Self-Publishing for Success,
Every book deserves to be published
by Alex Blackwell
Do you have an idea for a book? Have you been turned down
or disappointed by traditional publishers? Have you finished a novel and are
uncertain what the next steps are in getting it into the hands of a reader? Or
are you an instructor or specialist and have been asked about further reading?
Alex Blackwell has worked his way through all of these scenarios. He has also
been a book printer and has self-published several of his own fiction and
Traditional publishers print and distribute literally thousands of copies of each title in their list – much more for the illusive block buster. Finding a publisher who will even look at a manuscript is usually also a frustrating and hugely time consuming undertaking.
Self-publishers previously needed to print a minimum of 50 copies at significant cost per book, or much higher quantities and then be faced with the storage dilemma. In either case these books then needed to be sold or sent out one copy at a time, a process involving considerable time and expense.
Book publishing has changed radically in the past decade. Self-publishing,
the alternative to the traditional route, was previously an expensive option. With
print-on-demand technology and online digital marketing, the up-front costs are
no longer prohibitive. Getting a book published is now something everyone can
Today one can upload digital files of a finished and formatted book at little or no cost. This is then listed on the likes of Amazon who sell one copy at a time without ever having to intervene. An e-store can also be provided where the author may sell the book directly. Review or gift copies of the title can also be ordered from the supplier at very low costs.
Based on his own personal experience Alex will introduce authors to some of the options available in today’s publishing world, giving a taste of what may or may not work for an author. He will also give some pointers on what it takes to successfully self-publish a book.
Self-Publishing for Success is essential reading for:
- Anyone who has an idea for a book, fiction or non-fiction, a poetry collection, a family history, a biography, or a short story collection.
- Anyone who has been turned down or disappointed by traditional publishers or literary agencies.
- Anyone who has finished a novel and is uncertain what the next steps are in getting it into the hands of a reader.
- Anyone who is an instructor or specialist and have been asked about further reading
In Self-Publishing for Success Alex will
introduce you to some of the options available to you in today’s publishing
world, giving you a taste of what may or may not work for you as an author. He
will also give you some pointers on what it takes to successfully self-publish
Yes, your work deserves to be published and worthy of being
read. Yes, you can find an audience. And yes, you do have options to successfully
create your masterpiece.
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