The full-color illustrated book about the Asian tour of Alex sold на Amazon. The book contains articles, which are not included in any of the blog, pages have interactive insertion, which is immersed in the ambience of this trip. Lang: английский. The beginning of the story of the publication of the book: cry.
How it was
Understanding, что самостоятельное освоение издательского ремесла займёт значительное время, It does not come immediately, and at first I tried to edit, mark up the book on their own. It seemed, что обращаться in foreign publishers – poke a finger in the sky. The only recipe, which comes to my mind now! – meet other authors (whose books have already been published) and through them to enter the publishing house. But this is optional.
After a few months, (years) trying to do everything yourself, я подумал, that for the layout of the book is the time hire designer. And for editing the book in the English language media need, who will read it again and say,, which is understandable, and what does not, will indicate an error. And the good news – it too can attract in the project.
Where you can find freelancers for a variety of rates? – It was Odesk, then Elance, Now it is called exchange Upwork. People bought it, even writing his book, It called ghost writing, so if your job is to publish a book, which will be sold on Amazon, you do not even have to write it yourself.
The American is ready to get to work, along with children from India and the Philippines. Americans, too, are ready to work, the only question, что такое 20 dollars by American standards, performance may be precisely at the amount, as a freelancer sees it.
Girl from Malaysia imposes steep projects and is, I think that should work. Her enthusiasm ends in 15 book pages. Then she lay terms, It starts feeding breakfast. I do not hide from anyone the amount of work, manuscript could download and watch, plus photos. He was ready to give up working with her in three weeks, but then sort of settled, and a few days later started again. At the same time I saw, she ends up in parallel other projects and get feedback for their performance. To blame a topic “save face”, which I had somehow forgotten in the hope, that a reasonable man would not waste time and come up with excuses instead of a direct answer: this will not work / budget / I can not, and it would be all clear.
Emir Bosnia – the coolest designer of the layout of books, I saw. With a couple of hundreds of edits, he brought the work before the results, that was needed. A huge thanks to him!
And then I decided to edit the book yet, then I hired a couple of editors. The program finished, I tried myself, but summed up by machinery, all the files were gone, except those, that remained at Sreatespace server. A month after the repair and such a blow on the process, it occurred to me to ask the Emir, just send me the working files, but it turned out, that he, too, they lost, due to malfunction.
Google Docks place quickly freed, thus it remained with us electronically unique, of a kind, work. The lost book, but she saw the light, and in October 2017 , I decided to publish send it to print without the latest revisions.
Another item, without which you will be self-published book published, print out, plus beautiful cover – ISBN is (International standart book number). Для нас, As a reader, irrelevant, there is some room for a book or not, but in the current system, these numbers are important for libraries, shops, without them being published officially, no book. But I'll explain in another article.
Cheaper and faster to find freelancers, than learn the publishing industry itself. For all of editing and editing, I gave 50 dollars. For his work and all changes layout designer got 100$. Time, elapsed from concept to the finished version of ~ 3.5 years. The time from idea to publication of ~ 5.5 years.
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I know, it took a very long time, but I buried the idea several times, in the loss of material mind, his imperfection, Employment in cafes and other areas. I am glad, it was published, this is an expensive experience for me (in terms of time), but as with any project, if we consider writing books, how business, It requires even more resources to promote, which should begin in parallel with the work on the creation of the book.
Cover photo geekwire.com