Producing a Quality Self-Published Book – with C. Austin Tucker

Behold the Lamb book coverThat’s a bold title I’ve given this post, and I’m sure that most people who self-publish desire to create a quality product. But that’s just not what happens all the time.

People get scammed. Or those who just don’t know better put their books out there before the book is ready for publication.

But author C. Austin Tucker spent the time to learn the realities of publishing. She shares some of that with us today.

That said, it’s December and we’re all immersed in preparing for and celebrating Christmas. What better time to discuss Tucker’s book Behold the Lamb: A Harmony of the Gospels (The Chronological Word Truth Life Bible).

I’ll be the first to admit, I often get confused because the Bible [Read more…]

Should I Indie Publish?

In a day when publishing is at our fingertips, the question whether to publish independently or traditionally is one many writers consider. Both routes have their benefits and drawbacks.

Indie publishingMaybe you are struggling with this very question right now. I hope today’s interview with author Janice Dick gives you some insight into making your decision.

Janice, what was the impetus behind your decision to go indie? [Read more…]

Self-Publishing Workshops and Book Contests

Write Integrity Press is holding two workshops on self-publishing. These workshops are not on the craft of writing, but will take you from a completed, edited manuscript through a “do-it-yourself” publishing process, providing you with the information and skills you need for formatting, cover design, self-editing, and prepping for publication.

Self-Publish Your Novel
June 1, 9 AM – 5 PM; Registration and set up begin at 8:30.
Unicoi State Park, Helen, Georgia

Self-Publish Your Nonfiction Book
June 8, 2013 9 AM – 5 PM; Registration and set up begin at 8:30.
Unicoi State Park, Helen, Georgia

Cost for each workshop: $99 Early Bird May 1-14 / $119 May 15-30. Register at Write Integrity

They’ll walk you through every step of the process, provide you with a workshop booklet to take home, and be available for coaching to help you through any obstacles you may encounter. Registration fee includes workshop, materials and handouts, buffet lunch, and breaks. BONUS: Registration includes one month of coaching AFTER the workshop ends. (You may choose the month – does not have to be in June, but must be scheduled.)

Due to the intensity of this course, and one-on-one instruction, space is limited to 15 participants.

Books of Joy Contest

Write Integrity is seeking books in series of three, and winners could receive a three-book publication contract! The series of books can be fiction or nonfiction, but must carry a message of JOY in some form or fashion. Be creative. Give us characters we can love in the novels, and issues we can care about in the nonfiction.

One First Prize FICTION Winner will receive a $500 Cash Prize and our standard publication contract for the three-book series.

One First Prize NONFICTION Winner will receive a $500 Cash Prize and our standard publication contract for the three-book series.

Runner-up awards will also be given. Two additional contests are also underway that involve only one book. Deadlines are approaching. For more contest information visit Write Integrity Press.

What do you think about writing contests? Do you ever enter any? Leave your comments below.

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