Book Publishing and ISBNs … Do Authors Need Them?
Do authors need ISBNs? Yes, they do … and that means you.
If you plan on selling your book, the answer is yes. If you are creating something that is not for re-sale—from the family history to your high school reunion … most likely not–books that fall into the “legacy” category.
How many should you have … just the one for your book or do you need others? What …
The Book Shepherds: Why should you write a book? The Credibility Factor
#2 Your book creates The Creditibility Factor. Creating a book with substance and quality says reams about whom and what you are. You’ve done the research; you’ve done a study;
There are always grumbles about Amazon … it takes too much … it controls everything … I don’t like Amazon. My response: get over it. When it comes to eBooks, Amazon is the eBook God for sales in North America. Stats always flow about eBook sales. Don’t forget to do the MatchBook combo for both print and “e” sales. Here’s what’s popping for you to noodle on this week:
Amazon makes up a higher percentage of the …
What a tangled web they weave … In the past two months, I’ve worked with several private clients and fielded numerous phone calls/emails from authors who have issues with their “publishers.” In all cases, they’ve been duped.
One of the fastest ways to tell if a book is “self-published” is the tell-tale missing ISBN. The International Standard Book Number … a number that will start with “978” … the code for books that is needed for ordering and identification that is followed by another ten digits. ISBN 101 is all about What you need to know about International Standard Book Numbers and why you should use them.
Let’s start with: What is an ISBN?ISBN …
Morphing means changes and today’s author has some amazing advantages if he or she puts on their dual business and marketing hats. With them, they will discover ways to create their books, control their destinies and be financially successful in the new, new world of publishing.
Moving from Wannabe Author to the Real Thing
It never fails … at every conference Judith speaks at, multiple attendees will say, “I can’t believe you’ve written all these books … I wish I could write a book.” And she always responds, “Why not … you can.”
Is there a book in you?
The Book Shepherds on Publishing: which is for you?
I’m afraid you are in for a rude awakening if you go the traditional route. Yes, you can get the attention of an agent and publisher with 60,000 book sales—especially since the traditional publishing averages LESS than 5,000. What’s motivating you—maybe ego? Do you think there will be less work on your side involved with creating sales? Maybe you think a publisher will promote like hell? Think again.