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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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    Open BookWorx:  Open Call to Nonfiction Authors Open BookWorx: Open Call to Nonfiction Authors Presentation Transcript

    • Open BookWorx™ Collaborative Book Publishing Use the controls below to pause/navigate this presentation at anytime.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • The Third Option Open BookWorx Collaborative Publishing Platform
    • 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.
    • 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
    • Stage 1: Community Development (free)
      • Register free at www.openbookworx.com
      • Review the submission guidelines and submit your book proposal
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Stage 4: From Manuscript to Book
      • When your manuscript reaches the target level of community support, your title moves into production.
    • Book Production
      • During this final stage, authors receive:
        • Community Editorial Support
        • Publisher Editorial Support
        • Formatting
        • Visual Recall Indexing
        • Sales and Distribution
    • 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 
    • Benefits of the Open BookWorx Model
      • Purpose beyond profit
      • Every book we publish is environmentally responsible, socially beneficial, and economically viable
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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…
    • 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
    • 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 
    • 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.
    • 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
    • Submit your book proposal today www.openbookworx.com Or call 1-877-322-4441