FIND an EDITOR, DESIGNER, ILLUSTRATOR, PHOTOGRAPHER, PROOFREADER, INDEXER, and other useful resources.
The best way to self-publish your book is with SmashWords
Red Tuque Books is a Canadian distributor for Canadian
A books cover represents 73% of the buying decision; price represents 17%; rating represents 10%.
The New York Times reviews about 1% of the books that come out in any given year.
Canadian authors now have an organization of agents to consult. Collectively, they represent represent more than 1,000 writers and illustrators, allowing authors to communicate with the majority of agencies through one officially designated group when it comes to industry issues. The Professional Association ofCanadian Literary Agents will work closely not only with book publishers but also with federal and provincial governments, prize granting organizations, writers associations, booksellers, literary festivals, review media, and educational institutions.
BOOKS that discuss Publishing Options
Terry Whalin is the author of more than 60 books from traditional publishers, a former literary agent and still works as an acquisitions editor. He points out that editors and publishers don't read manuscripts; they want a solid proposal. Whalin's book, Book Proposals that Sell, offers 21 secrets to writing a winning proposal. He also offers courses and seminars to help you through the process. Go to http://SimonTeakettle.com/nonfiction.htm
The Self Publisher's Ultimate Resource Guide lists
more than 850 curated and verified resources in 33 Categories,
compiled by Joel Friedlander and Betty Kelly Sargent. Endorsed by all
the top names in the field, including Dan Poynter, Joan Stewart and
Patricia Fry, the surtitle of this book describes it perfectly, as
every indie authors essential directory, to help you prepare,
publish, and promote professional looking books.
Dan Poynters Self-Publishing Manual is in its 16th printing. Poynter died in 2015, but his last book was Volume 2 of the Manual, bearing the subtitle, How to Write, Print and Sell Your Own Book Employing the Latest Technologies and the Newest Techniques. It explains how to write your book faster, publish it for less, discover more economical ways to distribute your book, and earn more profit by cutting out the middlemen. This book covers print books, e-books, audiobooks, and others.
The Savvy Book Marketer,
Dana Lynn Smith, offers guidebooks and courses for authors and
independent publishers. Check the URLs below for her guides, which
are available in PDF format:
Author Jane Friedman offers a wide range of advice
and experience with all kinds of publishers:
The Fine Print of Self-Publishing, by
which compares and ranks more than a dozen companies in this growing
field. Full review HERE.
This is an area where things change very quickly, companies are
purchased by others, terms change, and there are new additions all
the time. So you need to have the most current edition. The fourth
edition is out now. Mark has two other websites with useful info.
Self Publishing: Writing A Book and
Publishing Books and eBooks For Yourself and Others
is a workbook containing 22 chapters of detailed instructions and more than 140 screen shots illustrating every step in the writing and self-publishing process. A. William Benitez, whose company, Positive Imaging, LLC, offers writing, publishing, distribution and web design services, has provided the first clear, comprehensive guide I've come across. Best of all, he describes how to use free and/or inexpensive software, offering step-by-step instructions for using each one. Read my full review HERE. There's also a complete description of the book, with ordering information, at: http://selfpublishingworkbook.com Benitez also offers a free self-publishing eCourse at:http://publishingsimplified.com/FreeSPCourse/SPeCourse2012.pdf
If you want to use Word to prepare a professionally-formatted book
for Amazon's CreateSpace, you might want to take a look at How to
Publish Your Book on CreateSpace and Kindle. Russ Crowley, a
freelance technical author and Word template consultant, offers easy
publishing using versions of Word from 2007 on. The book is heavily
illustrated with helpful screenshots, and there's online support from
him at Red Dragon Publishing.
Order the book from
A blog which discusses the problems with Author Solutions (owned by Penguin) and how to control your book's future without succumbing to scams: The Value of Control by David Gaughran. Don't be mislead by affiliations with top brand names. Penguin Random House owns the worlds largest vanity press Author Solutions which is currently subject to a class action for deceptive business practices, breach of contract, unjust enrichment, and violation of business statutes in California, New York, and Colorado. Author Solutions and its parent company, Abbott Press, were also listed as a "Writer's Digest Company" until spring, 2014.
