Tagged: traditional publishing

Is traditional publishing for you? Get must do steps.

Is traditional publishing for you? Get must do steps.

 

Weekly, Dr. Judith Briles receives questions about how to get published by a traditional publisher, primarily based in New York. Of the 37 books, she’s published, 18 were with New York publishers. In 2000, she crossed over to become an independent publisher.
If your goal is to publish traditionally, this episode of the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing podcast has questions for you to address and steps to take.
Takeaways include:

The #1 thing all publishers require authors …

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Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

 
 Facts for a weekend for you to noodle on:
1 Authors need traditional publishing less and less. Oh my, that hurts, but it’s the truth. With all the resources available to new and old authors, the question has to be asked: do we need you? With all the resources like IngramSpark, great blogs that we put out on both The Book Shepherd and AuthorU sites plus the zillions of others, the information is readily available to write, create and publish a book. …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of June 18

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of June 18

 Today
Author U –Your Guide to Book Publishing is featuring host Judith Briles of The Book Shepherd. Judith will focus on book launches—the dos and don’ts.Tune in at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, 3 Pacific and for our out-of-the-country members and followers … you are going to have to do the clock crunching for your time zone at http://tinurl.com/AuthorURadio.  You can also go to the Home page of http://www.AuthorU.org, scroll down and click on any …

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What’s Your Personal Call to Action for Author and Book Success?

What’s Your Personal Call to Action for Author and Book Success?

                       
On Saturday, Author U members were treated to a tour de force of social media info and business strategies at the Author U Winter BookCamp. It was “an aaaaamazing and truly special training workshop for authors and would be authors.”  

Website strategist and specialist in working with authors, Amber Ludwig focused on building six 
critical areas that are must haves to make it in the authoring world today. As the principal and visionary of InsightfulDevelopment.com, she …

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Publishing Rip-offs, Scams and Predators

Publishing Rip-offs, Scams and Predators

Have you ever been around someone; read something; or seen something … and you want to get in a shower or a hot bath and soak the slime off?

That’s exactly how I feel when I read about the gobbling up that involves the granddaddy of all Vanity Presses—Author Solutions as the mother ship to Booktango, Inkubook, iUniverse, Trafford, Xlibris, Wordclay, AuthorHive, Pallbrio and Hollywood Pitch. Did you know that Author Solutions and its various …

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Faster than a Speeding Bullet … The Publishing World Waltz

Faster than a Speeding Bullet … The Publishing World Waltz

Who would have thought … two giants in publishing are doing the merger waltz? —this times it’s Penguin and Random House. The negotiations are on for what the surviving and new publishing company will look like including who will be exiting the building. The new company, to be called Penguin Random House, will boast $4 billion in revenue and control about 25 percent of the worldwide consumer book market.

There will be obvious changes: to save …

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How Should I Publish? New York or On My Own? What Should I Do?

How Should I Publish? New York or On My Own? What Should I Do?

How Should I Publish? New York or On My Own? What Should I Do?
 
                       
Not a week goes by that these questions don’t surface via email or a phone call:

Should I try to sell my book to New York?
Should I self-publish?
What’s the difference between the two?
What should I do?

Fair enough … all valid questions … all important. Without writing a full chapter …

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