Thursday, 19 October 2017

bookbaby newsletters and Independent Authors conference

With details of the Independent Authors conference and more, here are the latest bookbaby newsletters:


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Craving Self-publishing knowledge? Independent Authors Conference: Philadelphia | November 3-5, 2017



How to Go From Author to Salesperson


As a self-published author, when switching from author to salesperson, remember: readers want a good story more than a cheap book. Read more.

All Great Writers Make a Contribution


The shared feature of all great writers is that they make a contribution, which makes it the most important thing on your “to do” list as a writer. Read more.

18 Uniquely Philadelphia Attractions: Your IAC Extracurricular Planner


As we gear up for BookBaby’s Independent Authors Conference, here are things to do, places to eat, great bookstores, and a start to your list to fill your itinerary while you’re in Philadelphia. Read more.





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IBPA and BookBaby
What if there was an association of self and indie publishers that would give you:
  • Discounts on publishing resources & services
  • Opportunities and discounts on marketing, publicity, and advertising
  • Online and in-person ‘best practices’ education
  • Advice and access to experts
  • A community of your fellow self-publishers all year long
There is! The Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), 3,000 members strong!


Lee Wind


IBPA's Director of Marketing and Programming Lee Wind will be at The 2017 BookBaby Independent Authors Conference, and we hope you'll meet him there. Lee will be participating in the following events at the conference:

Friday, Nov. 3 at 7:00 PM – Conference Kickoff with the Independent Book Publishers Association

Sunday, Nov. 5 at 12:45 PM – The Importance of Professionalism in Indie Publishing



IBPA is pleased to be offering $20 off IBPA membership through November 2017 to the BookBaby community! Use the coupon code BOOKBABY+IBPA when registering for your membership.

These are the top 10 ways IBPA can empower YOU:
Top 10 Ways IBPA Can Empower You


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Build-A-Book. Your book.
Learn how to reach the “industry-standard” with guidance from Joel Friedlander.
“I’ve seen far too many really good books hampered by self-publishers’ lack of understanding about how print books should be put together. That’s a shame, and it doesn’t have to be that way.”—Joel Friedlander

Spot on, Joel. That’s why we’re giving away his latest book—the Book Construction Blueprint: Expert Advice for Creating Industry-Standard Print Books—to help you turn your eBook into a professionally printed book that grabs readers’ eyes in bookstores and libraries.

What will you learn?
  • How to pick fonts for your book interiors and covers, including lots of free options
  • Why readers expect your books to be “industry-standard”
  • Step-by-step instructions to handle short-run offset book printers
  • Keys to understanding the “language of printing”
  • Making the decision between Print-On-Demand and offset printing
  • How to design details like running heads, text breaks, and indexes for your book
  • Expert tips on preparing your Word files for book production
  • And much more
Joel’s book is perfect for anyone just starting out with self-publishing printed books and authors that want to take their eBooks to print. And it’s absolutely free. Download your copy and read it now.


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Craving Self-publishing knowledge? Independent Authors Conference: Philadelphia | November 3-5, 2017



The Drama Is in the Details (the Humor, Horror, and Suspense Are Too)


For laughs, scares, tears, and thrills, nothing brings out emotions and draws in your readers like the little details. Read more.

Want Reviews? Assemble a Book Review Team.


To get reviewed on Amazon and other places online, you need to assemble a book review team and learn how to follow up. Read more.

Sensory Language IS the Detail in Your Writing


When you add detail to your writing, you are painting with words, and you can use all the colors! Sensory language is the key. Read more.


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