Book Events to Look Forward this 2015

Book Events to Look Forward this 2015

January is considered the International Creativity Month for the year 2015. Surely, it is also considered a great opportunity for all writers in the world as it opens the doors of different ways to show their creative stories anywhere in the world. The year 2015 marks a new beginning, new adventures, and new memories. It is a perfect time for authors to start looking for breaks that would allow them to be heard in the world of literature. So, what are these book-related events that authors must look forward this year? Start marking your calendar.

2015 American Library Association Midwinter

American Library Association MidwinterFrom January 30-February 02, 2015, thousands of attendees are again expected to join the American Library Association Midwinter show. The American Library Association is considered the largest and most encompassing group representing and lobbying for the national library industry. The attendees usually include library staff of all levels from across the U.S., writers, researchers, and the like. The event will take place in Chicago, Illinois.
 
Taipei International Book Exhibition

Taipei International Book ExhibitionThis International Book Exhibit will include a seminar wherein Better products for multiple markets, understanding the target audience and marketing strategies will be discussed. The event will answer the questions about how publishing is changing and will highlight also the voices from the International publishing industry. Taipei International Book Exhibition, which will take place on February 11-16, 2015 invites publishers, editors, CEOs, marketing and sales professionals, production and digital content managers, publishing industry innovators and startups, consultants, book sellers, and authors. Be part of this event and begin your new year with new escapade with the other talented people in the world.

London Book Fair 2015

London Book Fair 2015When you talk about rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content, the London Book Fair is the global marketplace. This year, The London Book Fair will be held from April 14-16, 2015 at Olympia, in West London. It will reportedly cover all ranges of the industry. See you there!

2015 BookExpo America “New Title Showcase”

2015 BookExpo America “New Title Showcase”This year’s BookExpo America highlights more changes such as the additional of BookCon, which brought 10,000 members of the public onto the show floor; and the New Title Showcase. Since 2014, the newly added category for the show has been bringing out the best literary pieces of new writers, who deserve to be recognized. Attendees as expected are the publishers, booksellers, librarians, distributors, media, and many others. It will take place from May 27-May 29, 2015 in New York. Deadline of registration is on April 27, 2015. Don’t miss it.

2015 Beijing International Book Fair

The 2015 Beijing International Book Fair is where China’s publishing industry meets the world. The event will take place from August 26,-30 2015 at China International Exhibition Center in Beijing. It is where books of almost every subject, genre, or classification will be displayed. Deadline of registration is on August 03, 2015.

Book events such as local and international literary exhibits are absolutely clear ways of stepping up to a higher possibility in the world of literature. It is significant to writers and all book enthusiasts to always know what’s in and what’s out for reads. In 2015, these are only some of the many great book shows and other literary-related events authors should look forward to.

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Infographics: The Self-Publishing Process

Self-Publishing Process

The entire self-publishing process starts with writing your ideas, creating a story about it, and perfecting your work through editing/revising your manuscript. When you think your book is ready, identify ideal readers. On top of all the platforms, you should first know where to market your book. Great book cover designs should be considered to invite your readers into becoming prospect buyers of your book. Choose the marketing platforms that suit best your needs. Connect online and never stop promoting your masterpiece.

Self-Publishing Services For Newbie Authors

Self-Publishing Services that Fit For Newbie Authors

Being a part of the writers’ world is an exciting time. Today, the self-publishing world expands to offer a multitude of new opportunities to all novelists and even those who are new in the craft. Publishing and letting your book gain more publicity on your own can now become possible anytime, anywhere. Yet, what are these self-publishing services that fit right especially for new authors nowadays?

Copyediting Service

The moment you decide to self-publish your book, you know everything that needs to be done on the polishing of your book cover to cover is your sole responsibility. Never sacrifice the quality of your book for the sake of having it published and seen. If you are new in the publishing industry, the copyediting service is worth for your grab.

So, what should you look for if you are first starting out?

It’s okay to trust yourself as the editor of your own book. But I’m sure after those first several attempts of making everything perfect; there are still mistakes there being overlooked. It is still important to take your chance to invest and hire a professional editor to do it for you. You can always check the prices on this service from one publishing to the other or find freelancers. It’s better to do it as early as now.

Website Design Service

Today, whatever genre your book is; a good website is a must. As a newbie author, you should make this a priority before anything else. Consider your site as an extension of you and what you represent. It serves as your online business kiosk, where publishers, agents, the media, readers, and other authors may check from time to time. It is where an important first impression can be established.

Make your readers smile each day by showing them your creative and professional website for yourself and your book. In this matter, you can do it on your own if you have the skills on web designing or hire someone who can ingeniously make it. Some publishing companies offer this service for self-publishing authors.

