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3 Ways to Create and Publish Your Own eBook - iLibrarian

3 Ways to Create and Publish Your Own eBook - iLibrarian | Litteris | Scoop.it

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Self publishing is easier than ever! 

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Top Ten Self-Publishing Blogs: The 2012 Winners!


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» Being Bold Enough To Self-Publish - The Creative Mind

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There are a number of examples of people bold enough to create and publish their own books, often leading to being traditionally published and marketed.

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A List of Differences With Vanity Presses (Publishers) and Self-Publishing Press (Or Printing Press)

A List of Differences With Vanity Presses (Publishers) and Self-Publishing Press (Or Printing Press) | Litteris | Scoop.it
Publishing is after all a business so some will have success in different areas than others. What would you consider a vanity press as opposed to a self publishing company?

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Avoid the self-publishing calamity. Please learn from my mistakes!

Avoid the self-publishing calamity. Please learn from my mistakes! | Litteris | Scoop.it
This is a guest post by Lenore Skomal 17,500 readers uploaded my Kindle version of Bluff, my debut novel, thanks to the free giveaway promotion KDP Select offers those who wish to sign up. That was...

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Guy Kawasaki On Self-Publishing In The 21st Century [Video]

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The author, publisher and entrepreneur discusses his unique writing process and how to leverage social media for promotion.

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Publishing with ValoBox

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ValoBox offers an extensive set of tools for publishers. Simply upload a standard ePub file to create a web friendly ValoBox book. Completely Novel - a book publishing hub which enables writers to access professional design, printing and distribution services and use the power of the web to promote their books.


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Self Published Authors Get Ready, You’re Being Dumped » The Vandal

Self Published Authors Get Ready, You’re Being Dumped » The Vandal | Litteris | Scoop.it
If you're a self published author, get ready for some disappointing news. Your usefulness is coming to an end.
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Digital-only publishing: an everyday tale of print, pride and prejudice

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For his latest novel, Channel Sk1n, Noon decided to publish independently, and only in digital. He says this gives him more freedom in his writing, and more connection to his fans.
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If I Were a Writer…How Would I Use Social Media? | Social Media Today

If I Were a Writer…How Would I Use Social Media? | Social Media Today | Litteris | Scoop.it
Social media and being an authorHistorically publishers determined the careers of many authors, they were the gatekeepers to getting a...
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10 Questions to Ask Before Committing to Any E-Publishing Service | Jane Friedman

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Why I’m Choosing Indie Publishing

Why I’m Choosing Indie Publishing | Litteris | Scoop.it
While on vacation a couple weeks ago, I made the decision to go with indie publishing. I’ve sent out somewhere from 20-30 agents in the last 3 months, most with the generic “No, thanks&...

 

After 20 - 30 agents, she's not jumping the gun. Best of luck Liz Long! Another writer joins the self-publishing ranks! ~ Chazz


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Novel rejected? There’s an e-book gold rush!

Novel rejected? There’s an e-book gold rush! | Litteris | Scoop.it
In the digital frontier, some authors are leveraging the explosive sales of e-readers and sidestepping traditional publishing houses to go from niches to riches.
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Dr. Debra Holland - Blog: An Agent Bashes Self-Publishing and Amazon

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This is a great post about new reality clashing with old ideology. As a  business model collapses, inertia drives some less adaptable people into a blind fury. As indie authors become more savvy, Gatekeepers of Necronomicon need to recognize their old incantations aren't keeping us in a worshipful trance anymore. We're awake and rising. 

The "Amazon's destroying publishing" trope is particularly egregious. It's called capitalism and competition. Amazon started something that made them winners. (Their challenge now is to hold their lead.) The proliferation of books may not be great for traditional publishers but it does boil down to more choices for readers. Many traditional publishers blame Amazon for their demise, but I worked in traditional publishing long before Amazon and I can assure you many publishers died, not in battle, but of self-inflicted wounds. That trend continues.

