"The Successful Novelist is the vehicle you want if you plan to drive your way to successful fiction."-Joe R. Lansdale
David Morrell, bestselling author of First Blood, The Brotherhood of the Rose and The Fifth Profession, distills more than fifty years of writing and publishing experience into this single masterwork of advice and instruction.
-Succeeding in publishing
-And much more
The Successful Novelist reveals the truth about writing, providing the perspective authors need to write successful fiction that sells.
"...a refreshing change from the hard-sell type of internet marketing I'd been exposed to previously."
"I would have given this book 10 stars if I could!"
"...a must-have for anyone who aspires to self publish."
Everything for self-publishing. Save time, money, energy and sell ebooks. Packed with information, examples, over 250 links to sites and software to accomplish goals at retailers and your own websites. Simple enough for beginners and relevant to experts who could use extra guidance. Like ten books in one, the only source for everything to succeed.
Subjects: sell ebooks, ebook business, publish ebooks, self-publishing, writers, writers reference, writing, e-publishing, book marketing, kindle, indie authors
A lot of e-books are being published every month and more and more people are reading and e-reading rises as device ownership jumps.
Publishing an ebook online has never been so easy but there is still some work to be done and it takes long time to discover the tips and advices needed to get a proper ebook format and publish it. If you follow the advices described in this book, your book will be published on Amazon.
“Publish Your Book On Amazon” was written so that people with the will to publish their books can do it easily without having to dig into the infinite resources of the internet. You will also find in this book some formatting tips (I used them to publish my 3 books, including this one, on Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing platform) for your document and a case study on how your document should be structured in order for your book to be compatible with all kindle devices and get published.
This is a step-by-step guide on how to Publish Your Book On Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing, the tools we will use are free and are easy to understand. Simply follow the steps described in this book and you will have your book published on Amazon. I hope you will read it and that it will help you get published.
Are you ready to publish your own book? Let’s start publishing! :)
Know the pros and cons of self-publishing and get your work in print
Thinking about self-publishing your book? This no-nonsense guide walks you through the entire process of going it alone, from preparing your manuscript and creating the perfect title to selling the final product. You'll see how to obtain an ISBN, work with printers and distributors, create a buzz with publicity, and take advantage of electronic publishing.
Discover how to
* Start your own publishing company
* Edit your work effectively
* Design and format your book
* Hire skilled professionals to help
* Manage outside vendors
* Build awareness for your book online
Susie Bright is the first and reigning queen of contemporary erotica. In How to Write a Dirty Story she reveals her tricks of the trade and shows you how to heat up sex scenes in everything from traditional novels and romances to science fiction and humor. Easing the aspiring writer into the creative process, she tells you how to write the steamy plots and sensual characters that publishers and readers are looking for. Bright makes it easy to:
Produce unique ideas * Master erotic language
Climax the story * Sell your work to the right place
Each chapter features practical writing exercises and suggestions for nonwriting activities that will galvanize the imagination and raze any creative or psychological hurdle. When it's time to go public, Bright draws on her own writing and publishing experiences and explains the most effective ways to find an agent, work with an editor, and grow a loyal audience.
As irreverent as it is practical, How to Write a Dirty Story is the only book an erotica author -- novice or seasoned -- needs.
Essential reading for any fiction or nonfiction writer seeking publication, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Book Proposals & Query Letters provides in-depth information on composing a successful query letter as well as detailed suggestions on how to craft each element of a book proposal - from author bio to marketing and competition information to a synopsis for fiction writers. By following the same guidelines an agent uses when submitting her client's book proposals to editors (and selling them), writers are given proven techniques for creating winning submissions.
?The most comprehensive information on query letters found in any book on writing
?The only book on book proposals that also targets a fiction audience
?Author is an agent who also blogs to a readership of about 1,500 daily
What is the difference between “immanent” and “imminent”? What is the singular form of graffiti? What is the difference between “acute” and “chronic”? What is the former name of “Moldova”? What is the difference between a cardinal number and an ordinal number? One of the English language's most skilled writers answers these and many other questions and guides us all toward precise, mistake-free usage. Covering spelling, capitalization, plurals, hyphens, abbreviations, and foreign names and phrases, Bryson's Dictionary for Writers and Editors will be an indispensable companion for all who care enough about our language not to maul, misuse, or contort it.
