We’ve entered a brave new world where the tools you need to get published are now at your fingertips. This section will help you evaluate your e-publishing strategy, providing guidance about working with agents and freelancers, advice on hiring publicists and digital marketing options, and the skills you need to produce and sell your book.
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This soup-to-nuts guide is an essential resource for navigating the ins and outs of the self-publishing process.
WEBINARS, PANELS, & WORKSHOPS
Hybrid publishing (not to be confused with being a “hybrid author”) is a growing segment of the publishing industry, with more and more publishers entering into this space or wanting to understand what it’s all about. In this webinar, Brooke Warner, publisher of the hybrid press, She Writes Press, will detail what qualifies presses to be hybrid, what the emerging hybrid press best practices are, and where we’re going from here as the middle ground of publishing opens up to encompass ever more creative and inclusive business models. Webinar Presenter: Brooke Warner
Learn from publishing consultant Jane Friedman about the best services for self-publishing both print books and ebooks—based on your skill level—and how to be effective in your efforts without damaging your credibility or investing more money than you should. While self-publishing doesn’t equal instant success, you’ll learn the principles behind the successful creation and distribution of an ebook or print edition.
Staff attorney Umair Kazi will also discuss pressing issues for authors who are independently published, including the differences between various types of services and the major ebook retailer platforms, what to be wary of in service provider agreements, copyright registration, combating internet piracy, and other intellectual property concerns.
Book Publishing Standards: An Overview of the Most Important Checklist Every Author Needs Before They Publish (video)
In this webinar, Brooke Warner, publisher of She Writes Press and Chair of the Advocacy Committee for the Independent Book Publishers Association, will present the Industry Standards Checklist for a Professionally Published Book. This accessible webinar will detail what indie authors and publishers need to consider in order to have a professionally published book. Warner will include some of the most common mistakes she sees authors and publishers making, and will touch upon the importance of standards in leveling the playing field for authors everywhere. Webinar presenter: Brooke Warner.
Self-Publishing 101: Understanding the Landscape and Opportunities (video)
What are the best services for self-publishing? How much money does it cost to produce a good-quality e-book? What are some of the most effective marketing strategies? Get answers to these questions, plus an unbiased look at the self-publishing scene, including when you should do it, and—if you do—how to be effective in your efforts, without damaging your credibility or investing more money than you should. While self-publishing doesn’t equal instant success, you’ll learn the principles behind the successful creation and distribution of an ebook or print edition.