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Self-publishing in New Zealand : an independent author's guide

Author: H L Kennedy
Publisher: Nelson, New Zealand : Real NZ Books, 2019. ©2019
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How do you publish, market and distribute a book in New Zealand? This book demystifies the self-publishing process and provides some much-needed clarity on the topic, with information and resources specific to New Zealand. Self-Publishing in New Zealand will take you through the whole operation, from decisions about print and design, to effective sales and marketing, to getting your book into bookshops and other  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H L Kennedy
ISBN: 9780995121119 0995121117
OCLC Number: 1099479984
Notes: "The Copy Press shares knowledge gained from 25 years helping New Zealand's authors self-publish their books"--Cover.
"Self-publish your book and keep it local"--Cover.
Description: xiii, 205 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. What makes a successful book? (Content ; Design ; Marketing ; Setting clear objectives) --
2. Why self-publish? (Do you take your book to a publisher first? ; Traditional publishing ; Self-publishing ; Printers ; Publishers with self-publishing services ; Self-publishing companies that use a traditional publishing model ; All-in-one self-publishing services ; A note on hybrid publishing) --
3. Where to publish? (The benefits of publishing in New Zealand ; The real coast of printing overseas ; Questions to ask your self-publishing service) --
4. Commercial or personal? --
5. Funding your book (Patreon ; Kickstarter) 6. Making money (Pricing ; Pricing and wholesale ; Distribution ; Getting your book into bookshops ; Getting your book into libraries ; Selling online ; Tax) --
7. marketing (What you can do yourself ; tasks and activities you might need help with ; Online marketing ; Social media ; Online influencers and book platforms ; Events ; Using an all-in-one service ; Expectations of the author) --
8. Is my book ready to go? (Editing ; Proofreading ; Beta readers ; Picture books ; Blurb-writing basics) --
9. Designing for print (The DIY route ; Typesetting ; Illustrations and picture books ; Supplying the illustrations to your printer ; The book cover) --
10. Printing for production (Your options ; Paper types ; Binding options ; ISBN registration and barcodes ; Listing on Nielsen ; Your book copyright page ; Ten most common mistakes made with print-ready files ; Proofs and corrections ; Reprints and print-on-demand ; Revisions and updated editions) 11. Digital publishing (Ebooks ; Recording an audiobook) --
12. Intellectual property (Author copyright ; Selling or maintaining your rights ; Publisher copyright ; Not infringing the copyright of others) --
13. Where to from here? (When is the best time to publish? ; Evaluation) --
14. The CopyPress story (What the CopyPress package looks like) --
15. (Interview with Susan Smith, author ; Interview with Wendy Scott, author ; Interview with Peter Rigg, retired bookseller ; Interview with Jeremy Bliss, book representative ; Interview with Renell Judais, editor ; Interview with Belinda Mellor, editor and author ; Interview with Jason Darwin, digital publishing architect ; Interview with Holly Dunn, book cover designer) --
Advice from the design team at The CopyPress --
Resources for authors --
Afterword.
Responsibility: H.L. Kennedy.

Abstract:

How do you publish, market and distribute a book in New Zealand? This book demystifies the self-publishing process and provides some much-needed clarity on the topic, with information and resources specific to New Zealand. Self-Publishing in New Zealand will take you through the whole operation, from decisions about print and design, to effective sales and marketing, to getting your book into bookshops and other retail outlets. It will provide you with questions to ask your printer or publisher, and help you spot potential scams. The face of self-publishing has changed. Its easier than ever before to use distribution channels to showcase your work and get it into the hands of your readers. With the right resources and knowledge you can turn your writing dreams into publishing reality. Whether you are new to self publishing, or an experienced independent author, Self-Publishing in New Zealand will help you find the best strategies to maximise your book's potential.

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