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While many writers wait years to have their work accepted by a publishing house, those who decide it's not worth the wait can read this step-by-step primer on self-publishing your own book.
According to a recent NY Times article, 81% of Americans want to write a book. The biggest problem is actually sitting down and writing. This book helps you through all stages, including building up your skills and credibility, deciding who the audience will be, design and typesetting, copywriting, finding a printer, deciding how many copies to print, setting a cover price, and marketing the book. There are chapters not found in other "how to" books, such as insurance advice, partnerships, publishing through a University Press, and even how to create your own website!
"It's really great -- clear, concise-- down to earth -- very easy to use and lots of extra info! Really a great job!" (Pat Williams, co-owner, Clinton Book Shop, Clinton, NJ)
About the Author
Manny Luftglass has written 10 other books, of which 8 are self-published and 2 published by a university press. He wrote 3 of the books with partners and the rest by himself. As a retired insurance agent, his chapter regarding how to insure your own publishing company could be invaluable to you. Manny has written more than 1500 articles and columns for a wide variety of magazines and newspapers, had his own radio show, and has appeared often on local television as well as lecturing in four eastern states.
Well-versed on a variety of topics, he is a former twice-elected mayor of Somerville, NJ, was the founder of the Somerville Environmental Commission and is a past president of the Independent Insurance Agents of Somerset County, NJ.
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