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Self-Publishing on a Shoestring - Huffington Post

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Self-Publishing on a Shoestring
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When you first enter the world of indie-publishing, things can get confusing, fast. The learning curve is steep.
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Twitter's Favorite Underrated Young Adult Novels

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We challenged our Twitter followers to tell us what's the most underrated young adult novel. Even more impressive than the bevy of responses were the arguments everyone made for these books--some fantasy, some contemporary YA and plenty in between.


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21 Things You Need to Know About Self-Publishing 2.0

21 Things You Need to Know About Self-Publishing 2.0 | Authorship&Writing | Scoop.it

Excerpted from article on Copyblogger:
"I wanted to start at “zero” with this list to give you a guideline on what it’s all about.
This list is about writing, building your audience, publishing vs. self-publishing, self-publishing, and what I call “team-publishing” which is the direction you need to go if you want to professionally self-publish.
All of these things are important to build your skills, your audience, and ultimately readers of your books.

Follow these 21 steps I’ve laid out for you below, and you will create quality books.
1. Reality check
2. Audience first
3. If it doesn’t bleed, it doesn’t lead
4. Educate
5. Make it evergreen
6. How to build your blog audience, part I
7. How to build your blog audience, part II
8. How to build your blog audience, part III
9. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest — SHEBANG!
10. Marketing 101
11. Reality check on publishing
12. Self-publishing 101
13. Team publishing
14. Editing
15. Design
16. Interior design
17. Title
18. Sub-title
19. Audiobook
20. Video trailer
21. Marketing 201

Everything I describe above will lend credibility, authenticity, and ultimately audience to the effort:

- Building the platform and trust with your audience way in advance.
- Writing a strong story while at the same time delivering value.
- Connecting  all the dots on editing, design, title, print version, audio version.
- Having many strong marketing messages and a way of delivering those messages. Making sure the messages aren’t gimmicks, but real ways that show you are living the message you write about.
- Infusing professionalism into every aspect of the process. The goal here is not to publish as easily as possible. The goal is to publish professionally in a way that leaves the traditional publishers in the dust.

You are your own publisher.

You are the one who believes in the message and your art and now want to share it with others and ultimately it is you who is choosing yourself to deliver that message. A message that, when properly packaged, will be a delight to the reader to receive..."

Each step is explained with detailed information from the author author. Read full interesting article here:
http://www.copyblogger.com/professional-self-publishing/

 


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Geoffrey Vertlieb's comment, June 6, 2013 1:02 PM
Very interesting....
Suneeta ITBP's comment, June 25, 2013 3:39 AM
Thanks:)
BSN's curator insight, July 27, 2013 10:22 AM

Some useful tips on how to handle self publishing

#business #publishing #entrepreneur  http://goo.gl/tCP5xW

 

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Self Publishing - Publish Your Own Book, Book Publisher's Dream

Get your free ebook about self-publishing here: http://churchillpublishing.co.uk/free-ebook/ Considering self-publishing a book? Do you want to know all the ...
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Kindle e-bookstore and self-publishing platform now available in ...

Kindle e-bookstore and self-publishing platform now available in ... | Authorship&Writing | Scoop.it
Both readers and writers in Mexico have a reason to rejoice today, as Amazon has just launched the Kindle Store and Kindle Direct Publishing in their.
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Using Evernote to Confer with Writers ~ Two Writing Teachers

Using Evernote to Confer with Writers ~ Two Writing Teachers | Authorship&Writing | Scoop.it
Today's guest blog post by Cathy Mere will help you jump on the electronic record-keeping bandwagon. Learn how to use Evernote to keep conferring notes on all of your students.

 

"We learn so much sitting beside writers as they work in our workshops each day.  Two years ago I gave up my spiral notebook I used to keep records of writing conference conversations for a digital system.  Saying goodbye to my spiral notebook with tabbed sections for each student was easier than I anticipated.  The time was right.  More and more often I found myself wanting to do more than record handwritten snippets of evidence, thought, and conversation.  More and more I found myself wanting to take pictures of student work or record student voices.  More and more I found myself wanting to link to digital pieces students were creating.  More and more I seemed to have a device in my hand instead of a pen.  After learning about Evernote I decided to see if I could use it as a tool to record notes from across the day.  I found myself enjoying the seamlessness of Evernote. It seemed Evernote was a tool to allow me to capture the learning journeys of the young writers in my classroom.

