Perfect Bound: How to Navigate the Book Publishing Process Like a Pro (Revised Edition) (Revised)
Winner of Two Book of the Year Awards!*
"Five stars. This savvy book is chock full of valuable information laid out in a very accessible format. . . . Don't miss this one!" -San Francisco Book Review
"Perfect Bound is an indispensable resource for anyone who dreams of making it on his or her own." -Adam Motin, managing editor, Triumph Books
Each chapter of Perfect Bound: How to Navigate the Book Publishing Process Like a Pro walks readers through a different stage of production, highlights the major problems that sideline unsuspecting authors at that stage, and carefully explains how to avoid them. Anecdotes from a dozen publishing professionals illuminate what it takes to publish a book. Defining your audience, performing market analysis, reviewing page proofs, getting the most bang for your marketing efforts, and much more, are covered.
This updated and revised edition of the multi-award-winning guide features new exercises for choosing your path to publication, condensed and updated information on e-book companies, a discussion of hybrid publishing, and an updated Resources section. A new interview with an e-book formatter sheds light on this specialized area of publishing.
Readers will also find current costs associated with publishing and even more ways to save money. Additional information on marketing options such as blog tours and article placements will help authors reach more potential readers than ever.
Authors will save time, money, and embarrassment when they know what to expect, and what is expected of them, on the road to publication.
*Gold Winner, 2014 Foreword Reviews' INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards
Silver Winner, 2015 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards
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Five stars! "This savvy book is chock full of valuable information laid out in a very accessible format. ... Don't miss this one!"
--San Francisco Book Review
"All the resources and professional insights needed to take your book from 'written' to 'published.' ... Perfect Bound takes the guesswork out of each step [of book production] and provides all the basics. ... [Pickett's] follow-through is exactly why novice writers need her book."
--D. Donovan, e-book reviewer, Midwest Book Review
"This authoritative, step-by-step, behind-the-scenes tour of the book publishing process is essential reading for new authors. ... Perfect Bound is a treasure trove of practical advice for aspiring authors and others who want to understand what it takes to get a book published."
--Warren H. Phillips, former executive editor and publisher of The Wall Street Journal and copublisher at Bridge Works
"The publishing industry can be difficult to navigate, even for the most seasoned professionals. For self-publishers or those new to the process, having an experienced guide is critical. Katherine Pickett's Perfect Bound is an indispensable resource for anyone who dreams of making it on his or her own."
--Adam Motin, managing editor, Triumph Books
"Pickett is eager to help authors produce and sell first-rate fiction and nonfiction. ... [Readers] will find ample, clear answers to many of their questions, at a modest price, in Perfect Bound, without having to endure stodgy prose at one extreme or exclamation point-ridden gee-whizzery at the other."
--Marie Shear, The Freelancer
"Truly good editors know that to maintain their expertise, they must constantly take part in continuing education about their industry. What I've read of Perfect Bound so far has convinced me that it will be an excellent continuing-education tool. And I intend to recommend it to my authors, whether they plan to work through traditional publishers or to self-publish."
--Katharine O'Moore-Klopf, award-winning editor and owner of KOK Edit