Some Self Publishing Forums

Some Self-Publishing Forums

Writers understand each other. They understand what it’s like to struggle with dialogue, to fall in love with a character and to build entire worlds from scratch. These are your contemporaries. You need a community where you can get into discussions with fellow writers who struggle in the same areas you do. Fellow authors can also help pull you from the mire of despair when the going gets tough, and they’ll motivate you to write those last thousand words.

Absolute Write Water Cooler  
http://absolutewrite.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?47-Self-Publishing-Print-Digital-Papyrus-or-Clay
absolute write MacAllister Stone’s forum extension of the Absolute Write Blog, this huge community of writers can offer conversation, discussion and enlightenment on many writing-related topics. The link will take you to the Self-Publishing and POD forum, where the discussion mostly involves self-publishers.

There are over 500 threaded conversations in this forum, so searching the archives can often answer your question. Check out the thread on experiences with LuLu, for an example of what you can expect.

 

AgentQuery Connect  
http://agentqueryconnect.com/
AgentQuery Connect is our coolest way to help aspiring writers. It’s a free social networking site that allows our AQC members to meet and greet online—above and beyond the traditional message boards and writers’ forums.

      

Nathan Bransford’s Forum  
http://blog.nathanbransford.com/
A relatively new forum attached to the blog of literary agent Nathan Bransford, the All Things Publishing forum is becoming more popular every week. This link is to the part of the forum related to publishing, but other areas offer threads on writing, submissions, and other aspects of the writer’s life. Currently there are 58 threaded topics with almost 400 posts in this forum, which is only a few months old.

 

John Kremer’s Book Marketing Network  
http://thebookmarketingnetwork.com/
From indie book-marketing guru John Kremer. For book authors, self-publishers, publishers, publicists, ebook authors, and others involved in writing, publishing, and marketing e/books.

This network has over 5,000 members, and many forums and blogs where you can interact with other authors.

 

Self Published Authors  
https://selfpubauthors.com/
Self-Published Authors Helping Other Authors (formerly Self-Published Author’s Lounge) was founded by Ruth Ann Nordin and Stephannie Beman in an effort to create a website dedicated to helping the self-publisher or those thinking of self-publishing to learn about the self-publishing business. They want a supportive atmosphere for self-published authors and welcome all newcomers to subscribe to their blog through RSS feed or email subscription.

 

SPANnet  
http://community.bookapss.org/
Developed by the Small Publishers Association of North America (SPAN), this new social network has over 300 members and several lively discussion forums. One of the new discussion forums focuses on Books and Blogs, and if it keeps growing, it will be a valuable resource.

      

The   Writer’s Workshop  
http://www.writersworkshop.co.uk/blog/
An active British Writers Community. There is a forum part: Find out How To Get Published and one “Explore the best book on Getting Published”, “Self-publishing in the UK” or “Your experience with POD publishing”.

The Word Cloud is a free community where writers can read each other’s work, offer comments and get feedback. The forum allows you to discuss books, scripts and writing with fellow writers, enter regular competitions, and much more.

      

Writing Forums  
http://www.writingforums.com/
They are a privately owned but community managed active writing forum where you can share your work, talk with other writers, and creative artists in a safe and friendly environment, exchange tips and tricks and loads more.

 Always looking for other good writer’s forums?

Just like you; I am always looking for other good writer’s forums out there that are highly populated. A place where we can read and critique others work, and get the same for our own. Any good recommendations?

Please leave the url in the comments section for each of us to find. I will keep them consolidate in the following list;

 www.writingforums.org [not the .com version!]

www.critiquecircle.com

www.twoadverbs.com [for screenwriters]

http://selfpublishingmanagement.com/ [free articles,references, lists, resources, mentoring]

http://www.saysmom.com [free writing help/mentoring]

https://twitter.com/vonnywrites

http://www.goodreads.com/

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The 9 Stages of Self-Publishing

The process of self-publishing involves several stages before a book is fully completed.

