Self Publish Your Print Book in 7 Easy Steps
For Non-Techie Authors—From Noobies to Golden Agers
Many self-starting authors who want to publish a print book are told, “Simply upload your manuscript to an online publisher and voila! You will be published!” Unfortunately, many authors who take this path unaware are often left with poor quality books and disappointing sales. But it doesn’t have to be like that. You can do-it-yourself by first gathering a little knowledge and a learning a few trade secrets even if you are a non-techie or a golden ager.
PART I: Before You Begin Self-Publishing: Key knowledge you need to know as you’re writing the book. Also, choosing the right printer for your project and key information about including artwork, photos, and other inserts.
PART II: The Details of Self-Publishing on Your Own: Everything from preparing your files, managing the budget, knowing when, where and of whom to ask for help, and taking care of the paperwork.
PART III: The Final Mile of Self-Publishing: Managing all the last-minute details and knowing what to watch out for, especially if you’re a noobie or technically challenged. Also Q&A.
During this workshop you will walk through the seven easy steps to publish your print book, while learning valuable, sales-making tips for producing a quality-looking product that makes buyers rave. There will be plenty of time to ask questions and receive answers from someone versed in working with non-techie authors.
In addition, you will glean:
- How to choose a printer/publisher and what to avoid
- Why should you choose print books over ebooks (or do both)
- When you can do-it-yourself and when to hire help
- Where to get free, secret pro-guides to walk you through the sticky parts
- Cost evaluation sheets for publishing, promoting, and money management
- Must dos and don’ts that create profitable, well-selling books
- Pro-design tips for both inside the book and on the cover
- Navigating the barrage of technical jargon so you sound like a pro
- How to ensure your book is available worldwide
- What you absolutely must know about copyright
- And much, much more!
As an added bonus, the first 20 people who register and attend all three sessions will receive a copy of her publishing book, 7 Easy Steps to Professionally Self-Publish Your Print Book. This 3-part Intensive course will be offered as part of a multi-track writer's conference at Pennwriters May 20-22 in Lancaster, PA. To register, click here.
Jamie Saloff is a publishing doula with over fifteen years experience assisting in a book’s delivery from manuscript to printed book including interior layout and cover design, creating files for your printer, guidance with paperwork and copyright filings, ebook creation, market messaging, and more. She has taught her seven easy steps to men, women, talented teens, Gen Xers, baby boomers, and golden agers from all walks of life—regardless of technical ability.
A design expert, her clients learn how to produce quality, profitable books, while avoiding common publishing pratfalls. She is the author of seven books including 7 Easy Steps to Professionally Self-Publish Your Book Using Lightning Source or IngramSpark: A Quick Reference Guide for Creating Print-on-Demand Books that Increase Your Income and Visibility. She is also the co-teacher of Metaphysical Marketing Mastery, an intensive course for spiritually-minded entrepreneurs who want a better understanding of online marketing. She runs an online, educational portal called Bookectomy.com™ helping entrepreneurs deliver biz-boosting books. Jamie lives in NW PA and WNY with her husband and two cats.