Self Publishing Guide
Before reading further, one important thing needs to be understood … this is the difference between self-publication and subsidy publication. Two entirely different and independent concepts that have become inseparably linked to one another but that could not be more different. With subsidy publication parading under the perceived guise of “self publication”, it has given the very word “self publication” a dirty connotation. Adjectives like “scam”, “trash”, and the like have become synonymous with the industry.
But here’s a fact you probably don’t know: companies don’t self publish books for you, and what’s more, they can’t. Subsidy publishers publish material only after they have received payment for the entire ordeal, from the author, which is essentially “vanity publication”. No traditional publisher will never place an ad in the paper calling for manuscripts, so when you see that, it’s usually a sign that a subsidy outfit’s behind it.
When writing on topics like business, you need a “hook”—something to pull your readers in—practical knowledge and information. Of course, this applies when you’re writing for other fields as well. The paragraphs below will help strengthen your existing manuscript or give you inspiration for your future projects.
1. Focus on one topic
The last thing you want to do is deluge your reader with too much information. Jumping from one subject to another will not only make the book difficult to follow but will cast a bad light on you, the writer. Rome wasn’t built in a day, after all.
On Monday December 6, 2010 Google announced its jump into e-books, e-bookstores and e-readers. With this addition to their already immense internet presence, you will now be able to browse and search through millions of titles. Google, in fact, holds the world’s largest selection of eBooks. Through Google’s e-bookstore, you will also have hundreds of thousands of books for sale.
You will be able to access all of your e-books using Wi-Fi from wherever you may be. Google eBooks saves your selections in a digital cloud, so you will be able to access all of your books, no matter where you are. You will find unlimited storage in the digital cloud, so you are able to upload as many titles as you desire.
Perhaps, the greatest selling point it that Google eBooks is compatible with Android phones, iPhones, iPads, iPod touches, internet browsers and supported eReaders. No matter which format you have open, Google eBooks will open from where you previously left off.
You can shop for your favourite ebooks through Google eBookstore and you will soon be able to buy eBooks from a large number of private booksellers and retail associates.
As the world steadily shifts from paperback to electronic books and readers becoming more familiar with formats, ebooks are finally becoming main stream. Add this to the fact that devices likes the nook, Kindle and iPad are becoming more popular every day and you’ll find that ebook publication are becoming a lucrative opportunity for writers. The best thing: it’s very easy. The steps below detail all you need.
When you sit down to write, where do all the ideas go? Especially the ones you thought of only 15 minutes before. They went to Idea Land. Sometimes they will return, and sometimes they won't, so you need to learn how to drum up more writing ideas.
Ideas are all around you in real life. Read the newspapers. Listen to the news. Search old newspapers, rename the people, and lift out some of the information to make your own story. You could sit in a restaurant and eavesdrop on other people. Imagine all sorts of things according to what you hear. Or stand in a crowd and do nothing but listen. Life is full of weird things.