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Basic steps of trying to publish an translated English book in China

Suppose, one person thinks it will benefit Chinese people a lot by translating an American book to Chinese, then publish it in China. How to make this happen? [more inside]
posted by akomom on Mar 7, 2014 - 4 answers

How To Submit A Book Proposal????

I have a completed proposal for a spiritual, self-help book with catchy title. How would I go about contacting publishers for submission?
posted by goalyeehah on Jan 7, 2014 - 6 answers

How to evaluate an offer to buy foreign rights?

I self-published a non-fiction technical book recently. A Chinese publisher has just approached me and wants to buy the 5-year Chinese foreign distribution rights. How do I evaluate their offer? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 21, 2013 - 5 answers

Publishing my first novel - what should I be doing?

I just got an offer to publish my first novel. I know very little about the publishing industry and the business aspect of being an author. Help! [more inside]
posted by inire on Oct 22, 2012 - 13 answers

How do I get a trade focused book published? Should I get an agent?

How do I get a trade focused book published? Should I get an agent? [more inside]
posted by BigBrownBear on Oct 7, 2012 - 3 answers

Picture Book Publishing 101

I want to write a children's picture book, submit it to a publisher, and get it published. Now what? [more inside]
posted by booksherpa on Sep 26, 2012 - 10 answers

Do I rat him out?

Would it be unprofessional to tell my editor that it is my co-author's fault that our book manuscript is (once again) going to miss it's delivery deadline? Or is the right thing to do to keep telling her that "we" aren't ready? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Apr 29, 2012 - 22 answers

How can I get a best selling book(s) published?

Please bear with my premise. I have conceived & rough-edited an original series of art books that I am certain will become extremely popular. They are unique but mainstream; smart but immediate, they have universal appeal, and their content is hard to copy. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 28, 2012 - 16 answers

Does self publishing hurt your mainstream publishing chances?

Does self publishing hurt your mainstream publishing chances? [more inside]
posted by sdis on Mar 4, 2012 - 12 answers

What's the next step after writing a book?

I wrote a good book. Now what? [more inside]
posted by sdis on Feb 7, 2012 - 13 answers

Should the book I edited advertise my Ph.D.?

I'm editing a non-academic, non-fiction book to be published by a university library. Should the book advertise my Ph.D. credentials? If so, how? [more inside]
posted by Orinda on Nov 21, 2011 - 12 answers

Efficient support of the author

cstross! jscalzi! Other fiction authors! What's the most efficient or author-preferred way to spend a given amount of money on his/her books? [more inside]
posted by ROU_Xenophobe on Nov 10, 2011 - 11 answers

Anyone with epub publishing experience out there on the green ?

Anyone with epub publishing experience willing to share the rookie-mistakes to avoid ? [more inside]
posted by Baud on Jun 2, 2011 - 3 answers

Looking for advice on pitching a pop science book

Advice on approaching publishers for a popular science book? [more inside]
posted by metaBugs on Apr 30, 2011 - 7 answers

Mount a small object in front cover of hardback book? Please/

How can I insert a small mirror or peephole into the front cover of a handmade hardcover book? What kind of material is appropriate for the cover? Will cardboard/cloth do? What about leather? Is there a tutorial anywhere to show how this is done? [more inside]
posted by waxbanks on Dec 9, 2010 - 4 answers

What are the steps to publish a children's book?

My (now deceased) grandmother wrote me a book, and I think it would appeal to parents and other children. What do I need to do to see if I can get it published? [more inside]
posted by juniperesque on Sep 14, 2010 - 6 answers

Authorhouse - worth a try?

Anyone had experience of publishing a book with Authorhouse? [more inside]
posted by Blackwatch on Aug 27, 2010 - 2 answers

Advice about promotional postcards?

Any advice on designing/ordering promotional postcards? [more inside]
posted by roxie110 on Aug 6, 2010 - 9 answers

textbook design

What are some examples or principles of great textbook design and writing? How can I maximize understanding, fun, and learning? [more inside]
posted by acidic on Jun 24, 2010 - 2 answers

How difficult is it to find work as a professional indexer?

How difficult is it to find work as a professional indexer? [more inside]
posted by Daily Alice on May 10, 2010 - 8 answers

Limited edition books: Is a lower number from the same printing better?

I'm purchasing directly from the publisher one (of 500) of a limited, numbered edition of a book. The publisher has asked me to choose from the remaining available numbers (for example, to choose my specific book as it comes off the press from between 123-220, 432-468 and 481-499). Are lower numbers better, more valuable, sought after? [more inside]
posted by cocoagirl on Apr 6, 2010 - 5 answers

Advice on the book publishing industry in Canada

Should I try to move from the newspaper industry to the book publishing industry? Or is this just jumping from one sinking ship to another? Canada-specific advice appreciated. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 24, 2010 - 5 answers

Presidential Photo Use for a Book Allowed? Parody Exception? for-Profit UNexception?

Using photo of the President for a "for profit" parody enterprise? Guide me, MeFi! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 21, 2010 - 3 answers

need publisher, imagination will travel

I've recently begun work on a children's book. It is inspired by my granddaughter. I was wondering if anyone had any information on how to get a children's book published? Suggested Publishers? Also, any other information pertaining to this process, would be appreciated. ***I realize that children's books are a dime a dozen...but mine just might be spectacular ;)***
posted by gypseefire on Oct 17, 2009 - 4 answers

Paging Julia Cameron!

Published writers, how did you deal with post-sale paralysis? [more inside]
posted by mynameisluka on Jul 11, 2009 - 15 answers

index, book ..... 124460

Creating my book's own index, crazy or sensible? [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on Jun 10, 2009 - 19 answers

But why would anyone /want/ to read my livejournal?