Before you sign with any publisher, check Writer Beware
Choosing A Self Publishing Service 2014: The Alliance of Independent Authors Guide, compiled by the Watchdog team at The Alliance of Independent Authors, draws on recommendations from ALLi members, warnings from their Watchdog Services, other community word-of-mouth and in-depth research, comparing the most significant self-publishing services -- from single service suppliers to package providers; from large big brand names to smaller sole traders; from off-the shelf providers to bespoke services. The guide evaluates these players, compares one to the other, tells you what they do and dont do, what they charge and for what. Offerings are categorized, prices examined, royalty structures broken down, terms and conditions trawled, small print scrutinized, and claims checked against the experience of real-life authors who have actually used these services. Using these twenty examples, the guide shows you how to do such a comparison yourself: the good and bad signs to look for, the questions to ask. The aim is to demonstrate all the options you are likely to encounter and show which services are doing a good job and why you might avoid others. Most importantly, in a landscape where things change rapidly, the Guide provides the criteria by which you can evaluate any author service. This is updated annually by ALLi's Watchdog team, so all the information is bang up-to-date.
Publish Your Book, Proven Strategies and Resources for the Enterprising Author (Allworth Press, 2012) is the 35th book from Patricia Fry. Patricia's previous books include The Right Way to Write, Publish and Sell Your Book, A Writers Guide to Magazine Articles for Book Promotion and Profit, and Over 75 Good Ideas for Promoting Your Book. I've contributed to a couple of these, including her other 2012 title from Allworth: Talk Up Your Book, How to Sell Your Book Through Public Speaking, Interviews, Signings, Festivals, Conferences and More. Also check Patricia's excellent blog at: www.matilijapress.com/publishingblog Patricia, the Executive Director of SPAWN (Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network), a networking organization which she helped form in 1996, is also an excellent publishing consultant.
The Indie Authors Guide to Publishing Ebooks, by Gary McLaren, publisher of two popular newsletters, Worldwide Freelance Writer and Publish Your Own Ebooks. Full description HERE.
Publishize: How to Quickly and Affordably Self-Publish a Book That Promotes Your Expertise, by Susan Daffron, a hands-on guidebook for entrepreneurs who want to add a new revenue stream to their business. Read the table of contents and some sample pages at: www.logicalexpressions.com.
Books by agent Michael Larsen: How to Write a Book Proposal and How to Get a Literary Agent.
Angela Hoy, of WritersWeekly.com and BookLocker.com, provides comparisons of how many books you need to sell to recoup your investment if you use any of the popular POD publishers. Read it HERE.
DOES YOUR EBOOK DESERVE AN AWARD?
POD PUBLISHING COMPANIES I RECOMMEND:
CANADIAN: Five Rivers Publishing is an independent publisher of fiction and non-fiction, giving voice to new and established Canadian authors. They pay royalties of 10% of retail price on print, 50% of net proceeds on digital.
Baton Press: is a small publishing house that offers new authors an easy bridge between a manuscript and a completed book. By using print-on-demand technology, they offer economical set-up fees and a fair percentage of return on sales. Owner Bob Barclay welcomes submissions on any topic. Bob will also handle just cover design and formatting if you want to take your book to a local printer.
U.S.: BookLocker produces beautiful books for self-publishers. You can obtain your own ISBN or let them assign one (no charge). They format for a very reasonable cost, print via Lightning Source (the standard in the industry), and distribute via Ingram. Prices are among the most reasonable in the field.
If you're self-publishing, you need a professional designer for your cover (front, spine and back, properly layered and ready to print) as well as for the interior, in digital format, ready to go to the printer as well as to ebook outlets. I recommend Mike O'Reilly, who has been a friend for many years. Contact him HERE.
