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Publish your book to sell on the Internet
I founded the Cape Cod Writer's Studio in September, 2016 as an idea to help aspiring writers hone their writing skills in the writing lab. When they are ready to publish their work, we move on to the lap-top lab where they publish to Amazon in both an e-book and a paperback.
My students have already self-published in several genres. Ellen published her memoir, Cindy published two children's books, and four students are in the process of publishing theirs.
Helping someone publish their work is very exciting for both of us. If you are thinking about publishing your book, go to the publishing options page and see how easy this process can be. Also check our pricing page and be surprised at how affordable we really are.
A do-it-yourself service. If you are computer savvy, and don't get ruffled easily, then this service is for you.
Want to cut costs and limit your publication to an E-Book only. This might be the service for you. You can always add a print edition later.
Print books are great for local marketing and some readers do prefer print. Your decision. You can always add an e-book later...
The Preferred Package.
This is what most people choose!
It is the complete deal.
Your cover is one of your five hooks to engage the reader and hopefully the sale. You can do your own or have us do it for you.
We offer two types of editing services. Line editing and content editing.
Self-Publishing is not as easy as you may think and takes many attempts before you get it right. I speak from experience. If you are very computer and tech savvy, then I urge you to try it yourself.
This service works well for someone who wants to get their story published and doesn't want to wait 3 or 4 years to learn the process. It includes an overall edit of your manuscript, selecting the size of the book for the print version. Formatting the entire interior of the book, setting up each page, chapter heading, indents and spacing, adding page numbers, headers and footers, and more. It includes the front matter and back matter, author bio and recent picture, references, bibliography (if included). The author must proof and accept the final copy for print. (2 proofs).
See our list of services in our brochure. The link is below.
Does your content (manuscript, all your ideas, your book covers, your Amazon accounts and perks, your royalties, and your second born child) belong to you?
YES! The only "exclusivity" Amazon asks is for exclusive rights to your book and e-book for the first 90 days after you publish, which is completely optional. Traditional publishers require more if you go that route.
You get to work directly with me from inception to finish. Unless you live locally, on Cape Cod, MA., we work with each other through e-mail, and cell phone.
Your Word.doc is read (by a real person)
Your manuscript pages are read and marked for punctuation, spelling and correct word usage read by a real person, not a spell-check program. .
Your manuscript is read by a real person, each line and page checked for story-line, continuity of characters, writing style, and any pot holes or grammatical errors.
Your manuscript is converted from your word document and formatted for either an e-book or print book.
Setup your manuscript for title page, dedication page, chapters and any embellishments, back matter to include thank you to reader, authors bio, copyright page, etc...
Manuscript text file formatted for print includes mass paperback book size, font, chapter headings, margins, headers, adding kill pages, front matter, back matter, etc...
Don't you love it when a plan comes together?
Flat digital cover for e-book presentation using KDP cover creation tools, and any Royalty free photos or art.
Full wrap perfect bound cover created from your Royalty free art or photo, includes your title, back of book information (you write) and your bio and recent photo (if desired) utilizing KDP cover creation tools.
You own all the rights to your cover to use anytime, anywhere.
A joint effort with Author/Writer input
Reformat your text file, re-setting pages, chapter headings, page breaks, fonts, indents, re-positioning illustrations (if any), save in Mobi or E.Pub file, submit file to KDP, preview and send to you, the author, for approval.
Write your dedication page, acknowledgments, bio, book list (if any), key words, categories, pricing. Open an account in KDP so they can send your Royalties to your account. Did you know that your book will be loffered in 13 countries (globally) Don't worry, Amazon converts all the foreign currency into USD for you and deposits it into your account. Remember, it's your book, now.
Below is only a partial list of the process for your book
Reformat your word or text file, re-set your pages to book size,(Mass Paperback 6 x 9) or whatever size you choose, adjust chapter headings, page numbers and page breaks, font size and spacing, indents, re-positioning illustrations (if any), add front matter, back matter, ISBN (from KDP or your own) set up headers and footers, save in PDF file, for your approval, then submit file to KDP for their approval.
Open an account in Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) so they can send you your Royalties, set up your dashboard (I help you with that), decide on your book size, we will do the copyright and use their ISBN (or your own) You will write your dedication page, acknowledgments, Author bio, book list (if any), key words, categories and book pricing. You will also do all previews and final approval.
When you become a member of the Cape Cod Writers' Studio, you are entitled to a discount when you publish with Cape Cod Publishing.
If you are proficient on the computer, sometimes all you need is a little guidance
I will sit beside you and direct you through the process supporting you with wisdom, knowledge and several pots of tea and biscuits. One lump or two?
We can exchange e-mails and I will walk you through the process. No Tea and Biscuits, sorry. (Buy one of my how-to books. It's cheaper.)
I will coach you via cell phone. We might even face time if you really want to see me in my pajamas with a Conure on my head. (Nora is one of our pets. Actually she is a 6" bully)
Overwhelmed? Don't be, I work with you through the entire process.
If you are completely computer savvy then this will work for you. A solid knowledge of Microsoft Word and the functions of KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) are the basic tools needed to publish in this format.
As the author, you must provide professional, fully edited and formatted, ready-to-publish interior files, and a jpg cover file for an e-book.
If your files do not meet our specs, you may re-edit one more time. After that then you will pay an additional $50.00 fee for further formatting
"Amazon is the world's largest internet company by revenue." Wikipedia
I publish exclusively with Amazon, using their KDP program for both e-books and print books
Everything you write, the content of your books and e-books belong exclusively to you, the author. Amazon offers exclusivity for 90 days (optional), after that you are free to publish your book wherever you choose.
Allow 3 to 4 weeks for your manuscript to be published and up for sale on Amazon.
We can do it faster, but that will cost more.
$1500.00 to $2,000 depending on complexity of the submission.
Currently, there are no contracts to read or sign. Instead we have an AGREEMENT that explains what I am required to do and what responsibilities you will handle. It is all very simple. I believe in the KISS system.
Your manuscript should be set up in Microsoft Word, letter sized, double spaced, in a legible font (Ariel, Times New Roman), and have page numbers. The cover page must have your name, e-mail address, and cell number., as well as book title, sub-title, and author's name.
We reserve the right to reject manuscripts that do not meet our high standards. We are firm believers that less is more and we do not accept work which contains explicit sex or violence, or unbecoming language.
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The Dennis Public Library- 5 Hall Street, Dennis Port,
The Centerville Public Library, 585 Main Street, Centerville
or at this e-mail address.
5 Hall Street, Dennis Port, Massachusetts 02639, United States
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
We also hold a LAP TOP LAB from Noon to 1:30 P.M. on Fridays by appointment.