Increasingly publishers are looking to find new authors among self published authors who have a successful track record, rather than taking a punt on an unknown author.
We’ve had a surge of enquiries about book publishing in the first week of January – which does make us wonder whether New Year resolutions have anything to do with that. The manuscript that’s sat there for months (years?) – has the writer finally resolved to do something with it?
Of the 100 listed Kindle books on Amazon’s bestsellers for 2012, 15 were self-published (at least originally)
Amazon has published its bestsller lists for 2012. Many of the top selling books do not have a high rating so can marketing overcome poor reviews?
Choosing the right typeface for your book is important to ensure it is readable and pleasurable. Choose a serif typeface that makes the text flow.
An ISBN is not compulsory. However, it will make your book look more professional, and if you want to sell your title through major bookselling chains, or Internet booksellers, they will require you to have an ISBN to assist their internal processing and ordering systems.