The Global Indie Author: Your Guide to the World of Self-Publishing by M. A. DemersThe Global Indie Author: Your Guide to the World of Self-Publishing by M. A. Demers

The Global Indie Author: Your Guide to the World of Self-Publishing

byM. A. Demers

Paperback | September 14, 2014

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Self-publishing has truly come into its own. Indie titles have captured up to 25% of the U.S. market, and the phenomenon has expanded globally, with success stories now found in Europe and as far away as India. But as the business has grown so too have the potential landmines, and authors who are best equipped to avoid the traps are those who are best informed. The Global Indie Author 3rd Edition is the definitive guide to this growth industry, exposing its secrets, separating fact from fiction, and providing clear advice for implementing a successful self-publishing project.This edition has been completely updated to reflect developments in ebook technology and includes illustrated step-by-step instructions for building ePubs and Kindle books from your manuscript. Readers will also find tips for designing a print book in a word processor, and how to deal with quality issues with print on demand. The Global Indie Author covers all aspects of self-publishing including:* Book Structure * Manuscript Editing * Copyright and Registration * Copyright and Trademark Infringement * Libel, Obscenity, Hate Literature, Civil Liability * The ISBN System * Software * Manuscript Formatting for eBooks * HTML Editing * Cover and Interior Images * Building and Testing Kindle Books and ePubs * Print Production * Marketing * Distribution and Royalties * Payments and Withholding Tax * The Vanity Press MachinePraise for The Global Indie Author:"I have read many books about self-publishing and have to say how impressed I am with the incredible detail and research that went into putting this book together. Demers goes through virtually everything an author who wants to understand this world would need to know in order to make informed decisions. This tops my recommended list for anybody considering learning more about self-publishing in either print or ebook or both."- Mark Lefebvre, Director, Self-Publishing and Author Relations, Kobo Writing Life"If you are self-publishing, buy The Global Indie Author and read it cover to cover. It is quite possibly the best resource book available for independent authors. It combines overall strategies with step-by-step instructions and expertly guides authors through the complex maze of self-publishing both print and e-books."- Mark Hanen, Words: I Know What I Want To Say - I Just Don't Know How To Say It"The Global Indie Author is an excellent book for anyone who wants a comprehensive guide through the indie publishing journey, whether you are living in the U.S. or living in Denmark. What I loved best is that I know each chapter was extensively researched. I put a lot of work into finding answers on the Internet. This book saves you all that trouble. Buy this book and spend your precious time writing!"- Kate Tremills, Messenger and Queen Isabel
Title:The Global Indie Author: Your Guide to the World of Self-PublishingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:484 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.97 inPublished:September 14, 2014Publisher:Egghead BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0991677617

ISBN - 13:9780991677610

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A huge help... I have just self-published and this book was invaluable. A fantastic resource. Even after I learnt things and researched them elsewhere, I would return to re-read the relevant parts to clarify my understanding. It helped me make my decisions on DRM. It explained front matter and ISBNs and all of the other stuff that I needed to know. And it is well written and a pleasure to read...
Date published: 2015-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have book for anybody interested in self-publishing I was fortunate enough to meet Ms. Demers at a local writer's event and to have purchased the latest copy of her book, "The Global Indie Author." I self-published a set of books many years ago without the luxury of her experience, and it was a challenge. With today's new technology and the latest options for publishing: e-books, vanity press, POD, the world of self-publishing has gotten even more complicated and complex. The adage that, "You don't know what you don't know" could be a slogan for the process of self-publishing. On top of the fact that going blindly can waste a great deal of time and money, if you do it incorrectly you could even lose your hard work to one of unscrupulous businesses that you "think" is making your life easier. If you want to self publish successfully, if you want to protect your work, and if you want to save time and money in this process, then this book is your road map for navigating the stormy seas of self-publishing. I have purchased several other books on this topic, they are also good books; however, none is as complete as this one. The fact that it deals with the American market AND the Canadian market makes it even more versatile and useful. Do yourself a favor, get this book if you want to self-publish.
Date published: 2013-10-06

Table of Contents

PrefaceIntroduction1/  Book Structure2/  Manuscript Editing3/  Copyright4/  Errors & Omissions5/  ISBNs and Other Identifiers6/  Software7/  Cover and Interior Images8/  Manuscript Formatting Essentials for eBooks9/  Taking Control: Editing the HTML10/  Building eBooks With Sigil11/  Print Production12/  Distribution and Royalties13/  Marketing Your Book14/  Getting Paid15/  The Vanity Press MachineEpilogue: Taking the PlungeEndnotesIndex

Editorial Reviews

"I have read many books about self-publishing and have to say how impressed I am with the incredible detail and research that went into putting this book together. Demers goes through virtually everything an author who wants to understand this world would need to know in order to make informed decisions. This tops my recommended list for anybody considering learning more about self-publishing in either print or ebook or both." - Mark Lefebvre, Director, Self-Publishing and Author Relations, Kobo Writing Life"If you are self-publishing, buy The Global Indie Author and read it cover to cover. It is quite possibly the best resource book available for independent authors. It combines overall strategies with step-by-step instructions and expertly guides authors through the complex maze of self-publishing both print and e-books." - Mark Hanen, Words: I Know What I Want To Say - I Just Don't Know How To Say It"The Global Indie Author is an excellent book for anyone who wants a comprehensive guide through the indie publishing journey, whether you are living in the U.S. or living in Denmark. What I loved best is that I know each chapter was extensively researched. I put a lot of work into finding answers on the Internet. This book saves you all that trouble. Buy this book and spend your precious time writing!" - Kate Tremills, Messenger and Queen Isabel"I self-published a set of books many years ago without the luxury of Demers's experience, and it was a challenge. With today's new technology and the latest options for publishing-e-books, vanity press, POD-the world of self-publishing has gotten even more complex. Going in blindly can waste a great deal of time and money. Do yourself a favor, get this book if you want to self-publish." - Karl Schmidt, Tiny Thoughts for Personal Transformation"The Global Indie Author includes vital information . . . I also found the writing, particularly that in the introduction, engaging. I am already recommending this to my clients." - Audrey Owen, Writer'sHelper.com"This book is well-written, well-organized, and very thorough . . . I consulted the book countless times during my own process to publish and it saved me a lot of aggravation and frustration." - Van Clayton Powel, You Are NOT What You Eat (Better Digestive Health In 7 Simple Steps)