After months or maybe even years of work, your book is finally finished. You’re feeling great and can’t wait for the world to read your masterpiece. But how is anyone out there going to know about your book?
When you walk into a library, the first thing that probably catches your eye is the multitude of books that patiently wait for you to pick them up and read them.
In the world of self publishing where anyone can upload a document to Amazon and call it a book, many authors are having their stories stolen.
Writers often complain about "writer's block," as if we writers have an inherent disability that prevents us from effectively completing our work. In no other field is there a specially designed label for failure.
As more and more authors choose the control and profit margin of self-publishing, one of the first questions they, or perhaps other more financially-oriented friends, will ask is, “How much does it cost and how the heck am I going to pay for it?”
If you want to self-publish a book, you may be overwhelmed by the sheer number of hucksters wanting to “help you.” They promise the impossible–that for a small upfront fee you will have Total and Complete Control, your book will enjoy worldwide distribution, and you will keep 100% of your royalties.
We recently had the opportunity to work the Science Outreach program at the University of Southern California. In a time crunch to get some books for an event, the President of Science Outreach, Kristen Zung, approached Steuben Press to see if we could help with a quick book printing turnaround. Of course we're always happy to help!
Runners jog before sprinting, yogis do downward dogs before inversions, lovers have foreplay before sex... why is it that writers believe they are the sole subset of humanity that can accomplish their main objectives without any warm-up excercises?
Steuben Press had the opportunity to work with Josh Sanders on a really fun book project recently. Josh and his sister Lindsay set out to break the High Pointing world record and they accomplished just that on July 12th 2015. With a limited budget and a small support crew, Josh and Lindsay set out on an adventure of a lifetime. They documented their amazing trip in a photobook, which we at Steuben Press had the pleasure of printing for them.
Are advance reader copies (ARC) necessary for the success of your book? Some think that the extra cost is not worth it, but these advance prints can alter your book sales from the very beginning.