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Title:
So you want to publish your own book & e-book: a step-by-step guide to fun & profitable publishing
ISBN:
9781620232194

9781620232545
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Publication Information:
Ocala, Florida : Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc., [2017]
Physical Description:
228 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents:
Get ready -- Get set -- Go -- Publishing an e-book -- Literary agents -- Putting together your pitch package -- Your author platform.
Summary:
"Publishing two books, selling film rights, and being in TIME magazine--these kind of seem like pipe dreams. However, this is actually the life story of Beth Reekles, the famous 17-year-old writer. Being a successful writer at a young age is no longer a pipe dream, and this book can help make it your reality. With a bit of humor and a conversationally quirky tone, this book shows the young adult audience how to write a killer query letter and book proposal. Teens will also learn what to look for in literary agents and editors and how to read the fine print on contracts. The creative part of book publishing is covered with beautifully colored photography and graphics; you will learn how to create an eye-catching cover as well as some basics on book design. Reader familiarity is the biggest factor in sales, with 60 percent of readers saying they're more likely to purchase if they've heard of the author. This may seem like a catch 22 for young people, but this book arms you with dozens of low-cost tactics to get your name in the limelight. You will learn about book tours, signings, and how to make the most of Amazon's marketplace. Advice and information from all types of publishers and authors gives you a real-life glimpse into today's publishing industry."--Back cover.
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Publishing two books, selling film rights, and being in TIME magazineâe" these kind of seem like pipe dreams. However, this is actually the life story of Beth Reekles, the famous 17-year-old writer. Being a successful writer at a young age is no longer a pipe dream, and this book can help make it your reality.

With a bit of humor and a conversationally quirky tone, this book shows the young adult audience how to write a killer query letter and book proposal. Teens will also learn what to look for in literary agents and editors and how to read the fine print on contracts.

The creative part of book publishing is covered with beautifully colored photography and graphics; you will learn how to create an eye-catching cover as well as some basics on book design.

Reader familiarity is the biggest factor in sales, with 60 percent of readers saying theyâe(tm)re more likely to purchase if theyâe(tm)ve heard of the author. This may seem like a catch 22 for young people, but this book arms you with dozens of low-cost tactics to get your name in the limelight.

You will learn about book tours, signings, and how to make the most of Amazonâe(tm)s marketplace. Advice and information from all types of publishers and authors gives you a real-life glimpse into todayâe(tm)s publishing industry.

With this young adult guide in hand, youâe(tm)re sure to hit the ground running to becoming an established, innovative author in the publishing industry.


Author Notes

Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president's garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and websites of the products or companies discussed.


Table of Contents

Forewordp. 11
Introductionp. 15
How to Use This Guidep. 18
Chapter 1 Get Readyp. 23
Considerations on the Writing Lifep. 23
Can you handle rejection?p. 24
Why your manuscript may get rejectedp. 26
Can you handle success?p. 27
Can you take constructive criticism?p. 29
Do you have the skills to write-or can you learn?p. 29
Can you stick to a writing routine?p. 31
Can you meet deadlines?p. 32
Can you keep writing in the face of adversity?p. 33
Do you need a dedicated workspace?p. 34
How Will You Publish?p. 35
Chapter 2 Get Setp. 37
Choosing Your Genrep. 38
Fictionp. 38
Romancep. 38
Horrorp. 39
Thriller/Suspensep. 39
Science Fictionp. 40
Fantasyp. 41
Mystery/Crimep. 41
Action-Adventurep. 42
Historicalp. 42
Young Adultp. 43
Nonfictionp. 46
How-top. 48
Self-Helpp. 48
Travel Guidesp. 49
Cooking and Foodp. 49
Humorp. 50
Creative Nonfictionp. 51
Adventurep. 51
Traveloguesp. 51
Biographyp. 51
Memoirp. 52
True Crimep. 53
Essaysp. 53
Sharpening Your Writing Skillsp. 54
Writing Classes & Workshopsp. 54
Writing Groupsp. 56
How to evaluate a writing groupp. 58
Keeping a Writer's Notebook or Journalp. 60
Dealing with Writer's Blockp. 65
Writing Resourcesp. 68
Where do I get ideas?p. 69
Writing softwarep. 71
Should you join a professional writing association?p. 71
National novel writing month (NaNoWriMo) young writers programp. 72
Writing partnersp. 74
First readersp. 75
Choosing a Titlep. 76
Dipping Your Feet in the Writing Pool Before Jumping Inp. 80
Bloggingp. 80
Freelancingp. 82
Contestsp. 84
Copyright and Legal Issuesp. 85
Editing and Revisingp. 86
Revision tipsp. 86
Chapter 3 Gop. 91
How Traditional Publishing Worksp. 91
What Happens After You Get a Publishing Deal?p. 94
Contract Basicsp. 95
21st Century Publishingp. 97
The Big Fivep. 98
Other Publishing Optionsp. 100
Why self-publish?p. 106
CreateSpacep. 108
Lulup. 110
A word of caution about vanity pressesp. 112
Should You Hire a Freelance Editor?p. 114
Chapter 4 Publishing an E-bookp. 117
Why E-Publish?p. 117
Identifying Your Audiencep. 123
E-Publishing Optionsp. 125
Upload directly to an online retailerp. 125
Through an independent e-book distributorp. 127
Sell directly from your websitep. 129
E-Readersp. 130
Formattingp. 131
Creating content for e-readersp. 132
Protection from Copyright Infringement and Electronic Theftp. 134
Digital Rights Management (DRM) softwarep. 134
Pricing Your E-bookp. 137
Chapter 5 Literary Agentsp. 141
What Does a Literary Agent Do?p. 141
Do I Need a Literary Agent?p. 142
Am I Ready for an Agent?p. 144
How to Land a Literary Agentp. 146
Where Do I find a Literary Agent?p. 149
How to Decide if an Agent is Right for Youp. 152
I Have an Agent Now What?p. 157
Chapter 6 Putting Together Your Pitch Packagep. 161
The Submission Processp. 161
The Pitch Packagep. 162
The query letterp. 163
Parts of a query letterp. 165
Synopsisp. 167
Proposalsp. 169
Chapter 7 Your Author Platformp. 177
Brandingp. 178
Creating a Websitep. 180
What should your website include?p. 181
Where to get design ideasp. 182
Social Networkingp. 184
Podcastsp. 184
The Big Two: Facebook and Twitterp. 185
Online Chatsp. 186
Book trailersp. 187
Creating your YouTube channelp. 188
Book Signings, Readings, and Toursp. 189
Planning your eventp. 189
Unusual venuesp. 196
How to give a good reading even if you are terrifiedp. 198
Author Pagesp. 200
Goodreads author programp. 200
Amazon author centralp. 202
Conclusionp. 205
Appendix A Additional Resourcesp. 207
Books on Writingp. 207
Websitesp. 209
Contests & Awardsp. 209
Writing Conferences/Workshops/Classesp. 211
Professional Organizationsp. 212
Glossaryp. 213
Bibliographyp. 217
Indexp. 225
About the Authorp. 229