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Social media is invaluable for spreading the word about you and your book. It is a great way to connect with people, target particular audiences and reach a huge number of people. Social media is one of the most effective tools for book and author promotion. The options really are endless!
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If you really want to make sales of your book it’s not enough to begin marketing your book once it is published. Starting to think about marketing at the very beginning of your publishing process will help you to create a book with sales in mind.
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The word editing can strike fear into the heart of authors. We’ve all heard stories of authors who had battles with their editors and even cases of authors being driven to suicide over artistic differences with their editor. New authors, self publishing or not, who may never have met an editor are understandably wary of scrutiny by the perception that editors are part of a rather carnivorous literary elite.
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Although writing can be great fun, it can also be a lot of hard work. Here are some tips that we have collected from writers over our years in self-publishing.
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An aspect of book production that sometimes causes confusion is that the term “print on demand” can be used to mean different things. At the Choir Press we use the term specifically to mean a service where we fulfil print orders for one or more copies from print ready PDF files we have previously prepared. Delivery of these orders can either be to a consumer who has ordered the book from a bookseller or directly to the self-publishing author or even a third party. What’s more we can offer thi...
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When preparing to self publish your book a little bit of planning ahead can save you a great deal of time and help eliminate errors. When you send a typescript to us it’s helpful if you submit it as a single file. If you can’t do this separate chapters are acceptable but be sure to number them in the correct sequence. The pages should also be numbered consecutively and double line spaced. If the finished book will have a contents page you should draft this although there is no need to insert t...
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Only a handful of inventions can be said to have shaken the world. One of them is the Gutenberg Press. Invented to produce cheap bibles in large quantities for distribution to the poor, Gutenberg inadvertently enabled the modern publishing industry. Thanks to him, school children have textbooks, commuters have novels to read on the train and authors can publish their own work in quantities to suit their needs.
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