11 Questions You Need to Answer Before You Attempt to Become an Author - free report for aspiring authors by Michael J. Dowling
How to Get Started Writing Your Book by Melinda Copp
Ten Factors to Consider When Writing Book Proposals by Dennis E. Hensley
How I Got Published by Emily Bennington
Publishing Is Broken, We're Drowning In Indie Books - And That's A Good Thing - excellent article by David Vinjamuri on Forbes.com explains the history of the traditional vs. self-publishing debate and forecasts where the industry is headed.
What Every Self-Publisher Ought to Know about Editing by Joel Friedlander
The Advantages of Print-on-Demand Book Printing by Dana Lynn Smith
Is Self-Publishing an Impediment to Landing a Publishing Contract? by Stephanie Gunning
How To Find A Literary Agent (When You’ve Self-Published) by Laura Cross
How-to Information for Self-Publishers
Comprehensive training program on self-publishing:
The Self-Publishing Roadmap, from publishing and marketing expert Joel Friedlander includes video instruction, audio, and downloads, all designed to teach authors how to publish and promote their printed books and ebooks.
Study these books to get an understanding of the publishing industry:
The Indie Author Guide: Self-Publishing Strategies Anyone Can Use by April Hamilton
POD for Profit by Aaron Shepard
If you are considering working with a subsidy publisher (aka "self-publishing company"), first read The Fine Print of Self-Publishing by Mark Levine.
Working With Agents and Publishers
If you're interested in landing a contract with a traditional publisher, you need to learn about working with agents and preparing effective book proposals. In fact, more than 90 percent of nonfiction books are sold through a book proposal and sample chapters.
One of the best tools for learning about how to create a killer proposal is Terry Whalin's Write A Book Proposal program.
Other good resources include:
The Complete Guide to Hiring a Literary Agent by Laura Cross
Bestselling Book Proposals by Rick Frishman and Robyn Freedman Spizman
The Publisher's Bookstore features dozens of additional books on writing and publishing topics.
Authors and Publishers Organizations
Other Resource Pages for Authors and Publishers
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