self publication

Book Marketing is Primarily the Author’s Responsibility

One thing I did not understand when I started writing for major book publishers in 1994 is that the publisher takes care of functions such as getting the ISBN (the coded number that appears on the back of every book), the product development, editing, cover and layout design, and all the technical sides of the printing and publishing of a …

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Florida Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA) Annual Conference

Authors and self-publishers have a valuable resource in the Florida Authors and Publishers Association (formerly Florida Publishers Association).  FAPA is focused on providing its members and the general public with educational opportunities to learn about the publishing industry, including editing, book design, printing, print-on- demand, e-publishing, distribution, book marketing and promotion, and the steps necessary to become a self-published author and/or small independent publisher. On …

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Reducing the Cost of Book Self-Publishing

A question I often hear from new authors and writers is “What does it cost to write and self publish a book cost?” The answer is that “it varies.” With electronic technology, if you have a computer and know how to use it, you can get a lot of the material and information you need and you already have most of …

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Make Money Writing Books

I am excited to share with you that my latest book, Make Money Writing Books, is now available free of charge from may 1-3 on Amazon’s Kindle book site. Just login and download, then when you finish, feel free to write your comments about it. The direct link for download is: Make Money Writing Books The book is full of …

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One Secret to Being a Successful Nonfiction Writer

After writing and publishing books for the past couple of decades, I have experienced a number of “ah-has.” If I had known them in the beginning I might have saved a lot of time and frustration while developing my books and articles. They might have even helped me better capitalize on my works earlier in my career. One thing I learned …

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Protecting Your Electronic Author Rights

There has been a lot change in the publishing industry in the past decade related to how electronic rights are exercised and compensated to authors. If you are going to sign a contract with a major publishing house, always be sure you understand the contractual agreement related to what you are giving away and what you will receive in exchange. …

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Nonfiction Writers Blog

Welcome to my newest blog designed specifically to share my knowledge and experience as an international writer/author and contributing author of thirty-three nonfiction books. This website focuses on providing tips, techniques and strategies that anyone can use to convert their knowledge, ideas and expertise into published articles or nonfiction books. These books can be used a tool to help authors and writers …

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