Category: treasure hunt

image_pdfimage_print

9/21-22 last chance for free 100 Treasure Hunt Clues book!

Hurry! Take part in the near-miracle of open publishing. In a three-day period many hundreds of people downloaded a free copy of 100 Ready-to-Use Treasure Hunt Clues ebooks from Amazon.com. (Those ebooks, combined, cost the same in shipping as they weighed in pounds: 0. Extraordinary!) This is last chance for you to get the 100 […]

Friday September 13th, 2013 in kids treasure hunt, scavenger hunt, treasure hunt | Comments Off on 9/21-22 last chance for free 100 Treasure Hunt Clues book!

“Treasure Hunt Clues” free book reminder 8/23-5

If you are at all interested, from Friday through Sunday, Aug. 23-25, 100 Ready-to-Use Treasure Hunt Clues will be downloaded free from Amazon.com. These are a follow-up to my Treasure and Scavenger Hunts: How to Plan, Create, and Give Them book (in the third edition) that was very popular a few years back. Since folks […]

Give your book order, an angle, and a table of contents

Since you’ve got the core of your book ready in rough form, with its structure written on an envelope that keeps disappearing, you’ve actually interviewed a couple of people (sort of) who in fact knew something, and you know why you’re writing it and how it will end, it’s time to sort all of that […]

Our “best practices” for general market book publishing in mid-2013

Isn’t the idea to get your book out right now so the words are available for immediate purchase by others? Your PDF ebook downloads first, the Kindle-Nook kind of reader ebooks can see light in minutes once their submission is completed. And your core printed paperback, plus CreateSpace’s version, are a week or two behind. […]

Thursday July 25th, 2013 in articles, Blurb, digital publishing, e-publishing, fiction, iPad, Kindle, Lightning Source, LSI, Lulu, niche publishing, Nook, novel writing, open publishing, pre-testing, product development, publishing, self-publishing, small publishers, Smashwords, treasure hunt, webmarketing, writing | Comments Off on Our “best practices” for general market book publishing in mid-2013

I flat out love the open publishing system…

I flat out love the open publishing system where you can send a book to six or seven publishers and it’ll be available in a day, or a few, to anybody who wants to know what you want to share. Not that I think, with exceptions, that the self-pub, do-it-yourselfers are going to be able […]

#8 Converting your original book layout to an ebook format

Once you have completed your book and had it proofed, you can go ahead and offer your book for sale as a digital book. You needn’t wait for the bound copy to be printed or even sent to the printer. You will be doing the latter while you set up the digital versions and get […]

Thursday May 23rd, 2013 in articles, digital publishing, e-publishing, fiction, iPad, Kindle, Lightning Source, LSI, Lulu, niche publishing, Nook, novel writing, product development, publishing, self-publishing, small publishers, Smashwords, treasure hunt, writing | Comments Off on #8 Converting your original book layout to an ebook format

Can you earn much from “open published” ebook nonfiction?

“Open publishing” means the houses that will publish your submissions free and make them accessible to the public for purchase, like Kindle, Nook, Smashwords, Blurb, Lulu, Scribd, LSI, and BookBaby. (We call it ancillary publishing.) Let’s follow, say, the Kindle path. You write the book; get a front cover prepped; put the whole book in […]

How do you find the best titles for nonfiction books?

Titles make or break you, except in newspapers where one of the editors will write the title to fit into the available space. There, if the item is about “wild dogs chasing widows,” that’s precisely what you write at the top, add your by-line (by Jim Slim), and they’ll decide what to use and what […]

Tuesday October 4th, 2011 in ancillary publishing, articles, digital publishing, e-publishing, editing, niche publishing, pre-testing, product development, publishing, scavenger hunt, self-publishing, small publishers, treasure hunt, writing | Comments Off on How do you find the best titles for nonfiction books?

Can you make money from an “orphan” book?

People ask me that a lot, usually when I’m giving a seminar about publishing. I presume they ask it because they are one book deep. Incidentally, an “orphan” book is a stand-alone, in a field without support products or other books to promote along with it. Like a publisher of fly fishing books releasing a […]

Monday November 29th, 2010 in ancillary publishing, articles, digital publishing, e-publishing, niche publishing, product development, publishing, scavenger hunt, self-publishing, small publishers, treasure hunt, writing | Comments Off on Can you make money from an “orphan” book?