A look at the price range charged by professional ghostwriters to write a book – and why they charge what they do.
Figuring out self-publishing royalties can be surprisingly complex. It depends on several factors, including type of book sold (softcover, e-book, etc.), the size of the book, and the sales channel in which it was sold. A look at how these royalties are calculated, with explanations from the contracts of iUniverse, Xlibris, and WingSpan Press.
As a general rule, you retain the rights to your book when you self-publish. But “general rules” can be bent this way and that, so it pays to read the self-publishing contract very carefully. Here are links to several self-publishing contracts, along with a discussion of some items to look for.
Self-publishing contracts vary widely in length, scope, detail, and other aspects. To help you sort through them, here are links to the contracts from 8 self-publishing firms. Plus, a list of items to look for in these contracts.
Many people use the terms “autobiography” and “memoir” interchangeably, but there is a major difference between the two. A look at the two ways of writing your life story, and a discussion of which is best for you.
Are you thinking of self-publishing your book? Here’s a quick comparison of the prices of self-publishing packages at 10 self-publishing firms – including AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Dog Ear and Lulu.
Not sure about hiring a designer to create a cover for your book? Using premade book covers is an inexpensive yet popular alternative. Here’s an explanation of process, with links to several designers.
There are many reasons why someone would want to write a book, and the “why” helps determine how you shape and write it – as well as what you do with it once it’s complete. Check out this list of “whys” to help you home in on your motivation, which is the first step to writing a great book.
Are you familiar with the warranties (promises) you’ll be agreeing to when you sign a self-publishing contract? If not, read this article.
It’s just one of endless clauses buried in a book publishing contract, but it can cost you a lot of money if you’re careful. Learn more about the clause with claws.
Finding your memoir writer’s voice can turn a dull memoir into a great one! Ghostwriter Barry Fox explains how to find that voice.
6 steps to writing your autobiography. It’s not hard to get started, and simply starting gets you halfway there.
You’re eager to begin writting your book – but be sure to ask your ghostwriter these questions before starting! Bestselling ghostwriters Nadine Taylor and Barry Fox explain.
A look at the book ghostwriting process – how a ghostwriter turns your basic idea into a great book! By bestselling ghostwriters Barry Fox and Nadine Taylor.
A quick rundown of the elements of the non-fiction book proposal – what’s in it, and why.