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.
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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Open BookWorx: Open Call to Nonfiction Authors

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

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