Nuts & Bolts of Publishing

Your First Book

Face The Book TV Episode #25

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Overwhelmed by the publishing process and all the choices in front of you? In this episode of Face The Book TV, we set forth an achievable checklist for the first-time indie publisher.

This is part one of a four-part series designed to help you kick-start your book projects:

    • 4/20: Nuts & Bolts of Publishing Your First Book
    • 5/4: Building Your Author Platform
    • 5/18: Your All-Important Email List
    • 6/1: Websites that Sell Books

Host Charlotte Pierce, producer of Face The Book TV and Pierce Press talks with successful publisher Scott Channell. Both are also board members at Independent Publishers of New England.

These free sessions are for new publishers as well as for those who wish to “reset” their book publishing projects. It’s never too late to make adjustments on the path to “publish better books and sell more of them!”

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Face The Book TV #27: Sell More Books with Email

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Face The Book TV #26: Building an Effective Author Platform

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