comienzo, sino también un inolvidable homenaje al fascinante mundo de la creación artística. Seis talentos geniales dispuestos a todo para lograr el reconocimiento y la fama, acabarán encontrando algo mucho más peligroso. ¿Cuál es el poder oculto que todos ellos comparten y ni siquiera sospechan?

 

Books by Luis Cano

 

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In the game of betrayer and betrayed Nicholas La Cour think his sister Lacey is the prefect target to keep his financial ruin a secret.

As Nicholas let loose a series of plans he unleashes tragic forces that opens up doors to the past. The past where the dead never dies. Will Lacey discover her brother’s deception before it’s too late?

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MCEGUQA

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I have 5 books published through Createspace now and am happy with the ease of the site.

See my website: www.leandramartin.com  for all my titles, summaries, blog tour info & more.

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Find out for yourself why readers are calling EMBASSY "refreshing," "intriguing," and "engaging," and why high schools (yes, SCHOOLS) are beginning to adopt it into their English curricula. Grab your Kindle or purchase a paperback version!

 

"Hands down... the characters are the very best part of the book."

"The characters actually seem like real people."

"The story was driven by its characters."

"This story is about character growth."

 

http://www.amazon.com/Embassy-Recovery-S-Alex-Martin-ebook/dp/B00HMVPUJQ/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=8-1&qid=1394224803

 

I was excited to find out that EMBASSY was approved at certain high schools (the first of which was in Kansas), so hopefully this trend continues! Wish me luck!

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Expanding my readership.

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http://www.amazon.com/hero-black-white-cristoffer-garcia/dp/1495231577/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1391323614&sr=8-1&keywords=a+hero+in+black+and+white


You like Drama,action romance? how about Superheros , real heros?

My book "A hero in black and white" is a full colored graphic novel story

featuring all you like in a good blockbuster superhero movie ! "Action.romance drama ,"Horror"?

yes some horror too, 7 yrs in the making and inspired by true life events ,This story IS

packed with drama featuring,lost love ,survival struggles,crime,demonic possesions,realizing

dreams,faith,action,explosions,a messed up villain ,activism,terrorism,celebrity cameos ?

 

you should not miss out buy it now on amazon.compg_208_.jpg!
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