PUBLISHING BOOKS AND IDEAS

Education for Southern California’s Independent Publishers

Since 2003, the Publishers Association of Los Angeles (PALA) has provided monthly educational meetings covering a wide range of subjects related to publishing, as well as teleseminars and webinars. In addition, PALA provides networking and a variety of resources that support publishers, authors, and related industry professionals.

Click here to see a list of past meeting topics and recordings.


HAPPENING THIS MONTH

TELEPHONE SEMINAR:

KINDLE DIRECT PUBLISHING

Print on Demand!

with Daniel Slater, Principal, Independent Publishing, Kindle Global Content

THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2017
7:00 PM

 

Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) has a new (Beta) program that offers the opportunity to publish paperbacks in addition to Kindle eBooks. They will be adding even more print-related features in the future, like proof copies, author (wholesale) copies, and expanded distribution to bookstores and non-Amazon websites. CreateSpace still offers these features, and KDP will offer them as well.

Publishing a paperback can help you reach new readers. KDP prints your book (print on demand) and subtracts your printing costs from your royalties, so you don’t have to pay any costs upfront or carry any inventory.

DANIEL SLATER, Principal, Independent Publishing, Kindle Global Content, will present an overview of making your POD paperback available by KDP:

– What making a book available for POD entails (overview, publishing specifics, economics, etc.)

– Ability to publish as a Kindle eBook simultaneously

– Best practices (metadata, product detail page information, etc.)

– Difference between publishing in print via KDP or via CreateSpace

– I’ve published a POD book (and hopefully the Kindle edition as well!) – what now?

– Free tools and services for authors to increase discoverability of their published book:

— Author Central

— Goodreads

— Associates

— Non-Amazon

— Social Media

— Garnering reviews

He’ll also have time to answer questions.

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER

 DANIEL SLATER, Principal, Independent Publishing, Kindle Global Content, oversees Author and Vendor Relations for Amazon Kindle and Independent Publishing. Daniel was a Senior Editor at Simon & Schuster and Penguin, and after leading sales for a publishing IT firm (VISTA, now Ingenta), Daniel joined Amazon to direct early digital content services, such as Amazon Shorts.  After joining the Kindle team to help launch the device and then oversee the digital content business of over 60 major trade publishers (including the Big 5), Daniel created a team to help authors, agents, publishers, and content providers find the best solutions to help make their content available digitally and in print on Amazon

 

Please note: If you have any questions, they can be emailed to Sharon Goldinger pplspeak@att.net.  This is a live seminar, but you will NOT be able to speak directly over the phone during the seminar.  If you have questions that come up during the seminar, they can be emailed on the spot.  We will give you the email addresses at the start of the seminar. 

If you are not available on Thursday, we will be recording the seminar and it will be available roughly within a week of the original date.  Please follow the same payment directions below and send us an email alerting us that you are interested in the recording.

DATE: Thursday, April 20, 2017.
TIME: 7:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Phone seminar.  Simple instructions. You will be given the phone number and code upon advance reservation.
COST: RESERVATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT. $5 For PALA members, $15.00 for nonmembers. You must contact Sharon Goldinger <pplspeak@att.net> by noon on April 20, 2017 to secure your space. Admission an be purchased until noon April 20, 2017 with PayPal on our website: www.pa-la.org
QUESTIONS: Sharon Goldinger, Program Chair, pplspeak@att.net, 949-581-6190.

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