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A Crash Course in E-book Self-Publishing: How to Do It Fast, Free & Easy AND How to Become a Bestselling E-book Author - from Smashwords! ...
A Crash Course in E-book Self-Publishing: How to Do It Fast, Free & Easy AND How to Become a Bestselling E-book Author - from Smashwords!
E-books are the fastest-growing segment of the publishing industry, and self-published authors are in the lead. This introduction to e-book self-publishing will teach you how to publish like a professional and reach a global market. Learn the top trends in e-publishing, followed by a step-by-step checklist of what’s involved to produce, publish, price, distribute, and market your e-book. This session addresses every author’s most common questions about e-book formatting, conversion, cover images, ISBNs, copyright, piracy, pricing, and distribution. The panel will give you the foundational knowledge you need to become a more professional, more successful author, regardless of your publishing experience, without technical jargon—all terms are defined in plain English.
Self-published e-book authors are hitting all the bestseller lists. Nearly every week, self-published e-books are featured on the New York Times bestseller list and in the top-10 bestseller lists at every major retailer. What are these authors doing to make their books stand out from the million-plus books crowding online e-book shelves? What can you do as a self-published author to take your e-book to the next level of success?
This session identifies the best practices of the most commercially successful self-published e-book authors. Session attendees will hear real-life examples of how many self-published authors broke out to become bestsellers. Among the many secrets in this presentation are best practice strategies for cover design (including examples and a cool case study), pricing, platform-building, distribution, how to turbo-charge word-of-mouth with viral catalysts and how to tap into the global market.
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