Believe it or not you can get your book published for no cost to you at all. All you have to do is submit your manuscript and if your manuscript is accepted you will not only get published but get paid royalties for your hard work. I know you’re saying where are these companies that are willing to risk this no money out of your pocket to get you an unknown author not only published but paid. Believe it or not you are doing them a favor. First of all you are bringing your completed or semi-completed work to them to examine and determine its worthiness to be published. Secondly they will be paid a percentage of the royalty that you will receive from the sell of your book.
One such company is Publish America, Inc. they allow new and unpublished authors to submit their books for publishing they can be found at publishamerica.com. Publish America publishes more new titles than any other publishing company, books are available in both hard and soft covers and if your manuscript is accepted it doesn’t cost you a penny. The Publish America website tells you how to submit your manuscript and how you will be paid. There website welcomes new authors, gives submission information , facts and figures, marketing information, copyright information, discusses royalties, book ownership and other important topics. They tell you how long you should wait for a reply from them which usually is 1-2 days initially.
Published.com is a company where new authors can learn how to get published and promote there books. They encourage new authors to make the Published.com Book Directory their first marketing move. This service is totally free with no strings attached. The high page rank of this directory in search engines will help interested readers find your book. Also if you have a website or a blog for your book a link from Published.com can help improve your sites search engine ranking. Published.com can teach you how to get your published book into independent book stores, generate a buzz about your book on Myspace, how to market your book, and how to market your book to online book clubs. Just go to publised.com and get started.
1.) Visit independent book stores in your area and give out free copies of your book, follow up and get stocking orders.
2.) Offer to hold a author event in their store. Partner with them on pre-event marketing and make it fun.
3.) Consider the Book Sense Access Program
4.) Sell your book on Amazon or eBay or Craigslist
5.) Promote your book to Book Clubs
6.) Use Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and any other social media sites to promote your book
7.) Comment on blogs with helpful comments which contain a link back to your blog/website where you promote your book.
A great opportunity to publish your book on different locations around the world without any upfront fees. This training video will take you through…
You can post an ad in every city on Craiglist, but ads have to be different ( and not just a few words moved around ) in order to be accepted. Before you put your ad for your book on every Craiglist city try one or two first.
What about a blog?
A blog is a collection of thoughts personal, private or business , etc. that you would like the world to know. Once you have an audience on your blog, your writing style is being scrutinized and (hopefully) appreciated “Liked” and “Tweeted”.
Create a free blog at blogger.com, or wordpress.org. Just google “free blog” to find who offers free blogs.
1) Author bio: a) who you are, interesting life story, experience as a writer or expert on your topic
2) Synopsis – one page summary of book , example mood, plot , theme
3) Press release 1 page article that tells who you are, what book is about, info about books publication and any ties to current events
4) Sell sheet – flyer that includes important information about book
5) Title, cover image, publication date, page count, selling price ISBN, one paragraph summary, one paragraph author bio, 1 or 2 reviews
Amazon Book Reviews
A good book review is worth more publicity than any newspaper or magazine article about your book. Spend 2 or 3 days contacting about 300 potential Amazon reviewers, expect to receive 40 to 50 responses and wind up with about 35 reviews. Its best to see what type of genre each reviewer specializes in.
Newspapers and Magazines:
Start with your local newspaper and find out who are the editors and writers that do book reviews call and/or write them tell them about your book and ask them if they will review it. Expand your search find the newspapers and magazines with the largest circulation and repeat the process example: New York Times and Boston Globe are a couple. Use the internet to find newspapers and magazines with large circulations and the writers that do book reviews.
What is an agent?
An agent is a middleman to publisher, interacts on your behalf should know the publishing industy, your buffer in legal matters, promotes your products. Always research your potential agent. Your agent should not cost you anything – they should get a percentage of your roi.
June 2009 – St. Louis, MO – Just when you thought what’s next, where do we go from here comes a new book that puts the ups and downs of life’s relationships at home, work, romance, with family and friends into perspective — The Soul Of Poetry
This book is an experience in enjoying the good times, enduring the bad times and learning from them both. This book tells people to move on don’t live in the past plan a better future and laugh a little. The truth has a way of proving itself to us. We can learn the hard way or by listening to those who have experience either way we learn. The Soul Of Poetry transcends ethnic, social, and economic issues and brings us together in what we all have in common the human experience ” life”. You can get a copy of The Soul Of Poetry at http://fourstarpubishing.com
Through a blend of poetry, prose, verse, and rhyme William Dupree offers a ” you can make it ” help comes from having faith that you can overcome anything that puts itself in your path. Rediscover what we sometimes forget family, friends and moral values. Have a I can make it, I’ve got to make it attitude, then laugh a little life is not all that serious.