Writing                                                                                                                    As an author, it is your responsibility to use your creativity and skills to come up with a good storyline. Your manuscript should be able to end in a completed product that is engaging, informative and entertaining at the same time before thinking of publishing it

Critical Assessment and Editing                        Self-publishing involves an in-depth manuscript editing and critical assessment. This is normally a tedious experience for many authors. Producing a high-quality manuscript requires experience and skills. This process can be time-consuming, costly and overwhelming particularly if you are inexperienced. It is your responsibility as a self-publisher to ensure that your manuscript is well-edited before considering it as final draft.

Copy Editing                                                                                           Copyediting involves engaging a third party to ensure that your manuscript is grammatically correct. This process is aimed at eradicating all mistakes such as poor grammar, wrong spelling, lack of punctuation marks and wrong captions among others. At the end of copy editing, your manuscript should have all the right qualities to make a pleasant and lasting impression read.

Typesetting                                                                                                        Now, this is where your manuscript is converted into a real book. The process of typesetting involves placing the right graphics, photographs, page size, and color to give a good first impression to your readers. It is imperative to check and countercheck your content to ensure that it qualifies as perfection.

Text and Cover                                                       Every book has its own unique text and cover design appearance. This is a very important process that any self-publisher cannot afford to overlook. This is where you ensure that your book’s typographical and cover design are perfect for readers to find your book worth buying. Think first impression!

 ISBN Registration                                                                                                  It is important for self-publishers to ensure that their work is ISBN registered. Each self-published book is given its own unique ISBN number for its publisher’s identification. It is impossible to sell your book online through a distribution service or physically without ISBN registration.

Printing                                                                           Your self-published book printing is entirely dependent on the quality of your equipment and experience. It is imperative to ensure that your book’s printing is of high quality to attract readers. A poorly printed book can be self destruction

Bibliographic and Copyright Registration                                                   Self-publishing cannot be successful without bibliographic and copyright registration. This process is priceless for writers. It ensures that you get the right recognition for your work and eliminates your chances of being exploited by third parties in the publishing industry.

Publicity and Marketing                                                                                      To start earning, you need to promote your book through marketing and publicity. You should have the ability to penetrate through all the complex sales and distribution systems to be a successful self-publisher. It takes dedication, time, sweat, creativity and finances to attract the right publicity for your book through the marketing process.

Conclusion                                                                                                      Getting the entire staging and implementation process of self-publishing wired will lead to increased sales and profits.

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Advantages- Self Publishing

What Are 7 Primary Advantages of Self-Publishing?
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Self-publishing has become a popular route for highly successful authors in our society today. Even those who considered self-publishing as a thing for amateurs are now realizing that it comes with numerous advantages. Long gone are the days when authors used to shop around for contracts from major publishers.

  1. Maximum Profit

Self-publishers are nowadays reaping maximum profits from their work. The secret of acquiring full profits lies in getting the whole process of self-publishing right. As a matter of fact, numerous authors are now living their dreams after opting for self-publishing. Unlike in traditional publishing where authors have to pay substantial amounts of their profits, self-publishers pocket all their money after selling their books.

  1. Greater Control

Self-publishing offers authors greater creative control over their work. You are in control of your book’s title, appearance, content, formatting, cover, market, pricing, and promotions. The beauty of having maximum control over your book is that you are not coerced into making decisions by publishers you do not want to actually support . Self-publishing offers authors the privilege of making all the major decisions about their books without trying to impress editors, marketers, designers, or publishers.

  1. Longer market life
step-by-step process to getting your book self-published.

Advancement in technology has made life easier for self-publishers. Self-publishing ensures that you no longer have to keep worrying about limited shelf life for your book since they remain in online bookstores indefinitely. Your book has all the time to find the right audience provided it has an enticing title, is creatively formatted and is well written.

  1. Faster publishing period

Time is always an important factor in a books publishing. Self-publishing ensures that authors do not have to endure endless stress and headaches by the hand of publishers. The beauty of self-publishing is that it takes less time to complete an entire book. Self-publishers can actually write as many books as possible without worrying about the suspense dates unlike those stuck in traditional publishing.

