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Open BookWorx: Open Call to Nonfiction Authors

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So you want to become a published non-fiction author. Up until now, you've had two main options: Traditional publishing and self-publishing. Now there's a third option in book publishing. …

So you want to become a published non-fiction author. Up until now, you've had two main options: Traditional publishing and self-publishing. Now there's a third option in book publishing.
Authors caught in the abyss between big publisher dreams and a self-publishing strategy, are invited to explore the power of collaborative book publishing.

The Open BookWorx, collaborative book-publishing model, gives authors a social media and community engagement platform to review, develop and build support for your manuscript before any book gets printed.

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  • 1. Open BookWorx™ Collaborative Book Publishing Use the controls below to pause/navigate this presentation at anytime.
  • 2. Your Publishing Options
    • So you want to become a published non-fiction author?
    • Up until now, you’ve had two options:
    • Traditional Publishing or
    • Self-Publishing
  • 3. Your Publishing Options
    • The inefficiencies of traditional publishing and the high cost (time and money) of self publishing have long been accepted as the price of becoming a published author.
  • 4. Alternative Publishing Solutions
    • Now an increase in sustainability consciousness, “more-power-to-the-user” thinking, and the technological tools to make social connection easier and more visible than ever before have converged to create the Third Option in Book Publishing.
  • 5. Alternative Publishing Solutions
    • Authors caught in the abyss between big publisher dreams and a self-publishing strategy, are invited to explore the power of collaborative book publishing.
  • 6. The Third Option Open BookWorx Collaborative Publishing Platform
  • 7. Collaborative Book Publishing
    • The Open BookWorx, collaborative book-publishing model, gives authors a social media and community engagement platform to review, develop and build support for your manuscript before any book gets printed.
  • 8. Four Stages of Service
    • We offer four stages of service to develop your work from proposal to published book
      • Community Development
      • Author Profile & Market Development
      • Manuscript Development
      • Book Production & Sales
  • 9. Stage 1: Community Development (free)
    • Register free at www.openbookworx.com
    • Review the submission guidelines and submit your book proposal
  • 10. Stage 1: Community Development (free)
    • Your free subscription enables you to:
      • Submit a book proposal which is them formatted for inclusion in the Open BookCafe online catalog of potential books to be published
      • Receive coaching tips & social strategies to help you engage your readers and build your author profile
  • 11. Stage 1: Community Development (paid)
    • Upgrade to a paid subscription at anytime and receive:
      • An enhanced premium or feature listing in our Open BookCafe and Author Showcase
      • Your own custom Open BookCafe Author’s Blog to:
        • Post publishing updates,
        • Build your online community, and
        • Gain valuable feedback, votes and author karma to get your book closer to being published
  • 12. Stage 2: Author Profile and Book Development (paid)
    • Paid Subscribers also receive:
      • Coaching Support, by chat, email or phone
      • Marketing support including social media, web, email and mainstream media channels
  • 13. Stage 3: Manuscript Development (paid)
    • Author’s with a paid subscription can use the Open BookExperience platform to:
      • Release Open Book chapters from your manuscript for direct community feedback and review
      • Begin to generate an income stream for your work
  • 14. Stage 4: From Manuscript to Book
    • When your manuscript reaches the target level of community support, your title moves into production.
  • 15. Book Production
    • During this final stage, authors receive:
      • Community Editorial Support
      • Publisher Editorial Support
      • Formatting
      • Visual Recall Indexing
      • Sales and Distribution
  • 16. Benefits of the Open BookWorx Model
    • All the services and benefits of a traditional publisher,
    • Direct support and feedback of the reading and editorial community from proposal to published book
    • Without the out-of-pocket expenses and risk of self-publishing 
  • 17. Benefits of the Open BookWorx Model
    • Purpose beyond profit
    • Every book we publish is environmentally responsible, socially beneficial, and economically viable
  • 18. Benefits of the Open BookWorx Model
    • Direct Connection
    • Our titles go beyond words on a page to become a direct connection between authors and their committed community of readers
  • 19. Benefits of the Open BookWorx Model
    • Transparent Processes
    • Transparent publishing practices, timely feedback and open community engagement are central to our publishing values and our collective success
  • 20. Benefits of the Open BookWorx Model
    • Revenue Generating
    • Turn your manuscript and work-in-progress into a value-generating experience for your reading community and a revenue-generating experience for you
  • 21. Benefits of the Open BookWorx Model
    • Co-Investment
    • Everyone in the Open Book community, including you the author and us the publisher, contributes a portion of the costs, talent and effort to bring your book to life
  • 22. Benefits of the Open BookWorx Model
    • Shorter Publishing Cycle
    • Average time for your creative work to move through the publishing cycle is 3 – 12 months after you’ve submitted a book proposal
  • 23. Benefits of the Open BookWorx Model
    • Economic Viability
    • Only books that establish sufficient community support are printed in volume, so every book is born with a buyer
  • 24. Benefits of the Open BookWorx Model
    • Reduced Environmental Impact
    • We publish all books on post-consumer recycled or FSC-certified paper.
    • By producing only the books that meet an expressed need in the community, we reduce environmental damage and waste.
  • 25. The Open BookWorx Model
    • Social Impact
    • Non-fiction books have the power to change lives, literally and figuratively
    • Not only does every book we produce have a positive life- or business-altering purpose…
  • 26. The Open BookWorx Model
    • Social Impact
    • We also donate 1% of all profits to the social cause or charity of the Author and Open Book Community’s choice
  • 27. Open BookWorx Authors receive:
    • All the services and benefits of a traditional publisher,
    • Direct support and feedback of the reading and editorial community from proposal to published book
    • Without the out-of-pocket expenses and risk of self-publishing 
  • 28. Open Call for Nonfiction Book Proposals
    • Right now, we're looking for authors with partial or completed manuscripts to be part of our initial catalog of book proposals. 
    • There is no cost to register or submit your Open Book Proposal.  The site will launch to the public in September 2009.
  • 29. Refer an Author
    • Not a Nonfiction Author?
    • Refer a friend who is (or wants to be).
    • If they sign up for one of our premium publishing subscriptions, you’ll receive a $25 Gift Certificate to use online at the Open BookWorx store
  • 30. Submit your book proposal today www.openbookworx.com Or call 1-877-322-4441