Publishing Tuesday, 4/15/14, Public Domain Images and Book Marketing

A weekly list of ideas and news to help you Write, Edit, Design, Publish, and Market your books

Marianne Manthey of Design Your Own Blog.com has put together some excellent resources for Public Domain, Creative Commons and Royalty Free photos. It is always hard to find this info and these are pretty good lists.

Part 1: Public Domain Images
http://designyourownblog.com/blog-design-resources/the-big-guide-to-free-images-for-your-blog-posts-part-1-public-domain/

Part 2: Creative Commons Images
http://designyourownblog.com/blog-design-resources/the-big-guide-to-free-images-for-your-blog-posts-part-2-creative-commons/

Amazon Author Page
Amazon gives every author access to their own author page. It is an important part of your book marketing. Good post on the basic components of the page.
https://www.nessgraphica.com/amazon-author-page-your-own-promotional-billboard/

You can see my Amazon Author Page at https://www.amazon.com/J.-Bruce-Jones/e/B004MVGZ6Q

Launching Your Book
Getting your book off on a successful launch can often be super important to its success. This post by Katie Cross takes you through one writers efforts.
http://kcrosswriting.com/thoughts-on-a-book-launch/

Marketing Your Book
Most of my calls about book publishing lately have been about how to market a book once it is published. Unfortunately this might be to late. Ideally you should start the marketing the day your start the writing or even earlier. But if not here are 71 ideas to help get your book out there. This is a topic I will be writing more on in the future
https://www.yourwriterplatform.com/promote-and-market-your-book/

Print-On-Demand Publisher
Lulu.com, one of the major players in the Print-on-Demand world has been putting through some upgrades and changes. Read more about the updates
https://www.sys-con.com/node/3058504

Check out Lulu’s site
https://www.lulu.com/

I would love to hear about what is your big question about publishing your book? Please drop me an email or post a comment and I will see if I can answer it.

By Bruce Jones