This dictionary is an essential guide to the wonderfully disordered thing that is the English language. As Bill Bryson notes, it will provide you with “the answers to all those points of written usage that you kind of know or ought to know but can’t quite remember.”
BONUS MATERIAL: This ebook edition includes an excerpt from Bill Bryson's One Summer.
This indispensable guide for writers provides details of hundreds of literary agents, book publishers, and magazines; including contact details, types of material accepted, and how to approach them.
Subject indexes for each area provide easy access to the markets you need, with specific lists for everything from romance publishers, to poetry magazines, to literary agents interested in thrillers.
It also provides unparalleled access to international markets. The internet has made the publishing industry more global than ever, with markets increasingly accepting submissions by email (some no longer accept postal submissions at all). Other directories have failed to respond to this, continuing to focus on one single country, but this directory provides you with that all-important access to overseas opportunities that are now just an email away.
And by focusing exclusively on what’s important to writers – contact details for literary agents, publishers, and magazines – this directory is able to provide more listings at a lower price. There are no adverts, no advertorials, and no unnecessary articles or obscure listings padding out hundreds of pages. Two established alternative directories both run to over 800 pages, yet one has only 204 pages of publisher, agent, and magazine listings, and the other has only 10 pages devoted to literary agent listings. This book does better on both counts, and yet remains substantially cheaper than either alternative.
The book also allows you to create a subscription to the firstwriter.com website for free until 2015. This means you can get free access to the firstwriter.com website, where you can find even more listings, and also benefit from other features such as advanced searches, daily email updates, feedback from users about the markets featured, saved searches, competitions listings, searchable personal notes, and more.
Do you want to sell more copies of your self-published book? Of course you do. This book reveals "how" you will achieve publishing success.
Discover which sales and marketing tactics are creating results for other authors. Learn how the modern book publishing industry actually functions, including little-known practices that could hold the key to your profitability. Each concept is explained and illustrated with inspiring true-life stories of authors who have achieved success on their own terms.
Book Marketing DeMystified: SELF-PUBLISHING SUCCESS is based on 10 months of interviews with industry insiders and bestselling indie (self-publishing) authors who have used iUniverse, Xlibris, Trafford, Lulu and other services, or have done it all on their own. Learn how one author sold over one million copies, hardly any of those through bookstores. Each author reveals the hits and misses of sales and marketing where innovation and clever choices bring best results and satisfaction.
In this book, author Bruce Batchelor -- who invented the print-on-demand publishing process that has enabled indie authors to sell tens of millions of books -- helps you pick "which specific marketing efforts will be most time-efficient and cost-effective for you, your book and your purpose."
By creating the right marketing mix, you will be successful in selling your book "and" will enjoy yourself along the way!
About author BRUCE BATCHELOR
A bestselling author, Bruce speaks at writers conferences and consults to the publishing industry. He is the editor and CEO at Agio Publishing House and lives with his wife and son in Victoria, BC, Canada.
The best, most comprehensive guide for writers is now revised and updated, with new sections on ebooks, self-publishing, crowd-funding through Kickstarter, blogging, increasing visibility via online marketing, micropublishing, the power of social media and author websites, and more—making The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published more vital than ever for anyone who wants to mine that great idea and turn it into a successfully published book.
Written by experts with twenty-five books between them as well as many years’ experience as a literary agent (Eckstut) and a book doctor (Sterry), this nuts-and-bolts guide demystifies every step of the publishing process: how to come up with a blockbuster title, create a selling proposal, find the right agent, understand a book contract, and develop marketing and publicity savvy. Includes interviews with hundreds of publishing insiders and authors, including Seth Godin, Neil Gaiman, Amy Bloom, Margaret Atwood, Leonard Lopate, plus agents, editors, and booksellers; sidebars featuring real-life publishing success stories; sample proposals, query letters, and an entirely updated resources and publishers directory.
