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How to Get Published A guideline to get your work in print
Getting Started <ul><li>Define your publishing goals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why did you write this book?  </li></ul></ul><u...
Research Your Publishing Options <ul><li>Traditional Publishing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How titles are acquired </li></ul></...
Research Your Publishing Options <ul><li>Self-Publishing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pros </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Guarant...
Self-Publishing Options <ul><li>Do-it-yourself </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hire and fire individual editors, designers, marketin...
Clean & Professional Manuscript <ul><li>Readability of a book is extremely important since it is the means through which y...
Organize Your Manuscript <ul><li>Include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cover page: List title and author name </li></ul></ul><ul>...
Hire an Editor <ul><li>Essential in the success of your book </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If you choose: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
Celebrate Your Published Book! <ul><li>Plan an event to celebrate the book’s completion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keeps you mo...
You’re Not Alone! <ul><li>We are here to help. If you would like more information on how to publish your book, please requ...
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How To Get Published: What You Need to Know When Publishing a Book

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A guideline to get your work in print. This presentation provides helpful hints on how to publish your book.

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How To Get Published: What You Need to Know When Publishing a Book

  1. 1. How to Get Published A guideline to get your work in print
  2. 2. Getting Started <ul><li>Define your publishing goals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why did you write this book? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>For friends and family? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>For professional recognition? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To launch a writing career? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write down your goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>More likely to achieve them if they are in front of you </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Define your intended audience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Are your design ideas appropriate? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will help you decide on a marketing plan </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Commit to the goals </li></ul>
  3. 3. Research Your Publishing Options <ul><li>Traditional Publishing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How titles are acquired </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Author solicits an agent for the title </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agent presents title to an editor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Editor must read and see sales potential in the book </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Editor presents title to Editorial Board </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If approved, profit-and-loss statement for the book is prepared </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Editor presents title to Acquisitions Board; sales and marketing may have veto power </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Research Your Publishing Options <ul><li>Self-Publishing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pros </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Guaranteed your book is published </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>You are in control </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>You must front the costs of producing and marketing your book </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Self-Publishing Options <ul><li>Do-it-yourself </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hire and fire individual editors, designers, marketing consultants, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you are successful, you can recoup your initial investment and make more money through book sales </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Self-publishing companies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Offer comprehensive packages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide professional services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Refer to experienced consultants throughout the publishing process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Save you time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get book to market quickly </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Clean & Professional Manuscript <ul><li>Readability of a book is extremely important since it is the means through which you will reach your audience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Font style: Use a standard, easy-to-read text style for the body </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Font size: Use an average font size of 11-or 12-point type for the body </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Line spacing: Books are easiest to read with 1.5 lines </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Remain consistent throughout book </li></ul>
  7. 7. Organize Your Manuscript <ul><li>Include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cover page: List title and author name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dedication (optional): One sentence (i.e. “For my wife who always believed in me” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acknowledgments page (optional): Longer than the dedication with more details </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Table of Contents (optional): Common in non-fiction books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Body content of book itself </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Author biography: Place after main body of text or on one of the last pages in the book </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Hire an Editor <ul><li>Essential in the success of your book </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If you choose: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Traditional publishing , an editor will toss out a book riddled with grammatical errors </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Self publishing , marketing will be much easier with an error-free book. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Greater chance of reviews- no professional reviewer wants to bother with a grammatically incorrect book </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Readers will focus on content, not your misspellings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Make sure you put your best work out into the world </li></ul>
  9. 9. Celebrate Your Published Book! <ul><li>Plan an event to celebrate the book’s completion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keeps you motivated throughout the publishing process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing and publishing a book is one of the greatest accomplishments of an author’s life. Celebrate this feat: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Throw a launch party at your home for friends and family </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Give out copies of your book to those who’ve inspired you </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>This is more than a book, its part of your legacy. Take a few moments to pat yourself on the back and enjoy your achievement </li></ul>
  10. 10. You’re Not Alone! <ul><li>We are here to help. If you would like more information on how to publish your book, please request a free copy of the Trafford Publishing Guide: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.trafford.com/contactus/pubguiderequest.aspx </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Or call 888.232.4444 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>© 2009 Author Solutions all rights reserved </li></ul></ul>

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