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. Self-publishing a book can help you professionally. There is work involved in self-publishing.

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.

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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

Why (and how) you should publish your speeches

The Eloquent Woman

If you give a speech, but don't take steps to publish or preserve it afterward, did you make a sound? Speakers who work without a text may feel they have nothing to save, but in fact, you have plenty of publishing options, text or no text.

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. Self-publishing a book can help you professionally. There is work involved in self-publishing.

Book marketing hints and tips to help you sell your published or self-published book

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Marketing Your Services My Books Self-Publishing & Print On Demand POD promoting books self-publisingUsing the book marketing hints and tips in this blog post won't guarantee that your book will become a best seller or that you will sell boxes of books. However, not using the book marketing hints and tips in this blog post all but guarantees that you will not sell any, or will only sell a few, books.

Publishing Tips for the Multimedia Age

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Greg will present Publishing Tips for the Multimedia Age, a look at how you can turn the material you produce for your agency into […]. On Wednesday, November 16, the National Association of Government Communicators hosts Greg Leatherman, managing editor of ECO magazine and former communicator for NASA, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the FBI.

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? The average advance from a major publisher is $500. — David Hancock, founder of Morgan James Publishing.

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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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.

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

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

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. Survey responses from nearly 2,000 indie authors, half of them entirely indie published, give insight into the industry and advice on how indie authors can make a better success of their business. Marie Force is a New York Times best selling contemporary romance author.

Single-source publishing with PowerPoint–use PowerPoint for all versions of your training!

PowerPoint Tips

The post Single-source publishing with PowerPoint–use PowerPoint for all versions of your training! This is a guest blog post by Dimitri Roman.

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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 […].

How to pivot, publish & prosper: keynote speakers for #ASJA2017

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Publish. By Estelle Erasmus As Chair for the 2017 ASJA Conference in NYC, with the theme of Pivot. Prosper, I’m delighted to announce our keynote speakers for members only day and non-members day. Both speakers reflect the purpose of our theme and have copious amounts of advice to share for today’s practicing freelance writer and […]. Freelance Writing News, events, and awards Professional organizations

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

Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur: How to publish a book

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur: How to publish a book, by Guy Kawasaki and Shawn Welch. This book is for anybody who has or is considering writing, publishing and distribution an ebook, and will save you hours of time and frustration.

The writer who made millions by self-publishing online

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

all through self-publishing! Self-Publishing & Print On Demand POD print on demand self-publishingIn "20 months Hocking has sold 1.5m books and made $2.5m". Disbelief! But true.

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. Living in the information highway has made life easier for all of us.

Yin and Yang of (self)Publishing & Print on Demand (POD)

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

If you are interested in self-publishing or POD (print on demand), you might find the following three videos on "The Yin and Yang of (self)Publishing" of interest. Self-Publishing & Print On Demand Paul Lima POD

Authors versus publishers in the digital age

Max Atkinson

As many of you will know, there's quite a debate going on about Google's plan to make every book ever published available online. Although publishers are making a lot of noise about it, they've stayed remarkably quiet about another wheeze they've been exploiting since the digital age got under way - and about which they haven't bothered to tell their authors. No", said the publishers of the day (Routledge).

Seminar: How to Self-publish and Market your Print on Demand and e-Book

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Seminar: How to Self-publish and Market your Print on Demand and e-Book. 27 in Toronto. Workshops, Seminars & Online Courses

Geetesh Bajaj of publishes new e-book on PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts

PowerPoint Tips

Ever want to work faster in PowerPoint? Of course you do! Geetesh’s new 44-page e-book, PowerPoint Keyboard Shortcuts , is the most complete collection of shortcuts I’ve seen for PowerPoint 2003, 2007, and 2010.

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Public Speaking Business Marketing - Self Publishing CDs

Great Public Speaking

How much money do you have invest to start publishing Cd's? Using the Print-on-Demand method of self publishing, you can print and ship Cd's to customers starting with no money up front. As a public speaker, it's a great idea to take the availability of your training and offer it to more people than just those who attend your speeches and workshops.

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Talking about Presentation Zen with my publisher

Presentation Zen

While my wife and kids were checking out the Americas Cup down the street, my publisher Nancy Ruenzel and I sat down for a chat in the Peachpit Press studio. It''s hard to believe that it has been six years since Peachpit Published my first book, Presentation Zen.

Resonate Is Hot Off the iBook Presses!

Duarte Blog

We are proud to say that Resonate is the first interactive business book built using Apple’s iBooks Author, a tool to help publishers create digital books that leverage the iPad’s video, sound, interactive diagrams, and text functionality. Resonate has made the leap from book to iBook !

