Show Me About Book Publishing: Survive and Thrive in Today's Literary Jungle

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Show Me About Book Publishing: Survive and Thrive in Today's Literary Jungle

by John Kremer, Judith Briles, Rick Frishman

Morgan James Publishing | April 10, 2011 | Trade Paperback |

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What''s Smart Publishing Got to Do with You and Your Book?
One Word … Everything!

Publishing is morphing on a daily basis … If you are a new author, you''ve got publishing questions. Plenty of them. If you are an already published author, you should have publishing questions. Plenty of them. Show Me About Book Publishing has the answers.

The traditional ways and whys of publishing are broken. Fewer deals, lesser advances, more work, reduced royalties and not a lot of fun. Show Me About Book Publishing is all about the new, new way that savvy authors create their book, control its destiny and are financially successful.

In Show Me About Book Publishing, sought after publishing consultants, veteran authors and independent publishers Judith Briles, Rick Frishman and John Kremer reveal the whys, how-tos and don''ts in today''s authoring and publishing worlds. They will show you how to:

-Publish Smart
-Avoid Costly Mistakes
-Create the Right Team for Your Book
-Pre-Sell Your Book
-Craft a Platform and a Following
-Follow a Timeline that Keeps You on Target
-Sell Foreign Rights
-Design Covers that WOW
-Understand the Dollars and Sense of Publishing
-How to Create and Launch Your Book with Pizzazz, Passion and Panache

Should you Traditionally Publish, Self-Publish, Pay-to-Publish, ePublish … which is right for you and your book? Show Me About Book Publishing has the answers to your publishing questions that you have and those you didn''t know existed.

Your guides will show you how to survive and thrive in the publishing jungle!

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 230 Pages, 8.66 × 5.91 × 0.39 in

Published: April 10, 2011

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1600378552

ISBN - 13: 9781600378553

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Show Me About Book Publishing: Survive and Thrive in Today's Literary Jungle

Show Me About Book Publishing: Survive and Thrive in Today's Literary Jungle

by John Kremer, Judith Briles, Rick Frishman

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 230 Pages, 8.66 × 5.91 × 0.39 in

Published: April 10, 2011

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1600378552

ISBN - 13: 9781600378553

About the Book

Show Me About Book Publishing reveals the dollars and sense of publishing--and a game plan that every author needs to implement to be successful with the publishing game.

Table of Contents

People Are Talking
Dedication
Acknowledgements
Foreword - Dan Poynter
Introduction
1 Is There a Book in You?
2 What''s What in Publishing Today ... Yesterday is Yesterday
3 Money Talks ... Do You Listen?
4 Your Publishing Team ... Soloing Doesn''t Work
5 To Shepherd, or Not to Shepherd?...That Shouldn''t Be Your Question
6 Publishing Requires Editing ... No Exceptions!
7 Front Matter, Back Matter and Other Matter
8 Book Covers Talk ... Does Yours POP ... or Snooze?
9 The Publishing Clock is Ticking ...Practical Timeline
10 Pre-Publication Platforms ...Sell Before You Print
11 Foreign Rights ... Where Your Mailbox Finds a Friend
12 Rebounding When You Hit the Wall...Everyone Gets Stuck Sometime
13 You Think You Are Done ... You Are Not
14 Mistakes to Avoid ... Or Saving Money 101
15 Afterword
16 Resources, Resources & More Resources
Sneak Preview: Next in the Show Me About series
About the Authors

From the Publisher

What''s Smart Publishing Got to Do with You and Your Book?
One Word … Everything!

Publishing is morphing on a daily basis … If you are a new author, you''ve got publishing questions. Plenty of them. If you are an already published author, you should have publishing questions. Plenty of them. Show Me About Book Publishing has the answers.

The traditional ways and whys of publishing are broken. Fewer deals, lesser advances, more work, reduced royalties and not a lot of fun. Show Me About Book Publishing is all about the new, new way that savvy authors create their book, control its destiny and are financially successful.

In Show Me About Book Publishing, sought after publishing consultants, veteran authors and independent publishers Judith Briles, Rick Frishman and John Kremer reveal the whys, how-tos and don''ts in today''s authoring and publishing worlds. They will show you how to:

-Publish Smart
-Avoid Costly Mistakes
-Create the Right Team for Your Book
-Pre-Sell Your Book
-Craft a Platform and a Following
-Follow a Timeline that Keeps You on Target
-Sell Foreign Rights
-Design Covers that WOW
-Understand the Dollars and Sense of Publishing
-How to Create and Launch Your Book with Pizzazz, Passion and Panache

Should you Traditionally Publish, Self-Publish, Pay-to-Publish, ePublish … which is right for you and your book? Show Me About Book Publishing has the answers to your publishing questions that you have and those you didn''t know existed.

Your guides will show you how to survive and thrive in the publishing jungle!

About the Author

Rick Frishman is founder of Planned Television Arts and coauthor of "Guerilla Publicity, Networking Magic," and the Author 101 series.

Editorial Reviews

Reviewer: Joel Friedlander, The Bookman The authors are all heavyweights in the independent book publishing and marketing fields.  Judith Briles  as the founder of Mile High Press, the author of 28 books with sales over 1 million copies, and a book shepherd ( TheBookShepherd.com ). She also runs the  AuthorU  publishing program in Colorado and has a second book on writing and publishing coming out this year. Rick Frishman  is the founder of  Planned Television Arts , Publisher at Morgan-James Publishing, the co-author of 10 books, and probably the most famous book publicist today. John Kremer , of course, is John Kremer, the author of the seminal  1001 Ways to Market Your Books , The Book Marketing Update , and one of the best publishing resources online,  Bookmarket.com So what kind of book do these three powerhouses of independent publishing put together? I was curious to have a look. What Do Three Mega-Book Marketers Write About? The book starts off with an examination of your options when it comes to publishing a book, including traditional paths to publishing. There are copious warnings about staying away from subsidy and “vanity” publishing companies, and many examples are provided from the combined experience of the authors to demonstrate what happens when you mess up. There’s an interesting discussion of the difference between book coaches, book consultants, and book shepherds, and how you might go about findin
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