Another option for self-publishers is particularly helpful for first-time authors. Foboko is an online tool that allows anyone to write, design, and publish e-books. There's no charge to use their Publishing Wizard software, to access the community, or to publish your book. They offer free distribution via Free-eBooks.net, which attracts over 1,000,000, unique visitors every month to their online library. Developed by Paradise Publishers in Nevada, the company appears to be a viable option for those who want to "test-drive" a book, obtain comments and assistance from other authors, and earn a bit of revenue via advertising posted around their eBook.
Order free PDF reports on writing-related subjects, including correct manuscript format, how to form and run a critique circle, how to identify weak writing and repair it, self-publishing versus traditional publishing, and much more. Go to http://zebraeditor.com/free_reports.shtml
Free barcodes: http://www.barcoding.com/upc/
Royalty-free images: http://www.gettyimages.ca/creativeimages/royaltyfree
If you use public domain material for content,
check out this page of resources:
Check http://www.biography.com/ if you need information about famous people, including lists and statistics.
VIDEO TRAILER FOR YOUR BOOK
$149 using your own cover and graphics, which you can then upload to your own YouTube channel, your website, Amazon.com, Smashwords.com, etc. Contact Joseph Dowdy.
Find sound effects for your video: http://www.findsounds.com/
Marquis specializes in short and medium run book printing in Canada. They have two printing plants, with more than 115 employees dedicated exclusively to book production. They offer formatting and editing for all types of work, web press capabilities and sheetfed presses, with book binding in-house, including perfect binding, saddle stitching, spiral binding, wire-O, and case bound.
Friesens Corporation is North Americas premier book, yearbook and packaging manufacturer, providing publishers, self-publishers, institutions, businesses and schools with quality, in-house services at a 250,000 sq. ft. state of the-art production facility. They're located in Altona, Manitoba, and have been in business since 1933. But there have been complaints about their publishing arm, so consider using them just for printing.
Formatting guides for the major eBook formats: http://mediabistro.com/galleycat
Go to http://www.beautebook.com/freebies/ to download a template that allows you to create your own six-by-nine book or e-book.
Brooke Broadbent will write your family stories or help you do it, write articles about history and family stories, review family history books and articles, and provide free resources to help you research and write family stories. His website is: www.telling-family-tales.com
Help with Contracts and Legal Issues:
Free legal forms: http://findlegalforms.com/free-forms/
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts offers pro bono legal services to low-income artists and nonprofit arts organizations. VLA's other services and programs are open to the entire arts community. Chapters in most U.S. states.
Negotiating a Book Contract: A Guide for Authors, Agents and Lawyers is the third book by Mark L. Levine, a New York lawyer and recognized authority on book publishing contracts. He currently writes the Contracts Q&A column for the Authors Guild Bulletin. The book's website,
http://www.bookcontracts.com/ contains answers to some frequently-asked questions, book ordering information, and a list of individual chapters, which can be purchased separately.
http://www.legaldocs.com/ a variety of legal documents, most free to download
Ivan Hoffman, Literary & Entertainment lawyer: http://www.ivanhoffman.com/
Sheila J. Levine, partner in Levine Samuel, LLP, has an excellent website and blog on literary law. It's called A Legal Corner for Authors.
Textbook Publisher has a free list of contract terms you need to know. Prepared for textbook publishers, Publishing Contracts Explained is useful for anyone.
A useful site for tax forms and information: http://formswift.com/1099-form-guide
Barbara Florio Graham will review your publishing contract, commenting on the contract terms, flagging problems, suggesting modifications, and letting you know if there are any clauses that you should refer to a lawyer. Barbara is not a lawyer, and she is not offering legal services. But she's had sufficient experience (having worked as a law clerk) to understand legal language, and has considerable expertise in contract terms and copyright. A full explanation of this service can be found HERE.