Funny: Dr. Holland does not identify the fallen high priest, but authors in the know can guess exactly who the agent in question is. There's a certain famous agent who has made a reputation bashing publishing alternatives. He thinks he's making a good reputation with his dismissive attitude. He is in error. ~ Chazz

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Karen Woodward: How To Sell Books Without Using Amazon KDP Select

Karen Woodward: How To Sell Books Without Using Amazon KDP Select | Litteris | Scoop.it
Today I continue to examine strategies for selling books with a focus on all things NOT Amazon. I also discuss hybrid approaches. In the end it's up to each of us to find out the strategy that's right for them, and that requires experimentation.
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Stop Waiting to Be Picked | Goins, Writer

Stop Waiting to Be Picked | Goins, Writer | Litteris | Scoop.it
The reason publishers are signing authors who have built their own platforms is because they're not waiting to be picked. They're choosing to start, anyway.

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The Reality Of Finding Readers Is A Tough One

The Reality Of Finding Readers Is A Tough One | Litteris | Scoop.it
There is no magic bullet for building readership—it’s a combination of everything, including dumb luck.

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Legal Issues in Self-Publishing: What Authors Need to Know | The Passive Voice

Legal Issues in Self-Publishing: What Authors Need to Know | The Passive Voice | Litteris | Scoop.it
From The Huffington Post: Self-publishing continues its exponential growth.

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11 Essential Things to Know If You Want to Write Fiction for a Living

11 Essential Things to Know If You Want to Write Fiction for a Living | Litteris | Scoop.it

The Masquerade Crew outlines the long shot of making a living at writing. The point that I'd like to reinforce today is #10. No matter how good your writing may be, you still have to market to get your books out into the light where they can be read and enjoyed by hoi polloi.

I once attended a marketing seminar for chiropractors. Chirocrackers get a little shot of dopamine every time they do an adjustment. Hundreds of times a day, with each nitrogen bubble pop, it feels good for them to get that crack. But as far as marketing goes? Who wants to do that? Not many. And most think that since what they're doing is so good and helpful, they shouldn't have to do any of that dirty business stuff. Repeatedly, chiropractors say, "All I want to do is adjust. Let me get back to crackin'!" Sound familiar?

 

"All I want to do is write," we say. Mm, no. You want to be read. If it were only about writing, why bother formattting, getting a cover for your masterpiece and publishing it? You could keep your manuscript in a drawer, never put up with "business" and get all those happy dopamine bumps from writing in seclusion.

 

Marketing is essential and it doesn't matter that you don't enjoy doing it. Not many enjoy that aspect of the work. It's uncomfortable, but so what? 

 

You're a genius? Great. Do the world a favor and stop keeping it a secret.


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Stop the press: half of self-published authors earn less than $500

Stop the press: half of self-published authors earn less than $500 | Litteris | Scoop.it
Comprehensive survey of DIY writers suggests that despite a few high-profile successes most authors struggle to sell...
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Self-Publishing Tools for Aspiring Authors

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For aspiring authors today, getting your book published is easier than it has ever been. There are a wealth of tools and services, most of which are free, to help you create a printed book or e-book and get it out to the people who want to read it.
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50 Ways To Reach Your Reader #3: Websites for Indie Authors | Advice on Self-Publishing & Selling Your Books. From The Alliance of Independent Authors

50 Ways To Reach Your Reader #3: Websites for Indie Authors | Advice on Self-Publishing & Selling Your Books. From The Alliance of Independent Authors | Litteris | Scoop.it
As an indie author, you need a strong platform and your website is the perfect foundation.
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How to Publish Your Book (Infographic)

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This entirely serious infographic details the steps involved in writing, editing, and publishing your first book.


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Self-publishing sees massive growth

Self-publishing sees massive growth | Litteris | Scoop.it
Sector grows 287% in last five years, with more than 200,000 titles published last year in the US...
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