The African-American Writer's Guide to Successful Self-publishing

Marketing, Distribution, Publicity, the Internet-- Crafting and Selling Your Book

Author: Takesha D. Powell

Publisher: Amber Books Publishing

ISBN: 9780972751971

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 148

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THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN WRITER'S GUIDE TO SUCCESSFUL SELF-PUBLISHING gives you an Easy-to-Follow Ten Step Plan for Successful Writing and Publishing. You will learn Takesha Powell's winning techniques for Successful Self Publishing, as she elaborates on topics such as: How to Make Money with Your Self-Published Book; How to Sign Contracts for Large Advances; How to Get a Literary Agent; How to Craft your ideas; How To Format your Manuscript; How to Capture Your Market; How to Do Internet/Electronic Publishing; How to Write Query Letters and Winning Proposals; How to Market and Promote Your Book for Little or No Money; How to Sell Your Book Nationally. IT'S ALL HERE!! Includes a complete listing of African American Bookstores, Book Publishers, Distributors/Wholesalers, Black Newspapers, Editorial Resources and more
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The Author's Handbook

Author: Franklynn Peterson,Judi Kesselman-Turkel

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299214838

Category: Reference

Page: 228

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Providing essential guidance for both aspiring and experienced authors, the second edition of The Author’s Handbook is a valuable resource for writers of all levels. Extensively updated and expanded to account for significant changes in the publishing industry, The Author’s Handbook outlines effective techniques to develop marketable book ideas, research those ideas, and write a manuscript—either fiction or nonfiction—for publication. The authors provide many tips on topics that include choosing a publisher, negotiating contracts, understanding legal matters, and promoting your work. With this guide, the reader will gain insight into virtually every aspect of publishing.
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Indie Author Survival Guide (Second Edition)

Author: Susan Quinn

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781512090048

Category:

Page: 372

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**UPDATED SECOND EDITION** This book is for every author who's thinking about indie publishing, or has already taken the leap, and wonders why no one told them about the sharks, the life-sucking social media quicksand, or the best way to avoid sales-checking, yellow-spotted fever. This is a guide for the heart as much as the head. And because I promised myself that I wouldn't write a book about how I made a gazillion dollars publishing ebooks, I would write about the fear: owning it, overcoming it, facing it. From a person who didn't pursue a creative life for a long time, and then discovered creativity can set you free. Note: gazillion is a technical term, which in this case means something less than a million and more than the average income in my state. The Guide is intended to take a first-time-publishing author from those first tentative steps, through the leap, and into the great adventure of indie publishing. Already-published authors who want to jump-start lagging sales or launch a new series will also benefit from nuts-and-bolts marketing advice as well as inspiration for the long-haul of their publishing journey. Susan Kaye Quinn is the author of the Singularity Series, the Mindjack Trilogy and the Debt Collector serial (as well as other speculative fiction works) and has been indie publishing since 2011. She's not an indie rockstar or a breakout success: she's one of thousands of solidly midlist indie authors making a living with their works. This book is based on her experience in self-publishing fiction-the First Edition was published in 2013, the Second Edition in 2015, updated to account for changes in the industry. It's a guide to help her fellow writer-friends take their own leaps into the wild (and wonderful) world of indie publishing... and not only survive, but thrive. Coming Soon: For Love or Money: Crafting An Indie Author Career The Indie Author Survival Guide is designed to take a first-time-publishing author through the publication of their first indie book. For Love or Money looks at parlaying that first book into a career. TESTIMONIALS FOR THE GUIDE "I recently became an indie author. I was lucky enough to find this book at just the right time, and it became my bible. It's still the most useful how-to book on my writing shelf!" - Garrett Davis, author of Port Starbird "Indie publishing can be a jungle. Susan provides you with a map, a compass, and best of all, a machete to get through the tangles. Not only educational, it's inspirational and my go-to book whenever I feel lost." - Annetta Ribken, author of Still Not Nice or the Strange Planet Inside My Head "I regularly recommend this book to people who want to break into indie. Great advice, great community." - Kim Wells, author of Mariposa "I recommend The Indie Author Survival Guide to anyone who wants to enter self-publishing with a solid foundation. I discovered it a few years after I began my series and still learned a lot from it." - Patricia Gilliam, author of The Hannaria Series
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Hellboy: The Art of Hellboy