Independent Book Reviewers:
Susan Daffron has put together an extensive list of
independent book reviewers. All of the reviewers in this guide accept
small press books, and all of them review books for free. The guide
lists their likes, dislikes, contact information, website
information, etc. Go to:
SITES OFFERING FREE BOOK REVIEWS:
Look up book review opportunities by the topic of your book:
A site to find professional book reviewers (who
will review your book free of charge):
A comprehensive resources site: http://100kresources.com/
WEBSITES for Publishing Information
The sequel to Dan's popular title, The Self-Publishing Manual, contains new techniques to write your book faster, new technology to publish it for less, new ways to distribute your book more economically, ways to have fun promoting it and how to profit from your investment by cutting out all of publishings gatekeepers in the middle. Available now as an eBook in ten different formats. $7.97 from http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/607 and a printed book for $14.95 from Dan's website. See the cover and blurb HERE.
There's also Dan's terrific Book Publishing
Encyclopedia to answer all your questions. Go to:
Dan's colleage continues to offer the free newsletter, The Savvy Self-Publisher, with tips and tricks to help the streetwise author publish a book quickly and economically -- and to promote it more effectively. It contains success stories of self-publishers in action, and a treasure trove of tools to help you reach more readers. http://www.u-publish.com/monthly.htm
This link leads to a helpful article about how to
set up a self-publishing business:
www.smashwords.com Smashwords has reached an agreement with Shortcovers to sell their ebooks. This will give their authors and publishers access to readers in 189 countries. Smashwords authors and publishers receive royalties of 46.75 percent of the digital list price. Their books are now distributed to Barnes & Noble and many e-book retailers, such as the Apple iBookstore, Aldiko, Stanza, Kobo and Sony. For a helpful article on how to use Smashwords effectively, click HERE. Note that Smashwords does not provide paid services of any kind. Instead, they offer a free download which provides guidance on how to prepare your book for quality ebook conversion to various formats. It's very important to do this in Word.
(John Kremer, author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books). John also has new e-book, Book Marketing 105: Choosing a Book Distribution, which includes information on 30 book distributors, 4 library distributors, 89 book publishers who also distribute for other publishers, 3 sales representatives to the chains, 27 bookstore wholesalers, 34 library wholesalers, and 23 Spanish-language wholesalers, plus a sample book distribution contract. Ebook download, $30.00.
(Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network)
The Publishers' Marketing Association has changed its name to the Independent Book Publishers Association. Go to: http://www.ibpa-online.org/
The Alliance of Independent Authors brings together self-published authors for mutual support.
(Self Publishers Association of North America) The new owner, Brian Jud, has officially changed the name from SPAN to the Association of Authors and Publishers for Special Sales (AAPSS -- pronounced apps). www.bookaapss.org<http://www.bookaaps.org/
Association of Educational Publishers: http://www.aepweb.org
The Society of Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators: http://www.scbwi.org
Association of Canadian Publishers: publishers.ca
Association of American Publishers: publishers.org
www.bookcentre.ca/ (The Canadian Children's Book Centre)
www.beneaththecover.com/ (a useful site with information about all aspects of pubishing)
Preditors & Editors: http://pred-ed.com/ A wide range of information about agents, publishing, rights
You can download a free database of POD publishers HERE. For nearly a decade, Dehanna has been one of the top trusted sources for POD information and the POD Database has been recommended by Dan Poynter, U-Publish, Writers Digest, Preditors & Editors, Published.com, Writer's Weekly and many other great Writing Sites as well as recognized as a Top 101 Best Web Site for Writers.
Bibliocrunch.com - an online
resource connecting writers with the publishing professionals they need,
such as editors, graphic designers and formatters.
Between the Lines, a free writers' e-zine brought to you by The Editorial Department, a 26-year-old freelance editorial firm with 14 editors on staff who provide both developmental consultation and sentence-level editing of nearly all genres of fiction and nonfiction and also a team of dedicated support staff to help our unagented authors find representation for their work.
