It has never been easy for new authors to find a publisher but in the last few years it has become significantly harder. In 2008, the average author earned less than £7000 per annum. According to The Times approximately 200,000 books were available for sale in the UK in 2007. Of that total, 190,000 titles sold fewer than 3,500 copies. The top 5% of titles by sales volume accounted for over 60% of total book sales. No wonder publishers are careful about signing new writers. But there is good news in amongst all the doom and gloom. Right now, it has never been easier to be published. Everyone who posts something on Facebook is in effect a published author. And some blogs are read by tens of thousands of people daily, many more than might pick up a physical book by the same author. Then there's self-publishing, vanity publishing, print on demand and so on. But how do you find your way round this minefield? Get published has been written by publishing insiders to help new authors understand the way publishers think and set about publishing if they can't get a commercial publisher interested.
"Basic is a series about the basic disciplines of graphic design with many examples in each area. The first instalment in the series was about Logos. The earlier books were about Packaging, Corporate Identity, Brochures, Promotions, Sign and Stationery. This new book, Basic Cover, as its name suggest, explores different kind of covers: in books, magazines, albums, catalogues, annual reports and newspapers."
The president and CEO of Outskirts Press offers a step-by-step method for improving an authors exposure on Amazon, increasing profitability by listing books on Amazon for as little as 20 percent, and leveraging every Amazon marketing opportunity for maximum results.
Turn children who don't know the alphabet into fluent, proficient, and confident writers!Kid Writinginvites you into classrooms that integrate phonics instruction across the curriculum and throughout the school day. Kindergartners through second-graders, as well as preschoolers, second-language learners, and special education students, flourish in this program. Once you've witnessed the success of this approach and have seen the techniques, you'll be ready to try it yourself. 192 pages.
Did you ever consider self-publishing your own book but were daunted by the complex process of actually doing it? Self-published author and expert Carla King gives a simple step-by-step guide to self-publishing your book as an e-book or print book. Plot your success by choosing the reputable tools and services recommended here, along with techniques that will help your book succeed in the market that you choose.
Larkin's family welcomes Sophie into their home, caring for her and teaching her games and new words. They come to love this baby as their own, all the while knowing that eventually Sophie's mother will return one day to take her from them. From the Trade Paperback edition.