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Author Events Summer 2016

We attend conferences for many reasons and recommend you do the same. Conferences are all about being part of the conversation and that means participating by speaking but also by listening to those in attendance. There’s always something to be gained by attending a conference you’re interested in and which promises to help sharpen your craft.

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How is a Print Book Made?

Congratulations on finishing your book! For most authors, particularly those new to the business, writing a manuscript is the most difficult and time-intensive part of the publishing process. By the time authors finish the manuscript itself, they may find the prospect of making an actual book overwhelming. Don’t dismay; we’ll go over the basics to help you answer: “How is a Print Book Made?”

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Indie Introduction – Timber Hawkeye

Timber Hawkeye is the bestselling author of Buddhist Boot Camp and Faithfully Religionless. He offers a secular and non-sectarian approach to being at peace with the world (both within and around us), with the intention to awaken, enlighten, enrich and inspire. Visit his website for more information.

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How Much Should My Book Cost?

When you embark on the journey of getting a book published there’s a lot to consider and one of the things that should be on your priority list is how much you’re going to charge for your book. The editors of traditional publishing houses must fill out a profit and loss spreadsheet (P&L) before they can even acquire a book, let alone print a book. The P&L determines what decisions they need to make in order to turn a profit on the book they hope to add to their list. One of the best places to start when determining the profit goals of your book publishing endeavors is to seriously consider the price of your book.

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Indie Introduction – Dominic Selwood

Dominic Selwood is an author, historian, barrister, and journalist. He writes about all periods of history for the UK’s Daily Telegraph newspaper. His specialist research was in the medieval Knights Templar, at Oxford University and the Sorbonne in Paris. He has worked in the Middle East, and now lives in London, writing fiction and non-fiction. @dominicselwood | http://www.dominicselwood.com/

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Find the Niche Market for Your Book

Aside from good writing, one of the key components of a successful book is finding a niche market. Because self-publishing has become so popular, there are literally thousands of books on any given subject on the market. Experienced book publishers will tell you that finding a niche market is the best way to get your book read. But how do you find one that works for you?

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Indie Author Fringe 2016: Reaching More Readers

Welcome to part two of our ongoing series outlining Indie Author Fringe—a free, online conference presented by the Alliance of Independent Authors, offering non-stop advice and inspiration on key self-publishing topics.

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How to Create a Print Book

In the age of digital media, everybody and their brother has the capability of reading books online and on digital devices. But what if you want your books to exist in the flesh (or, in the print)? If you’re one of the many authors who dreams of holding their book with their own two hands, we’ve got the information you need to succeed. It’s relatively straightforward to create a print book, then make it available through Amazon, Kobo, B&N, Apple, as well as local brick-and-mortar bookstores and libraries, by following these general guidelines:

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Indie Introduction – Jake Stevens

Jake Stevens was born in East London in 1972 and after passing the 11+ was educated at Ilford County High Grammar School for boys. He left school at 17 to pursue a career in the city as an FX broker, but after the introduction of the Euro, decided to leave to start his own publishing company. The company was sold in 2002 to Highbury House Communications PLC. Shortly after, Jake moved to Cambridge to embark on another publishing venture, and after teaming up with an ex MD of HHC PLC, he built and sold the business again to Archant LTD - one of the UK's largest publishing houses. While under a 5-year restrictive covenant he had the idea for Larry the London Bus and Friends, a children’s book series, which is where he’s at today. Visit www.larrythelondonbus.com for more information.

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How to Use an E-book to Promote Your Next Print Book

Have you published a book before, either independently or through a traditional publisher, and are looking for a way to build a strong readership for your next title? Self-publishing is a great way to promote your new book, even if you plan to use a traditional publisher in the future.

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