BACK IN PRINT
Welcome to a very fast, very packed, one-week of Independent Publishing data. Thatís what putting yourself back in print is Ė independent publishing. Sounds so much better than self-publishing, doesnít it?
Iíll be talking mostly about how an author can take their backlist, all those out of print titles that readers can only find by accident when cruising a used bookstore or via those handy used book dealers who use Amazon, Barnes and Noble, AbeBooks, and other online listings of available titles, and turning them into moneymakers again. HOWEVER, the same information works if you are interested in becoming your own publisher. And there are a number of viable reasons for doing that...I'll spell them out, actually. Later.
Iím Beth Daniels and as Beth Henderson I have 13 books published by either Harlequin/Silhouette, Leisure, Zebra, or a now defunct e-book publisher Ė that are all out-of-print.
Or they were. I did the journey first to POD to make them available once more, and then took the leap to Kindle. I also published a historical that I loved, that Beta readers loved, but that publishers kept turning down with the words ďAmerican West is so hard to sell today.Ē And I published it myself. Had to get it off my desk so I could move forward!
Whichever reason you've turned up in this workshop, youíll find a sympathetic ear here.
Hereís what weíll be going over this week:
Monday: Print on Demand (POD), what to expect, where to go
Tuesday: Formatting your manuscript for POD
Wednesday: Creating a cover
Thursday: Loading and ordering your book
Friday: Taking the cover and manuscript to Kindle
Saturday: Doing it all over again for PubIt! (which is how you get on Nook)
Sunday: Final Q&A
But first, letís find out whoís stopped by and tell us what brought you through the door today.
Briefly, I write as both Beth Henderson and J.B. Dane, spinning contemporary romantic comedy, historical romance set in the Old West, romantic-suspense, did seven YA books based on ye olde SAVED BY THE BELL series, and besides presiding over a gazillion writing workshops (or so it sometimes seems) Iím working on a couple Steampunk titles currently. I like variety and my 26 published title backlist proves it. Currently I have eight previously published titles back-in-print and one independently published title available through Lulu.com and Kindle, with things inching their way onto Nook now.
Your turn now. Iíll be back later on Monday, Valentine's Day, with the first lecture.
And because our guardian angel moderator said not to post things in the Tread unless so directed, you are hereby directed to do just that. We'll keep all the introductions in one place then. :-)