Self-publishing Resources Laura Bowley
Book Cover Design
A book cover is much more than a pretty picture and a title. It’s a retail package that convinces buyers to spend money. When your prospective buyer asks, “What’s in it for ME?” your cover must provide the answer. Anatomy of a Book Cover is a recording of Michele’s webinar with Brian Jud. She examines best-selling covers and failed covers, and offers tips on how to identify and work with a cover designer who can help you accomplish your sales goals.
Go Publish Yourself: An IngramSpark Podcast
IngramSpark’s podcast consists of 15-minute episodes discussing self-publishing tips indie authors can apply to enhance their publishing success. Topics shared cover those that matter most to indie authors and publishers and is intended to be a free resource for publishers around the world. There will be two seasons per year, 12 episodes per season, with one episode releasing every Tuesday during any given season. The podcast is available on all major podcast platforms (including iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, and Stitcher) and directly from the IngramSpark website.
Pricing Your Book
The Price is Right? Webinar with Brian Jud, Book Marketing Consultant, Executive Director of the Association of Publishers for Special Sales (APSS) and Zorina Alliata, APSS Mid-Atlantic Chapter President.
How to price your book to maximize sales, revenue and profits.
Originally recorded during the Book Selling University, sponsored by APSS Mid-Atlantic, June 20, 2017.
Are you a health provider? If you provide any kind of integrative, holistic or natural health services, writing a book will establish your authority as a thought leader, raise your credibility, and help you build your practice. Becoming an author is the ideal way to “sell without selling” because you will educate people through your book, and you will get motivated patients and clients who come to you because they value your approach. You’ll attract the media, so more people find out about you. You’ll be able to help more people, and leave your footprint on the world.
Check out The Center for Book Publishing’s website, full of information, guides, and reviews of popular vendors. Both novice self-publishing authors and seasoned professionals alike will find the site informative. Thank you to The Center for their “thumbs up” review of 1106 Design. Click here to visit the site.
Setting Up Your Own Print-on-demand
Michele talks with author Philip Burley about this often confusing subject here.
Author Q & A
1106 Design answers questions about self-publishing from authors just like you. Click here for the Author Q & A page.
Six considerations before self-publishing your book
Download our flyer, A Better Way to Self-publish, which includes six things to consider before you self-publish your book, such as understanding what happens to your royalties and determining the publishing services you need.