Writing A Book and Publishing Books and Ebooks For Yourself and Others
A Comprehensive and Illustrated How-To WorkBook Based On First-Hand Experience
Bill’s new book, based entirely on his first-hand experience with over 15 books,
contains in-depth, step-by-step, concise instructions and clear, detailed screen
shots that are a complete course on a proven method for writing, editing, typesetting,
and publishing your own books and ebooks successfully.
Writing and publishing a quality book can be a complex, costly, and difficult job.
The idea is just the beginning followed by a long list of tasks including planning,
outlining, and then actually writing every chapter, making certain it is well organized
and easy to read.
After all that, the manuscript has to be edited carefully and then you have to create
a print-ready file for the POD printer.
Part of the process includes creating a great title that will draw potential book
buyers and be easy to read on an interesting cover even as a small image on a web
site. You also need a good web site to tell everyone about your new book and how
they can get a copy.
This is a long list of steps and handling each one professionally will contribute
to creating and selling a quality book. Self Publishing: Writing A Book and Publishing
Books and eBooksFor Yourself and Others carefully details a step-by-step proven
method for creating a quality book to help you publish successfully.
Note From Bill: Right now you may thinking, “Just what we need, another book on self
publishing.” I understand how you feel having read at least a dozen books on the
subject when I was learning. This one really is different because it describes, in
comprehensive detail, exactly how I wrote a half dozen books and published them and
many more for other writers. I do mean exactly because I describe every single step
of writing a book, editing it, creating the print-ready file, creating the cover,
publishing the book, and creating a web site to tell the world about it. Nothing
is left out including detailed instructions and clear screen shots so anyone can
follow step-by-step and publish successfully. Check out the praise for my book below
and then read the list of the topics that fill every page of my new book:
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Preface and Introduction - Here’s where I tell you why and how I wrote the book and
then introduce you to each of twenty two chapters so you’ll know exactly what to
expect from every part of this book. This will help you determine if you want to
read it cover to cover or dwell on specific chapters.
Why Write A Book? - Do you know why you want to write a book? Have you given it much
thought? This chapter helps to understand the many reasons some write a book and
why they are often confused about their reasons.
Why Self Publish? It’s an important question but the important thing is to be comfortable
with your choice. This chapter describes the various kinds of publishing companies
that want to take your money and how to avoid them. It helps you understand and avoid
Vanity and Subsidy publishers and guides you on how to deal with POD Printers to
get your own book published. It also includes information about traditional publishers.
Planning Your Book - After the initial plan you create a concise outline to make
certain all the information you wish to convey is part of your book project. This
chapter helps you to set your objective, know your market, and decide on the final
format of your book.
BackUp - This chapter is unusual for a book on self publishing because it’s all about
backing up your writing. You may think that backing up data is a topic for computer
books but the importance of backing up your writing can’t be overemphasized and the
thought of losing days, weeks, months, and perhaps even years of work because of
a failure to backup your writing each and every day is frightening.
Choosing The Best Title - Choosing the best possible title for your book is a critical
step and doing it right can cement the success of your book and doing it wrong may
well cause weak sales for your book. This can be a make or break decision if you
want your book to sell well.
Creating The First Draft. This draft, based on your plan and outline, sets the stage
for moving to a final manuscript. You definitely want your first draft to be as complete
as possible lacking only editing to make it ready for creation of the final manuscript
that will be used to create the print-ready files for your POD printer. The next
chapter carries this further by describing the writing tools you can use to create
your first draft and final manuscript
The Discipline of Writing - This chapter helps you develop the behaviors so important
to completing your book in a reasonable time and describes how to stick with it and
make time to write everyday. Chapter nine covers editing your first draft and describes
a great and absolutely free editing program that you can use to improve your writing
Layout and formatting (Typesetting) - Once you have a final manuscript and all the
writing and editing is completed, it’s time to start typesetting the book for the
POD printer. The better job you do with this the better and more professional your
book will look. This chapter introduces PagePlus X4, an all-in-one desktop publishing
studio that your can buy for under $20.00 and it will ensure that you create an excellent
print-ready file every time.
PagePlusX4 - Chapter eleven is a lengthy chapter filled with clear and concise screen
shots and detailed instructions on how to make use of PagePlus X4 to create your
print-ready file. You can also use this application to import and edit your pdf files.
It is an excellent yet inexpensive desktop publishing software that I have used for
Chapter twelve is all about the excellent and free applications that you can download
and use for your publishing. A half dozen of the best free programs are described
in detail and exactly how to find them. It also covers how to get free software from
safe web sites to avoid viruses and trojans.
