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Title: Publish Your First Book: A Quick Start Guide To Professional Self-Publishing

By: Karl W. Palachuk

Pages: 250 (estimated)

Binding: Paperback

Publication Date: June 2011


Table of Contents:

Section I: Getting Started
1 - This Guide
2 - About the Author
3 - Writing Non Fiction
4 - Process Overview
5 - Begin with the End In Mind
6 – Your Marketing Plan
7 - Budget and Cash Flow Projection


Section II: Resources
8 – Interns and Other "Staff"
9 - Local Writers/Publishers/Editors
10 - Outsourcing on the Internet


Section III: Some Mechanics and Technical Stuff
11 - Legal and Tax Issues
12 - ISBNs
13 – Some Design Considerations
14 - Library of Congress
15 - Copyrights


Section IV: Editing, Layout, and Production
16 - Layout
17 - Copy Editing
18 - Cover Design
19 - Cover Template and Production Variables
20 - Uploading PDFs
21 - Drafts and Review Copies


Section V: Printing and Distribution
22 - Lightning Source / Ingram Books
23 - Hulu, Amazon, and Other Alternatives
24 - Kindle and Other "Readers"
25 - Self-Distribution


Section VI: Integrating Your Web Site, Mailing List, and Payment Systems
26 - First Step: A Mailing List
27 - Be Ready to Take Money
28 - Store Software
29 - Building Your Web Site
30 - Bundling
31 - Your Other Services


Section VII: Sales, Marketing, and Promotion
32 - Pricing for Non-Fiction
33 - Your Marketing Plan (Revised)
34 – Using Social Media Effectively
35 – Give-Aways and Samples
36 – When Promotion Becomes Product
37 - Gimmicks, Gotchas, and Schemes to Avoid


Section VIII: Final Analysis
38 - Congratulations
39 – Launch Party?
40 - How Would You Do This Again?





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Chapter 1: This Guide

Installment 01: Introduction and Chapter One of "Publish Your First Book - A Quick Start Guide to Professionally Publishing In The Digital Age"


Chapter 2: About the Author

Installment 02: Author Karl W. Palachuk discusses his success in the world of non-fiction self-publishing and gives some insights into what you can expect.


Chapter 3: Writing Non-Fiction

Installment 03: This chapter explains a bit about the advantages of being a non-fiction author and touches on some of the economic of the non-fiction environment.


Chapter 4: Process Overview

Installment 04: An overview of the publishing process with some good tips on managing the non-writing tasks while you are writing.




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