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Dawn and April, self publishing can work very well if you have a book that has a niche market, and you target that market for all you are worth. There are two things involved in self publishing successfully:
#1 - Doing you homework about the fine details involved in self publishing, and making sure you get your money's worth and are not ripped off.
#2 - Having the energy, time and money to promote your book successfully. Doing this successfully takes a huge amount of time and not a little money. Learning to write tight and terrific Press Releases for TV, Radio and newspaper contacts + bookstores and schools. Getting bookstores and schools to let you do signings, and talk about your books. Finding the right markets to target. Being Social Network savvy, and working Facebook, Google+, Twitter and others to your advantage. And on and on. Promotion never seems to end. And it is ALL up to you when you self publish.
Publishing is the easier part. But a published book that does not sell is no good to you or anyone else. You have to find your market and then go after it. I would advise thoroughly researching BOTH the publishing and the promotional side of sellf publishing before attempting it. Pick the brains of online authors who have self -published and been successful at it.
A PDF book needs to be converted into a proper eBook that will go on Kindle and other e-readers. This takes some knowledge and know-how. Books that are self published need serious editing, exactly the same as those published traditionally. Thinking you can skip past this important last step is what makes so many self published books poor quality. No one should try to self-edit their own writing - or have a friend who is not a trained editor do it for them.
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Ok ladies!! My first book I want to actually put put into the word is ready! :) all safe and sound on my computer. I was wondering if you ladies use a certain program or just have it on a PDF file to put into a book format. I was thinking of self publishing and wanted advice on who you all use? Or do you do i on a ebook format with kindle or amazon?
My book is empowering women that have been abused or raped and turning that trauma into a force to change your life for the better! :) It is targeted for women of all ages including teens. I have been nervous to put it out there because it can be controversial but in a good way. New ways of looking at things.
any advice would be appriciated
I am being made into a myth.
I am hosting a 100th posts celebration. Today's post is 5 BACK TO SCHOOL SAVING TIPS.
I would love if you could come by and join in the celebrations. I WILL FOLLOW BACK.
Visit HOK KIDS on READING to discover just some of the wonderful children's books reviewers recommend you read to your children. There are lots more if you click the link provided - http://hookkidsonreading.blogspot.com/
Reading a story to your child every night is a way of making wonderful regular memories for both of you. It also gives children a lifetime love of reading, plus an escape into the fun, adventure, and wisdom that often lurks within the front and back covers of a book.
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Ahaaaa - the joys of getting ready for back-to-school. Clothes to buy, fights about what is appropriate to wear and what is NOT, supplies, laptops, listening to your child's sad song about summer ending. . . I don't miss it at all!!
However, the utter bliss of a quiet house on their first day back is almost worth all the pre-return hair tearing and yelling.
Are you getting ready for you children to go back to school? As an English woman in NC I find this time of year frightening -- here is my account of the back-to-school-lists!
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