What You Need to Know About Self-Publishing

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It's a free online self-publishing tool that helps you prepare your book for printing. Upload a.pdf file of the content. The price of the book covers the production costs and your royalty. In addition, Amazon offers a lot of tips to help you self-publish your book through createspace.com.

How to work with publishers and agents: The Public Words Speaker Forum 2010

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  And that means books published by traditional publishing houses for the most part, though there are exceptions.    But for most speakers, the book helps generate the speaking, and so traditional publishing is important.    At the Public Words Speaker Forum 2010 last week, two speakers held forth on how publishing is changing, what function agents perform, and how to navigate your way through the publishing maze. 

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"Stefano Tonchi v. Advance Publications" - Latest Chapter in Paradise Lost

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As part of its turnaround plan, that former publishing paradise, which treated creative talent like royalty, has been selling off titles. Exactly the right tone and content for all your communications.

Book Authors Now Earn $17,500 Annually (Authors Guild Survey)

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Picking up assignments writing for my own byline for The New York Times or publishing books was fun. In addition, the royalties for syndicating my three blogs ( here and here are the other two) are also increasing. Books careers Content-provider Values Web/Tech Writing

Books As Loss Leaders: More authors realizing that

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 Those include mining the content of tweets and the comments on blogs and news sites.  In exchange the ghostwriters would receive a share of royalties.  Authors publish them as the price of entry to be taken seriously in a career path.

How the Professionals Make Money

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They write it, publish it, and carry it around, as my friend Seth puts it, “as a business card to get speaking gigs.” With royalty for first-time authors between 6% and 10% of the net receipts, the total amounts to about $1 per book going to the author. On the other hand, if you self publish, you stand a chance at making significantly more money if you know how to promote yourself.

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Should You Write an eBook?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Should you publish one?    I get asked these questions all the time by people understandably confused by the sudden explosions of options in publishing thanks to the Internet and the lack of a coherent response by the traditional publishing industry.    Because the publishing industry is changing so fast, I encourage you to weigh in with your experiences.    Publishers used to do 5 things for authors. 

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AMA HANDBOOK OF PUBLIC RELATIONS: Like careers, books have comebacks too

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  It was published around February 17, 2010.    Then I found out through Amazon.com the book was not to be published until mid February 2010.      On this blog I signaled the powers-that-be, ranging from Dilenschneider to publisher American Management Association, that the perspective and content had to be brought up to date.  On Amazon.com, the AMA HANDBOOK OF PUBLIC RELATIONS by Robert L.

What Happened?

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  I assisted with the manuscript and for that am contracted to receive 50% of the royalties, which likely won't be a windfall.   By time the book was in print, the perspective and some content were out of date.    Self-publishing and the desperate need of professional services firms to hand a book to prospects and clients have worsened that already bad situation. 

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