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Book self publishing services - CompletelyNovel overview


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Presentation for Kingston Publishing Conference 2010: Self-publishing
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Book self publishing services - CompletelyNovel overview

  2. 2. Why self publish?<br />Be entrepreneurial<br />
  3. 3. Why self publish?<br />Be a rock star<br />
  4. 4. Why self publish?<br /><ul><li> Don’t wait for Jim to fix it...</li></ul> might not happen<br />
  5. 5. How to self-publish<br />Do it all from scratch<br />Get help with the tricky bits<br />Pay someone else to do it<br />
  6. 6. Buying software<br />Typesetting<br />Cover design<br />Finding printers<br />Setting up your files<br />Registering with Nielsen<br />Setting up distribution<br />Doing it all from scratch(becoming a publishing company)<br />
  7. 7. Getting help with the tricky bits<br />Access tools which make it easier and less expensive to publish<br />Link you in to distribution options<br />You spend time or money on the areas that are most important/where you need more help<br />You need to learn or improve on some skills<br />
  8. 8. Getting help with the tricky bits<br />How to make the most of this option <br />(four relatively small things that will make a big difference)<br />Learn to use MS Word<br />Look inside a book<br />Look at a book<br />Be flexible<br />
  9. 9. Pay someone else to do it<br />Pay between £800 and £12,000<br />You don’t need to learn any new skills<br />Limited control<br />
  10. 10. How do you choose?<br />
  11. 11. Don’t forget the marketing<br />It’s hard for people to buy something that they don’t know exists.<br />Using some services will make marketing easier<br />Experiment with blogging platforms<br />Investigate twitter<br />
  12. 12. Think of the Digital Future<br />Take advantage of the increase in digital books<br />How can you reach your audience?<br />Beware of the hype<br />
  13. 13. Key points<br />Think about what is right for you (time vs. enthusiasm vs. money)<br />Try out a few services<br />Don’t forget the marketing<br />Don’t trust Jim<br />
  14. 14. Get in touch<br />Anna Lewis<br /><br />Twitter: @anna_cn<br /><br />