 

"To begin I created a notebook for each student and then placed them in a class stack.  Each time I confer with a writer during writing workshop I use Evernote.  Before I begin our conversation I glance through the last few notes, watch the work the writer is doing, and wait for an appropriate moment to chat.  For me, it has worked to create a new note inside the student’s notebook each time I have a conference with a writer.  My conferences are often structured like this:"

 

 

 


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Jim Lerman's curator insight, September 1, 2013 1:47 AM

A well documented description of how one teacher has developed her own method to maintain digital notes for all her students in Writers' Workshop by using Evernote.

Patricia Christian's curator insight, September 2, 2013 2:35 PM

Another way to document student writing electronically using Evernote.

Franc Viktor Nekrep's curator insight, September 2, 2013 4:44 PM

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Children's Book Blog: Recommended read – When Hitler Stole Pink ...

Children's Book Blog: Recommended read – When Hitler Stole Pink ... | Authorship&Writing | Scoop.it
Seeing the amazing Judith Kerr talk at the Edinburgh International Book Festival last weekend prompted me to revisit her semi-autobiographical tale about her childhood flight from Germany on the eve of Hitler's coming to ...
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Writing tips - Matt Gemmell

I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Guardian's compendium of writing advice from various novelists (via The Loop), not just for the content but also because it allowed me to procrastinate from writing for half an hour or so.
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YA Books and More: Infographic: How to Create a Book Trailer

YA Books and More: Infographic: How to Create a Book Trailer | Authorship&Writing | Scoop.it

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, April 22, 2013 12:30 PM

Wonderful infographic to help you get started on book trailers. Students will love this pic!

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DAWCL - Database of Award Winning Children's Books

DAWCL  - Database of Award Winning Children's Books | Authorship&Writing | Scoop.it
Create a tailored list of quality children's books based on your criteria such as ethnicity, gender, period, location, and others, or view lists of seventy-eight (78) English-language children's literature awards and their winners.

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"Create a tailored list of quality children's books based on your criteria such as ethnicity, gender, period, location, and others, or view lists of seventy-eight (78) English-language children's literature awards and their winners."

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A Word on Women Writers.Or, What Does My Future Hold?

A Word on Women Writers.Or, What Does My Future Hold? | Authorship&Writing | Scoop.it
OK, this is going to be a little long, but bear with me for I think this is a very important topic. I read an overwhelming amount of YA books, an area where female writers are both prominent and do...

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Sad, but true :(

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World’s First Self-Publishing App and Content Network

Get World’s First Self-Publishing App and Content Network on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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 Publish easily! Create your Cards from your iPad or any browser.
- Edit instantly! Edit your Text, add your media and Hotspots (link, picture, video...).
- Publish on iPad! Target the audience of the best ever multi-media device.
- Share your Cards! Spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, by mail (...) with your friends and followers.
- Follow your Friends! Follow your contacts and favorite artists, medias, brands and Tactilizers.
- Comment! Engage your audience.
- Start Business on iPad! Sell your amazing stuff, promote your creation, sell what you want – directly on Tablets.

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How 6 New Tools Change the Equation for Writing and Self-Publishing Your Book

How 6 New Tools Change the Equation for Writing and Self-Publishing Your Book | Authorship&Writing | Scoop.it

Want to stay current on e-books and self-publishing news from around the web? Get MediaShift's weekly roundup in your in-box!

When writers first exchanged pen and paper for word processing systems we didn't realize how firmly it put us on the path toward self-production and self-publishing. The jury's still out on whether the creative process was altered for better or worse. Marshall McLuhan, an early media pundit, recognized back in 1962 how "the divorce of poetry and music was first reflected by the printed page."


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