Author: Mike Mignola

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1621157490

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 200

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The Art of Hellboy softcover is a lower-priced, paperback version of the stunning limited edition hardcover Dark Horse released in the Spring of 2003. Featuring art never seen before the publication of the hardcover, unused and unfinished covers, and drawing upon ten years of sketchbooks, The Art of Hellboy provides the ultimate inside look at Mignola’s design, storytelling, and color work. Page after page of rarely seen art reveals the labor involved in creating one of comics’ most acclaimed books.
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Job Joy

Your Guide to Success, Meaning and Happiness in Your Career

Author: Kristen J. Zavo

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 164279225X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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Job Joy is a different approach to career coaching because rather than presenting a Job Search 101 it takes those who want more from their career through deep self-reflection and teaches them to build a plan to achieve their unique goals. Job Joy is for readers who have a successful career by all traditional measures (title, income, etc.) but are frustrated with the lack of meaning in their work. Since the early 2000’s, Kristen J. Zavo has been there multiple times and in different careers. In this go-to guide, Kristen shares how she turned things around and once again became excited, passionate, and fulfilled at work. It’s the perfect guide for those who feel stuck in their career, unsure of what to do next, and even afraid it’s too late to do anything different. Throughout Job Joy, readers gain the tools to: Find meaning at work NOW Do more of what they love and less of what they don’t each day—and still make it to 6pm spin class Determine whether they should stay put or find a new job (or even an entirely new career) Overcome the top fears and challenges that are stopping them from making a move Create a plan to build a career that has meaning
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Be a Free Range Human

Escape the 9-5, Create a Life You Love and Still Pay the Bills

Author: Marianne Cantwell

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749466111

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

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Free Range is the new career change Trapped in a job that's 'just not you'? Always dreaming of your next vacation and counting down to the weekend? Imagine getting paid to do something that brings you alive, without ever having to walk into an office again. It's all possible with this smart guide that breaks you out of the career-cage and puts you in control of your life. Be a Free Range Human is a breezy, energizing and straight-talking guide to creating an amazing lifestyle and a great income, doing what you love (on your own terms). Packed with inspiring case studies from people who've done it, this book shares unconventional ideas and practical steps to: ·Discover what you really want to do with your life ·Create a 'free range' career tailor-made for your unique personality and interests ·Ditch the job and still make as much (or more) as you do now ·Get time and location freedom (make money travelling the world or hanging out in your favourite café) ·Get started in 90 days, for less than £100 (you don't need an MBA, funding or stuffy business plan to do it) ·Stand out from the crowd and do things your way!
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Free Mother to Good Home

A Handbook & Survival Guide for Good Parents, Stepparents & Grandparents Who Find Themselves Underappreciated, Under-Loved, and Overwhelmed

Author: Kay Taylor

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 9781452540023

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 232

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Have you heard the words, “I never dared to treat my parents the way kids do today”? If you are a baby boomer or the parent of a tween, teen, or adult child, not only have you heard those words, you may have uttered them yourself. If, in this new age of child–parent relations, you’ve ever felt like a helpless puppy or kitten inside a box marked “Free to Good Home,”—if, in spite of all your love and the care with which you embraced parenting, your child has grown into an entitled and thoughtless power broker in your relationship—read on. Author Kay Taylor has studied sociology, parenting, blended families and personal growth for years; in this bold, groundbreaking book she explores the changes in our culture that she believes have given birth to what she describes as the E-generation—a generation of teens and young adults that feel so empowered and entitled that they often clash with their parents, creating a palpable power struggle within the family. This often leaves good parents alone, depressed, and completely befuddled as to what they did wrong. Free Mother to Good Home comes from the heart and experiences of an everyday parent in the trenches. Taylor offers a mother’s perspective, as well as a remedy for parental blues, helping parents know what they can do to get their houses and their lives back in order.
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The Naked Truth about Self-Publishing

Author: Jana DeLeon,Tina Folsom,Colleen Gleason

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780989620901

Category: Authors and publishers

Page: 240

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Ten successful self-published authors share tips, tricks and advice on everything related to self-publishing.
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