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How to Publish YOUR Book! by H&T Design Media

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Have you ever thought about what it would be like to become a published author? We are starting to create courses about how to use social media and more.

See our website at https://www.handtdesignmedia.net > COURSES > we have a branding course for pre-sale between now and June 1, 2018!!

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How to Publish YOUR Book! by H&T Design Media

  1. 1. GETTING PUBLISHED BEVERLY REYNOLDS PUBLISHED AUTHOR, ILLUSTRATOR & YOUNG LIVING DISTRIBUTOR - #1681999 © 2017 BY HERE AND THERE RENDERINGS, LLC. Graphics in this presentation are part of canva.com and Microsoft® Word™ clipart
  2. 2. STORIES & INTRODUCTIONS Graphics in this presentation are part of canva.com and Microsoft® Word™ clipart
  3. 3. WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE A WRITER? ▪ Most spend 2-12 hours a day for several months and up to a year writing a manuscript or designing illustrations (children’s book) ▪ Ability to set hours and/or a dedicated time to write ▪ Read work by other authors for inspiration and example ▪ Initiative and personal drive to succeed – don’t be influenced by others ▪ Expand your vocabulary and be creative Graphics in this presentation are part of canva.com and Microsoft® Word™ clipart
  4. 4. WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE A WRITER? ▪ Know your audience and be prepared ▪ Brainstorm, write and re-write ▪ Ability to proof your own work both as you go and at the end for general flow ▪ Have/Hire an editor – arrange these services upfront ▪ Willingness to be a ghost writer? ▪BE CONSISTENT! Graphics in this presentation are part of canva.com and Microsoft® Word™ clipart
  5. 5. WRITER ‘GOTCHAS!’ ▪ Be aware of mistakes in your writing (e.g., lack of content flow) ▪ Formatting errors based on margins, page numbering, bulleting and numbering, general formatting, document sizing and modifications ▪ Using copyrighted images or stock photos that you have not paid for ▪ Use of homonyms or incorrect word usage for the context ▪ Bad or incorrect grammar and punctuation ▪ Overall alignment of items to a page (layout & design) ▪ Use of white space (e.g., margins) ▪ Missing book description or author biography ▪ Inaccurate audience or targeted age group (I made this mistake!) Graphics in this presentation are part of canva.com and Microsoft® Word™ clipart
  6. 6. ADVANTAGES OF USING A PUBLISHER ▪ Marketing is often done for you (e.g., media package), even if for a separate fee ▪ Name and credibility ▪ ISBN assignment and registration ▪ Added copyright and wording/verbiage ▪ May include layout design in the publishing package – eye-catching, appeal ▪ Automatic pricing by page count ▪ Might determine font-usage Graphics in this presentation are part of canva.com and Microsoft® Word™ clipart https://www.amazon.com/Here-There-Loving-You- Always/dp/194158067X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1526514196&sr=8 -1&keywords=beverly+reynolds+author
  7. 7. ADVANTAGES OF SELF-PUBLISHING ▪ Little to no overhead ▪ Low costs – could do everything yourself with almost no fees ▪ May allow author to keep a higher percentage of profits ▪ Typically you own the rights to your work ▪ You may be able to deactivate your book (e.g., change of title) – could make it unavailable for sale, but still be available online ▪ Allows you to publish in multiple formats, often each with a separate fee and royalty amount Graphics in this presentation are part of canva.com and Microsoft® Word™ clipart
  8. 8. SELF-PUBLISHING AVENUES ▪ CreateSpace (Print On Demand/PID option) ▪ Kindle Direct Publishing ▪ PubIt ▪ Smashwords Graphics in this presentation are part of canva.com and Microsoft® Word™ clipart
  9. 9. QUESTIONS FOR A POTENTIAL PUBLISHER ▪ Are the following included? (e.g., contact Higgins Publishing and tell them I sent YOU!) ▪ If NOT, what is the price for EACH? ▪ Ability to edit an electronic (e.g., DocHub) or physical proof ▪ Book layout and formatting of text and images ▪ Audio transcription, if applicable ▪ Image insertion and accepted formats ▪ Web optimization options and keywords ▪ Matching Website Creation ▪ Registration with the Library of Congress ▪ Visibility on Amazon.com and BarnesAndNoble.com ▪ US copyright registration ▪ Catalog promotions (i.e., quarterly distribution) ▪ World-Wide Retail Distribution ▪ Front Cover Design ▪ Back Cover Design and Spine ▪ Additional ISBN (separate # needed for hardcover and softcover) ▪ E-book formatting ▪ Book Trailer creation ▪ YouTube video creation ▪ Marketing Kit ▪ Book updates and numbered editions Graphics in this presentation are part of canva.com and Microsoft® Word™ clipart
  10. 10. USING SOCIAL MEDIA ▪ Facebook – personal or business/author page; scheduled posts; analytics ▪ Twitter – create graphics for your posts showing book; automated posts ▪ Alignable – Offer a deal or hold an event locally ▪ Instagram – Market your book with a description ▪ LinkedIn – Great tool for networking, holding presentations and professional resume ▪ Online forum contributions (e.g., Quora) ▪ Contact podcast owners to be an interviewee ▪ Hire a marketing firm for keyword usage and market appeal ▪ Author a blog that advertises and advises Graphics in this presentation are part of canva.com and Microsoft® Word™ clipart
  11. 11. PUBLISHED BOOK AWARDS Graphics in this presentation are part of canva.com and Microsoft® Word™ clipart
  12. 12. PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS(E.G., MEETUP, LINKEDIN, ATD) Graphics in this presentation are part of canva.com and Microsoft® Word™ clipart
  13. 13. BOOK REVIEWER SITES Graphics in this presentation are part of canva.com and Microsoft® Word™ clipart
  14. 14. THANK YOU!!! BEVERLY REYNOLDS BLAINERS123@GMAIL.COM 281-414-8022 HTTPS://WWW.HANDTDESIGNMEDIA.NET (CHECK OUT OUR ONLINE TRAINING) HTTPS://OILY.LIFE/HEREANDTHEREOILING/ Graphics in this presentation are part of canva.com and Microsoft® Word™ clipart
  • BeverlyReynolds2

    May. 17, 2018

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to become a published author? We are starting to create courses about how to use social media and more. See our website at https://www.handtdesignmedia.net > COURSES > we have a branding course for pre-sale between now and June 1, 2018!!

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