Formerly the small press buyer for Barnes & Noble, Marcella Smith is now a New York-based literary agent. During this webinar, Marcella will offer you a variety of ways to think about how you want your work to be published. Did you know even self-publishers might need a literary agent? If you want to publish […]
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Ebook piracy is out there. During his presentation, tech publishing guru Jeff Duntemann will briefly describe where ebook pirates gather and how they operate, and explain why the obvious solution, Digital Rights Management (DRM) is a bad fit for publishing generally, for nonobvious reasons that may surprise you. DRM can damage your reputation in the […]
For both veteran and novice publishers: Hear the number one mistake publishers make when they design their covers. Learn the biggest misstep publishers make in selecting a printer, one that could cost you big time. Find out how this one marketing miscue can stop you from ever getting out of the gate. And…
Traditional book printing has grown more costly and the “right” quantity for a first printing can be an elusive number to determine—it’s hard to know how many books you are going to sell. Expenses like shipping and storage add to bottom line costs. Today publishers are recognizing the advantages of POD printing; Print On Demand […]
Maria Crimi Speth, Esq. Whether you are publisher, a seasoned author or a new author writing your first book, Maria Speth’s presentation will help you avoid common, costly legal mistakes. Ms. Speth will cover the laws that affect publishers and authors and illustrate the concepts with real cases and real situations. She will outline […]
Here’s an author-focused session designed to enhance your writing skills. Being human, we all err. But wouldn’t it be helpful to clearly identify the types of writing mistakes we most commonly make and eradicate them? Editor Barbara McNichol teaches us seven common writing errors that authors tend to overlook. Join us and
A book cover is the package you show to the world, to convince people to buy your book. A great cover is part art and part science, but mostly business. A cover that successfully competes with the best sellers is crucial to publishing success. If your cover is well designed, buyers will overlook the fact […]
with Bill Fessler, American Traveler Press Your manuscript is ready, or nearly ready, and you want to get it published. What’s next? Should you shop it with the New York publishers? Find a small press publisher? Or should you self-publish? And what is “self-publishing” these days? Is subsidy publishing a good thing or a bad […]
Have you ever watched an author interviewed on TV or listened to a writer talk about her book on the radio and wondered, “Why can’t that be me?” The truth is that it COULD be you if you understood how to get booked on radio and TV. BookStreetCafe.com went straight to media expert and author […]
Amazon is a vast book market. The size is a magnificent opportunity and a huge challenge. How does a self-published author or small publisher get noticed? James Best explains Amazon’s Prime program and how it earns for you, why giving your books away MIGHT make sense, and how to optimize your product page in order […]
You KNOW there’s a book inside you, but how do you get that manuscript written? that book published? Dan Poynter shares how to write your manuscript, how to transform your manuscript into a book, and how best to promote your book in today’s social-media-driven market. In our fast-paced 60-minute webinar, you will . . .
So now you’re online and being “social.” What’s next? Whether you’re seeking fans, followers or friends, learn how to leverage the essentials of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for book success! These social media tools gather your followers back to your website—but how exactly?
How about a dozen powerful marketing ideas for your books? How about two dozen or more? John Kremer kicks off the Book Street Cafe webinar meeting series with “Marketing Ideas Launchpad,” a fast-paced 60-minute program packed with up-to-the-minute marketing ideas that you can use immediately to build buzz and increase book sales.