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How to Write a Bestseller – 10 Lessons Learned from Jack Canfield and Steve Harrison

Succeed Speaking

To do that, you must have promotional partners who will tell others about your book — and you need to start building those relationships now , not when the book is published! At least 80% of your book’s success will depend on you , not your publisher.

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The Op-Ed - 4 Tips To Get It Published In Influential Media

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The trick, though, is to craft the op-ed so that it is published in influential media. Of course, that op-ed was published in The Wall Street Journal. The op-ed, that is the opinion-editorial, has become a dominant vehicle for communication.

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The Comeback: Can Publishing a Book (like Ellen Pao) Jump-Start the Process, Even in Digital Times

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That specific approach to a comeback is built on the analogue-world strategy of publishing a hard cover book.  Ellen Pao had lost the high-profile gender discrimination lawsuit against her former employer venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins.

Print on Demand blog posts and video trailer

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Self-Publishing & Print On Demand POD print on demand self-publishingPrint on Demand blog posts and video trailer now available online.

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Webinar: Introduction to Self-Publishing Sat. Nov. 8

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Webinar: Introduction to Self-Publishing. Self-publishing is a booming business. If you have written, or are writing, a book, your future most likely includes self-publishing — whether you want to sell your book to the general public, at conferences and events, or just to family and friends. Invest a couple hours of your time and discover what self-publishing is all about and find out more about your self-publishing options.

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Ana Marie Cox: Publishing on Campaign 2012 in

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Her opinion piece on Mitt Romney was published yesterday in  Ana Marie Cox left the Washington D.C. area but not opining on politics.    Here you can read it. Branding careers Current Affairs Media Politics Values Web/Tech Weblogs Writing

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Speakers - Where's Your Book?

Speak and Deliver

Without getting too deep, writing and publishing a book is simply not that difficult anymore. Publish it - CreateSpace, Smashwords, Kindle - their are many services now available that allow you to self-publish without you filling your garage with books.

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

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

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 Mid-level authors already know that the era of large advances, generous royalties, book tours and media spots are over.

How Many Spokes on Your Content Wheel?

Succeed Speaking

This week’s newsletter is inspired by a statement from Mark Schoenwald, the new CEO of Thomas Nelson (the sixth largest American trade publisher and world’s largest Christian publisher, according to Wikipedia): We can no longer think of ourselves as just a book publisher, but as a content provider. Business Strategy Content Delivery Publishing National Speakers Association

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People I’m Grateful for #10 – Harlequin Publishing – A Publisher Gets It Right

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

What do Harvard Business Publishing and Harlequin – the publisher of a gazillion romance novels – have in common?    The romance novel publisher has a devoted following of mostly women who devour its books, and Harlequin has helped them create a community that talks about a great deal more than the torrid fiction itself.    I’m hoping that some traditional publishers read Eleanor’s words and say to themselves, “Why don’t we do that?”

You Have a Great Voice, Now What?

Manner of Speaking

The Audio Publishers Association has a wonderful site that explains how to become a narrator and offers a variety of resources for this niche. Guest Posts Audio Publishers Association public speaking Sarah Stockton Voice acting Voice Actors Voice-over

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How to Create an Extraordinarily Effective Speech-Marketing Tool

Pivotal Public Speaking

Best yet, you needn’t pay a penny to publish your gem in either bound or digital format, and it can be yours in minutes or days. where you can send the tool to get it published free and fast, looking the way you want, both bound and digitally downloadable! •

5 Questions to ask before you start to write your non-fiction book

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

My Books Self-Publishing & Print On Demand books by Paul Lima how to write a non-fiction book in 60 days how to write non-fiction book non-fiction book planning to write non-fiction bookA friend of mine told me he was starting to write a non-fiction book. I congratulated him and asked, “Have you answered your who, what, where, when and why yet?”. I suggested that he take a look at the W5, from the perspective of thinking about and planning his book, before he started to write.

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Use W5 to help you communicate effectively

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Business Training Business Writing Published ArticlesWhether you are writing or talking, communicating effectively is important. To demonstrate the point, I often tell the story of the golf course groundskeeper who hired a young trainee. The day the trainee showed up, the groundskeeper said, “See those bundles of sod on the truck? I want you to re-sod the areas that I’ve staked out around the 18 flags on the golf course. I’ll be back at the end of the day to check on your progress.”.

Publishers - The Facebook Wednesday Massacre

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Eventually, one wonders how many publishers will be left standing. Even before this official move, publishers have been experiencing a significant falloff in traffic as Facebook was tilting more of its News Feed to users.