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Why Should Authors Invest in Quality Services?
So, your book has been written and now you’re beginning the next leg of your publishing journey: preparing your manuscript for publication. One of the biggest mistakes authors make when preparing their book—aside from attempting to do it alone—is hiring unqualified and/or inexperienced people to handle their manuscripts.…
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IngramSpark: Writing Effective Calls to Action
"'Whether you’re asking people to sign up for your email list, attend one of your signings, or simply buy one of your books, your Call-to-Actions have to convert.’ Here's how to write CTAs that convert."
Alliance of Independent Authors: How to Predict and Profit from Publishing Trends
"Whether you're a firm fan of futurism or a little hesitant about where tech and other trends might be taking us, engaging with what's to come is important in sustaining a profitable business in publishing, as in any other field."
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Writer’s Digest: Effective Book Marketing for Any Author with Jane Friedman
Whether traditionally published or self-published, authors must invest time and energy in book marketing to be successful, but it can be challenging to use that time and energy wisely. What works for some authors doesn’t work for others.
However, publishing industry expert Jane Friedman is here to teach you the key foundations of book marketing campaigns and how to develop a personalized framework that works for YOU. Among other topics, Friedman will discuss the differences in approach across the publishing community and how to prioritize your opportunities based on the likelihood of success.
This event will be held live online on November 17, 2022, from 1 pm to 2:30 pm EST.
Call for Entries: IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards
The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards are regarded among the highest national honors in independent publishing. The awards are administered by the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), with assistance from 160+ publishing professionals including librarians, bookstore owners, reviewers, designers, publicity managers, and editors.
Qualifying entrants include independent publishers, hybrid publishers, self-published authors, university presses, and association presses that have published a print or audiobook with a copyright date of 2022. There are over 50 categories to choose from. These awards are unique in that all entrants receive direct feedback on each submission from the judges.
Each year, a gala award ceremony is held where one Gold and two or three Silver award winners are announced in each category. All Gold winners receive an engraved trophy. Following the ceremony, winners are announced to major trade journals, select libraries, all IBPA social media channels, and more.
All entrants receive 15% off IBPA Publishing University conference tickets.
All winners (Gold and Silver) also receive…
Recognition prior to the awards ceremony on the IBPA website.
Archived listing after the awards ceremony on the IBPA website.
Two tickets to the awards ceremony.
15% off all IBPA marketing programs during the book(s) winning year.
A press release template.
A personalized award certificate.
Special award stickers to affix to the winning books.
The first entry period has ended, but the second ends on December 15, 2022.
Entrants must be current members of the IBPA. There are two fees for entry.
Fee for non-members:
$229 for the initial entry; $95 for additional entries
($95 per title/per category, plus $134 to cover annual IBPA membership fee)
Fee for current members:
$95 for the initial entry; $95 for additional entries
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