Self-Publishing For Dummies by Jason R. Rich

By Jason R. Rich

Covers budgeting, copyrighting, and marketingKnow the professionals and cons of self-publishing and get your paintings in printThinking approximately self-publishing your ebook? This no-nonsense advisor walks you thru the full means of going it on my own, from getting ready your manuscript and growing definitely the right name to promoting the ultimate product. you will see tips to receive an ISBN, paintings with printers and vendors, create a buzz with exposure, and benefit from digital publishing.Discover the way to* begin your personal publishing corporation* Edit your paintings successfully* layout and layout your ebook* lease expert pros to aid* deal with outdoor proprietors* construct expertise on your booklet on-line

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Some of Jason’s recently published books include The Unofficial Guide to Starting a Business Online, 2nd Edition (Wiley); Pampering Your Pooch: Discover What Your Dog Needs, Wants, and Loves (Howell Book House); The Everything Family Travel Guide to Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and Greater Orlando, 4th Edition (Adams Media); and American Idol Season 4: Official Behind-the-Scenes Fan Book (Prima/Random House). Jason is also writing a series of personal finance guides for Entrepreneur Press, the publishers of Entrepreneur magazine.

See Chapter 17 for details on selling your book the major publishers. What Are Self-Publishing's Drawbacks? Although many reasons exist for wanting to self-publish your book (see the previous section), a few drawbacks exist, too, when committing yourself to this type of publishing venture. These cons include large time and cost considerations, specific distribution issues, and finding professionals to help you produce the best book possible. I discuss them in the following sections. Recognizing the time and costs involved Having total control of the publishing process can be a double-edged sword, but from a creative standpoint, it can be liberating.

Not having proper representation by a literary agent keeps many authors from being noticed by major publishers. iBE# Keep in mind that if you want to sell your self-published book to a major publisher down the road, you may benefit from hiring an agent. Also, most of the major publishing houses now require their authors to be represented by an established literary agent. But the choice is up to you. See Chapter 17 for details on selling your book the major publishers. What Are Self-Publishing's Drawbacks?

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