2012 WINNER - BEST NON-FICTION (DIY/SELF-HELP) - INDEPENDENT E-BOOK AWARDS
Based on Amazon Reader Reviews:
- TOP RATED IN "PUBLISHING & BOOKS"
- TOP RATED IN "AUTHORSHIP"
- TOP RATED IN "WRITING REFERENCE"
"You won't make any money from self-publishing."
The internet has revolutionized every business it has come into contact with, and publishing is no different.
For the first time, these changes are handing power back to the writer. It's up to YOU if you want to profit from them.
Let's Get Digital: How To Self-Publish, And Why You Should.
This guide contains over 60,000 words of essays, articles, and how-to guides, as well as contributions from 33 bestselling indie authors including J Carson Black, Bob Mayer, Victorine Lieske, Mark Edwards, and many more.
It covers everything from how the disruptive power of the internet has changed the publishing business forever to the opportunities this has created for writers. It gives you practical advice on editing, cover design, formatting, and pricing. And it reveals marketing tips from blogging and social networking right through to competitions, discounts, reviews, and giveaways.
If you are considering self-publishing, if you need to breathe life into your flagging sales, or if you want to understand why it's a great time to be a writer, Let's Get Digital: How To Self-Publish, And Why You Should will explain it all.
Praise for Let's Get Digital:
"Let's Get Digital is a must read for anyone considering self-publishing." -- JA Konrath, bestselling author of Trapped, Origin, and Whiskey Sour.
"Even with my background as an indie writer, I picked up several valuable tips...this is simply the best book about the ebook revolution that I have read." -- Michael Wallace, bestselling author of the Righteous series.
"Credible and comprehensive. I'd recommend it to any writer who is considering self-publishing or anyone interested in the current state of publishing." -- Big Al's Books and Pals - 5 stars.
"It should be THE starting point for anyone considering self-publishing today. This book is a Pixel Pick, and should be considered required reading for any Indie author." -- Pixel of Ink.*** Table of Contents ***
PART ONE: DIGITAL REVOLUTION
Why I Decided to Self-publish
1. Challenges Facing the Publishing Industry
2. Copying Mistakes Made by the Music Business
3. Could Piracy Be Good for Authors?
5. What We Talk About When We Talk About Editing
6. Literary Agents
7. The 800lb Gorilla: Amazon
8. Print Is Doomed
9. E-book Dominance Is Inevitable
10. Publishers: The New Travel Agents?
11. Self-publishing Myths
12. It's a Great Time to Be a Writer
PART TWO: DIGITAL SELF-PUBLISHING
The Biggest Mistake Self-publishers Make
Step 1: Write Your Story
Step 2: Design Your Cover
Step 3: Edit Your Story
Step 4: Format Your Story
Step 5: Uploading and Pricing
Step 6: Blogging and Websites
Step 7: Social Networking
Step 8: Reviews
Step 9: Competitions, Discounts, Giveaways and Blog Tours
Step 10: What Happens When Your Sales Just Stop?
PART THREE: SUCCESS STORIES
1. Cheryl Shireman
2. Victorine Lieske
3. Michael Hicks
4. CJ Archer
5. Beth Orsoff
6. Bob Mayer
7. Debora Geary
8. Sibel Hodge
9. Consuelo Saah Baehr
10. Steven Hawk
11. Suzanne Tyrpak
12. Mel Comley
13. Jason Letts
14. Melanie Nilles
15. Jan Hurst-Nicholson
16. KC May
17. Terri Reid
18. Gerald Hawksley
19. N Gemini Sasson
20. Susanne O'Leary
21. Mark Williams
22. Shayne Parkinson
23. Stacey Wallace Benefiel
24. Sarah Woodbury
25. Kenneth Rosenberg
26. Katie Klein
27. Nell Gavin
28. Martin C. Sharlow
29. William Esmont
30. Lexi Revellian
31. J Carson Black
32. Imogen Rose
33. Mark Edwards
Appendix A: Shorter Stories
Appendix B: The International Market
Appendix C: Practicalities
Appendix D: Resources