Author sells 10,000th self-published books

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

We interrupt this blog to make what I consider a wonderful announcement : Paul Lima has written and self-published 11 books in six years and has sold 10,000 copies of his books. Toronto, Ontario, December 6, 2013 – Paul Lima has written and self-published 10 non-fiction books and one collection of short stories over the last six years and has now sold 10,000 copies of his books. Uncategorized business writing Freelance Writing Self-publishing

Self-publishing takes work…

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Self-publishing takes work, and even money, but it can be rewarding — personally, professionally and even financially. Let’s take a look at the potential rewards and then at the work and potential costs involved in self-publishing a book. If you want to publish a book for friends and family, then self-publishing is the way to go. Although see below for work and costs associated with getting the book ready for self-publication.)

Lead Magnet Ideas For Self-Published Authors

Great Public Speaking

Nowadays, not only mainstream authors can use this, but also self-published authors. In the first place, your creativity and imagination is the reason why your self-published book came to be. This could be of great help to growing your author brand

One Writer’s Tale of Self-Publishing

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

In 2009, 76% of all books released were self-published, according to Publishers Weekly. The number of self-published print and e-books continue to grow exponentially while the number of books issued by traditional publishers declines. This trend is being fostered by both independent authors and the new wave of print on demand (POD) publishers who publish books for would-be authors lacking the technical skills to otherwise self-publish.

Self-publishing takes work – a self-publishing primer

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Self-publishing takes work, and even money, but it can be rewarding — personally, professionally and even financially. Let’s take a look at the potential rewards and then at the work and potential costs involved in self-publishing a book. If you want to publish a book for friends and family, then self-publishing is the way to go. Although see below for work and costs associated with getting the book ready for self-publication.)

Article: Self-Publishing, Author Services Open Floodgates for Writers

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Mid-level authors already know that the era of large advances, generous royalties, book tours and media spots are over. Publishers just don't have the resources to offer them full support. The Internet, online bookstores, e-books, and an economy in decline are cited as some root causes of the steady slump in the traditional publishing industry. Tags: Self-Publishing & Print On Demand

5 Reasons Every Speaker Should Write a Book (and How to Write Yours in 90 Days)

Succeed Speaking

But if it happens to be, you’ll soon have five good reasons to get published, pronto.). I’m betting the reason you haven’t published a book yet is because of something in #3.

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". self-publishing is the new business card," James Altucher, TECH CRUNCH

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

James Altucher, himself a published author, explains the advantages of self-publishing.   Let's blend Altucher's insight and my own experience with self-publishing.  Here's what to recommend about self-publishing: Control.

Mini-review of Produce, Price and Promote Your Self-Published Book and eBook

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

A short review of Produce, Price and Promote Your Self-Published Fiction or Non-fiction Book and eBook has just been posted on Amazon: Paul Lima’s book Produce, Price and Promote Your Self-Published Book or eBook was a valuable resource to me as a new author. The booked helped me create a systematic plan, while guiding me in avoiding some of the pitfalls that can arise from delving into the world of publishing. Luciana Longo, Author, Si Mangia!

Books (including self-published) - New 1 Listed on Amazon, Every 5 Minutes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

From the beginning of careerism, publishing a book was always the price of entry - into the big time. That include the rapid growth among indie or self-published books. The advantage of self-publishing to authors is that there are no gatekeepers.

The Self Publishing Deception

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

Print-On-Demand (or Publish-On-Demand) books are printed as little as 1 book at a time. Thats just the publishing. Well, it costs the publisher $13 so they would be losing $7.25 That means, if your book costs $1 to purchase from the publisher, they want $5 for each book.

5 Reasons Every Speaker Should Write a Book (and a FREE Guide to Write Yours in 90 Days)

Succeed Speaking

But if it happens to be, you’ll soon have five good reasons to get published, pronto.). I’m betting the reason you haven’t published a book yet is because of something in #3.

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9 Tips for Publishing Success — Expert Advice from Author 101 University

Succeed Speaking

Are you writing a book right now and wondering how to get it published? ” — Brendon Burchard, Author of The Charge. The average advance from a major publisher is $500. — David Hancock, founder of Morgan James Publishing.

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Digital Self-publishing: How can traditional publishing not be threatened

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In today's THE WALL STREET JOURNAL article  on digital self-publishing by Geoffrey Folwer and Jeffrey Thrachtenberg, traditional publishers claim they are not threatened.    Yet, the Association of American Publishers tells us that last year U.S. There are a number of key advantages of digital self-publishing that should concern conventional publishers

POD authors go Kindle, ePub: Here’s a bit of a primer

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Now that I've published 6 Amazon Kindle books, a few people have asked me when I'll be updating my Print on demand: Self-publishing getting started primer to include a section on e-books, particularly Kindle and ePub books. Freelance Writing - General Self-Publishing & Print On Demand creating ePub creating Kindle ePub Kindle POD print on deman

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9 Tips for Publishing Success — Expert Advice from Author 101 University

Succeed Speaking

Are you writing a book right now and wondering how to get it published? ” — Brendon Burchard, Author of The Charge. The average advance from a major publisher is $500. — David Hancock, founder of Morgan James Publishing.

