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Webinar Going Indie

You CAN get your book in print!

"For such a time as this" God has provided the technology to indie publish. But is this the best option for you? How can you avoid making a costly mistake? If you were not able to attend the 90-minute webinar on Zoom on January 14, the vieo and PowerPoint slides are available for $17.95. If you prefer not to use PayPal, you can mail a check payable to Marlene Bagnull to 951 Anders Road, Lansdale, PA 19446.


Going Indie Webinar Outline

Traditional vs Indie?
   Advantages / Disadvantages
   Why go indie?


Cooperative, Subsidy, Hybrid?

 Go Indie – Do it yourself or build a team?
   Christian Indie Publishing Association -

 How-to & cost – See, Indie Publishing

     Study the craft
       Books, courses, coaches
         Don’t run ahead of the Lord

        Christian Writers Market Guide
        Write His Answer Ministries – Thursday morning & evening group meets every other week

         Self-edit - Christian Writers Manual of Style and Editing Secrets of Best-Selling Authors
        Create a style sheet / check-off list
         Hiring a professional editor is NOT optional - Christian Writers Market Guide

    Typesetting & layout
         Scrivener, Vellum (MAC), InDesign, Quark . . . 
         Books - How to Format Your Book in Word (Important to use Word’s “Styles”)
         Amy Deardon - 

    Proofreading - Multiple eyes needed!
        Book - Proofreading Secrets of Best-Selling Authors

    Cover design (front and back)
        Do it yourself cautions
        Recommend and do Google search

    Obtain ISBN & bar code
        Bowker Identifier Services -         

Set price – Factor in cost of above plus
      Printing -,
          eBook, POD, offset printing     
          Binding – saddle stitch, perfect bound, wire bound
     Distributor cost / discount
     And critical to include cost of marketing

     Marketing – Important, do NOT wait until publication to build your platform
         See, Marketing
         Website, blog, flyers, postcards, trailer, ads . . .
         Courses - Book Launch Blueprint or Obscure No More – Thomas Umstattd Jr.

Q & A