Month: July 2017

Sun of God

Sharing with Family and Friends – Mike (on the left) wanted his book ‘Sun of God’ published, but not for sale or release. He simply wanted to share his story with family and friends. The beauty of Publish-on-Demand allows small print run numbers with professional finishing standards and viola! One book dream, now a reality. Oh yeah! I should mention (he won’t mind) Mike’s one of the sprightliest 80-year olds I know. Congratulations to him! Also nice to see the painting on his wall reflecting the fact that Mike was one of the first ‘Magnificent Seven’ Book Reality authors. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new...

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Professional Independent Publishing-On-Demand – A How-To Guide – Part Two

So you want to publish a book… Not any book… Your Book? Welcome to Ian Andrew’s Guide to Professional Independent Publishing on Demand.  No. 2 – Which companies to use… An E-book explanation. I  suppose a simple declaration at the start would be good… I don’t have any professional or monetary reason to recommend any company for Publish-On-Demand (POD). I just know what works for me and why I chose what I did. I stumbled my way through and should have, probably, come to a lot of realisations sooner than I did… But I didn’t. So now you can benefit from my hindsight… There are loads more companies out there, so don’t be constrained by my choices either. KINDLE DIRECT PUBLISHING (KDP) Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) is Amazon’s e-book publishing unit and allows authors to independently publish their books directly to Kindle and Kindle Apps worldwide. Some fundamentals. It is NOT necessary to own a Kindle device to download and read Kindle books. You just need an app on any device (including PCs and Macs). It is not necessary to have a US Tax Number to register for KDP. It is not necessary to exclusively limit your e-book distribution to Amazon only. It is not necessary to restrict the price of your book to between 2.99 and 9.99 (US dollars). KDP interface is extremely easy to use. KDP interface is free for you to upload your book...

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Professional Independent Publishing-On-Demand – A How-To Guide – Part One

So you want to publish a book… Not any book… Your Book? Welcome to A Guide to Professional Independent Publishing on Demand. No. 1 – An introduction to what I mean by Professional Independent Publishing on Demand (PI POD). PI POD PI POD is, in my mind at least, very different to the act of vanity publishing or self-publishing as it was for most of the last 100 years. Sadly, it seems the traditional publishing world, and a lot of traditional selling outlets, don’t seem to fully grasp the difference. Simply put, Self-publishing, or vanity publishing as it was and is still, is the process of paying a publisher to print copies of your book, getting those copies delivered to your house and then selling, or giving them away, through whatever physical outlets you can access. It was often used as the only option when an author couldn’t get a traditional publishing deal. Often, but not always. The author may, or may not have paid editors, graphics designers, formatting services or other professional services during the process of getting the book to print. There was and still is, no ‘filter’, no standard, no quality measure to achieve. The product could, of course, be excellent. Or it could be mediocre at best. The first thing to note (and it is VERY important), is that PI POD suffers exactly the same dilemmas of quality as above. There is no filter applied, no standard that must...

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