Showing posts with label Writing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Writing. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Self-Publish Or Submit To Publisher?

If you've ever wished you could publish a book but always feel discouraged, it's not beyond you to realize your dream. Self-publishing today is easier than ever. Years ago, I feebly tried pursuing the submitting manuscripts for review. My heart was never in the process of begging agents or publishers to accept my manuscripts.

I discovered self-publishing decades ago simply by brainstorming what I wanted to do that I didn't want anyone else to do for me. I did not want to have my content chopped and edited into something that did not reflect me.

I did not want to be employed through giving over my content into partial ownership with publishing houses. I did not want to be told what to do and how to think about my own publications.

Yes, there's a price to pay for choosing not to pursue publishing houses. If we can write a blockbuster, a bestseller, we could become wealthy through the payouts from a major publishing house. If, however, we are not seeking that, then there is not a price to pay for choosing the self-publishing route. There is a price to pay for not self-publishing.

When I condensed what I wanted to do as a writer, I realized that publishing wasn't the rigid process that I thought it had to be. I understood that publishing was open to me to do it however I wanted to, in a way that suited me. I perceived that I would not break any laws by finding ways to publish and market my own ebooks, paperback books and hardback books.

James Dillehay shares the many positives of publishing your own books in his article,

Self-Publishing vs Submitting Manuscript to a Publisher

 

Read about James remarkable journey here:

About James Dillehay

 

If you are a crafter/maker, learn how to increase your links, traffic and sales through James' website:

Craftmarketer 

 

James' author page at:

Amazon




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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Effective Ebook Cover Design

Need inspiration for your ebook cover? Payhip owner Abs Farah has written a blog post on effective ebook cover design. There are some excellent examples to motivate you to think more creatively about the first page that your potential customers will see. It's the cover but it is really the first page that helps lead readers to the other pages inside.

My favs are The Future of Data, for its simply-important design, The Burger Book, for strikingly-crisp photography, Pay Me Or Else, for its ransom note journaling design, which is a technique that I use in altered art, and Attention-Driven Design, for that smart graphic with the arrow pointing the eye in a persuasive direction.

Ebook cover design is no less important than paperback and hardback cover design. This post will help you to focus on how the design, whether simple or complex, should cleverly and effectively illustrate your manuscript.

10 Inspirational Ideas For Ebook Design by Abs Farah



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Monday, September 27, 2021

How To Write Ebooks That Sell

If you want to begin writing and selling successful ebooks or improve the success rate of your current ones, you need to read this well-written article. It's from Abs Farah at Payhip and is an easily-readible length. Packed with essential info on how to choose ebook subjects, it will guide you on writing ebooks that are in demand and that will sell.

Top Ebook Topic Ideas in 2021: What do readers want?

Some key points are:

Successful ebooks have a narrow focus. For the reader there’s a clear promise about what they’ll learn or how they’ll benefit. 

If there’s something you know a lot about there are almost certainly people out there looking to learn.

Bloggers, it could be that you have a lot of existing material that you’ve published on your blog. Pull all of this together, organise and edit it so that it has a very specific focus, give it a snappy title

No matter what you learn and what you decide to publish, remember the most important tip that Farah shares:

If your ebook lives up to the promise you’ll get great reviews, recommendations from your readers and more sales.

Abs Farah is one of the owners of Payhip, an online venue where creatives can sell ebooks, memberships, software, design assets, music or any type of digital products. This can be done directly to customers via individual links or their store builder.

Read the article, improve your publishing skills and open your Payhip account. Start selling from the best digital platform for e-commerce.



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