Week 14

Submitted by admin on Thu, 03/31/2016 - 17:31

Due

  • Complete all versions of your individual book project and have them ready for final inspection. You should have three new folders when finished: Book Title ePub, Book Title mobi, Book Title iBook. In each of these subfolders, you should put 1) the newly packaged InDesign files, and 2) the corresponding .epub, .mobi, and .ibook and iBooks Author (.iba) files.
  • Complete revisions on at least four of your techne/design challenges and complete the Google form to provide information to the editorial team.

Editorial Team: Final Project Log

Submitted by keo on Mon, 05/02/2016 - 15:51

The editorial team has collected the top four posts from each of our peers, and we have shared the Google Sheet containing those responses with Dr. Blakesley. We have color-coded edited blog posts by editor (green for Jack, purple for Kellie, and blue for Kara) to make it easier to check for consistency and to show which posts still need editing. As of now, we have edited 32 of 44 posts.

Development Team Wrap-Up

Submitted by YKK on Sat, 04/30/2016 - 03:52

I think we all agreed that with the creation of the PubHackers website, we would leave off with our challenge recommendations. In particular, we would have liked to have seen the one about 'What to do in a crisis' (for authors, publishers, and self-publishers) get done, but perhaps that can be a topic that others address in the future.

Developmental Editing

Submitted by MMD on Thu, 04/28/2016 - 06:13

A book needs more than just a copy editor looking for grammatical errors and that’s where a developmental editor comes in. A developmental editor focus on the plot and structure of your book and can point out problem areas or help you find the right direction for your book. However, working with a developmental editor can be difficult. A few things to keep in mind are:

Marketing Team Wrap-Up! - Project Log, 4/21

Submitted by jao on Thu, 04/21/2016 - 21:14

Social Media for PubHacker

Vital Information

The marketing team created two social media accounts to help get the word out about PubHacker: Twitter and Pinterest.

Twitter

Handle: @PubHacker

Email/Login: editor@pubhacker.com

Password: tigers16*

Pinterest

Username: www.pinterest.com/pubhacker

Email/Login: editor@pubhacker.com

Password: tigers16*

How much does it cost to publish your own book?

Submitted by MMD on Thu, 04/07/2016 - 23:04

While traditional publishing is difficult to get into most authors today are looking towards self-publishing their book. However, there are several factors to know before you decide on self-publishing. Without a publisher indie authors have to pay out of pocket for the same services:

  • Editing
  • Cover Design
  • Formatting
  • Getting an ISBN number
  • Distribution (Can be free)
  • Reviews
  • Marketing