#Motown Writers #PubU Book Publishing 101 #WCCCD Class Notes Class Week 1 & 2 #MotownLit

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NOTES FROM CLASS

First things first, I know you want to download the class powerpoint indiepubPresentation

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There are Resources in the Mini Guide to Self Publishing, but below are popular topics off of a book expert site that I know you will enjoy to read really quick.The Book Designer’s Popular Resources for Self-PubsTop 5 Discussion Forums for Self-Publishers

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Homework : Create a synopsis and title for your upcoming book. Your synopsis should be maximum 500 words.

Resources:

The Guide to Self Publishing by Dan Poynter (Must read guide for class)

AuthorEarnings.com

Belinda Pollard presents The Difference Between Editing and Proofreading posted at Small Blue Dog Publishing, saying, “If you puzzle over the difference between editing and proofreading, you’re not alone. It’s one of the most common confusions. Editing and proofreading are two separate parts of the publishing process. As an indie publisher you will need both editors and proofreaders — whether paid or volunteer — and this is what they do…”

Corina Koch MacLeod presents Why Authors Should Care About Editing posted at Pubslush, saying, “Carla Douglas and Corina Koch MacLeod guest post on Pubslush. You care about your readers. You want to give them a good reading experience and leave a good impression by meeting their expectations. What exactly do readers expect when they read a book? Editors know. Read on to find out…”

Kate Tilton presents Amazon, B&N, Kobo…oh my! A Look into Formatting. posted at Kate Tilton, Connecting Authors & Readers, saying, “Formatting an ebook (or a print book) is one step most do not think of when they initially set out on the path to publishing. Here are some tips to help you find the best formatting method for you.”

Katherine Pickett presents Quiz: 10 Questions to Help You Choose Your Route to Publication posted at The POP Newsletter, saying, “There are many viable paths to publication. The key to success is choosing the route that maximizes your strengths and minimizes your weaknesses. This quiz can help.”

Lorna Reid presents Lightning Source Vs CreateSpace: Fight! posted at Just One More Writer, saying, “One of the biggest questions faced by indie publishers – including myself – is who to use when it comes to print. I tried the two big names, along with a well-known UK POD firm and chronicled the results, listing pros and cons of each.”

Randy Stapilus presents Judging a Book by Its Cover posted at BookWorks, saying, “Even if you engage a professional to design the cover of your book, you still need to be able to evaluate whether that cover will work for you. Here are some ways to decide.”

Sara C. Snider presents A Nitty-Gritty List of Ebook and Print Book Distributors posted at Sara C. Snider, saying, “A list of companies that can help you produce your book and distribute it to retailers. I include a bulleted list of cost, royalty payout, and distribution for easy reading.”

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