“Forget what you heard about book writing, publishing and promoting; the model just changed–for the better! Now you may print shorter runs at prices that make sense, publish your “books” in other (electronic) ways, sell them automatically and promote them for practically nothing. You will discover how to wring maximum value out of your work. This is an exciting time to be a writer.”
This is how Dan Poynter begins Writing Your Book: Cashing in on Publishing, Faster, Easier, & Cheaper, his 54-page ebook loaded with tips, steps and advice based on decades of experience and success. This Kindle version is free today, July 13 through July 14 until midnight.
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Dan is the authority on self-publishing and author of 130 books.
Always keeping up with changing technology, Dan admits that he is testing Kindle Direct Publishing Select Freebie Day. He says,
You can help me gain experience, figures, and even some money, by downloading this free book on writing books.
The above is the pitch I am testing.
He begins his book stressing the importance of researching your topic for comparable books, readers’ reviews to ensure that there is a market for your book. From there, he goes on to tell you how to
- Build your book using the world’s largest library that’s on your desk, the Web.
- Get your book professionally edited and reviewed
- Register your copyright
- Properly use quotations and other information from others
- Create and publish ebooks as well as print books
- Convert and post your ebook
- Collaborate with a colleague, editor or ghostwriter
- Package, publish and promoting your book
The greatest benefit of Dan’s book is learning that you don’t have to choose between self-publishing and traditional publishing or ebooks v.s. print books. You can do all of these if you wish. He tells you how to do so profitably.