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Self-Publishing: Secrets Revealed!


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Discover how to select a printer and learn the print industry lingo; find a distributor but first know the difference between distributor and wholesaler; and sell your book by answering key questions.

Discover how to select a printer and learn the print industry lingo; find a distributor but first know the difference between distributor and wholesaler; and sell your book by answering key questions.

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  • 1. Self-Publishing:g Secrets Revealed! Selecting a Printer, Finding a Distributor, and Selling Your Book Presented by Melanie Rigney ( 2007 Frontiers in Writing Conference2007 Frontiers in Writing Conference
  • 2. Things You’ll NeedThings You’ll Need An International Standard Book Number (ISBN) A bar code A Library of Congress Control orA Library of Congress Control or Cataloging-in-Printing Number 2
  • 3. Ho Do I Find a P inte ?How Do I Find a Printer? Contact your local printer or copy shop VisitVisit Know the language Know what you wantKnow what you want 3
  • 4. What a Req est Looks LikeWhat a Request Looks Like Your request for quote was submitted through the web site at 1:19 PM on 7/5/05. Printer category: Offset Book Printers: Central Plains, Color House Graphics, Data Reproductions, Delta Printing Solutions, Edwards Brothers, Medius, Milanostampa, Phoenix Color-Rockaway, NJ/Asia Divisions, Thomson-Shore, Inc., Total Printing Systems, Worzalla SPECIFICATIONS Quantity: 2000- 3000; Trim size: 6 x 9; Page count: 244; Binding: perfect bind; Cover Stock: 10 pt coated one side; Soft Cover Finish: matte layflat lamination; Soft Cover Press: 4 color MATERIAL FURNISHED TO PRINTER Cover Provided: on disk (pdf) with laser; Dust Jacket Provided: n/a TEXTTEXT Stock: 60lb white offset; Text Print: black ink only; Insert: -- pages; Text Provided: on disk (pdf) LINE ART/ HALFTONES/ BLEEDS Line Art Qty: 0; Halftone Qty: 0; Bleeds: 0 ===================================== Packaging: standard carton pack Proofing: Cover/Dust Jacket: Digital Color Standard . . . Interior: Black/White 4
  • 5. What a Bid Looks LikeWhat a Bid Looks Like Quote# 67855 C Title: Quantity: 2000 - 3000 Pages: 248 Size: 6" x 9" Cover: Prep: Customer Furnished Trouble Free File. Proofs: Digital Color Proof Stock: 10 Pt. C1S Press: 4/0/0/4 with Matte Lamination Prep: Customer Furnished Trouble Free File with Accurate Complete Laser and All Fonts, No Bleeds. Proofs: Digital Laser Proof Paper: 60 lb. White Offset, 444 ppi. Press: 1/1, Black., Binding: Perfect Bind Packing: Standard Carton Pack, Single Wall Carton. Prices: 2000 3000 3,784.00 $ 4,662.00 $ FOB: Auburn Hills MI 5 FOB: Auburn Hills, MI
  • 6. Finding a Dist ib toFinding a Distributor WHOLESALERS work for stores (booksellers), f lfilli th i dfulfilling their orders DISTRIBUTORS work for publishers, actively selling their titles to stores (booksellers)selling their titles to stores (booksellers) Getting into retail venues is much easier with a distributor than on your owna distributor than on your own 6
  • 7. Telling the Wo ldTelling the World Who’s your target audience? Where do they look for information? (Looking beyond the bookstore!)( oo g beyo d t e boo sto e ) What makes your book essential/different/important to them?essential/different/important to them? 7
  • 8. Reso cesResources Literary Marketplace (searchable distributor list): U.S. ISBN Agency: Library of Congress Site for Publishers: Dan Poynter’s self-publishing site: www.parapublishing.comy p g p p g Penny Sansevieri’s publicity site: Brian Jud’s special sales site: John Kremer’s list of top independent distributors:John Kremer s list of top independent distributors: 8
  • 9. Thanks fo being he e!Thanks for being here! Melanie Rigney 4201 Wilson Blvd. #110328 Arlington VA 22203 1859Arlington, VA 22203-1859 9