Descripción del producto
The phenomenally rapid growth of self-publishing, in particular e-publishing, has taken the world by storm. Never before has there been this great an opportunity for writers to be heard and read, and to build a global audience. But self-publishing is also the new Wild West, full of promise and snake oil in equal measure. The Global Indie Author separates fact from fiction, providing the information you need to create a publishing plan that is realistic and achievable.
The Global Indie Author begins with a 10-step guide to getting your book onto Kindle quickly and easily, followed by expansion into ePubs. Part II contains in-depth technological instructions for both ebook and print production, complemented by real-world knowledge on the mechanics of the industry gathered through the author's own experience in bringing her debut novel, Baby Jane, to market.
The Global Indie Author also exposes secrets and strategies the industry players don't want revealed so they can lock you into unfavourable contracts, take your money before you start asking questions, or convince you that what is really good for them is good for you. And by adding information relevant to foreign writers, The Global Indie Author provides the necessary know-how for anyone who desires to publish in the lucrative U.S. market and around the world.
The most comprehensive manual ever written on self-publishing, The Global Indie Author covers:
* To Kindle in Ten Steps: the Quick and Easy Way to Self-Publish
* Beyond Kindle: the ePub Format
* Manuscript Editing
* Libel, Copyright and Trademark Infringement
* The ISBN System
* ONIX Code and BISAC Categories
* Interior Book Structure
* Cover and Interior Images
* Manuscript Formatting for eBooks
* Creating and Testing Kindle Books and ePubs
* Digital Rights Management
* Print Formatting and Production
* Distributors, Wholesalers, and Aggregators
* Royalties and Withholding Tax
* The Vanity Press Machine
Biografía del autor
Prior to publishing her first novel, Baby Jane, Demers wrote almost exclusively for the film industry, including the ghostwriting of production notes for over 30 major motion pictures. She is a screenwriter with, to date, six spec and four commissioned scripts, one optioned documentary project, and was the unaccredited story editor on the award-winning MOW A Cooler Climate, starring Sally Field and Judy Davis. Demers has many published editorials and articles in print or online, and is a featured essayist in Writing About Literature: A Guide for the Student Critic. She also blogs regularly on a variety of cultural issues at www.mademers.com/bad_egg.
On the photography side, Demers began her career in the late 1980s in Edmonton where she exhibited in several solo and group shows including at the Fringe Festival, The Works art festival, and with Celebration of Women in the Arts; she also took on small commercial assignments and acted as a creative consultant on other artists’ projects. In 1992 she moved to London, England, where out of necessity she abandoned her photography career though she remained attached to the industry. In 1995 she returned to Canada and in 2007 turned her attention again to fine art photography but without forsaking her writing. You can see her fine art at www.mademers.com/fine_art_photography.html.