Ron Knight is a co-founder of UpAuthors,
and his site contains many free
booklets on book promotion, including 71 Ideas to Sell Books.
http://abookinsideforum.ning.com/ a forum for self-publishers
The Book Designer offers a free newsletter, and when you subscribe you will receive a copyright report specifically for publishers Joel Friedlander, proprietor of Marin Bookworks, offers great tips in his newsletter. Here's a delightful humor piece (with serious information) Joel posted recently. Click HERE
(POD publishers ranked by book sales)
Preditors and Editors: http://anotherealm.com/prededitors/pubwarn.htm
Writers Beware: http://www.sfwa.org/beware
http://www.publishyourownebooks.com/ information about self-publishing from a site in Hong Kong; sign up for their free newsletter
www.matilijapress.com books by Patricia Fry, including The Right Way to Write, Publish and Sell Your Book, A Writers Guide to Magazine Articles for Book Promotion and Profit, and Over 75 Good Ideas for Promoting Your Book. Also check Patricia's excellent blog at: www.matilijapress.com/publishingblog Patricia is also an excellent publishing consultant.
The Thrifty Authors Guide to Launching Your Book Without Losing Your Mind (Comfort Publishing) is the first in a series by author and international speaker Gail Martin. She explains everything a new author needs to know about marketing, and provides a helpful checklist beginning with six months before launch and carrying on to six months afterwards, when most authors don't realize they still have work to do if the book is going to succeed. She includes budgeting, charts, and tips from other published authors at the end of each of the 20 chapters. Other books in this series will cover social media, blogging, book tours, and other promotional efforts. Check out Gail's home study course, The Solopreneur Survival Guide, and her e-books, 154 Power-Packed PR and Marketing Tips, and Passion, Profit and Partnership: Entrepreneur Success Strategies. The owner of Dreamspinner Communications, Gail offers a free newsletter and podcasts of phone interviews with successful authors and entrepreneurs. Mini-review HERE.
Maria Carlton is a award-winning business and publishing coach, pro-speaker, author and book shepherd. Her site is full of useful information. Go to: www.marukibooks.com
The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing, the updated version of Tom and Marilyn Ross's classic book. Writers Digest Books.
Take a look at a virtual book tour: http://cleasimon.blogspot.com/
http://www.firstwriter.com/ a subscription-based service where you can search for agents, publishers, magazines, and contests worldwide.
SOURCES: a searchable, deep-indexed database of Canadian experts, media spokespersons, and other sources of information.
Library & Archives Canada (specific page re ISBN HERE)
CONVERT 10-DIGIT ISBNS TO 13-DIGIT - FREE: http://www.isbn.org/converterpub.asp
GET BARCODES FREE: http://www.barcoding.com/upc/
http://www.publishingbasics.com/2004/01/11/the-skinny-on-isbns-2/ article by Fern Reiss on ISBNs http://newsletter.logicalexpressions.com/LPMArticle.asp?ID=151 article by Susan Daffron on ISBNs
AGENTS & OTHER SERVICES:
CONTRACT REVIEW - JUST $75/hour. Contact Barbara Florio Graham: bfg at SimonTeakettle.com
There are about a dozen literary agencies in Canada. One I can recommend is PSLiterary.com Carly Watters is a hands-on agent that develops proposals and manuscripts with attention to detail and the relevant markets. PSLAs mission is to manage authors literary brands for their entire career. See Carly's own website and read her blog at: http://carlywatters.com/
http://www.LitMatch.net The largest, most complete directory of literary agents on the web
QueryTracker.net: About 200 publisher listings and 1,000 agent listings. Basic service is free.
Association of Canadian Publishers http://www.publishers.ca/index.htm includes advice about preparing a book proposal and a list of literary agents by province
http://www.litmatch.net/AgentBlogs.asp agent blogs
http://www.agentquery.com/ a comprehensive database of literary agents
http://www.writersservices.com/agent/row08/index.htm index of agents
http://www.agentquery.com/ information about agents, editors, as well as a paid newsletter
http://www.acqweb.org/pubr.html publishers in all genres
http://www.writeanonfictionbook.com/ARTICLES/Literary%20Agents.html Bobbi Linkemer's helpful article
http://www.londonfreelance.org/ an organization of writers in the U.K.
http://www.writersunion.ca/ (The Writers' Union of Canada, which publishes a number of helpful booklets, including Anthology Rates and Contracts, Author and Literary Agent, and New Technologies, which includes information on e-books and print-on-demand publishing). TWUC also publishes the Writers' Guide to Canadian Publishers, a list of publishers who currently accept unsolicited manuscripts, and a Contracts Self-Help Package, which inlcudes a Model Trade Book Contract and Help Yourself to a Better Contract.
