Book Publishing

A quick book publishing question for you all?

I dont know anything about the publishing process so here is a question. Say I wrote a book and want to send it to an author. Does the cover design have to be made or sketched out and included with the book or is created later in the publishing process? Thanks!
Also, even if it is created later, or by someone hired to do it, can you still submit and idea for your own cover?

Depends on the publisher you are working with. Most of the time, they hire someone for the cover, late in the process, and you’re not really given a say. You can let them know at the beginning of the process (after your book has been accepted for publication by a publishing company) that you have ideas for the cover, but you may not have much control.

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Posted by mark - September 20, 2017 at 8:52 am

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Can someone tell me more about book publishing?

I’m in the middle of writing a book. The only thing is i’m not really sure how everything works. What happens next, what must i do to get my book published etc. Do i have to pay or do i get paid?

You could do some research on all the options you have for publishing a book. Yes, you can go look for an agent, but you can also consider other possibilities like self-publishing and print-on-demand services.

Try checking out the publishing process offered by Xlibris, a self-publishing company at That will give you an idea of their publishing process.

If you want more details, you can order a free publishing guide at

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Posted by mark - September 14, 2017 at 12:27 am

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The Tall Book by Arianne Cohen

Arianne Cohen talks about her new book THE TALL BOOK. (Publishing June 9, 2009 from Bloomsbury USA.)

“This week we recognize the first lifestyle guide for the vertically enhanced (i.e., tall people), a volume with enough smarts, laughs and heart to win over even our diminutive web reviews editor (who, long ago, founded an unsuccessful anti-tall hate-group).” -Publishers Weekly

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Posted by mark - August 31, 2017 at 5:02 pm

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Dan Poynter – How To Write Your First Non-Fiction Book

Self-Publishing Guru Dan Poynter explains and educates new writers on how to write publish and promote their first book.

Dan Poynter fell into publishing. He spent eight years researching a labor of love. Realizing no publisher would be interested in a technical treatise on the parachute, he went directly to a printer and “self- published.” The orders poured in and he suddenly found he was a publisher himself.

In 1973, he became interested in a new aviation sport, couldn’t find a book on the subject so he sat down and wrote one. After four months of writing and intense research that took him from coast to coast, he delivered the manuscript to the printer. So far, Hang Gliding has sold over 130,000 copies-a “best seller”!

Continuing to write, Dan has produced more than 76 books and revisions so far, of which some have been translated into Spanish, Japanese, Russian, British-English and German. Over the years, Dan has developed a system of writing that makes it all so easy and fun. His books are loaded with facts and figures and contain detailed inside information. They are always up-to-date because he revises them before going back to press. Dan has sold millions of his books, including several best sellers, for ten of millions of dollars in sales. Many of his books sell at the rate of 10-20,000 copies per year, every year.

For many years, Dan ran Para Publishing all by himself. In fact, he was often billed as the world’s largest one-person publishing company. As a one-man show, an author/publisher who handled all the writing, publishing and promotion, office management and shipping himself, Dan is in the best position to advise a first time self-publishing author who is on a limited budget. Today, Dan has staff, a number of products and services (books, reports, tapes, disks, seminars, etc.) and a large suite of offices with a 360 view of the mountains and the Pacific Ocean.

Dan has traveled to more than 40 counties and he has even skydived into the north pole. He has written several technical books on parachutes and popular books on skydiving. When you have your own business and control your own product, you can pursue your dreams.

Dan’s work for publishing was recognized by the Publishers Marketing Association when they gave him the Benjamin Franklin Award. He was given the Irwin Award for the best electronic promotion campaign by the Book Publicists of Southern California. He is a past vice-president of PMA.

Dan Poynter’s seminars have been featured on CNN, his books have been pictured in The Wall Street Journal, and his story has been told in U.S. News & World Report. The media comes to him because he is the leading authority on book marketing, promoting and distributing.

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Posted by mark - August 28, 2017 at 2:16 pm

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How To Write A Book – Episode #001 How To Write A Book. Welcome to Get Published TV. We are excited to announce the first ever episode. Dale goes through how to write a book and the format of the Get Published TV shows. He kicks of with asking you what your reason for writing and publishing a book is.

There is a special thought process needed when making this crucial decision. He goes through his thinking and helps you to make these important decisions for yourself.

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Posted by mark - August 26, 2017 at 12:36 pm

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How to Publish Your Own Book

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The hardest part of writing a book shouldn’t be the publishing and distribution of your “Great American Novel.” Tom Merritt, an author in his own right, shows us how to publish your book using simple online tools. We also learn some of his very special tips for overcoming writer’s block.

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Posted by mark - August 15, 2017 at 10:34 pm

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The Future of Publishing – created by DK (UK)

This video was prepared by the UK branch of Dorling Kindersley Books and produced by Khaki Films ( Originally meant solely for a DK sales conference, the video was such a hit internally that it is now being shared externally. We hope you enjoy it (and make sure you watch it up to at least the halfway point, there’s a surprise!).

The clip was inspired by a video created by an Argentinean agency, Savaglio/TBWA entitled, “Truth”:

Read an interview with the creator of the video on the Penguin Blog:

If you are interested in downloading this video for personal use, please visit our Bookseller site video page:

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Posted by mark - June 29, 2017 at 1:11 am

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Do you know any website for good book publishing agents ?


I am looking a book publishing agent. You know the person that’s find a publisher and everything for you. Except I don’t know any good websites and can’t find anything on google.

Answers and websites much appericated

Thanks in advance =)

Oh, you’ll find lots of them through search engines if you search for the popular keywords regarding the industry. Except, most of them will be scam artists, vanity presses, and unscrupulous agents that charge you a fee and don’t put much effort into trying to sell your work, because why should they when you’ve already paid them. and both have a list of reputable agents.

You can also check on agents at in their Beware and Background Check forum.

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Posted by mark - June 22, 2017 at 11:17 pm

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Where is Tim O’Reilly’s blog post about the cost of book publishing, especially the cost of physical printing?

I read in a forum that Tim O’Reilly wrote a blog post about publishing books, particularly where he explained that the actual cost of printing a book is a relatively small percentage of the overall cost (paying for editors, proofers, typesetters, jacket art, etc.). Where the heck is this blog post?

Is this it?

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Posted by mark - June 20, 2017 at 10:53 pm

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Social Mediators 9: Using social media to promote book publishing

In this week’s episode of Social Mediators, Dave Fleet and Joseph Thornley talk with Terry Fallis about how he and his publisher, McClelland & Stewart, are using social media to find and cultivate a fan base for Terry’s novels.

Also up for discussion this week: Social media adoption still isn’t universal among communicators.

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Posted by mark - June 14, 2017 at 7:47 pm

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