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Seattle Writes: Indie Publishing

 

A selection of books, online resources, Seattle Writes podcasts and videos for writers exploring indie publishing / self publishing.

 

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2015 Guide to Self-publishing

2015 Guide to Self-publishing

Overview: The 2015 Guide to Self-Publishing is the essential resource for writers who are taking their publishing futures into their own hands, whether it's referred to as self-publishing or indie publishing. In addition to hundreds of listings for freelance editors, designers, self-publishing companies, and more--the Guide to Self-Publishing offers articles on how to create standout covers, hire freelance designers, break in to the gift market, protect your work, promote your work, and more. You also gain access to: Lists of conferences, organizations, and book fairs and festivals; -- A pay-rate chart to help negotiate fair terms with any freelancers you might use; -- Interviews with successful indie authors, including Hugh Howey, Bob Mayer, Delilah Marvelle, and more. Includes access to a one-hour webinar, "How to Format E-books With Microsoft Word," indie author Jason Matthews helps writers master e-book formatting. This webinar covers each section of your book's needs, from the title and table of contents to inserting images and hyperlinks. In just over an hour, you'll be able to professionally format your e-book and give readers something they'll enjoy.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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The Author's Guide to Marketing: Make A Plan That Attracts More Readers and Sells More Books (you May Even Enjoy It)

The Author's Guide to Marketing: Make A Plan That Attracts More Readers and Sells More Books (you May Even Enjoy It)
Jusino, Beth

Like it or not, marketing has become part of every author's job. But believe it or not, marketing doesn't have to make you miserable. In The Author's Guide to Marketing, publishing insider Beth Jusino guides you past the one-size-fits-all formulas and over-hyped fads, and shows you how to build a strategy that works with your unique time, talents, and resources. You'll find dozens of ideas that will help you launch and sell your book both online and off. There's even a template for you to organize your own personalized marketing plan. Whether you're self publishing, traditionally publishing, e-publishing, or are just thinking about publishing at some point in the future, this is the resource that will help you take your career to the next level. You might even find some things that you'll enjoy.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 4 copies

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APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur

APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur
Kawasaki, Guy

"In 2011 the publisher of Guy Kawasaki's New York Times bestseller, Enchantment, could not fill an order for 500 ebook copies of the book. Because of this experience, Guy self-published his next book, What the Plus! and learned first-hand that self-publishing is a complex, confusing, and idiosyncratic process. As Steve Jobs said, 'There must be a better way.' With Shawn Welch, a tech wizard, Guy wrote APE to help people take control of their writing careers by publishing their books. The thesis of APE is simple but powerful: When a self-publisher successfully fills three roles--author, publisher and entrepreneur--the potential benefits are greater than with traditional publishing."--Cover


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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How to Publish your Book

How to Publish your Book

With the new submission conveniences offered by the Internet, today's authors face unprecedented competition in the writing market. So, how does an aspiring author get published? This course lays out your best options for publication and leads you step by step toward achieving your goals.


Format: Streaming Video
Holds: 0 on 1 copies

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The Insider's Guide to Book Publishing Success

The Insider's Guide to Book Publishing Success
Kampmann, Eric


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 5 copies

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Publishing E-books for Dummies

Publishing E-books for Dummies
Luke, Ali

There's more to publishing an e-book than you might think-- and this guide explains it all! E-books give you full control: you no longer need to go through agents or publishers. But you do need to know about writing, publishing, and promoting an e-book in order to put it in front of a worldwide audience.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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Revision and Self-editing for Publication: Techniques for Transforming your First Draft Into A Novel That Sells

Revision and Self-editing for Publication: Techniques for Transforming your First Draft Into A Novel That Sells
Bell, James Scott


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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The Story Grid: What Good Editors Know

The Story Grid: What Good Editors Know
Coyne, Shawn

During his years as an editor at the Big Five publishing houses, as an independent publisher, as a literary agent both at a major Hollywood talent agency and as head of Genre Management Inc., and as a bestselling co-writer and ghostwriter, Shawn Coyne created a methodology called "The Story Grid" to teach the editing craft.--Cover, page 4.


Format: Book
Holds: 7 on 2 copies

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Jane Friedman: How to Publish an eBook

Jane Friedman: How to Publish an eBook

A resource for writers with articles and tips from a variety of authors.


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SELF-e at The Seattle Public Library

SELF-e at The Seattle Public Library

You can add your book to the Library's SELF-e collection -- a great way to reach more readers.


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