Includes bibliographical references and index. Your publishing options, why you should consider self-publishing — Writing your book. Dan Poynter (September 17, –November 3, ) was an American author, consultant, . Poynter, Dan (). Dan Poynter’s Self-Publishing Manual: How to Write, Print and Sell Your Own Book. Santa Barbara, CA: Para Publishing. pp. If you’ve written a book and you’d like to self-publish it, you should know that it’s quite possible to create a thoroughly professional package which includes a.

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The house’s list eventually expanded to include books on a variety of topics, including self-publishing and writing. Poynter has been hailed a visionary and mentor by a new generation of digital publishers.

Go to his website, www. The copy I’m reading is fromso it’s a blast from the past. Dec 13, Beatrice McClearn rated it it was amazing.

But the rewards can be great. If you become a self-publisher, you will have to be an author and a business person to do it well. Books of the Week. The discussion of copyright is similarly superficial, with no clear explanation of why to register and not enough detail on photograph and illustration copyrights; such omissions might lead authors down risky paths. Up to the s, it was not unreasonable to hope that an editor might take you on, even though you were an aspiring writer with a flawed first manuscript.

Though the book touts “self-publishing”, the techniques it offers really work for all kinds of small publishers, whether you publish your own material or someone else’s. A great how-to manual. The Blog Starter has a good free tutorial on creating a blog. Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive.


Also quote other reviews if you have them. At times, this book will feel like a guide to running your own business.

Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. For example, paying for Facebook ads which are targeted at the types of readers that you want to find may be very helpful. Dan Poynter September 17, —November 3, was an American author, consultant, publisherprofessional speaker and parachute designer. Anyone looking for a quick guide to learning the craft of publishing should read this book before seeking others.

Dan updates this classic regularly. Return to Book Page. I skimmed the rest because I just wasn’t as interested in the topics covered in those chapters. This is the self-publisher’s Bible to self-publishing. Stay ahead with Tip Sheet!

It also focuses more on marketing then the actual publishing process. An active skydiver, he began writing about parachute design and use.

It probably helps if you poynrer writing a book. Worldcat source edition The topics I read about was everything from the idea for a book to actually creating a book and up to pkblishing said book.

Because I have never met an author who was so thorough and conscientious at explaining all the ins and outs of something. If you have questions or need assistance setting up your account please email pw pubservice. You’ll publisging to keep it handy so you can refer to it often. It doesn’t focus too much on the writing itself; it is assumed that you already have material that you wish to publish.

Dan Poynter’s Self-Publishing Manual: How to Write, Print and Sell Your Own Book by Dan Poynter

May 02, KareyLyn rated it it was amazing. Retrieved 17 October And, depending on the audience for your book, possibly even better than a large publisher can.


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He served in elective office in various aviation associations including the United States Parachute Association chairman of the boardThe Parachute Industry Association Presidentthe U. Promoting poyntsr own work i. Want to see your book in bookstores all over Europe? The book is also a marketing guide and goes a long way in the public relations area. Manul book is very dense with good information. He was appointed trustee and elected secretary of the American Museum of Sport Parachuting and Air Safety, later the National Skydiving Museum [15] along with being appointed Curator and placed in charge of the inventory of the National Skydiving Museum.

Paperbackpages. Starting inhe wrote more than books, many reports, and more than magazine articles, most of them on book publishing.

Dan Poynter’s self-publishing manual: how to write, print and sell your own book

This book is responsible for lunching my publishing career. That’s one I always open. Apr 25, Dirk Vanderwilt rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Overall, these misgivings are minor. The information is good for anyone just getting into self-publishing, but it was a little to cheesy and evangelical for my taste. I still recommend it frequently and fervently but have begun to add this caveat: The second option is Mobi.

He also received honors for his passion: STC members can probably do the job as well as most publishers—possibly better—so why not work for ourselves?