Category Archives for "Self-publishing"

The year in books – 2017 at Grammar Factory

Every year my team and I are lucky enough to work with incredible entrepreneurs and business people – people who have a tonne of knowledge to share, and an audience they want to help, and just need a hand transforming that knowledge into a book.So I’m excited to share the publishing projects we’ve worked on […]

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Self-publishing vs. traditional publishing

Self-publishing vs. traditional publishing

You’ve written a book, or are in the middle of your first draft, and you’ve started thinking about your publishing options. Should you try to get a traditional publishing deal, or would self-publishing make more sense for you and your book? Over the past decade or so, the publishing landscape has changed. Fifteen years ago, […]

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Is content king? Find out on Taking Care of Business

For the last few years, content marketing has been the king of marketing your business online. The theory is simple – if you provide your potential customers with enough value up front, when they are ready to buy you will be the first one they think of. The ultimate goal is to have them thinking, ‘If I […]

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What goes on your copyright (or imprint) page?

Open up any professionally published book. On page 1 you’ll see the title. On the flipside, you’ll see a bunch of scary legal information – copyright symbols, disclaimers, ISBNs, Dewey numbers, publisher details and more. This is your book’s copyright page, or imprint page. If your book is being published by a traditional publisher, or […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Funding Your Book with Partnerships

​You’ve almost finished your draft and you start shopping around for publishing quotes.One editor quotes $1,200 and another quotes $5,000. One designer will charge $500, while another charges $2,000. And then you approach an end-to-end publishing company who will charge $12,000 for the lot – editing, design, eBook, printing and distribution.Regardless of where your suppliers […]

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It costs HOW MUCH?! The cost of self-publishing a book

“My prices are high. They are so high that you’re not going to believe it. We even have paramedics on call because my prices are so high that you might go into cardiac arrest!” I was at a publishing workshop for entrepreneurs, and the guru stood on stage in front of a slide with a […]

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Top 10 publishing posts of 2015

As the year winds to a close it’s easy to get caught up in the silly season. Suddenly, it’s mid-January and you haven’t written anything for a month. Your editor is impatiently tapping her toe and you need to push your entire self-publishing process back. Not anymore – check out Grammar Factory’s 10 most popular […]

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The power of a paperback (and why you shouldn’t just write an eBook)

With growing numbers of qualified professionals offering their services to first-time authors, the power of publishing for entrepreneurs is becoming more widely recognised. After all, publishing a book establishes you as an instant expert, which then leads to a range of opportunities that come with expert status – media appearances, keynote gigs, charging higher rates […]

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3 steps to project manage your first book

So you want to write a book… but where do you start? What most people do is set the goal of writing a book, set themselves a deadline, and then write ferociously until they run out of steam (this usually takes two to four weeks). Soon the weeks turn into months, and by the time […]

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