ISBN - If you plan to sell your book an ISBN is critical to have. Chapter thirteen
explains the importance of the ISBN and why you need to get your own and pay for
it even though you can get one at no cost. The perils of free ISBNs are explained
Createspace - After several years of publishing it is clear to me that the best company
to deal with for overall satisfaction, fair prices, and Chapter fourteen explains
why Createspace is the company I choose for all my books. With the popularity of
self publishing there is a long list of companies waiting to take your money for
various publishing related services. Createspace has consistently proven itself to
me while publishing all my books.
Kindle - These ebooks sparked the ebook revolution and Chapter fifteen contains complete
instructions on exactly how to publish your book for the Kindle reader. Every step
and all the tools needed plus where and how to get the tools is described in detail.
Smashwords - With over 100,000 ebooks in circulation it rivals Kindle for ebook sales.
This is a good place to publish your ebooks and Chapter sixteen describes exactly
how to make use of Smashwords to publish your ebooks.
Other eBook Selling Options - There are other options for creating and selling ebooks
including Clickbank and selling ebooks directly from your own web site. Chapter seventeen
contains instructions on how to make use of clickbooks and set up your own site to
sell your books directly.
Creating a Book Cover - Even though most of your book sales will come from online,
an attractive book cover is important to push sales. Chapter eighteen describes two
methods for creating your own attractive and inviting book covers. This chapter contains
detailed instructions and clear screen shots that will help you use the method that
works best for you.
Your Own Web Site - Now you have a book with a great cover but you need to let everyone
know about it. Chapter nineteen teaches you how to create a web site to expose your
book to the buying public and to send buyers to your Createspace eStore where they
can purchase your book with the highest profits for you.
Copyright 2012 A. William Benitez
Publishing Services Company - By the time you finish this book you will know exactly
how to publish your own books and perhaps you would like to profit from that knowledge
by helping others to get their books published. Chapter twenty shows you how make
use of the skills that you developed.
We sincerely believe that you can succeed in writing and publishing a book or ebook
by following the detailed instructions in this book but no one can guarantee your
success and anyone who does is not being honest. Success rests with your abilities,
determination, and efforts.
Screen Shots - This book is filled with clear screen shots to help explain the various
methods I use. To be of real value screen shots must be sharp and that takes a significant
effort. Since you may need to create screen shots for your book, chapter twenty-one
explains how I created the screen shots for this book and made certain they were
Final Notes - Chapter twenty two contains many invaluable notes to help you write
and publish your books successfully. These last minute ideas contribute to the value
of this book.
Glossary - At the end of the book is a complete glossary to explain the many terms
that you may encounter during writing and self publishing books.
Note From Bill: With your purchase comes full access to my Self Publishing Support
blog where members can post and comment. I also welcome your questions at my email
address email@example.com . Please don’t hesitate to contact me with your
questions or comments. This is a unique opportunity to get help in writing and publishing
your book or ebook. Thanks.
Concise, succinct, comprehensive, methodical, ‘user friendly’, “Self Publishing:
Writing A Book and Publishing Books and eBooks For Yourself and Others” by A. William
Benitez is a 200 page instructional compendium specifically designed for showing
novice authors how to turn their manuscripts into either traditional print publications
or digital volumes. Offering sage advice ranging from the value of backing up the
writing and editing to choosing a marketable title; to tips on self-editing, layout
and formatting; to practical advice on using Createspace, Kindle, Smashwords, and
Clickbank; to creating quality covers and even setting up a publishing service company
of your own, “Self Publishing: Writing A Book and Publishing Books and eBooks For
Yourself and Others” will prove an enduringly valued and highly recommended instructional
reference for all aspiring writers seeking to publish their own material in a highly
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Based on his experience, Bill Benitez guides us through twenty organized and mandatory
steps towards the successful self publishing of your book.
Self Publishing: Writing A Book And Publishing Books and eBooks For Yourself And
Others covers all the questions we mightask ourselves, starting with 'Why should
I write that book?' to "How to set up a publishing services company?”
The book is abundantly illustrated with screen snapshots of an easy-to-use and inexpensive
book formatting software. The author also tells us how to choose the best title for
a book, the importance of buying the right ISBN, and much more.
This easy-to-read guide will take your book to its final goal: publish while saving
time doing the research and avoiding the pitfalls of self publishing.
If you want easy to follow instructions on how to use Page Plus or if you are interested
in Print-on-Demand or eBook publishing, this is a great resource! The free tools
that Bill recommends are worth the price of the book.