Book Layout and Formatting Service

As a new self-publishing author, it is reasonable enough when you are always bothered by your budget before pursuing this path. At the same time, you don’t want your book to look like a scrap when it’s finally out, right? You don’t want to shortchange your backbreaking work and publish your manuscript with a second-rate layout and formatting.

So, here’s the thing: every new writer needs to know the importance of getting a layout and formatting service for your book so that your work will join a healthy competition out there. Proper formatting and book readability are essential contributors towards the success of your book. Hence, you need to hire a professional book formatter if you can’t do it all on your own.

Book Cover Design Service

Contrary to the hoary axiom, expect people to judge your book based on its cover. These days, there are more than millions of books published in the world and there are only a few that become famous. Every writer has his own tactics on how to get his books noticed in the market and among the very important factors is to make sure your book cover design is eye-catching and professionally done.

Why does a stunning book cover design so important? There are a lot of reasons but simply know the very fundamental ones. First, your book cover can be considered as the first page of your story because the reader might be able to understand and get a little idea on what you are trying to tell him simply by looking at your book cover. In your reader’s mind, your book cover can also create preconceptions about where your story takes place or how do your characters look like. In that case, it helps a reader decide whether or not to buy your book. If your book cover is well-design, this can also help a reader think about a high quality content you can offer to every reader, convincing everyone to buy your book.

Bottom line? Make your book interesting and that will surely help you grow as an author. As a newbie, you will need to get your first book done right.

Publicity Services

Do you think it’s enough to be called a published author? While it’s true that writers do write for many reasons, it is also important to note the hardships you’ve been through just to finish your manuscript. Being out there isn’t enough but getting back your returns is more of an accomplishment as an author.

As a new self-publishing writer, it is necessary to get any publicity service for your book as early as now as one of the remarkable initiatives you can do to complete your journey. These services include anything that will expose your book to the public such as a press release, book review, Internet publicity, and the like. You need to introduce yourself and start getting attention. If you stay out of everyone’s sight, you can’t be discovered.

Self-publishing services today are better than ever at helping everyone generate and dispense books of different varieties. But one service alone cannot make it successfully happen. If you are a newbie to this industry, learn where you can possibly begin your drive and make your every step cautiously, with a clear direction.

Promote Your Newly Published Book

Best Marketing Practices To Promote Your Newly Published Book

Different writers have a variety of temperament in life just like many others who pursue diverse paths with the same goal—to succeed in whatever profession they choose. Self-publishing is a whole lot interesting to some because of a great privilege of the authors to take full control of the entire process. But somehow, some new self-published authors might not be that interested in marketing their newly published book/s. They’re just gratified with the fact that their books are published and to see their names appear as the writers of those titles.

As a book enthusiast, I wonder if there could be a lot of authors who are wishing they get returns of their published works. I found out there are numerous of them who desire to stay at home, write a book, and earn. Most of them are just not so confident that it can be possible. But first off, we need to know that selling and earning from your published book do not happen in seconds. Publishing a book may or may not make you a billionaire. It solely depends on your attitude towards hitting the goal…it depends on the kind of book promotion you do to make it happen.

Word-of-mouth

It is not just about how your book looks but how your book performs in the market. Keep in mind that patience, perseverance, and hunger to earn are just a few of the bits and pieces you need to incur in yourself so that you’ll get optimistic responses in this process. If you could market your book to any of your family members, relatives, and closest friends; why would you walk farther yet? Start from there.

Talk about your book at home. Discuss what lessons or in what way your readers can benefit from your work. In that way, these people might be helping you out in talking about your book to others they know in the offices, schools, and other organizations these people are connected with. That’s where the “word-of-mouth advertising kicks off.

When your reader experiences or has read something far beyond what was expected, word-of-mouth is triggered. When you’re confident about your book, there’s nothing to worry and there’s no need to try to go beyond their expectation; your book will say it all.

Advertising Online

Have you wondered how some of these self-published authors make it to the top of the best-selling lists? Or simply amazed the way they are able to manage to sell more than the average of 300 books per year? You might start putting on your own list of who are making millions recently simply by writing books. Of course, anything is possible and I believe you’ve thought about that a couple of times too. And let me guess you know the answer. We all know that all it takes is great strategic planning and marketing plans for their books.

Anywhere online are millions of people connected with each other using the Internet. And according to internetlivestats.com, the world has an average of 3,000,000,000 Internet users this year. Among the many possible ways to get started is by joining online forums where people discuss about anything under the sun. Obviously, I would suggest that’s one of the best book marketing you should try today if you haven’t done it yet. It’s your time to be noticed online; so stay connected with the others today.

