Synopses & Reviews
Reference\Book Publishing WHY NOT PUBLISH YOURSELF? Make more money, get to press sooner and keep control of your work. Here is your complete reference for writing, printing, publishing, promoting, marketing and distributing books. You will refer to this guide again and again. You will discover how easy it is to: -- Build your book rather than just write it-and copyright it in your name. -- Bypass the publishers and go directly to an affordable short-run book printer. -- Work with editors, typesetters, cover artists and the media. -- Set up your own publishing company and take the tax breaks. -- Make your book into eBook, downloadable, CD, audio and other versions. -- Get your book into chain bookstores, online bookstores, specialty stores and catalogs. All about Book promotion. -- Use links to our Web site-packed with valuable forms, checklists and other resources. See the Table of Contents. This is the first book I recommend to those considering becoming a publisher. -Jan Nathan, Executive Director, Publishers Marketing Association This is the best self-publishing manual on the market. -Judith Appelbaum, How to Get Happily Published Dan Poynter has generously guided thousands to authorship. -Dr. Robert M]ller, Past Assistant Secretary General of the UN Dan Poynter, the author of more than 120 books, has been a successful publisher since 1969. He is an evangelist for books, an ombudsman for authors and an advocate for publishers. Dan's seminars have been featured on CNN, his books have been covered in The Wall Street Journal and his story has been told in U.S. News & World Report. The Father of Self-Publishing, he is the leading authority on how to write, publish and promotebooks. This best-selling manual on self-publishing has shown thousands of people the faster, surer way to break into print. What are you waiting for?
In this digital age, self-publishing is an attractive, viable option for many writers -- if they only knew where to start. Dan Poynter demystifies the publishing process, breaking it down into an approachable, step-by-step procedure that anyone with a little time and motivation can easily master. From tips for writing more efficiently to shipping the book out the door, this encyclopedic guide covers everything the author/publisher needs to know, including typesetting, layout, and printing; obtaining an ISBN; forming a publishing company; creating effective press kits; getting marketing and promotional advice; printing on demand, downloading books and e-books; getting the book in stores and catalogs; producing profitable spin-offs such as audio and videotapes, excerpts, and foreign-language editions; and much more.
Poynter demystifies the publishing process, breaking it down into an approachable, step-by-step procedure that anyone with a little time and motivation can easily master.