This exciting romance was written by Jennifer Byars and published by Graham Publishing Group.
Imagine someone listening to your book while they’re sitting on the beach watching the waves roll in. Imagine someone listening to your audiobook driving across country. It’s happening more and more. The audiobook industry is nearly a billion-dollars strong. As an author, you don’t want to miss out.
More and more people are listening to books rather than reading them. It is easy, enjoyable, and fulfilling. From an author’s point-of-view, it’s good business. The fact is, audiobooks can have a positive effect on the sale of your print book and your ebook. People who listen to audiobooks often buy the print book later, assuming they were blown away by the audio version. People who listen to books are also quick to endorse your book to friends and family who prefer to read the print or electronic versions.
Because so many audiobooks are being produced through Amazon’s Audible and because of the popularity of Amazon’s Whisper Sync, authors are seeing increased sales to their Kindle books as well. Audible features nearly 100,000 books; if you are one of these, it makes it far easier for readers to find you. The audiobook pool is small compared to books in print, so it’s easier for you and your book to stand out.
This page-turner was written by Kirk Raeber and published by Graham Publishing Group
It would be hard to overestimate how the Internet and the digital revolution have affected the world of publishing. In the past, the publishing industry held tight control over who and what got published and promoted. Many would-be authors never got the chance to present their stories or information to readers because traditional brick-and-mortar publishers decided they weren’t worth the gamble of committing costly conventional printing resources for something the publisher thought wouldn’t sell well enough to recoup expenses and turn a profit.
Enter digital technology and the ability to publish an endless variety of stories, articles, books, and magazines for pennies, regardless of the size or location of the audience. Electronic publishing – also known as e-publishing – turned the publishing world on its ear and put authors in control of what got published, when, and where. Everyday, paperless publishing gains ground as a commonly-accepted form of publishing. The books can be read on any number of electronic devices, from Kindles and computers to smartphones and tablets. They are also easily converted into traditional printed form.
This motivational book was written by Jason Tuzinkewich and published by Graham Publishing Group
Almost 90% of authors are choosing to self-publish these days. And since Amazon, and all other book sellers, use search engines to find and list their books, you have to find a way for your book or your sales page to beat the competition. It’s all about getting a better ranking and giving your sales a kick in the pants.
Most important in beginning this process is choosing the keywords and keyword phrases that speak to your book and effectively describe it. Amazon, for instance, provides you with options, and your need to know these options and choose wisely. In the case of Amazon, always begin with the Kindle Keyword selection. These are the seven keyword phrases you’ll need to input when you publish your book. Do your research. Choose wisely.
Blackhawk, a story about a reclusive guitar legend, was written by Hayden Scott and published by Graham Publishing Group.
What is the most important element in creating an appealing, eye-catching book cover?
As it turns out, it is the one element most often overlooked. No, not the graphics or the color scheme. No, not the landscape or the theme.
The answer is: TYPOGRAPHY.
While I can hear the groans and the dismissive signs, I cannot stress the importance of the type chosen to represent the title, any subtitle, and the author’s name. Throwing a dart at the endless list of fonts does not work. The font and style of typography you choose for your cover is crucial. It must support the overall design of the book. It must be a launching point for the message. And, in a lot of ways, it must do so while going completely unnoticed.
The TYPOGRAPHY of the interior is equally as important. It should never wage war with the book layout and be easy to read. When you crack open a book, the typography should never be a distraction; it should enhance the readability of the book. On the book cover, the typography should add character and appeal while staying out of the way.
This exciting story of a woman kidnapped by vampires and werewolves was written by Jennifer Byars and published by Graham Publishing Group
If you want your e-book to sell, converting it properly is absolutely essential.
You can attempt to do it yourself, or you can hire a book designer whose one job is to make sure your e-book looks fantastic no matter where your reader is buying it.
The process begins with professional copy editing or proofreading. As a writer, you cannot effective proofread your own work. I know. I’ve tried. It is not expensive and well worth the investment. At Graham Publishing Group, our team includes professionals who do nothing but copy edit and proof read books before they go into production. Readers do not want to see mistakes in your book any more than you do.
The next phase of the book design process is creating the best possible book cover, one that represents you, your book, and your message. Many writers rely on friends or acquaintances to design their book cover. It sounds romantic, but make sure it is in the best interest of your book and really contributes to its appeal and thus its sales. Of course, we are going to recommend hiring a professional book cover designer, because that is one of our specialties at Graham Publishing Group. The process we use is not overly expensive, gives you a number of options to choose from, and is highly respectful of your view of what the cover should look like.
This book, about a rebellious teen following near-death experience was written by C. C. Holmes and published by Graham Publishing Group.
Now that you’ve successfully finished your book, one of the things that most people forget about is the importance of the design of the interior of your book; in other words, an attractive formatting of the words that the reader will see page to page, chapter to chapter. What is the font you’re book designer chooses? What size of font? What does the chapter-heading look like? It may sound simple, but this interior layout of your book is critical.
This interior layout will be affected based upon the genre of your book. Whether it is a work of fiction, a business book, biography, or self-help book, how the reader’s eye is drawn down the page is important. You want your book to look as professional as possible. This is usually the job of a professional. You might buy some software and try it yourself, but it may make more sense to seek out someone who does this for a living. It is not that expensive, and the final product is worth it.
Rings of Value was written Timothy M. Beglin, with book design and marketing Graham Publishing
As writers, we are hearing more people sound the praises of listening to an audio book rather than reading the print or e-book version. “I can listen while I’m driving.” “An audio book is great while I’m exercising.” “I listen to audio books now instead of watching television.”
This trend is only going to grow, so let’s talk about how you can bring your story to life with an audio book.
Point One: Audio books are not just for novels. People are also listening to biographies and memoirs, self-help and how-to books, and diet and health books. At Graham Publishing Group, we are even helping people convert their business books.
Point Two: Creating an audio book takes time. It needs to be done correctly. For starters, the way we read silently is not the same as reading out loud. You have to decide up front whether you will read your own book or hire a specialist to do it for you.