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 - https://cipa.podia.com
How-to & cost – See https://writehisanswer.com/booksforwriters, 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 - https://www.ebooklistingservices.com
Proofreading - Multiple eyes needed!
Book - Proofreading Secrets of Best-Selling Authors
Cover design (front and back)
Do it yourself cautions
Recommend https://99designs.com and do Google search
Obtain ISBN & bar code
Bowker Identifier Services - https://www.myidentifiers.com
Set price – Factor in cost of above plus
Printing - https://kdp.amazon.com, https://www.ingrampublisherservices.com
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 https://writehisanswer.com/booksforwriters, Marketing
Website, blog, flyers, postcards, trailer, ads . . .
Courses - Book Launch Blueprint or Obscure No More – Thomas Umstattd Jr.
Q & A