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Self-publish Your Paperback David Arscott

Self-publish Your Paperback

David Arscott

Published August 31st 2011
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The ultimate user-friendly guide to publishing your own book to a professional standard at low cost.The author, David Arscott, has written more than sixty books, some under his own Pomegranate Press imprint and many for a range of other publishers.MoreThe ultimate user-friendly guide to publishing your own book to a professional standard at low cost.The author, David Arscott, has written more than sixty books, some under his own Pomegranate Press imprint and many for a range of other publishers. He specialises in taking authors through the publishing process, from receiving their text and images to putting a finished book into their hands.In this easy-to-follow guide he covers everything from the equipment you need, through organising and laying out your material to dealing with the printer and finding a market for your book. He also pays close attention to the costing of your book and the price you should put on the cover.CONTENTS include:• Where the Buck StopsAn explanation of what it means to run your own publishing house.• A World Full of BooksYes, there are hundreds of thousands of them! Where yours fits in, and how you can make it stand out. Includes the issue of copyright.• Tools for the JobComputers, scanners, DTP programs etc• Organising Your BookWe all read, but few of us take much notice of how a book is put together. This chapter covers all sections of the book, with diagrams to show typical layouts. It includes book sizes, fonts, headers & footers, tabs, drop caps and illustrations. There are also ideas for creating a style sheet to cover headings, spacings, alignments, measurements and cross-headings. Special attention is paid to the cover, including the vital back cover blurb.• You and the PrinterFrom getting a quote for your book to providing the printer with the pdfs he needs. This chapter also covers ISBNs and bar codes.• Counting the CostProbably the chapter everyone reads first! Digital v litho, print-runs and a patient exploration of the decisions you must take to ensure that your returns don’t leave you out of pocket.• Whetting their AppetiteHow to get the maximum publicity for your book, from press releases and advertising to book launches and signings.As someone once said, ‘Yes, you can!’