The Writing Biz: 2014 Self Publishing Series


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This four-part Self-Publishing series gave us the opportunity to gain some insight into self publishing from different perspectives. As always the guest experts offered valuable information that you can apply to your writing biz.

The world of self-publishing is continually changing as new ideas and technologies are introduced. I would recommend to anyone who is trying to learn more that they join the Independent Book Publishing Association (IBPA). The educational resources that they provide are outstanding.

Part One: Is Self Publishing Right for You? With Angela Bole and Charlotte Pierce

Will you have the time to invest in the project? Do you understand the process well enough to put out a great book? Will you need help? Do you have the money to pay for costs that you incur?

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Guests:

Angela Bole circleAngela Bole works tirelessly, as the Executive Director of the Independent Book Publishing Association, to help publishers gain the knowledge and resources that they need to make way on this rapidly changing field. Connect with Angela on Google+ and Twitter.

Charlotte bw circle2Charlotte Pierce views her Pierce Press authors as collaborators and partners. Her company, Pierce Press publishes print and electronic books under three imprints: DayTripper Books (travel & family), GiggleQuick Books (children’s), and Peeragogy Books (alternative education). Pierce Press also performs publishing coaching, marketing, and video production services for nonprofits, small businesses, and individuals. Charlotte is co-president of Independent Book Publishers of New England (IPNE). Charlotte hosts Indie Office Hours, a live-streaming show about the publishing process, and Face the Book TV, which focuses on books, authors, and the writing process.

 

Part Two: Drafting Your Self Publishing Team with Charlotte Pierce

It would be pretty tough to handle every single aspect of self publishing by yourself. You will probably need help with editing, formatting, cover design, marketing and more. You should be clear on your needs and your budget. You also need to manage the project to make surer that all the pieces fit together and result in a great book!

 

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Guest:

Charlotte bw circle2Charlotte Pierce views her Pierce Press authors as collaborators and partners. Her company, Pierce Press publishes print and electronic books under three imprints: DayTripper Books (travel & family), GiggleQuick Books (children’s), and Peeragogy Books (alternative education). Pierce Press also performs publishing coaching, marketing, and video production services for nonprofits, small businesses, and individuals. Charlotte is co-president of Independent Book Publishers of New England (IPNE). Charlotte hosts Indie Office Hours, a live-streaming show about the publishing process, and Face the Book TV, which focuses on books, authors, and the writing process.

Part Three: Financing Your Publishing Adventure with Stephanie Sims

Where will the money come from? There are several avenues that you can follow to fund your book. Stephanie Sims offers great advice on what to look for and how best to approach different methods of funding.

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Guest:

Stephanie Sims CircleStephanie Sims is a finance rockstar and in her own words. “Recovering investment banker, champion of business owners, lover of the written word, wife of a Frenchman, mom of three”. Connect with Stephanie on Google+ or visit her website.

 

Part Four: Exploring the Different Self-Publishing Platforms with Penny Sansevieri

With every self publishing platform there are different methods of creating your self published book. Penny Sansevieri suggests that you sure that you thoroughly investigate your options. Evaluate the costs, your rights, the benefits they offer, exposure and more before you make a decision. Don’t forget to read and reread all contracts! If you don’t understand something ask an expert. Also ask around your writing community for suggestions and advice that can help you make your decision.

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Guest:

Penny Sansevieri circlePenny C. Sansevieri, CEO and founder of Author Marketing Experts, Inc., is a best-selling author and internationally recognized book marketing and media relations expert. Her company is one of the leaders in the publishing industry and has developed some of the most cutting-edge book marketing campaigns. She is the author of five books, including Red Hot Internet Publicity, which has been called the “leading guide to everything Internet.” AME is the first marketing and publicity firm to use Internet promotion to its full impact through The Virtual Author Tour™, which strategically works with social networking sites, micro-blogs, blogs, book videos, and relevant sites to push an author’s message into the virtual community and connect with sites related to the book’s topic, positioning the author in his or her market. AME has had five recent books top the bestseller lists, including New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal. To learn more about Penny’s books or her promotional services, you can visit her website at http://www.amarketingexpert.com. To subscribe to her free ezine, send a blank email to: mailto:subscribe@amarketingexpert.com

Yesterday on The Writing Biz we aired part one in out three-part series on Book Marketing: The Basics with Shawn Manaher and Rivka Kawano.

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About Laura Williams

Freelance writer, graphic designer and social marketing strategist. Host of The Writing Biz show a live stream and podcast that helps writers manage and grow their businesses.

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