Today’s Topic: Self Publishing Vendor Agreements - Rights, File and Design Ownership, and Correcting Something That’s Gone Wrong…
It was recently brought to my attention by a new client wishing to hire me for services that perhaps there are some misunderstandings with ownership of files and rights in the book publishing process. I thought this might be a good topic for discussion for the self-published author. I think we can easily cut through some of the red tape with a pretty quick episode to help you gain an understanding of how to protect yourself and move forward as a self-published author.
What I learned in conversations with the gal, that did eventually hire me, was that there is more than likely a breakdown in the understanding of processes more than anything else. You see, if you’ve never done this before you just don’t know what you don’t know. And knowing the process will clear up a lot of misunderstanding. You still need to...
Today’s Topic: The Scary World of Audiobooks and AI
You’ll likely be stepping into an unknown as you step into the creation of an audiobook. It can be a similar journey to writing your book, but this time you’re just in the business of reproducing it in audio form. You’ve already done the hard work but now you’re trying to decide both if an audiobook is for you and if so, how to create it.
I can’t tell you how many are giving bad advice on audiobook creation and wow! Every time I hear something, not just about the scams, but scary new processes, you know I’ve got to bring some truth to it. Honestly, I get really angry when people get taken advantage of. So, lets clear up a few things in the world of audiobooks…
Let me first begin by telling you that I created my audiobook for FREE!!! It’s shouldn’t break the bank unless of course you want nothing to do with any of it. I mean… that’s the sure way...
Hey Guys! Nicole Gabriel here! I’m the host of the Let’s Get Your Book Published podcast. I’m also the author multiple books, a Book Designer, and a Publishing Coach as well as an intuitive Business Coach.
I’ve been in the book business for awhile now and I’ve helped many clients get their book published over the years. On this podcast I share personal stories, client stories, and the truths about the publishing industry….
Today’s topic: Today’s Gutenberg Press - The Internet! A Reason for Concern
Most of us tend to take printed materials for granted, but imagine life today if the printing press had never been invented. We would not have books, magazines or newspapers. Posters, flyers, pamphlets and mailers would not exist. The printing press allows us to share large amounts of information quickly and in huge numbers.
In fact, the printing press is so significant that it has come to be known as one...
Wow Guys! What a week it was last week!
So much happening in the world right now! It’s an amazing (and challenging) time to be here!
I’m Nicole Gabriel, the host of the show. And, I’m happy you joined me here today!
I’m on a roll with the truth bombs, now it’s time I let you know that most people really don’t care to hear them! The publishing industry is a funny world. People have this idea of fortune and fame the other side of a written book. But, the success, like in many fields, is in the hustle.
There’s a wonderful quote by Mark Twain that says:
“It’s easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled.
There is another quote that says:
“If you repeat a lie often enough it becomes truth.”
There is another that say:
“Silence is the best reply to a fool.”
But…when you run a podcast and write books this last one stands no chance! In fact, as a self-published...
If you've been in the publishing industry for as long as I have, you learn that the creation of a book is a pretty repetitive process...at least the general foundation. But, every author has a unique story to tell and a unique set of challenges.
For many years I wanted to lock in the foundational pieces and find a way to coach those in way that allowed authors to move along in the comfort of their own home and at their own pace. I also wanted to make the system I was using smart enough to teach it to my authors that were looking to do something similar for their book and clients. Imagine if you could use the book to create the foundation of your offerings...the pieces that are repetitive...and free up your time for self-improvement, a better lifestyle, etc. Imagine turning your book into an online coaching system, to serve as your sales tool, to spark interest in a new field of study, to begin a movement, or to change lives.
The process doesn't have to be complicated.