In How to Make a Living Writing Articles for Newspapers, Magazines, and Online Sources, learn how to pitch your first story idea to any publication and get it printed — and paid. Learn how to submit queries and write a variety of professional-level articles that news, entertainment, and niche publications will eagerly pay you for. You will find out how to utilize blogs, social networks, and search engines to find the best publishing opportunities, as well as how to market yourself online to attract editors with your personal website and online portfolio. Throughout this step-by-step guide, you will find trusted advice from industry insiders and writers who know exactly how to pitch, pen, and publish a story. Dealing with feedback, knowing the ethics and legalities of confidential sources, and writing compelling headlines — it’s all covered in this book.
Adding Value is the reason we've put together this Guide. We want to prove to you that you needn't worship at the altar of the old guard, that you needn't "submit" to anyone. You can successfully publish on your own, soup to nuts, controlling every morsel of the Process.
The present day is the most exciting time in history to be an Author. No longer are you beholden to the gatekeepers; no longer must you compromise your art. For the first time in publishing history, you are in control. We know this first hand. The Authors of this Guide aren't some hacks who just write about writing. Nope. Rather, when we weren't happy with the publishing landscape, we took matters into our own hands; we refused to wait for someone else's permission to publish our work.
And guess what: we've been successful. We've published over 30 Books (nonfiction, fiction, and memoirs), several of which have been bestsellers; we've toured internationally; and we've established audiences larger than most Traditionally Published Authors.
But that's because we're not just Authors, and neither are you.
Over the course of is Guide, we’ll show you, based on our own experience as successful Independent Authors, how to publish an Indie Book.
This book includes six chapters:
1. How to Write a Book2. How to Edit and Proofread Your Book3. How to Create a Book Cover, Author Bio, and Synopsis for Your Book4. How to Format Your Book for Print, Ebook, and Audiobook5. How to Distribute Your Book via Various Sales Channel6. How to Successfully Promote Your Book to an Audience
What made Hakuin even more remarkable was that he was not only a religious teacher but also a prolific artist. Using calligraphy and painting to create “visual Dharma,” his teachings were rendered on paper in pictures, characters, and images, uniquely and magnificently expressing the nature of enlightenment as he wished to impart it to his students.
The Religious Art of Zen Master Hakuin is a stunning volume containing many of Hakuin’s finest calligraphies and paintings, along with brilliant commentary by Katsuhiro Yoshizawa, the leading Japanese expert on Hakuin and his work. Yoshizawa masterfully guides the reader from one piece of artwork to the next, sharing the story of Hakuin’s life, revealing the profound religious meaning embedded in each illustration, and providing a detailed documentary of the lessons of one of Zen’s most respected teachers.
Drawing on decades of experience as a mega-bestselling novelist, successful publisher, and executive producer of two TV shows, Zane offers practical advice on writing and publishing to aspiring writers across all media, including books, TV, and film. With her signature wit and straightforward style, Zane tells it like it is, emphasizing hard work, discipline, and commitment as the keys to a successful writing career.
Part One covers the writing and creative process, including how to define your writing style, how to outline a story, how to develop characters, typical mistakes to avoid, writing for your medium, and the revision process. Part Two covers the book publishing process, from finding a literary agent who best understands your work, to getting your work in the hands of publishers, to building an audience for your work. Zane also shares wisdom from her early years as a self-published author for those seeking an alternative to traditional publishing.
Infinite Words isn’t just a reference guide; it’s an essential companion for writers facing the unique challenges and opportunities of today’s ever-evolving world.
Written in clear, non-specialist prose, The Book in Society first provides an overview of the rise of the book and of the modern publishing and bookselling industries. It explores the evolution of written texts from early forms to contemporary formats, the interrelationship between literacy and technology, and the prospects for the book in the twenty-first century. The second half of the book is based on historian Robert Darnton’s concept of a book publishing “communication circuit.” It examines how books migrate from the minds of authors to the minds of readers, exploring such topics as the rise of the modern notion of the author, the role of states and others in promoting or restricting the circulation of books, various modes of reproducing and circulating texts, and how readers’ responses help shape the form and content of the books available to them.