Inspired by the Tweetbook I've decided to use Lulu to make a print version of my high school-era livejournal. How do I easily turn the XML file with all of of my entries, comments, and associated metadata into something I can print? [more inside]
posted by Newbornstranger on Apr 8, 2009 - 1 answer

Please give me some advice on self-publishing photography books.

Please give me some advice on self-publishing photography books. [more inside]
posted by willy_dilly on Mar 6, 2009 - 5 answers

Best way to promote a nonfiction book?

Calling all Mefite book authors (especially nonfiction types): what was the single most effective thing you did to promote sales? [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky on Jan 28, 2009 - 9 answers

How would one get a travel guide published?

My wife and I are looking at writing a US based (lower 48) travel guide and would like any tips possible regarding getting one published, and how to make it actually happen. [more inside]
posted by arniec on Oct 30, 2008 - 3 answers

Help me get this book out of my office and onto shelves.

I need a new name!!! I've written a book for friends and non-primary caregiver family (NOT for primary caregivers) regarding illness and death. [more inside]
posted by Sophie1 on Aug 8, 2008 - 16 answers

Can I get the publishing rights to my grandfather's book?

My grandfather wrote a successful buck in the early '40s. He passed away about ten years ago, and just recently I've gotten the urge to see if it would be possible to release the book to Project Gutenberg and also maybe do a Librivox recording. How does one go about finding out about who owns copyrights in this kind of situation?
posted by TheManChild2000 on Jul 16, 2008 - 5 answers

Managing an Anothology Project

What should I take into consideration when spearheading an anthology project? What resources are out there for us? [more inside]
posted by divabat on May 30, 2008 - 1 answer

Why wouldn't this book be published in the US first?

Why isn't the sequel to The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters out in America yet when it's already published in the UK? The UK published the first book after America did, so why would the UK publish the sequel first now? Is it even going to be published in the US? Help me, booksellers and those knowledgeable in publishing! [more inside]
posted by Locative on May 27, 2008 - 4 answers

From Blog to Book

How do I convert my blog entries and comments into a book-type format (digital or analogue) without paying too much money? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Feb 28, 2008 - 10 answers

Limited run do run run?

What connotations does 'limited run' regarding a book have? [more inside]
posted by typewriter on Feb 2, 2008 - 9 answers

Help lots of readers see my typography skills!

I designed a book for a (first time) publisher in Germany. He is looking for a (anarchist/indie/punk) book distributor in the US...or any advice around that. Can anybody help? [more inside]
posted by Brainy on Jan 3, 2008 - 13 answers

Help me help a friend cut lots of precise tiny holes

Artbook publishing help needed! Difficulty: crazy cutouts. Help me help an artistic friend save his work from admirers. [very] extended explanation follows. [more inside]
posted by Acari on Nov 21, 2007 - 14 answers

Translating a book

How do I go about translating a book? [more inside]
posted by Skyanth on Nov 13, 2007 - 4 answers

How much does the spine of a book cover affect sales?

How much does the spine of a book cover affect sales? My partner has just had a book published, but the publishers put an earlier draft cover design on by mistake. The main difference is on the spine, where the title is slightly wrong and the text placement is different making the title unreadable by anyone browsing the shelves. [more inside]
posted by quarsan on Oct 30, 2007 - 31 answers

They sell books where?

Why do book advertisements say "available wherever books are sold"? [more inside]
posted by RogerB on Oct 30, 2007 - 14 answers

When was this book written?

I recently bought a paperback book from an antique shop. The book's called The Mystery of Love, Courtship and Marriage Explained, and it was written by Henry J. Wehman, published by Wehman Bros. But there's no copyright date! Anywhere! In any form! The cover looks like it's a "newer" edition (1920's or so) of an older writing, since the writing uses language and refers to customs that seem outdated even for the early 20th century. There are details such as proper flirting with your parasol, the inappropriateness of women's rights meetings, marrying outside of your social class, calling your husband "Mister" instead of his first name, etc. The word "hugging" (not the act itself) is even called a vulgarity. So, it's old. But how old? How can I find out when this was actually written? Google turns up nada. [more inside]
posted by katillathehun on Oct 2, 2007 - 13 answers

Help me choose a typeface for publishing

What is a good typeface for a re-published public domain book? [more inside]
posted by Avenger on Aug 8, 2007 - 24 answers

How to package a book with a DVD to sell as one product?

How would you go about packaging an existing, published book (with an ISBN) with an existing movie on DVD (without a UPC) for sale as a single item on Amazon and elsewhere? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Jun 21, 2007 - 2 answers

How much should a run of 400 books cost?

I'd like to publish 150 - 400 copies of a book, in colour, for 150 - 400 pages. How much should this cost? [more inside]
posted by PuGZ on May 1, 2007 - 4 answers

Finding an agent for my sci-fi/fantasy novel

Is there a definitive resource on the web for finding literary agents who represent science fiction and fantasy? [more inside]
posted by JWright on Apr 6, 2007 - 13 answers

Is there a "universal" book?

Which book would you consider a "universal" book? [more inside]
posted by Jaybo on Mar 14, 2007 - 57 answers

Is dealing with a publisher worth it?

Should I bother with a publisher? How much do nonfiction authors make off a book deal these days? [more inside]
posted by antipasta_explosion on Feb 12, 2007 - 8 answers

Problem with editor

Unprofessional behavior and bad PR in the book world... am I better off taking my book back from this publisher or sucking up their bad behavior and just being done with it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 12, 2007 - 9 answers

Any great book marketing ideas?

Book marketing filter: I'm helping some friends with the release of a humor book. Any great strategies? [more inside]
posted by YoungAmerican on Oct 19, 2006 - 2 answers

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