Self Publishing notes by Love of Books

The 10 Biggest Mistakes An Author Can Make When Publishing Their Book

Self-publishing a book can be a truly rewarding and magical experience, especially if you follow a good plan. Self-publishing will allow you to retain more rights over the final product, offer the product at a substantially lower cost, and if you understand the fine print, give you an outlet to do traditional marketing and advertising yourself. Self-publishing is a great option to get your book out there. You have to be prepared; self-publishing takes a lot of initiative and drive. It is your passion, and I know this because you wouldn’t be reading this right now if this was not true. This passion will see you through the frustrations that you will most certainly experience along the way. That being said, self-publishing can be an exciting, magical, truly rewarding, and profitable venture if it is all done right. The information within the free eBook is provided in good faith, as a general guide for new authors. This guide is written in simple language to suit a wide reading audience. The contents have been lovingly composed by Love of Books staff who have spent many years working within the publishing industry. Available now for FREE.

eBook notes

Often due to costs, releasing an eBook version is the only avenue when an author has a burning passion to get their fiction novel out there. Sometimes it is not cost that has determined this, but a need to confirm that their work is going to be well-received. In some cases with a sole eBook release comes the knowledge that, with fiction especially, the potential for creating a viral following is much higher and easier to

Often due to costs, releasing an eBook version is the only avenue when an author has a burning passion to get their fiction novel out there. Sometimes it is not cost that has determined this, but a need to confirm that their work is going to be well-received. In some cases with a sole eBook release comes the knowledge that, with fiction especially, the potential for creating a viral following is much higher and easier to manage through the internet. Whatever the reasons, there are pros and cons to a sole eBook release and success is clearly determined by popularity, feedback and sales.

Paypal – selling your book with ease

We build and operate several websites for our authors and we encourage all to have Paypal accounts to make the process of customers purchasing your book seamless and easy. We thought it best to educate you all on this process in case you are nearing the stage of releasing your book, creating a website and offering procedures for purchasing.   There are 3 types of PayPal accounts: Personal, Premier and Business and here’s how to open a Personal or Premier account, the two options most likely suitable for the independent author:

1. Click Sign Up at the top of the page.
2. Select your country or region.
3. Choose which PayPal account type you want and click Get Started.
4. Enter your information, including your full email address, and choose a password (It must contain at least 8 characters and is case sensitive). You will need these to log in to your PayPal account.
5. Click Agree and Create Account

Here’s a video to assist further.
http://youtu.be/s8V_QdaeZCA 

Julia Gillard endorses a Love of Books author and their book

‘Us Karen’ was written by author Richard Dove and illustrated by the talented Karen artist, Tha Do, to tell the amazing story of the Karen people’s journey, as refugees, from Burma to Australia. There are numerous articles that can be read online about the book but today we are introducing you to a speech from the Prime minister showing her support for the project. Click below to view the video.

Us Karen
Julia Gillard endorses ‘Us Karen’.