Publishing Advice

General advice on the steps involved in getting your book to market beyond writing, design and production. How to ensure the good word on the quality of your book gets out and perhaps goes viral!

Four Tips On How To Create A Better Coloring Book

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Four Tips On How To Create A Better Coloring Book

A coloring book can be wildly popular in today’s book market and not just for children — adults are clamoring for them as well.  Why, it is rumored that even the Duchess of Cambridge loves to engage in a little “color therapy.”  After flying off the shelf in record numbers last year, it has become obvious that coloring books are an in thing. How then, as a self-publisher, do you get in on this trend and start producing your own stunningly-designed coloring books that are head-and-shoulders above the crowd?  How can you hope to get noticed?  In order to compete with the best,...

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Top 10 Successful Kickstarter Publishing Campaign Lessons

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Top 10 Successful Kickstarter Publishing Campaign Lessons

Want a successful Kickstarter publishing campaign in your future? Here are ten lessons  Pulp Literature learned along the way for making sure it happens, from Sue Pieters, founding editor, a two time successful Kickstarter strategist: “We did it once, and we did it again, but achieving your Kickstarter publishing campaign goal is not an easy task. 1. Be prepared. This cannot be overstated. The work of a crowdfunding campaign begins well before you go live. The most crucial element is having a plan for finding supporters, likely in the form of email lists or social media contacts. You...

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EBooks: Celebrating by Giving You Yours Free!

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EBooks: Celebrating by Giving You Yours Free!

 Free eBook, #Christmas2013, with the layout and design of your printed book! Celebrating You and eBooks! First Choice Books is now offering  our self-publishing authors eBook creation for your book..and we are pretty excited about it! To share our excitement, our Holiday Season, #Christmas2013, gift to you is  free eBook set-up for all self-publishing authors requiring print orders with book layout and design services in the months of November and December. Your eBook will ready for the Kindle and Amazon.com! We can also make it ready for  Sony eReader, Kobo, and many more eReader...

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10 ways to ensure book sales when self-publishing

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10 ways to ensure book sales when self-publishing

Ensure Book Sales – “Why isn’t my self-published book selling?” This is a great article by Kristen Eckstein from the Future of Ink, Digital Publishing for Online Entrepreneurs. Her entire article is well worth reading, but here are some highlights that we fully endorse! Yes, Your Book Will be Judged by its Cover! #4 Unprofessional cover design—It’s been proven that a clean, professional, easy-to-read cover sells more books. Initially when self-publishing through vanity publishers started becoming popular in the early 2000s, these books had a bad reputation due to...

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Looking for editing services?

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Looking for editing services?

Recommended Editing Services Manuscript editing services are something First Choice Books recommends authors use. Even world renown authors like Margaret Atwood use editing services!  Our suggested editors are found on our website. They have jointly edited well over 250 books.  Many are writers themselves and several have taught English as a second language.  Did you know that some distributors will not accept your book if you  have not had it professionally edited?   Editing comes naturally to these folks. Sylvia Taylor is an award-winning freelance writer, editor, educator,...

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Artisanal self publishing: a new trend in self-publishing

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Artisanal self publishing: a new trend in self-publishing

Artisanal Self Publishing – Same as Baking Bread He calls it Artisanal Self Publishing. From Forbes Magazine, an interview with Guy Kawasaki, technology guru and author of 10 books. Kawasaki identifies a new trend in publishing.  It’s about taking care of every detail of your book, all the way through, in the same way that a fine baker cares for every detail of the bread they’re baking (it’s not supermarket bread!). From the article about APE, here’s Kawasaki’s recommendation on how to take control of your own work: Artisanal (self) publishing  (vs....

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