Self-Publishing Today

Publishing Your Book from Concept to Completion

A Quarterly Journal

4 Quarterly Editions plus 2 Special Editions each year
170 mm x 245 mm in full color

Gone are the days when we were beholden to the caprice and connivance of staid publishing establishments. Instead, we have today an amazing facility at our fingertips—the ability to effectively and economically self-publish, to convey our story to the world at large, and maintain a modicum of control over the integrity of our work.

Nevertheless, and to avoid those priggish publishing houses from wagging their “I told you so!” fingers at us, we must continue to maintain the highest standards in our writing and in the production of our books.

And Self-Publishing Today, with its ever-morphing and evolving content, will provide you with the knowledge and tools to do just that. We hope you will take advantage of this beautifully presented bimonthly journal, and pick up great tips from some of the great literary masters, glean techniques from experienced book designers and graphic artists, keep abreast of the latest production technologies, discover new and effective ways to get your book to market, and maintain full control over your book from concept to completion. An annual subscription to Self-Publishing Today will be one of the best investments you could ever make.


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Some of the talking points you’ll find in Self-Publishing Today

On Writing

Write to Empower, Enrich, Entertain, + Educate
Fiction Versus Nonfiction: What Really Sells
Biographies + Memoirs: Important Issues
Writing with Conviction + Commitment
Who’s Telling Your Story, and When?
Why Good Grammar + Punctuation Matter
Bad Writing Habits + How to Break Them
Choosing the Right Editors + Proofreaders
Breaking the Rules, aka Developing Style
An Introduction to Prefaces + Preambles
Coming to Conclusions

Designing Your Book

Books Should be Beautiful
Choosing the Right Layout Software
Common Book Sizes + Their Rationale
Choosing the Right Typeface or Font
To Justify or not to Justify: It Matters
Understanding Leading + Kerning
Clean Lines + Negative Space
Finding a Good Illustrator
Images, Captions + Citations
Formatting Contents + Appendices
Your Book In Other Languages

Printing + Binding

The End Product: Key Considerations
Print Brokers: Should You Use Them?
The Use of Color + All Its Implications
Pondering Paper: Texture, Weight + Function
The Game Changer: Short-Run Lithography
Letterpress: It’s Alive and Well, and Beautiful
The Print-on-Demand Option: Pros + Cons
Short-Run Digital Printing: Pros + Cons
Binding Formats + Their Rationale
Online Book-Printing Services: Pros + Cons
Regional + Foreign-Language Rights

Fulfillment + Logistics

What is Fulfillment + How Does It Work?
The Importance of Professional Packaging
Media Mail + Postal Book Rates
Shipping Your Book in Bulk Quantities
Distribution in the USA + Canada
Distribution in Europe + the United Kingdom
Distribution in Australia + New Zealand
Distribution in Central + South America
Distribution in the Asian Markets + Africa

eBooks + Audio Books

Formatting Your Book for Electronic Delivery
eBook Distribution: Online Venues
Downloading eBooks from Your Website
Cross-Promoting Print + Electronic Versions
Creating an Audio Version of Your Book
Online Venues for Your Audio Book
Audible® from Amazon®
Other eDelivery Considerations
The Virtual Book + Why It’s Here to Stay
The Future of Virtual Reading


Marketing Strategy

Devise an Effective Marketing Game Plan
Setting Your Book’s Price: Crucial Factors
Build Your Own Website: It’s Essential
Promoting Your Book on Social Media
How to Market eBooks + Audio Books
Targeted Opt-In Email Campaigns
Promote Your Book on YouTube® + Vimeo®
Alerting the Print + Broadcast Media
Special Events + Book Signings
Teaming Up with a Charitable Cause
Selling on®
Other Online Marketing Venues
Crowdfunding: Does It Work?

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