The Secrets to Success: Navigating the Tattered Cover’s New Program for Independent Authors By Madeleine Dodge, BlueInk Review It’s a familiar scenario: A bookstore accepts a self-published book on consignment, only to exile it to a shelf for “Independent Local Authors” in the farthest corner of the store where even the dust bunnies won’t give
AUGUST 2018 CIPA PRESIDENT’S LETTER By: Bob Schram A Philosophy to Live By “Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web he does to himself.” –CHIEF SEATTLE, Suquamish Tribe chief The CIPA Annual Potluck Picnic last weekend was an opportunity for
June 2018 Signature Contents President’s Letter: A note from Alexandra O’Connell, CIPA’s president CIPA Signature: E-Book Layout and Distribution by Dawn Clark Gaining Exposure for Your Book by Graham Publishing Group CIPA Member News: Three great reviews for The Dog at the Gate: How a Throwaway Dog Becomes Special by author Sunny Weber. Sunny Weber’s newest
Three great reviews for The Dog at the Gate: How a Throwaway Dog Becomes Special by Sunny Weber. Kirkus Recommended Review “Movingly conveys a resonant message of empathy for mistreated and abandoned animals” Five Star from Readers’ Favorite for Barnes & Noble Bookstores “an addictive and emotional adventure. . .I highly recommend it” Blue Ink
E-Book Layout and Distribution By Dawn Clark, Crimson Dragon Publishing E-book production and distribution has become almost a necessity in today’s mobile oriented word. Before converting your book, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, establish your distribution method. E-distributors (see below) may provide free conversion software. If you’d rather hire it out and
Marketing Your Book: Online Marketing vs. Traditional Media By Mark Graham, Graham Publishing Group You’ve written a book. A novel, biography, business book, self-help book. The genre doesn’t matter. Whatever type of book you’ve written, it has to be well marketed. You have two choices: Traditional vs. Online Marketing. Which way are you going to go?