  1. Faster market Exposure

While traditional publishing may take much time, self- publishing guarantees authors faster market exposure. With self-publishing authors can market their books online immediately when done with their editing, designing, formatting and proofreading. Modern authors in self-publishing are smiling all the way to the bank due to their books enjoying faster exposure to a global market online.

  1. Better Royalties

Authors depend on their books royalties to earn a decent living. Self-publishing with CreateSpace, Amazon, Smashwords, Apple, Pronoun, Barnes, and Noble ensures that authors enjoy maximum royalties. Self-publishers earn between 50-70% royalties. On the other hand, those in traditional publishing only earn about 10-15% royalties while the rest goes to publishers.

  1. Rights Retention
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Many authors are realizing that publishing contracts are designed to benefit the publishers among other players. As a result, most of them are now turning to self-publishing to retain full rights to their books. Authors in self-publishing retain all the rights for their work and are not required to get into consultations with other parties whenever they want to make the simplest changes.

Conclusion

Authors have every reason to self-publish and reap the full benefits from their book publishing and marketing efforts. How much more satisfying can it be knowing you identified a problem and provided a solution. You basically saw the pain (problem) and treated with a pain killer (book  solution). Right?

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What Are the Primary Advantages of Self-Publishing?

Self-publishing has become a popular route for highly successful authors in our society today. Even those who considered self-publishing as a thing for amateurs are now realizing that it comes with numerous advantages. Long gone are the days where authors used to shop around for contracts from major publishers.

Here are 7 primary advantages of self-publishing

Maximum Profit

Self-publishers are nowadays reaping maximum profits from their work. The secret of acquiring full profits lies in getting the whole process of self-publishing right. As a matter of fact, numerous authors are now living their dreams after opting for self-publishing. Unlike in traditional publishing where authors have to pay substantial amounts of their profits, self-publishers pocket all their money after selling their books.

Greater Control

Self-publishing offers authors greater creative control over their work. You are in control of your book’s title, appearance, content, formatting, cover, market, pricing, and promotions. The beauty of having maximum control over your book is that you are not coerced into making decisions you do not want to actually support by publishers. Self-publishing offers authors the privilege of making all the major decisions about their books without trying to impress editors, marketers, designers, or publishers.

Longer market life

Publishing for Profit

Advancement in technology has made life easier for self-publishers. Self-publishing ensures that you no longer have to keep worrying about limited shelf life for your book since they remain in online bookstores indefinitely. Your book has all the time to find the right audience provided it has an enticing title, creatively formatted and is well written.

Faster publishing period

Time is always an important factor in a books publishing. Self-publishing ensures that authors do not have to endure endless stress and headaches by the hand of publishers. The beauty of self-publishing is that it takes less time to complete an entire book. Self-publishers can actually write as many books as possible without worrying about the suspense dates unlike those stuck in traditional publishing.

Faster market Exposure

While traditional publishing may take much time, self- publishing guarantees authors faster market exposure. With self-publishing authors can market their books online immediately they are done with their editing, designing, formatting and proofreading. Modern authors in self-publishing are smiling all the way to the bank due to their books enjoying faster exposure to a global market online.

Better Royalties

Authors depend on their books royalties to earn a decent living. Self-publishing with Amazon, Apple, Barnes, and Noble ensures that authors enjoy maximum royalties. Self-publishers earn between 50-70% royalties. On the other hand, those in traditional publishing only earn about 10-15% royalties while the rest goes to publishers.

Rights Retention

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Many authors are realizing that many publishing contracts are designed to benefit the publishers among other players. As a result, most of them are now turning to self-publishing to retain full rights to their books. Authors in self-publishing retain all the rights for their work and are not required to get into consultations with other parties whenever they want to make the simplest changes.

Conclusion

Authors have every reason to self-publish and reap the full benefits from their book publishing and marketing efforts. How much more satisfying can it be knowing you identified a problem and provided a solution. You basically saw the pain and treated with a pain killer. Right?