About the Program:
One of the things indie publishers want to avoid is creating a book that looks self-published. To a trained eye, the tells are obvious, but to those new to publishing, or those who haven’t been exposed to some of the finer details, amateur work can be hard to spot.
Can you answer these questions...
- What is a half-title page and what should it look like?
- What information needs to be on the copyright page?
- What is a CIP data block?
- What are the best practices for cover design?
- What should be on the ISBN barcode and where to get one?
- What do some of the typesetting terms mean, like kerning and leading?
- Is there a font you should never use in a book?
...If not, then this webinar is for you!
In this presentation, Teri Rider will guide us through book production basics and highlight important, yet lesser known, items on IBPA's Industry Standards Checklist for a Professionally Published Book. This comprehensive checklist outlines all the essentials required to produce a "professional presentation of any book."
Following this checklist gives indie publishers a better chance of getting through those first layers of acceptance for awards and top-level reviews. With an emphasis on production and design, and by sharing many examples, Teri will show you how to make your book leap from "obvious self-pub" to "bookstore quality."
Attend live to get your questions answered, vote in our polls, and enter a drawing to win one of three great prizes; have Teri evaluate your book and see how it measures up to the standards checklist, with her written (or phone call) recommendations. We hope you'll join us...
Can’t attend this webinar? Sign up anyway and watch the prerecorded session at a time suitable to you.
About the Presenter:
Teri Rider and Top Reads Publishing received the 2015 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards™ Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book by a Publisher. She currently serves on the IBPA Advocacy Committee.
Teri began her career in traditional publishing, immersing herself in almost every aspect of the business from marketing to illustration, design, and production. Now, after over three decades in the field, hybrid publishing is her specialty and through her company, Top Reads Publishing, Teri tutors authors to either self-publish or publish under her imprint.