Poets & Writers: http://www.pw.org/
Jeff Herman's Guide to Book Publishers, Editors and Literary Agents, for sale on his website: www.jeffherman.com
Websites that list foreign rights agents:
For a single list of 1,400 literary agents, including 250+ foreign rights agents, you can instantly download a copy in Word format for $30 at http://www.bookmarket.com/orderform.htm.
SPAWN sponsors the Self-Publishers Online Conference (SPOC), held every spring. The three-day event will feature 15 speakers and a virtual exhibit hall. Attending the conference live is free, and SPAWN members will get discounts on the recordings. Learn more at the SPOC site: http://www.SelfPublishersOnlineConference.com
NEW: The Secrets of Emotional, Hot-Button Copywriting: How to Employ the 7 Key copy Drivers that Make People Act, by Denny Hatch, the most respected authority on direct mail in the U.S., who has drawn from the top sellers to show the reader exactly how to reach the public, whether with paid ads or in media releases and promotional materials. Published by Target Marketing, for whom Denny writes a popular free newsletter, Business Common Sense. Order using this URL. Read Bobbi's full review HERE.
The Fine Print of Self-Publishing by Mark Levine. This book compares many of the popular POD and so-called "self-publishing" options, providing clear information about what each actually costs and how much profit they actually offer authors. Mark's website contains many resources and services for business, writers, artists, and musicians: www.clickindustries.com. Read Bobbi's review HERE.
Publishing Possibilities, 8 Steps to Understanding Your Options, and Choosing the Best Path for Your Book, by Cheryl Pickett (Brighter Day Publishing, 2009) http://www.publishinganswers.com, reviewed by Patricia Fry. Publishing Possibilities is a pretty complete 8-step program designed to help you understand your publishing options and choose the right one for your particular manuscript. The author offers this through brief, succinct, uncluttered chapters and worksheets. To read the full review of Publishing Possibilities, go to http://www.spawn.org/books/books_pub_publishingpossibilities.htm.
Patricia Fry is a seasoned editor who can also guide you through the publishing process. Contact her at PLFry620@yahoo.com or through her website at http://www.matilijapress.com/consulting.html. You'll also find other resources for self-publishers on Patricia's site, including a new 27-page ebook called The Author's Repair Kit: Heal Your Publishing Mistakes and Breathe New Life Into Your Book
Become a Real Self-Publisher, by Michael N. Marcus (Silver Sands Books)
A free calendar to help you plan book promotion and publicity
www.woods-and-waters.com/books/index.html (another reputable U.S. publisher)
(custom publishing of many types of digital content; based in Canada)
http://www.wwaow.com/ (the World Wide Association of Writers, a division of Peleman Industries NV in Belgium; check their FAQs for their publishing program)
(Suzanne Anderson, author of Self-Publishing in Canada)
www.self-pub.net (Kimberly Martin)
http://smallpress.typepad.com/index/ a blog for independent publishers
www.loc.gov/loc/cfbook/bookfair.html (listings of book fairs and similar literary events, primarily U.S.)
http://www.bellerophonproductions.com Craig Hines offers checklists for various steps in the production process, designed for academic papers, but just as useful for other types of publications
http://www.writeanonfictionbook.com helpful information from Bobbi Linkemer
Sherrill Wark offers proofreading, editing, and
document preparation via:
Susan Daffron and James Byrd run http://www.LogicalExpressions.com which can help you self-publish your book.
http://www.writers-publish.com/book-distributors.html information on self-publishing and distribution
http://newselfpublishing.com/index.html#blog free resources on self publishing from author/publisher Aaron Shepard of Shepard Publications and Sales Rank Express.
