Self-publishing takes work…

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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.)

Author sells 10,000th self-published books

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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

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One Writer’s Tale of Self-Publishing

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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

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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.)

Introduction to “Produce, Price and Promote Your Self-Published Fiction or Non-fiction Book and eBook”

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I presume you are reading this book because you have written a book, or are writing a book or plan to write a book, and are thinking of self-publishing it. Or you have written a book and have been shopping it around but have not landed an agent or publisher, and are now thinking of self-publishing it. My Books Self-Publishing & Print On Demand POD print on demand self-publishing

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

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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.

The writer who made millions by self-publishing online

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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

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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)

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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

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

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

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

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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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Public Speaking Business Marketing - Self Publishing CDs

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

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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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Print on Demand blog posts and video trailer

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

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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.

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

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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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Do e-book sales cannibalize print sales?

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Freelance Writing - General Marketing Your Services My Books Self-Publishing & Print On Demand creating e-books creating e-pubs e-books Kindle books sales of e-booksDo e-book sales cannibalize print sales? Find out what Paul Lima has experienced.

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

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Self-Publishing & Print On Demand Workshops, Seminars & Online Courses Paul Lima print on demand workshopThis 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. The 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. Workshop will be held in Kitchener.).

Make sure your book title is Amazon “SEO” friendly

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Self-Publishing & Print On Demand SEOI can’t believe how How To Write A Non-fiction Book In 60 Days and several other of my books on writing and freelance writing continue to sell well on Amazon – in the US and the UK, especially as Kindles. I am doing no promotion, other than the odd tweet and blog post, and the [.].

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Print On Demand Video Primer: How to Get Your Book to Market

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Print on Demand (POD) is a popular, affordable short-run publishing process that can be used to self-publish and sell print and electronic copies of your book(s) from your website and/or from leading online booksellers such as Amazon and Barnes and Noble in the US, Indigo-Chapters in Canada and WH Smith in the UK. Self-Publishing & Print On Demand Paul Lima POD pod video print on demand self-publishingPOD video now available.

Speakers - Where's Your Book?

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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.

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

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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

LinkedIn - Self-Publish As An Influncer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Self-publishing on LinkedIn as an Influencer is a smart career move. So valuable is this self-publishing opportunity that leaders and hustlers are now advertising for ghostwriters to create them. This could become as standard in a publicity plan as having an article published in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times has been. So, how do you start self-publishing on LinkedIn?

E-book give-away summer social media contest

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Freelance Writing - General My Books Self-Publishing & Print On Demand business writing book freelance writing books summer book contestYou can win a PDF or Kindle version of any one of my dozen books or short reports. The contest is easy to enter, if you are using any form of social media, such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, a blog, and so on.

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

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On the product side: Mike self-published his book, but went to experts to help him with everything from edits to layouts to printing. The finished product doesn't look self-published at all - in fact, the over-sized cover flaps on heavy stock give the book bulk despite its size. His creation of Maximizer World Publishing gives that extra touch to 'hide' the self-published factor. For all practical purposes, Mike is a publisher.

SEO in non-fiction book titles can boost sales

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[Excerpt from Produce, Price and Promote Your Self-Published Fiction or Non-fiction Book and eBook - [link] . When I first started to self-publish, I did not use a distributor that got my books into Amazon. Excerpt from Produce, Price and Promote Your Self-Published Fiction or Non-fiction Book and eBook - [link] . Uncategorized print on demand Self-publishing SEO

Print-on-Demand (POD) for Beginners seminar (Toronto; Nov. 12)

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This Print on Demand (POD) workshop covers a variety of topics related to self-publishing and marketing your books, including: - POD defined - Difference between POD, vanity publishing, and vanity POD - Importance of targeting your audience (before you write) - POD companies/options - Specific [.]. Self-Publishing & Print On Demand Workshops, Seminars & Online Courses POD print on demand self-publishing

Public Speaking Business - Kindle For Self Publishing

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Publishing a book has always been a good idea, but until now, it has been a complicated and costly endeavor. And if you think digital publishing is not really 'being published'. You can write, publish and sell a book (or many books) with a very minimal investment. While you are waiting for that major publisher to print and sell your work, your competition has already been selling thousands of digital copies and getting their name and celebrity out there.

Principles of self-publishing (or why January was my best book sale month ever)

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Book selling milestone reached today

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Self-Publishing & Print On Demand Lightening Source Lulu print on demandJust minutes ago, I sold my 1500th print on demand (POD) book through Lulu.com, an online POD sales and fulfillment company. I'm just shy of 3,000 books sold overall through all sources.

The Self Publishing Deception

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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.

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

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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.

Yes, A Book Is Still "Price Of Entry" - Agent/Publisher Route, Self-Publishing, Home-Publishing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If you haven't published one, you are at a disadvantage. Why You   Publish. Therefore, you have consider how you go about publishing your book. Agent-Publisher Route. One is the agent/publisher route.   Self-Publishing. Home-Publishing.

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.

". 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.  Probably the most important thing he says is that the line has blurred between having one's book produced by a publishing house and self-published by a fee-for-service publisher.

LinkedIn Self-Publishing Could Become As Powerful As The Wall Street Journal Op-Ed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Self-publishing on LinkedIn as an Influencer is a smart career move. So valuable is this self-publishing opportunity that leaders and hustlers are now advertising for ghostwriters to create them. This could become as standard in a publicity plan as having an article published in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times has been. So, how do you start self-publishing on LinkedIn?

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. In addition, Amazon offers a lot of tips to help you self-publish your book through createspace.com. You know that public speaking book you have always wanted to write but never did because you would have to pay the printer to print hundreds more than you need and then store them forever in your garage? I have good news for you.

Guest post: My Path to Print On Demand Poetry

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Poet uses print on demand to publish her poetry and raise funds for UNICEF. Self-Publishing & Print On Demand Heather Grace Stewart poetry and print on demand print on demand

Self-Publishing Comparisons

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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