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Want to get your book into the Library Catalog? PCN or LCCN and Copyright links

The Library of Congress has a cataloging system... PCN and LCCN. There is an application to participate you'll need to apply here http://www.loc.gov/publish/pcn/ You might want to take a look at this now so by the time your book is done you'll have your numbers and be ready to go. The below copy is taken from their home page. http://www.loc.gov/publish/pcn/ "A Library of Congress catalog control number is a unique identification number that the Library of Congress assigns to the catalog...

Book Design and Writing: Using Stories in your writing…

When you are in the process of collecting resources and data, don't forget to write about yours or others experiences, stories leave a profound impression on your readers minds. Your stories will influence them more because they are able to relate to them. Some ways to use stories: open the chapter with one that best illustrates the point of the chapter; insert within the chapter a story as a teaching aspect. You might even solicit stories from friends to use, be sure to have them sign a rights...

Celebrity Testimonials

Celebrity Testimonials
Book Design: Celebrity Testimonials
Get those "more-bang-for-your-buck' testimonials for your back cover...This online database contains contact information for celebrities managers, agents and more...for over 54,000 celebrities and public figures worldwide.
http://www.contactanycelebrity.com

Book Cover Dustjacket Design

Book Design: Paper choice for Book Cover When designing your book cover consider the Paper you'll use. Most are glossy, laminate, UV, etc., but have you really looked and felt them all...? Some are a delightful linen or uncoated stock that for, the right book, can really bring home another 'sense' to the reader. And for your paperbacks... be sure to get samples from the printer on 10 or 12 pt CS1 stock... the weight makes a difference too.

Typefaces and the readability of your interior

The interior of your book is just as important as the cover. Once your book is purchased you'll need to hold the readers attention. Certainly good content has a lot to do with it. Good editing and proofing as well. But the real reading is done from the type that is set... formatted, sized and styled to hold the readers attention and make them feel comfortable and not want to put your book down. We have been "taught" by exposure to feel comfortable with reading a typeface with "little feet"...

Book Design: 7 Questions to Ask For What to Do About the Sales and Promoting of Your Book…

What is it about the prospect of having to sell and promote our new book design that makes us think we don't know anything? We wake up to the process of sales every day. It begins with us asking what we're going to wear and progresses into who we talk to at work. The process of creating rapport, stating benefits and follow though with each action we take... which is really all aobut the sales or promotion of us! Think about it? So, lets take a few minutes to see what that might mean to our...

Reviews…how they help move your book sales

Amazon and most other book sales sites depend on the reveiws buyers give to the books that are listed...so...list some...there is absolutely no reason why you shouldn't post a review of your own book! Extend your opinion to possible readers...don't let your book just sit there waiting for a review...take the initiative and put the first one up yourself. The websites algorithm examines the number of reveiew and rank of the reviews when determining exposure levels... and we all know what that...

Want book sales? Get yourself a 'Platform'

Is there a realistic formula to generating substantial book sales without a gazillion dollar marketing campaign or a rave reveiw from Oprah? There is, and it amounts to building a "platform" – industry lingo for a regular column, blog, newsletter, or seminar that allow an author to pitch to a ready-made audience. An increasing number of nonfiction authors who have found success these days have parlayed their platform into book sales; T. Harv Eker, Jeffrey Gitomer, Rick Warren, and Joel Osteen...

Which is correct….Forward or Foreword?

I see this all the time...and which is correct? Let's refer to the dictionary. Forward: ahead of time; early; moving toward a point in front; progressive Foreword: an introductory remarks, preface or prefatory note SO The answer IS..........FOREWORD! don't forget it and be sure your book uses the correct spelling.

Book Design: Resources for Self Publishing Help

Self-Publishing Resources ISBN Home Page Bowker.com For ISBN Convert 10 diget ISBN to 13 diget. Make your own barcode Indexing Software Authex, CINDEX, MACREX, SKY Index, and wINDEX Click to see more resources for your self publishing...

Media Kits after your Book Design

Sun Sep 10, 2006Once your book design is done be sure to creat a media kit an important part of your marketing. A kit is your resume, it tells and shows what you're about. It should include: a short bio, image of your book cover, contact information, list of questions you can answer, book flyers, business card, poster, bookmark, any news media tie ins, what your product / service is and web link etc. Once your kit is assembled, Media professionals will have all the info necessary to determine...

BOOK DESIGN: What information goes on a hardcover dust-jacket.

What copy goes on the dustjacket? If you look at books around your house you'll find a mixture of possibilities. The list below is a starting point and allows for mix and matching… and, you don't have to put all of these on your cover. I've seen a book with just one testimonial on the back or a quote in the front flap or no author photo. Hardcover dust-jacket front and back flaps copy. Options are listed use one per position, not all.1.) Front-inside Flap price, category; short...

Book Categories

To follow is a basic beginning for choosing the category for your book. The list begins with non-fiction or fiction, then main category, then sub-category. Your final category will look something like this:  Art/Techniques and can have additions to it such as: Art/Techniques/Brush There is also a website that might help Book Industry Study Group http://www.bisg.org/what-we-do-0-136-bisac-subject-headings-list-major-subjects.php Nonfiction Antiques & Collectibles General ,  Americana , ...

Websites: How to Get and Use an API key for your WordPress site

WordPress is a great way to build your website and web-presence. They offer free software that loads to your server, plugins to extend the use and function of your site and themes that create the image you project. This is an easy and time effective way to get on-line and start your business within 1-3 hours depending on your skill level. Are you using WordPress for your website? Do you get lots of spam? Do you wonder what your stats...

Mailing Lists for Self Publishers PR and Reviews

Once your book design is done don't forget to market it.... Magazines, newsletters and newspapers with book review columns. Advertising space is expensive. Editorial space is free. Put together your own list of industry publications to send articles and press releases to and find out who to send review copies of your book. Review copies and news releases are your least expensive and most effective form of book promotion. Set up dealerships with associations. Mailing Lists for Book PR and...

Book Cover Design: How Long Does it Take…time?

Time encompasses all parts of our lives. Process depends on time. Time determines what our experience will be. I get asked a lot about time. Especially the time it will take to design the book cover. As you begin the journey of self publishing you enter a new world, one that is exciting and confusing at the same time. You are learning all the new words and meanings...then... it's time for the book cover design and there is more information this time specific to design, technology and process...
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