Social Media Marketing

You have to admit to yourself how important the social media is these days. Everyone has his own social media account: Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, LinkedIn, Multiply, SkyRock, and more. I once made a try in making an advertisement online and it’s about calling the attention of some bloggers to hit like on my blog page. I was right to use the social media sites because my blog page got numerous visits, thousands of “likes” and numerous “shares.” In this practice, you are not required to invest your money but your time.

Before you start, consider your goals in this journey. It is very essential to start a social media marketing campaign with a plan in mind so that you certainly can wander and pursue in realizing your goals without getting lost. Think through your target audience, their location and how do they use social media.

Book Reviews

A book review is a method of literary criticism in which your book is scrutinized based on the character, content, theme, style, and the like. Getting a book review is among the many possibilities that mostly self-published authors take advantage in adding visibility for their books. While this can be done scholarly or through hiring some professionals to do it for your work, getting a review for your book can be done simply by  letting others read your book. You can ask your friends or pay a book reviewer.

Most self-publishers explore this kind of marketing platform and consider it more persuasive for most readers since it involves editorial content.

Blogging

If you consider yourself an online expert; why not take advantage of it? You sure know you can start making blogs about your book and let billions of people around the world know what you’ve got. A blog for marketing can provide an identity and visibility of your book. It is where the interest is generated while you also display your work. It is where you can tell the story behind its title while allowing others to get involved with it through letting them leave their comments.

Moreover, creating blogs about you and your book can be noticed by all sorts of media and other angles of marketing in as much as you can educate people with your words. These people reading your blogs might be those who can bring your work farther when they realize how worthy your book is.

There is so much to explore about self-publishing and book marketing. Still, everything depends on you. So, when you desire to get more sales of your book, make sure you’re focused and ready to do it.

Market Your Book for Free

How Can You Market Your Book for Free?

All of us have a lot of duties to accomplish, a variety of activities, and numerous stuffs in mind. Nowadays, to become a writer has been made possible when we speak about the promising aid the Internet can do. There are so many things that occupy every writer’s mind and one of those is what to get in return when he chooses to self-publish his book. Writers, especially those who choose to independently publish their works have been in so many places and have been through a lot of trial-and-error routines just to reach the finish line. That’s a fact. Everyone wants to find his way out to get published in whatever ways.

Yet here’s another fact: Marketing your book for free and gaining publicity without spending any dime are now made possible these days. And how do the most self-publishing authors do that?

Free marketing on the web

There’s no guaranteed of instant popularity the moment you look at your computer screen. You need to make use of your keyboard and type anything you need on the web address bar. You need to search about marketing your book and you want it free.

Start looking. There are a lot of websites that offer free marketing of books or free book listing on their websites. Some sites do offer free membership for a limited time and that is a great opportunity for you to be a member of the site for free. Being a member on any website gives you the advantage to promote yourself and your work to their other members.

Wouldn’t it be great as a start?

Free marketing in publishing companies

This kind of job can be a real challenge but don’t give up. Some publishing companies do offer free marketing campaigns when you choose to publish your work with them. Don’t settle for less when you are using the Internet because sometimes, great prizes are there. And these companies offering these deals can be just a few click of your mouse.

And when we talk about companies offering free marketing services to authors; the Internet is never a limitation. You may hear it from your friends who are already doing it. Nonetheless, you should give credit to your own effort of going out and look around for these companies. You might be surprised to realize they are actually just steps away from your home.

Trust your own resources

They can’t be necessarily costly. Sometimes, we people do depend too much on the web and other people before we can give credit to our work. While it is true that the Internet has been considered one of the most powerful tools in spreading your words today, you know in yourself that you can actually do stuff on your own by simply using any available resources you have at home.

For instance, you can make banners and posters for your book and display them in the most appropriate places where you know a lot of people might see these materials. These marketing tools simply need simple yet powerful words, which you surely know how to create since you are a writer. Additionally, you can create your own press release about your book. If other companies do have copywriters to make it, then you absolutely can do it on your own. In this way, you don’t need to spend or buy anything, assuming you make use of any available resources you have at home.

Market through social media sites

Take your book to the Social Media. Why not? Signing up to any social media sites is free. To be able to have your own account on any social media sites does not require you to pay anything. Definitely, the point is there. If you can have your social media account, then you can promote your book there without spending a dime. Using social media sites to exemplify your brand is a great way to engage with your followers, fans, and prospect readers.

Statistics shows that nearly one out of every four people in the world are connecting with each other using social media. This fact makes it sure for you to connect with any book enthusiasts and other authors.

