|MORNING SESSION:How would you like to be walked through a spreadsheet with detailed steps, cost ranges, and options to consider? Compiled from leading book shepherds, independent book producers, and industry experts, this spreadsheet will keep you on track and confident.
How useful would this tool be when you talk with potential vendors?
The budget, which you will receive both printed and in digital format, is broken into six segments: Editing, Book Design, Legal Aspects, Book Production, Distribution, and Marketing.
Presenter Kathleen Kaiser began her self-publishing journey ten years ago as an author and has now helped other writers successfully self-publish. As president of the Small Publishers, Artists & Writers Network, Kathleen works with authors, publishing pros, and publishers across the country and brings the information she learns to this class.
From final draft to published book in your hand–the Many Steps to Editing, Book Design and Book Production.
These two steps—manuscript editing and book production—are very important steps to the success of your book. Without a well-edited book, you will not receive good reviews or win awards, both extremely important to gaining sales.
Editor Naomi Long Eagleson will take on the hard part of letting go of your manuscript —editing, and the four steps all well-received books must go through, self-editing or re-writes, developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading. Each is as important as the other and often requiring completely different skill sets.
Former creative director at St. Martin’s Press and other major houses, Deborah Daly, will go through the steps, show you examples and review the decisions you need to make on size, costs, fonts, etc. Besides the manuscript, an author bio, copyright page information, index for nonfiction, and other details a well-made book should contain will be reviewed.
Kathleen Kaiser will cover: Legal Aspects like Library of Congress and Copyright registrations, Errors & Omission insurance, DRM, and more; Book Production, areview of the top POD (Print on Demand) providers like CreateSpace and Lightening Source, costs per copy, hard or soft cover, ebook conversions, how to come up with the cover price; and, Distribution, the many outlets for both print and ebooks where you should have your book available, including library channels.
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