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Responding to “Why social media isn’t the magic bullet for self-epublished authors”

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

In this blog post, I respond to "Why social media isn't the magic bullet for self-epublished authors", an article published recently in the Guardian. Self-Publishing & Print On Demand ebooks marketing books

David Frum: Writing without a net

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Discover why widely published author, David Frum, decided to self-publish his seventh book. Self-Publishing & Print On Demand POD print on demand self-publishing

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2009 – a banner year for author’s book sales

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Tags: My Books Self-Publishing & Print On Demand Lightening Source Inc.

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Growth of ebooks and indie authors

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

According to Publisher’s Weekly : Ten years ago, e-books accounted for less than 1% of the trade book market. Writers are drawn to e-book self-publishing for the total creative control, faster access to global markets, and pricing and promotion flexibility. Traditionally published e-book authors earn only 12%–17%. While I have never topped a bestseller list, I self-publish all my book in print and electronic format.

Workshop: Getting Your Book to Market Using Print on Demand (Kitchener)

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

This workshop will define POD, spell out how POD works, reveal the author’s responsibility (other than writing the book) and discuss the steps authors can take to prepare books. Self-Publishing & Print On Demand Workshops, Seminars & Online Courses Paul Lima print on demand workshopThe workshop will also look at what various POD companies do (for you) at what price, and outline the kind of distribution you can expect from POD companies.

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Speakers - Where's Your Book?

Speak and Deliver

Not just what we all have heard about Yeager, either - kindly, he goes deeper than the average speaker turned author. Without getting too deep, writing and publishing a book is simply not that difficult anymore. Yesterday I finished reading "Fumes and a Prayer" by Speaker Dennis Bauer.

Book Authors: Mostly Labor of Love or Marketing Tool

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's rare that a book author will become wealthy, at least not through the royalties from books. Also, increasingly it's irrelevant whether the books are produced by a publisher such as HarperCollins or a self-publisher like iUniverse.com.

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14 Tips Before You Go (to China) - A Book Review, and More

Speak and Deliver

Last week I received Mike Meier's book "A Focused Pursuit in China: 14 Business Tips to Know Before You Go" , (non-affiliate link) which my fellow Toastmaster, Speaker & Author sent specifically for me to review. On the product side: Mike self-published his book, but went to experts to help him with everything from edits to layouts to printing. His creation of Maximizer World Publishing gives that extra touch to 'hide' the self-published factor.

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Do e-book sales cannibalize print sales?

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

A fellow author asked me if I felt my e-book sales were cannibalizing my print book sales, i.e., if I was simply selling as many books as I would have sold if I had only print books (no e-books) available. He has published 10 non-fiction books on business writing, copywriting, freelance writing, creative writing, how to write a non-fiction book, and other topics. He recently published his first book of short stories, Rebel in the Back Seat.

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From American Society of Journalists & Authors, Wed July 20: Learn about Hybrid Publishing

Joan Detz Speaker Services

July ShopTalk Hybrid Publishing: Your Book, Your Way The great news for authors is that they no longer have to choose between the restrictive arrangements of traditional publishing and the Wild West of self-publishing. Tanya Hall, publishing expert and Greenleaf Book Group CEO, will introduce you to the happy middle ground of hybrid publishing where […].

Are You an Author? How to Survive the Book Business Today

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

The author and book business is changing rapidly, and the news is not good for a lot of the players. Established publishers struggle to get attention for their books through traditional channels, and haven’t learned yet how to use the new social media channels well.

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Print on Demand and traditional publishing converging, but…

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Print on Demand and traditional publishing are converging, but serious POD authors feel they don’t get the respect they deserve. I find it ironic because I know a number of authors who have been published by traditional publishers, and they feel the same way. Tags: Self-Publishing & Print On Demand print on demand Let’s face it, we all want to be best sellers. Until we [.].

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Indie Publishing Pot of Gold for Some, Work in Progress for Many

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Marie Force is a New York Times best selling contemporary romance author. She is also a self-published author who is very active in the self-publishing community. She recently surveyed self-published authors and has post the extensive results of the survey on her blog. It was widely publicized through indie author groups and social media. However, 29 percent reported they are indie authors because the frustrations are minimal.

