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About the author:
Alex Blackwell is a sailing journalist, author, and editor. He frequently writes about sailing technology and sailing adventures, contributing to several magazines, websites and e-zines, including his own, Coastalboating.net. Alex is an independent marketing and communications consultant and mentor to small companies. He is licensed as a commercial Master Mariner by the US Coast Guard.
Alex has enjoyed a professional career as copywriter, marketer and speaker. Born in Chicago, Alex and his family moved to Clew Bay, Ireland when he was 14. Because of his mother's German heritage, Alex went to school in Germany, where he earned a Master of Science degree in Marine Biology. After starting an oyster hatchery in Ireland, he went to America for a six-month research project. As many people do, he stayed for 20 years. There he was a partner in a business-to-business and consumer marketing firm and commercial printing company, which included a book printing division.
Alex's novels The Butterfly Effect; It started with 9/11 and The Brotherhood; Acquisition of Power are strictly fiction. They are woven out of the fabric of historical events, his personal experience, and his fertile imagination. The twist is that the plots are so plausible one might think that they are true - and perhaps they are. He has just started a third book (working title: Supremacy) in the Butterfly Effect Series. On the opther hand, Onyx, the Cruising Kitty is a series of short stories writtten in Onyx' voice, which are based on actual events.
His non-fiction books include Happy Hooking - The Art of Anchoring, which he co-wrote with his wife Daria. Happy Hooking is the best-selling anchoring book on Amazon. Following on from his work with oysters, Alex wrote the informative and entertaining oyster cookbook Oyster Delight by Jonathan Mite. It is the definitive guide to enjoying oysters. Daria and Alex have also recently released Cruising the Wild Atlantic Way. This is an informational and pictorial guide to visiting the ports, harbours and islands of the west coast of Ireland by land or by sea. It is already receiving a good deal of attention. His latest book, Self Publishing for Success - Every book deserves to be published, is the result of audience enthusiasm for his seminar on the same subject.
Alex has done the cover and interior design and layout work for the books he and Daria have written.
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Self-Publishing for Success
Every book deserves to be published
Book publishing has changed radically in the past decade. Self-publishing, the alternative to the traditional route, was previously an expensive option. With print-on-demand technology and online digital marketing, the up-front costs are no longer prohibitive. Getting a book published is now something everyone can achieve.
Self-Publishing for Success will introduce you to the options available to you in today's publishing world, explaining what may or may not work for you as an author. You will also learn what you need to know to successfully self-publish your work.
This book is for:
* Anyone who has an idea for a book, fiction or non-fiction, a poetry collection, a family history, a biography, or a short story collection.
* Anyone who has been turned down or disappointed by traditional publishers or literary agencies.
* Anyone who has finished a novel and is uncertain what the next steps are in getting it into the hands of a reader.
* Anyone who is an instructor or specialist and have been asked about further reading
Alex Blackwell has worked his way through all of these scenarios. He has also been a book printer and has self-published several of his own fiction and non-fiction books.
What you will learn:
> Options available to you in today's publishing world.
> Instructions on how to correctly set up your book for self-publishing.
> Step by step guides on how to successfully self-publish your work.
> Direction on marketing and promoting your book.
and much more...
Yes, your work deserves to be published and is worthy of being read.
Yes, you can find an audience.
And yes, you do have options to successfully create your masterpiece.
- Publication Date:
- 1542528216 / 9781542528214
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White with Bleed
- Related Categories:
- Self-Help / General