CreateSpace Now Replaced by KDP Print | Savvy Book Writers

Last fall we published – for the first time print books in the German language via the printing arm of KDP. We were very lucky as the books were in German, and intended for readers in Europe. The language and the country for which the books were mostly intended for are supported by KDP. That’s not the case in some other countries: . Languages Authors and publishers can upload and sell books with content and metadata written in the languages listed here: . Distribution – Orders Amazon’s KDP Print doesn’t currently support several paperback distributions, for example to Amazon.com.au, Amazon.com.br, or Amazon.nl. Australian users can place orders from Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk. Portuguese language users can place orders from Amazon.com. Dutch language users can place orders from Amazon.de. . Other Requirements: Let your lay-outer, e-book formatter, and cover designer know about the Amazon specifics, such as trim sizes. They are varying slightly from those of CreateSpace for example. The most common trim size for paperbacks in the U.S. is 6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm), this will be displayed as the default option when you access the “Print Options” from the Paperback Content section of

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The Truth About Being “Published” | Savvy Book Writers

. . In a recent meeting of authors I overheard one of them to talk about his publishing contract, and that he was surprised to find a clause “that the

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Author Solutions and Friends: The Inside Story

Excellent information from David Gaughran

David Gaughran

ASandfriendsweboptAuthor Solutions has forged partnerships with a long list of famous names in publishing – from Simon & Schuster and Hay House to Barnes & Noble and Reader’s Digest.

Recent disclosures in various lawsuits, along with information sent to me by a Penguin Random House source, detail for the very first time exactly how these partnerships work and the damage they are causing.

Since a second suit was filed at the end of March, Author Solutions is now facing two class actions, with the new complaint alleging unjust enrichment and exploitation of seniors on top of the usual claims of fraud and deceptive practices. It also has a wonderfully precise summary of Author Solutions’ operations:

Author Solutions operates more like a telemarketing company whose customer base is the Authors themselves. In other words, unlike a traditional publisher, Author Solutions makes money from its Authors, not for them. It does so…

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#Authors #Marketing Yourself and Your Work (Final) Part FIVE

Part Five of the Authors Marketing Yourselves by Susan Toy featured by Chris The Story Reading Ape.

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The following is an extract from a talk delivered at the Calgary Public Library in Feb. 2011.

Part 5

Another area of promotion you should consider developing – and only do this if you are comfortable with it – is speaking engagements. Speaking engagements are something your publisher will not arrange for you, unless they are approached directly by a group inviting you to speak. Make sure you are either allowed to sell books or that a bookseller has been asked to look after sales wherever you appear.

Here’s another important statistic I gleaned from reading Get Known Before the Book Deal: Authors who speak at events sell three times as many books. (This book is listed in the bibliography at the end of this post.)

You can give a straight reading from your book, but my preference is to hear an author talk about how…

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#Authors #Marketing Yourself and Your Work Part THREE

Part Three of the Author Marketing Yourselff series by Susan Toy featured by Chris The Story Reading Ape.

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The following is an extract from a talk delivered at the Calgary Public Library in Feb. 2011.

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Once the contract is signed, and while the manuscript is being worked on by the editor, is the best time for you to ramp up your web presence. While you wait for the edited copy to be returned to you – and this could take several months – is when you should work on further developing your blog and Facebook presence. This may be a good time, as well, if you haven’t done so already, to create a website (and your publisher may help you with this as they will want you to link to their site), and prepare yourself for the time in the very near future when you can actually call yourself “a published author.”

It’s not too early to announce that you have signed a…

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#Authors #Marketing Yourself and Your Work Part TWO

Part Two of the #Author #Marketing Yourself and Your Work by Susan Toy featured by Chris The Story Reading Ape.

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The following is an extract from a talk delivered at the Calgary Public Library in Feb. 2011.

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The best time to begin building your readership is while you’re still writing the manuscript. The very first thing you need to do is create a web presence of some kind or another. This can be as simple as building a blogsite (always free) and writing posts for it on a regular basis. Encourage your friends to subscribe to this, and ask them to ask their friends to do the same. Then write something meaningful, as often as you can, even if it’s only once a week. You should never have to ask, “But what should I write?” You’re a writer; you’ll think of something! Write regularly, keep it positive and upbeat, and post, or repost, articles that will create a discussion in your comments. When people comment…

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