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Bar camp selfpublishing

  1. 1. Paperback Writer 2012 How and Why to Self-Publish MOBI
  2. 2. Hi.I’m Vicki.I wrangle data.I eat Nutella.And I’m an author.You can be one, too. @vboykis
  3. 3. Before, publishing looked like this
  4. 4. Since e-books, publishing is more like this “Ebook sales surpass hardcovers in 2012” -Mashable • “$300 million In sales in ONE QUARTER of 2012”
  5. 5. Want to be an author? "Everybody is talented, original, and has something important to say." -Brenda Ueland (If You Want to Write)
  6. 6. Self-publishing is like a startup: You do everything. ! Web developerAuthor Editor Book Accountant jacket designer Marketer Project manager Analytics
  7. 7. My own book process:OMGGGGGG SCOOOOOTLANDDDDDDD!
  8. 8. 4 months, 20k words *50 copies sold (Thanks, Mom!)
  9. 9. Technology Stack Writing EditingPublishingand TestingBook Cover Website
  10. 10. Formatting DRM: The black hole of death
  11. 11. Amazon Takes DAT PROFIT 65 cents  ~35 CENTS Pulley: Paypal: DAT PROFIT$6/month 2.9% ~80 CENTS OF EACH SALE
  12. 12. Covers and titles matter
  13. 13. Mistakes I made • Hrie a editar • Not enough marketing • No bibliography• Testing on multiple devices
  14. 14. Final Thoughts: Just write it.
  15. 15. ResourcesWriting/Editing• Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott• Strunk and White• On Writing by Stephen King• If You Want to Write by Brenda UelandEpublishing• http://www.thebookdesigner.com/!• http://www.jakonrath.com/!• http://causticcovercritic.blogspot.com.au/!• Read Literary Journals: Paris Review, Morning News,!HTMLGiant!

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