Feeling overwhelmed by the whole indie publishing process? Fear not. Here’s some great advice from a wonderful person who has taught me a lot about the industry. Take it away, Rachael!
Couldn’t have said it better myself.
I am finally (finally!) compiling my “Starting Out as an Indie Author” series into a book, and since I started this weekend, I’ve noticed a couple of things I still need to add. Since the first part of the book revolves around the question, “Is Self-Publishing For You?” I realized I had to write my own version of the consideration of the pros and cons of indie and traditional publishing. (I have a few more things up my sleeve that I will probably blog about in the next week or two.)
So with no further ado, here’s my take on the debate:
Advantages of Self Publishing
A traditionally published novel can easily take up to two years from the time it is accepted to the time it actually comes out…
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This is the fifth article in the series: How Not to Get Overwhelmed with Indie Publishing. Below is the list, including links to the subjects we’ve already covered. Today’s topic is Copyright. We’ll be focusing on US, though, because that’s where I live. It will be purely informational since copyright involves law, and I do not give legal advice.
- Acquiring Beta Readers
- Editing/Editor Considerations
- Book Cover Design
- The Back Cover Synopsis & Author Bio
- Copyright (US)
- Paper & Ebook Publishing Platforms (mainly US)
- ISBN (and bar code (US))
- Ebook Formatting
- Paperback and Hardbound Formatting
- Uploading Your Book to One or Various Platforms
- Marketing Strategies
Here’s the symbol
Here are the codes for various uses of the copyright symbol:
Here’s the definition of Copyright from Merriam-Webster:
“the exclusive legal right to reproduce, publish, sell, or distribute the matter and form of something (as a literary, musical, or artistic work)”
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I read this on another blog and found it interesting. Thoughts on this?
Before I start explaining, when I say ‘book shops’, I’m not talking about one-store indies, but chains such as Waterstones. And although it’s fairly easy to have your book displayed on a local level, it’s much harder to get your self-published book stocked nationally by such chains. And that’s what I’m going to explore here, with the help of Linton Robinson and Dave Bricker.
It must be every writer’s dream, to walk into their nearest branch of Waterstones, or Barnes and Noble (if it wasn’t for the recession, digital disruption, and a whole host of other reasons, there may have been more), and see their book proudly standing, face out, in the shop’s most visible, attractive display. Or better still, the window. Just picture the scene, if you will….
“My book!” you sigh, picking a copy up from the large pile, silently pleading with everyone loitering amongst the other…
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