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Author: Katherine Pickett
Publisher: Cork : BookBaby, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With a balanced treatment of fiction and nonfiction books as well as traditional and indie publishing, Katherine Pickett's collaborative and down-to-earth approach to the publishing process makes Perfect Bound the ideal reference for new authors. Determine your route: Assess your strengths and weaknesses to find the publishing path that's right.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Pickett, Katherine.
Perfect Bound : How to Navigate the Book Publishing Process Like a Pro.
Cork : BookBaby, ©2014
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine Pickett
ISBN: 9780991499120 0991499123
OCLC Number: 896799967
Description: 1 online resource (301 pages)
Contents: Preface; Introduction; 1. Choosing Your Route to Publication; The Good and Bad on Publishing Houses; The Promise and Perils of Self-Publishing; Other Avenues to Publication; Avoiding the Pothole: Prepare a Book Business Plan; Avoiding the Pothole: Build Enough Time into Your Publishing Schedule; 2. Being Accepted: The Acquisitions Process; To Sign or Not to Sign with an Agent; What You Can Expect from Your Acquisitions Editor; What Your Acquisitions Editor Expects from You; The Process; Avoiding the Pothole: Improve Your Knowledge of the Market. Avoiding the Pothole: Develop Your Marketing Hook3. Looking at the Big Picture: Manuscript Development; What You Can Expect from Your Developmental Editor; What Your Developmental Editor Expects from You; The Process; Avoiding the Pothole: Define Your Audience; Avoiding the Pothole: Attend to Permissions Early; 4. Cleaning Up Your Manuscript: Copyediting and Query Resolution; What You Can Expect from Your Copyeditor; What Your Copyeditor Expects from You; The Process; Avoiding the Pothole: Stay Organized While You Research; Avoiding the Pothole: Revise Your Manuscript One Last Time. 5. Making It Look Good: Design and LayoutWhat You Can Expect from Your Designer; What Your Designer Expects from You; The Process; Avoiding the Pothole: Get the Most out of Your Professional Design; 6. Fine-Tuning the Text: Proofreading, Author Review, and Final Revisions; What You Can Expect from Your Proofreader; What Your Proofreader Expects from You; The Process; Avoiding the Pothole: Know What to Look for When Reviewing Page Proofs; 7. Making It Real: Printers, Distributors, and E-Book Companies; Printing and Binding Options; Distribution and Order Fulfillment. Selecting an E-Book CompanyAvoiding the Pothole: Understand the Copyright Page; 8. Getting Used to Self-Promotion: Marketing and Publicity; Traditional Marketing Outlets; In-Person Marketing; Building an Online Presence; Selecting the Social Media Sites That Are Right for You; Avoiding the Pothole: Move Forward After Rejection; Last Words; Resources; Acknowledgments; About the Author.

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With a balanced treatment of fiction and nonfiction books as well as traditional and indie publishing, Katherine Pickett's collaborative and down-to-earth approach to the publishing process makes Perfect Bound the ideal reference for new authors. Determine your route: Assess your strengths and weaknesses to find the publishing path that's right.

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