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Posts Tagged ‘self-publishing tips’

Join Mediabistro’s Self-Publishing Finishing School with Our Early Rates

Self-Publishing Finishing School

Want to get your manuscript published, but not sure how to get started? Join our Self-Publishing Finishing School starting April 3, 2013.

Weekly live video webcasts feature a variety of great speakers, including Mark Coker (founder, Smashwords), Colleen Hoover (bestselling self-published author), and Guy Kawasaki (author, APE! What the Plus!).

Join Mediabistro publishing editor Jason Boog for this step-by-step course will teach you how to design, distribute, and market your book without a publisher or agent.

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Publishing Your Illustrations and Cartoons

Publishing Your Illustrations and CartoonsStarting December 2, learn how to prepare and submit illustrations for publication! In this course, you'll learn how to pitch your ideas to new publications, approach book publishers with your illustrations, put together a picture book dummy, and start your own illustrated blog. Register now!

How Much Should Self-Publishing Cost?

When Simon & Schuster opened a self-publishing service called Archway Publishing, GalleyCat readers began to debate one question–how much should self-publishing cost?

Add your thoughts in the comments section, including editing, design, marketing and other costs. We will continue to share experiences and estimates from other self-published authors as this conversation continues.

For your reference, here are links to the major digital self-publishing alternatives that let you sign up for free: Kindle Direct PublishingBarnes & Noble PubItSmashwordsiBookstore and Kobo Writing Life.

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How Self-Published Authors Found Success by Staying Local

Self-published authors don’t have to sell millions of books to be successful.

By covering topics of local interest and cultivating a readership that’s close to home, they can handle their own marketing and distribution – and maybe even quit their 9-to-5s.

Below, we’ve interviewed two authors in the New York City area who have made it work.

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