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Self-publishing has truly come into its own. Indie titles have captured up to 25%
of the U.S. market, and the phenomenon has expanded globally, with success stories
now found in Europe and as far away as India. But as the business has grown so too
have the potential landmines, and authors who are best equipped to avoid the traps
are those who are best informed. The Global Indie Author, 3rd Edition is the definitive
guide to this growth industry, exposing its secrets, separating fact from fiction,
and providing clear advice for implementing a successful self-publishing project.
edition has been completely updated to reflect developments in ebook technology and
includes illustrated step-by-step instructions for building ePubs and Kindle books
from your manuscript. Readers will also find tips for designing a print book in a
word processor, and how to deal with quality issues with print on demand. The Global
Indie Author covers all aspects of self-publishing including:
* Book Structure * Manuscript
Editing * Copyright and Registration * Copyright and Trademark Infringement * Libel,
Obscenity, Hate Literature, Civil Liability * The ISBN System * Software * Manuscript
Formatting for eBooks * HTML Editing * Cover and Interior Images * Building and
Testing Kindle Books and ePubs * Print Production * Marketing * Distribution and
Royalties * Payments and Withholding Tax * The Vanity Press Machine
Praise for The
Global Indie Author:
“I have read many books about self-publishing and have to say
how impressed I am with the incredible detail and research that went into putting
this book together. Demers goes through virtually everything an author who wants
to understand this world would need to know in order to make informed decisions.
This tops my recommended list for anybody considering learning more about self-publishing
in either print or ebook or both.” – Mark Lefebvre, Director, Self-Publishing and
Author Relations, Kobo Writing Life
“If you are self-publishing, buy The Global Indie
Author and read it cover to cover. It is quite possibly the best resource book available
for independent authors. It combines overall strategies with step-by-step instructions
and expertly guides authors through the complex maze of self-publishing both print
and e-books.” – Mark Hanen, Words: I Know What I Want To Say - I Just Don’t Know How
To Say It
“The Global Indie Author is an excellent book for anyone who wants a comprehensive
guide through the indie publishing journey, whether you are living in the U.S. or
living in Denmark. What I loved best is that I know each chapter was extensively
researched. I put a lot of work into finding answers on the Internet. This book saves
you all that trouble. Buy this book and spend your precious time writing!” – Kate
Tremills, Messenger and Queen Isabel