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Accidental Writer: how to write a memoir

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

As the author, I am biased, but I feel I’ve produced an entertaining and engaging book. If you think you might want to self-publish your book (I’ve self-published 15 books) read Mini-review of Produce, Price and Promote Your Self-Published Book and eBook and if you’ve never written a book before, take a look at How To Write A Non-Fiction Book in 60 Days. I’ve done it. I’ve written my memoir, The Accidental Writer.

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[Podcast] From Presentation to Print with Clint Greenleaf

Speaker Launcher

Where do you go to get it published? From traditional publishing, to self-publishing, to hybrid publishing, you do have options. Clint Greenleaf is an author and founder of Greenleaf Book Group. Where do you go to get it published? From traditional publishing, to self-publishing, to hybrid publishing, you do have options. Clint Greenleaf is an author and founder of Greenleaf Book Group.

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"Here's My Book on That." - Traditional Marketing Tactic Risky in Era of Amazon

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yes, it still holds: Publishing a book is the price of entry to the big time.    University of San Diego law professor - Orly Lobel - cemented her space in  the big time after she published "You Don't Own Me." The author maintains total control.

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Book Marketing Made Simple – A Review

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Having published by first book The Presenters Edge, back in December 2016 and, having made loads of book marketing mistakes along the way, I was keen to read Karen Williams Book Marketing Made Simple. My first reaction after reading this useful publication was – “I wish I had read this before I published my first book!” I recommend Book Marketing Made Simple to all aspiring business authors, whether you have self-published a book already or not, for three main reasons.

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Book Marketing Made Simple – A Review

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Having published by first book The Presenters Edge, back in December 2016 and, having made loads of book marketing mistakes along the way, I was keen to read Karen Williams Book Marketing Made Simple. My first reaction after reading this useful publication was – “I wish I had read this before I published my first book!” I recommend Book Marketing Made Simple to all aspiring business authors, whether you have self-published a book already or not, for three main reasons.

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Interview: Wendy Hanson – Sassy Lady

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

She co-authored The Sassy Ladies’ Toolkit for Start-up Businesses, which received the [.] She co-authored The Sassy Ladiesrsquo; Toolkit for Start-up Businesses, which received the Writerrsquo;s Digest Award for Non-Fiction Self-Published Books. Wendy Hanson helps startups and legacy companies act more aggressively, create more accountability and be more innovative. By shifting the culture, she helps teams communicate more clearly and work with focus.

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LinkedIn - Not Exactly Op-Ed Section of WSJ or NYT

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Self-publishing bylined opinion-editorials and articles on it might hurt not help your branding in your discipline. Often there are serial publishers.   What immediately jumps to mind, at least my mind, is this: If the data and point of view are of such value and the author is such an expert and so well-connected, then why wasn't the material accepted by establishment media? LinkedIn is an influential, powerful platform. But not for everything.

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Speakers Put Your Knowledge in an e-Book

Great Public Speaking

A professional public speaker can broaden their audience and build creditability by publishing a book on Kindle. Publishing a book has always been a good idea but until recently it was a very complicated and expensive process.

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Those Opinion-Editorials, Ranging From The Wall Street Journal To LinkedIn Pulse - Assume No One Cares

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Others are self-published on the LinkedIn Pulse platform. The enemies of the author smirk. The secret to having our clients' op-eds accepted at top-tier media and becoming clickbait in self-publishing is this.

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"Send Us Your Book" - Publishing Still Platform for Consultants to Make Big Money

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What's new in the book publishing niche are two developments. One, it's okay to self-publish. If it sinks to the one-million ranking within a month of publication, then the author can become an object of ridicule.

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Ghostwriting Books: Pitch package to prospect

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 In this fast-changing world of how books are published, distributed, and promoted, clients are confused.  Enough sales and buzz could bring establishment book publishers to reprint it in the traditional way. 

We Ghostwriters Don't Need Jobs Report (215,000 additional ones in March) - Surge of requests for real (not e-) books tells us economy is humming

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Confidence in the economy is motivating those in professional services, ranging from public relations leaders to spirituality gurus, to publish a real book. Self-publishing is fine. There are the number folks in the land.

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What is the future of publishing?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

There has been a great deal of handwringing in the book publishing world for the last decade or so over what the Internet is going to do to traditional publishing.    And in the last few years, experimentation has increased, with successful authors like Seth Godin by-passing traditional publishing, new ventures like NetMinds from Tim Sanders and team, and the explosion of various kinds of self-publishing

Book: Long-form Journalism?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As Matthew Ingram notes in the BLOOMBERG BUSINESS WEEK coverage, authors can make plenty of money in this chaos.    For example, Amanda Hocking earned $2 million by self-publishing 12 fiction books for the tween and teen markets.