Join online forums

There are so many reasons pointed as to why you should join online forums. These include networking opportunities, additional knowledge, gaining more ideas, building relationships, mentorship, and more. Upon further scrutiny, these reasons seem to be all applicable when you want to increase publicity to your book.

Joining online forums gives you all freedom to talk about your book. If you successfully build relationship among other members, they can help you spread some interesting points your book emphasizes. It is also a big chance for you to meet other authors who might share their knowledge and effective book marketingideas. Whatever your purpose might be to be part of the forum, you are already marketing your book for free.

Definitely, there are so many places and ideas to explore when you choose to market your book on your own. It is simply a matter of your dedication and gravity of your will make your book marketing a success in the end. I’ve listed a few above to give you the basic ideas on how you can actually get things done without costs. The next step will be yours.

Why Self-Publishing Is Important To Amateur Authors

Why Self-Publishing Is Vital To New Writers

Why Self-Publishing Is Important To Amateur Authors

You might have observed how the electronic world has advanced. For the very first time ever, more self -published books were apparently self-published in 2008 while 76% of all books introduced in 2009 were regarded as self-published. Times have changed. And self-publishing has become the novelists’ common choice today. Why is it so important among new writers?

It’s the modern trend.

E-books have today got to become more attractive among designers as well as readers. Think as of this way: self-publishing and e-books find significance with each other. Digital reading and self-publishing have equal recognition and fulfillment nowadays. So when you’re a new to the world of writing, wouldn’t it be a great opportunity to gain that popularity?

The recognition of allowing your book out, making use of your own resources is slowly increasing. The year 2014 is observing some outstanding modifications and clean traits in the world of self-publishing. Traditional media are currently changing to electronic marketing from print.

Period that is reduced

Once you accomplish an entire understanding about self-publishing, you’ll realize that it’s not just an alternative—it is the very best choice for many. Actually, the quantity of self-publications that were posted has exceeded works which were traditionally published. It’s not only a pattern. It is what we call potential.

To date, lots of good checks of posting a manuscript concerning the impartial method are communicated. You generate greater earnings and keep your whole privileges. However one of many factors that are substantial, it’s very important to realize that whenever you self-publish, the whole procedure can be achieved in time.

Reduced charges

For several authors considering self-publishing, cost may be an issue and a real challenge. The number of inexperienced authors who’re still unsure whether to independently publish their manuscripts continues to be seen. But truth is you can have your book published for free or you can shell out bucks in paying for the marketing, publishing, format, along with other providers that’ll improve your function and definitely cause you to set for that marketplace. Your solution that is absolute best would be to uncover what’re the ones that you have to buy and which items that you certainly can do on your own. By doing so, spending that was less is guaranteed.

Whenever we link self-publishing a book with reduced period, can you concur that additionally, it indicates investing less? In attempting to have your book published nowadays, the expense could be distinctive from yesterday. Great information is you manage your every expense whenever you follow the separate writing method. That means you realize just how much you wish to invest within this procedure in a period that is given.

Complete Control

Handle over work has always been associated with the word, self-publishing and it has been undertaken on articles, unique websites, blogs, and all other educational sites. Referring to control in the act does not just control to the content along with the layout you intend to be achieved for your book. It speaks about control over the pricing of the distribution routes, the guide, international privileges, and other advertising campaigns-which you imagine best fit the type of manuscript you have.

Distribution

Anybody could be on that phase. With respect to system you select for the kind of book you have, of achieving the different aspect of the planet through the published phrases, the opportunity is likely to not be completely impossible. It’s only a matter of persistence and understanding of that which you actually want to accomplish.
Lots of strategies from numerous writing businesses contain online submission within their deals. A good thing as you are able to do would be to look for trustworthy businesses providing the services that are stated.

As soon as you choose to provide self-publishing a go, you’re starting each possibility’s doorway. As your guide could be dispersed to large online guide stores worldwide simply on Day-One doing this may bring you further. Who doesn’t like to reach that far?

Real-time Revenue

Self-marketers, when around the appropriate path, could obtain real-time or near real-time revenue results. Most firms provide royalty accounting and online revenue to give you the chance to verify your book income by yourselves.

You may also create your own website online where visitors can simply access and purchase your books. From the consumers, you could have real time revenue directly in that way.

You publish a book and sell it for a reason. Whatever the goal you have at heart, it is essential that you realize a great place to start your spree. Each successful independent writer has been consistent along the way from completing his manuscript up to locating a way-out. New writers today have been so blessed with a large amount of prospects to condition nicely their potential. At the end of the day, self-publishing remains to become an excellent road to get when you want to create all-the-selections inside advertising and the publication of your book.