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In this video, Marc Guberti shares some of the most common mistakes made in the self-publishing industry. Subscribe to his newsletter and get lots of great advice that will tell you how you can get more sales for your books.
You've written a book and now you are an expert on your subject; so, register with HARO (Help A Reporter Out) to connect with Journalists:
Here's important info on publishing by our friends at Bulk Books:
For in-depth guides to help you set up and maintain your own website or blog, you can't beat information from these folks:
Good resources on marketing your book from the good folks at KDP Publishing.
This is an excellent resource "for writers who are looking to improve their craft and save money on career expenses." Money-Saving Guide for Authors and Writers (couponfollow.com)
There is a world of marketing opportunities for you if you write books for children. Brian Jud at Self-Published Author by Bowker has some good resources for you to explore, including day-care centers, churches, children's museums and libraries, and educational groups.
If you don't have time to market your book, or don't know how, we highly recommend Thriving Best Sellers. They will either do it for you, do it with you, or teach you how to do it. Steve Kidd and his staff know how to get it done!
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Sandra Beckwith offers a free book publicity and promotion e-zine at www.buildbookbuzz.com and teaches the
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Please register your copyright. And don't fall for all those companies who will charge you a fortune to do it. With a little time and a few dollars, you can do it yourself.
Book Daily offers these ideas to get reviews, which are so essential to sales.
If you 've got a great idea for a movie or tv series, you'll want to check out www.theaterseatstore.com/blog/writing-for-theater-film for lots of important information about writing for theater and film.
Everything you need or want to know about social media marketing for your books. Of course we love them - they are our Marketing Partner:
This top-marketing guru for writers has lots of good stuff for you:
Bewley Books has some nice promotional materials to help you get the word out about your book.
Our friends at Books Go Social have lots of promotional packages - you don't have to spend a fortune, either!
You'll avoid headaches and heartaches if you invest the time and money to make sure you are legally protected. We told you about copyright registration above, but the legal side of writing can involve so much more.
If you are preparing a book and including interviews and/or stories from other individuals, do yourself a favor and get a proper "Release" or "Consent to Publish" from your contributors.
Check out Page 6 on this document: https://content.ucpress.edu/authors/clearing_permissions.pdf
The Author's Guild offers advice on "Things Every Writer should know before Signing a Book Contract."
There are lots of benefits to being a freelance writer - and there are also many challenges, too. Before you jump in with both feet, read this excellent article at WebsitePlantet.com Their information applies to all fields of work, but the rules and guidance are the same, regardless of the type of work you do.
Here's a list of sites on the internet that you may find useful - we sure like them:
Writer Beware - probably the most important site you'll need because it has alerts for writers on agents, book doctors, vanity anthologies, copyrights, contests (part of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America site).
This publication by the Central Intelligence Agency will give you everything you want to know about countries all over the world; good for ideas on fictional settings or non-fiction research.
Site for info on arts and humanities; although the site is no longer updated, it's still full of wonderful data.
A huge collection of symbols arranged by category, country, religion, etc.
The fact-checker of the internet
Catalogs and research materials.
Who doesn't need this from time to time?
Data on countries everywhere.
We buy our ISBNs from Bowker, and after your book is published, it will be listed on this site!!
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Self-described as "the ultimate magazine site" they have hot copy news hightlights of the magazine business and "articles you don't want to miss this week."
Author's Guild - the nation's largest society of published book authors and freelance writers
Writers Guild of America - information about agents.
Small Publishers, Authors and Writers Network - publishing resources and info on electronic self-publishing.
Publishing Law Center - Articles and links about intellectual property and legal issues.
Association of Authors' Representatives - List of AAR members, cannon of ethics, and questions for you to ask potential agents.
Romance Writers of America - a good site for recent market news or to promote your work.
The Book Designer:
Book Daily Author Resource Blog:
Bowker for Self-Published Authors:
Radio Guests List:
Creative Jobs: If you are an English major, or in a related field, here's the link to some creative jobs you might want to look at Maryville University.
Serious about your writing business? Check out these resources for Marketing and Selling.
You don't want to miss our blog by budding young writers. Rosebuds
You can't be too safe with your on-line activities - and you don't want to lose all the work you did. Check out the articles in this blog for lots of good, free information on staying safe online.
If you need help with your book design, layout, editing, or proofreading, here's some folks to contact: