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

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.)

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.

Is self-publishing worth it?

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For some writers using traditional publishers, that would not be nearly enough. All I know is I earn on 200 books what a traditional publisher would have paid me if they had sold 1,000 books. If a traditional publisher made me an offer that made sense, I’d think about it. I’ve helped friends who wanted a book to give to family and friends… So you have to know why you want to self publish before you embark on the journey.

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.

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

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?

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.

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

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.

". 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.

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.

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.

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

Self-Publishing Comparisons

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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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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

The profitable world of self-publishing

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The question facing me now was who would be chosen from among thousands of publishers to bring my masterpiece to the waiting, eager multitudes. After many submissions to numerous publishing houses and many rejection slips, I finally found one who agreed to publish my book.

David Frum: Writing without a net

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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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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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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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Publishers, retailers tussle over e-book prices

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Publishers, retailers tussle over e-book prices. Self-Publishing & Print On Demand ebooks POD self-publishing

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

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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.

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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

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Book royalty cheque arrives and I am smiling

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Tags: Self-Publishing & Print On Demand POD print on demand self-publishing

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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On-demand book publishing booms in 2008

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publishing industry passed a key marker last year, with the publication of more "on-demand" or short-run titles than traditional books, a U.S. company that keeps publishing statistics says. Tags: Self-Publishing & Print On Demand print on demand self-publishing The U.S.

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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

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

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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