Writer’s Digest Books has offered BIW two Writer’s Digest Books. The first will be given away during the August BIW and for members only and the second will be given away here on the BIW blog for members and non-members. You will find directions for entering below this description of the book:
The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing
Everything You Need to Know to Write, Publish, Promote, and Sell Your Own Book
by Marilyn Ross and Sue Collier
You want to get published. You want to control the future of your manuscript and your writing career.
In this fifth edition of a self-publishing classic, best-selling author Marilyn Ross and publishing expert Sue Collier empower writers to publish their own work with minimal risk and maximum profits.
Inside The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing, writers will find step-by-step guidance on publishing and marketing a book. From print-on-demand publishing to subsidy publishing to true self-publishing, the book provides a thorough explanation of how to decide which option is best.
Marilyn and Sue then help writers jumpstart a publicity campaign with a detailed marketing plan and timetable, as well as appendices filled with marketing contacts, organizations and vendors. Writers will also benefit from valuable case studies and examples of how other publishers have found success.
This expanded and revised edition of the bible of self-publishing also offers the latest information and cutting-edge advice on e-publishing and Internet marketing, with a chapter on ways to leverage social media marketing to create buzz and stand out from the crowd.
With an in-depth discussion of exclusive distributors, plus coverage of the most recent changes in bookstores and the book-selling industry, The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing equips writers with everything they need to publish and promote their books and take control of their writing career.
“Self-publishing can be the road to independence.” –Authors Marilyn Ross and Sue Collier
About Marilyn Ross and Sue Collier…
Marilyn Ross is a self-published pioneer. Since 1978, she has helped thousands of authors sell millions of books. Sue Collier brings together a multitude of talents in the publishing industry, including several years in trade publishing. The two have been collaborating for the past decade and a half on a myriad of projects. Most recently, they’ve focused their efforts of Self-Publishing Resources, a writing, marketing and publishing consulting firm that assists authors in surpassing their personal and professional publishing goals.
- One copy of the 556 page book The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing
- Retail value: $17
How to Enter:
For this contest there is the option of one entry.
- Main entry: This one is a must to enter. Visit the Writer’s Digest Books website then come back here and name another title you found that you would be interested in reading. Easy peasy! You must include a contact email.
One entry per person is allowed — suspicious entries with the same IP address will be deleted without notice. You don’t have to be a member of BIW to enter. The lucky winner will be chosen from the comments at random, using random.org, on August 30, 2010 at 3 pm EST. This giveaway is sponsored by Writer’s Digest Books and they will be mailing the giveaway after the email and mailing address of the winner have been confirmed by myself (so make sure you enter the right email). This giveaway is open to person 18 years and older living in the United States only. Void where prohibited by law. The winner will have one week to claim the prize; after which time it will be rewarded to someone else.
UPDATE: The winner was announced in the comments below. Congratulations to Lynn.
* The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing is also available at Amazon.com