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Free Independent (Self) Publishing Workshop on January 28th

On January 28th I’ll be conducting an independent (self) publishing workshop in Austin. It will be unique because the agenda is flexible and guided by the needs of the attendees so everyone will come away with the information they need to publish now. In addition to the class, all the details are in the two […]

Free Self Publishing Workshop in Austin

Publish Yourself! Unlike some others, I won’t promise publishing will make you rich. You know the odds of that as well as I do. However, my Free Independent (Self) Publishing Workshop in Austin, Texas teaches how to self-publish and distribute worldwide. It includes two free books on independent publishing and a three-hour how-to session with […]

Publishing – Step Two – The Title

I like to determine the best possible title for the book as soon as possible. Often the author already has a title in mind. We need to spend time discussing the title to make certain that it peaks the interest of potential readers enough so they open the book or just look inside online. The […]

Publishing – Step One

As an independent publisher my first step when publishing a book for any other author is to conduct a consultation to learn about the book and the author. I especially want to know the author’s expectations for the book. If you are going to publish your book, the same step applies. It won’t be in […]

Publishing or Printing – Part Two

In the previous post I explained printing. In this post I will outline all the steps involved in publishing a print book and the future posts will explain each step in detail. Step One – This involves consultation with the author to determine his or her goals for the book and the readiness of the […]

Publishing or Printing?

After having a long conversation with someone interested in “publishing” a print book I realized that many individuals don’t know or understand the difference between publishing a book and printing a book. I spent time explaining to this individual what’s involved in publishing a print book and I decided to write about it to help […]

Free How-To Ebook for Indie Authors

In addition to promoting my books and ebooks I promote my publishing services for independent authors. To do that it’s important for authors to recognize my expertise. To help show that I’ve written a book on how to publish an ebook on Kindle, Smashwords, etc. and I’m making it available free to anyone. Information on […]

Promoting My Books

It is important to have a web site for your book but it’s not enough. If all you have is a site telling folks about your book and about you prospects may leave before you’ve convinced them to buy your book. My expertise has been with nonfiction and to interest reader in your nonfiction you […]

Book Promotion and/or Marketing

As an author who wishes to sell books, I have to take steps everyday to promote my books. As a publisher for other authors I have to help them promote their books. In these efforts I’ve noticed that the words promotion and marketing are often used. In the past I’ve mostly used “marketing” for my […]

What To Do After The Book Idea

Once you have that great idea for a book, it’s time to develop a plan. This is an important step and varies depending on your reasons for writing a book. If your objective when writing a book is to make a profit, then the first step in the plan should be to decide who will […]

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