Create a billboard containing a quote, your website URL, or anything else you want to highlight on your website or on social media: http://recitethis.com/
BOOK PROMOTION & PUBLICITY
www.matilijapress.com books by Patricia Fry, including The Right Way to Write, Publish and Sell Your Book, A Writers Guide to Magazine Articles for Book Promotion and Profit, and Over 75 Good Ideas for Promoting Your Book. Also check Patricia's excellent blog at: www.matilijapress.com/publishingblog
www.thepublicityhound.com Joan Stewart publishes a terrific free newsletter and offers many free booklets and resources on her website. Some of the key resources for book publishers that follow have been gleaned from her tips. All of her paid materials are well worth the cost.
Shel Horowitz prepares detailed marketing plans, customized to suit each individual book project. He shared one of these with me, and it's excellent. He also offers a Book Marketing Checklist which asks all the right questions. Reach him via www.principledprofits.com
Free All-in-One Media Directory with TV and weekly newspaper databases, 5,000 links to print and electronic media on the Internet, 1,600 e-mail addresses for radio and TV stations, and 200 links to Internet/computer related magazines: http://www.gebbieinc.com
Raleigh Pinskey, author of 101 Ways to Promote Yourself: http://www.promoteyourself.com
Publishize: How to Quickly and Affordably
Self-Publish a Book That Promotes Your Expertise, by Susan
Daffron, a hands-on guidebook for entrepreneurs who want to add a new
revenue stream to their business. Read the table of contents and some
sample pages at:
"How to Get Booked on NPR" (local
and national shows on National Public Radio:
www.afcp.org/design/general/freepapers.asp The Association of Free Community Papers
www.SpeakerMatch.com - a paid service matching speakers with event bookers
How to reach journals who review books for librarians: http://tinyurl.com/85dkpfk
If your book would make a great gift, consider purchasing The Gift List for Holidays, which includes national and regional magazines, the top 250 newspapers, major wire and news services, and national television. $349. from http://www.giftlistmedia.com
http://www.earthcalendar.net holidays, events and special celebration days that you might be able to relate to your book
http://www.bookpromotionnewsletter.com paid bi-weekly newsletter
DOES YOUR EBOOK DESERVE AN AWARD?
http://www.PublicLibraries.com lists all U.S. libraries by types and state, with phone numbers. Ask to speak with Collections Development Services.
The Donohue Group, Inc. (DGI) is a library contract services firm with extensive experience in cataloging, retrospective conversion and publisher cataloging-in-publication.
A list of 2,224 U.S. public and college libraries,
in various data formats, for $40. from
Download a PDF Measuring Tool designed by Marko Mikulich to help authors build their self-published Book. The tool is cut out of an 8.5x11-in paper sheet and contains five different measuring rulers (inches, millimeters/centimeters, pica), type-sizing tool for determining lettering size from 6 to 72-points, decimal-fraction equivalent conversion, line widths, etc. This tool is from the Appendix of the new book, ILLUSTRATE YOUR SELF-PUBLISHED BOOK; The Author's Guide for Drawing, Photography, Typesetting & Production. http://www.erdc.com/meas-tool.pdf
BEFORE YOU CONSIDER PRINT-ON-DEMAND OR INTERNET-BASED SERVICES, PLEASE CLICK HERE
CANADIAN LIBEL LAW
The Canadian Booksellers' Association
CLICK HERE FOR MARKETING RESOURCES
A NOTE RE DISTRIBUTION:
Ingram and Baker & Taylor are WHOLESALERS, not distributors. All they do is provide a way for booksellers to order the books. A distributor actively markets the books they represent to those booksellers, and most demand a higher discount--usually 65-75%.
RECOMMENDED SOFTWARE FOR WRITERS
WebExpress: Software available from LabelGear