I recently moved and decided to switch to http://www.direct4tv.com/ for all my television needs, and I saw a special on television about the world of self-publishing. It seems that because the writing market is becoming increasingly over saturated with people trying to be the next J.K. Rowling, it has become harder for writers to get their foot in the door the traditional way. Back in the day, you use to have to send a typed and printed manuscript to a publisher with a self-addressed stamped envelope. You’d stick that thing in the mailbox and that was it – hope for the best. However, because of advances in technology and e-readers, it seems that self-publishing is the way many writers are getting discovered these days.
You might have heard about different self-publishing groups that help writers get in touch with publishers. Services like Amazon now make it ten times easier for writers to get their work out to a wider audience and, thanks to the latest in e-reader technology; it is easier for people to get these books on the go. Publishers also look at these self-published works and the reception they get and, as a result, many people who self-publish using this method have been picked up by publishers.
E-books offer many advantages than traditional hard copy books. They are less expensive to make, easier to sell, easy to promote and helps the environment. Once thought of as the last hope for the beginning author, now even established authors release electronic books or make sure their publishers place their books in e-format for their fans.
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There are numerous ways that one can get their books published online. Many sites specialize in publishing works by new authors. One can either get a tradtional book published online, or can publish an ebook. One can simply google terms “publish your book online” to get a list of providers.
One simply has to contact the publishers in question to get a list of their requirements for (more…)
There are plenty of new writers out there who want to find a way to get their stories and novels published. It has always been the dream of emerging authors to achieve the same fame and fortune that their idols enjoy. That is why so many of these writers feel as though they should seek out publishing houses in hopes of gaining a high amount of recognition. After all, (more…)
Most how-to books on the market are boring dry affairs. They simple list all the steps one after another and ignore any sort of style or creative writing. Being able to write and publish a creative how-to book will allow you to stand out from the crowd and gain success in a world dominated by boring books.
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“So you’ve written a book, now what?”, is a question that occurs to most beginning authors. The first thing that’s needed is to find a reliable firm to publish the book. Authors have already done the difficult part, now it’s time to ensure that their book is printed. There are a number of publishing firmswho can provide services for authors. Many publishers will read manuscripts and offer authors advice on their work. This can (more…)