As someone who has spent the last twenty years pushing out copy for both editorial and marketing material, I’ve learned a thing or two about bringing a project from conception through to final printing and delivery.
But by far the most interesting was my involvement in Jim’s two latest books – Moose on the Table and Growing @ the Speed Change. I’ve included a chapter from each in the right column.
For Moose on the Table I was involved from the first draft – providing edits and notes to make the story stronger. At the same time I found and hired a publicist, and arranged for typesetting, professional editing and printing.
I’ve recently used the work I did with Jim to create a site demonstrating how authors can use WordPress and a series of autoresponders for promoting a book. Click here to see some of the tools we can use to make your next book the biggest ever.
I also wrote a six part blog posting on the process of getting a book to print. You can read the postings here:
- So you want to publish a book
- Self-publishing and project management
- Professional editing and illustrations
- Distribution and website
- Audiobooks and ebooks
- Publicity and marketing
If I was to write another section today, it would be print on demand vs the warehouse.
This is because with Jim’s latest book, we went with a company called Lightning Source that has print-on-demand AND distribution through Ingram Publishing. As such I managed to make all of Jim’s catalog available through e-retailers like Amazon.com around the world with local shipping and handling costs.
If you’ve got a book or books, I can certainly help you expand your distribution through Lightningsource.com and even get your book converted for Kindle sales and create and iPhone app.