A successful book project is about the overall Publishing Process. Ensure specific tasks are done well and executed professionally. Know the hidden requirements.
On your publishing venture, Crowdfunding is a method of raising capital through the collective effort of friends, family, customers and individual investors. Tapping into the collective efforts of a large pool of individuals, via social media and crowdfunding platforms. Leverage their networks for greater reach and exposure.
Step by Step Publication Guides
Step by Step Self Publish Publication Guides.
Authors Wish offers authors access to actual guides provided to our paid authors (Pickawoowoo’s indie author services division – a concierge approach with full support towards self publishing). This step by step approach helps you understand the requirements in pre-publication, publication and post-publication. Avoiding pitfalls and ultimately producing a professional product. 50+ support sheets and step by step checklists at your disposal. Exceptional. Use the HELP button on any page. Please email us if you have a question about a particular part of the publishing process.
Many indie authors are surprised to discover they are starting a business. They have questions about incorporation and business licenses etc. Publishing in A Box gives you many of the answers. Introducing PBIB, a toolkit written specifically for indie authors and covering everything from naming your business to releasing your inner entrepreneurial spirit.
Publishing Business in a Box: Self-publishing is a creative tsunami. Writers see their creative visions expand as they edit and design their books. Everything seems possible, achievable, until they get their first W-9 and wonder what are they supposed to do with that.
Many indie authors are surprised to discover they are starting a business. They have questions about incorporation and business licenses etc. Publishing in A Box goes a long way to give you many of the answers. Introducing PBIB, a toolkit written specifically for indie authors and covering everything from naming your business to releasing your inner entrepreneurial spirit.
BookPlanner: Is like having a Publishing Pro organizing and directing your book’s publication.
With Book Planner you know every step in the self-publishing process – editing, design, production, to your book launch.
Book Planner tells you exactly what to do at each step. Built-in and detailed expert knowledge on the entire publishing process. You’ll know how much time to budget for each task, where to get resources and help you’ll need. It makes it easier to see your path through a jungle of detail.
Even better, Book Planner creates a detailed customized action plan for the whole process. Stay on track to reach your goal – get your book ready for publishing.
Whether you’re an author who publishes direct to eBooks, or you’ve got a globally distributed print-on-demand paperback, Book Planner will get you organized. It feels as if you have your own personal publishing pro to guide you.
If you’re part way through the preparation of your book, you can use Book Planner to help you schedule and manage any part of the process.
Whether you’re a newbie or an experienced author, Book Planner has you covered. Why? Because they have distilled over 35 years of experience in book publishing into this simple and easy-to-use tool.
Important metadata for Publishing Platform such as Ingram Spark.
Keywords, category selections are some of the most important parts to publishing your book. Metadata is imperative for web algorithms – to search/locate your book. Simple choices and tweaks can result in hundreds of additional visitors, which equates to more sales. The following tools we have utilized to optimize books for success.
NOTE: Google has shut down their popular keyword tool for public use. The innovative tools below, replace Google’s tool. Most of these tools use Amazon (or KDP) to cross reference with, BUT the information you extract from them is just as important for IngramSpark metadata.
KD Spy: This Google Chrome attachment is inexpensive – a must have for every self-publisher.
Kindle Samurai: While Kindle Spy helps you figure out the right category, Kindle Samurai gives you the best keywords to increase your overall traffic. Remember, this is about finding keywords for all platforms, including Ingram Spark.
AuthorCheckpoint: helps authors improve their writing and market their books.
SEMRush: We can’t talk enough about SEMRush. We’ve used it for authors as well as our own publishing business divisions with success.