Feature boxes highlighting key texts, individuals, and developments in the history of the book, carefully selected illustrations, and a glossary all help bring the history of the book to life.
Once you have done these basics, the next step is to either have your book professionally proofread or proof it yourself following the standard UK grammatical rules and style guide set out in this ebook. This book also demystifies the tricky stage of typesetting your manuscript in preparation for publication, including page breaks, hard returns, spacing issues, special indentation and inserting images, all of which will ensure that the book translates cleanly and professionally when converted into ebook format.
Finally, this book covers final steps, including writing an engaging synopsis and back cover blurb for your book (called ‘back matter’), and organizing the title and copyright pages with an active table of contents (called ‘front matter’). It also explains, in simple terms, the technical process of converting your book into an ebook and uploading it for sale on Amazon Kindle. ‘How to Publish and Sell your E-Book IN A DAY’ will help you produce professional ebooks that will appear high in Amazon’s search results and offer your ebook the widest readership possible.
Learn what works and what doesn't in the eBook market by using smart market research given in this book.
Crack the formula of how to write short books in a very short time selecting a non-fiction niche that sells and which you can easily research about even if you have no knowledge.
With this book you will gain knowledge about the following subjects:
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Why Writing Short Non-Fiction Kindle Books
Time And Attention Are In Short Supply
The Pricing Factor And How It Affects Readers And Authors
The $2.99 And Under Effect
So What Does This Mean For Authors?
Chapter 2 HOW TO PICK THE BEST NICHE TO MAXIMIZE YOUR SALES
Choosing Your Niche
What Is A Niche?
How To Choose A Niche
Is There A Demand?
Narrowing Your Niche
Chapter 3 FOUR COMMON TYPES OF SHORT KINDLE BOOKS YOU CAN WRITE
All Interview-Focused Book
A List Book Or Tip Book
A Book That Answers A Specific Question
A Long-Form Article Book
Chapter 4 THE QUICK & EASY METHOD FOR MAKING YOUR BOOK
Why Create An Outline?
Outlining Made Simple
Add Main Points
All Evolving Outline
Chapter 5 HOW TO CRAFT POWERFUL BOOK TITLES THAT GENERATE SALES
Title Creation Saves Time
Developing The Title
The Importance Of A Great Title
What Makes A Great Title?
Brainstorming Your Own Book Title
Know Your Audience
Create A Spider Map
Have A Title Party
Chapter 6 OUTSOURCING
Negotiate and request for sample material
Chapter 7 YOUR FIRST DRAFT IS DONE. NOW WHAT?
The Phases Of Editing
Self-Editing Your Work
Five Things To Watch Out For
1) Facts And Figures
2) Spelling And Grammar
3) Fluff And Junk Words
4) Tone And Consistent Voice
Chapter 8 HIRING A PROFESSIONAL EDITOR – WITHOUT GOING BROKE
Send Your Book To An Editor
The Benefits Of Hiring A Professional Editor
It Takes A Team
Creating Your Editing Team
Edit My 15,000 Word EBook
Avoid Hiring Editors From Fiverr
Chapter 9 FORMATTING YOUR KINDLE EBOOK
If you've ever wanted to try MailChimp but weren't sure where to start or possibly found it intimidating, then this is the book for you. Follow along with simple step-by-step instructions that will make it easy to master sending your first campaign and get you connecting with your fan base.
In this short guide you'll discover:
-How to set up your account and start your first list
-How to build various types of signup forms
-How to build your first campaign
-How to understand analytics
-Ideas for building your mailing list
-General tips and do's and don'ts for writing your campaigns
-Explore further integrations such as WordPress plugins, mobile apps, Facebook and tablet forms
Email marketing shouldn't be hard and it shouldn't cost you an arm and a leg either so sit back, pull up a seat, and let's start building you some new skills.
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