Information for authors

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Industry Standards Checklist for a Professionally Published Book

In March 2017, IBPA's Advocacy Committee published an Industry Standards Checklist for a Professionally Published Book. The purpose of the checklist is to give book authors and industry professionals an at-a-glance gauge of the professional presentation of any book in order to help level the playing field between indie publishers and large-scale conglomerates. 


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Sample Copyright page

Copyright is an important aspect of publishing. Copyright pages vary, but all contain the same general information. Below is a copyright page example linked with permission of the publisher.


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Businesses and solopreneurs find publishing a book an invaluable marketing tool. With Indie publishing thriving and new methods to publish more accessible, publishing your book may be within your reach. Avoid common mistakes and learn best practices. With content from Susan Katz, Associate Professor of English at NCSU and Karin Wiberg, Book Strategist and owner of Clear Sight Books. Download 5 Tried & True Strategies to Guarantee Your Book Makes it to the Bookstore Shelf below.

 
 

Helpful Links

NY Book Editors - Find a qualified editor

Kirkus - Receive a fair, unbiased assessment of your work

Unbound - Crowdsource your project

ALLI - Check to see if you follow ethical author code

2018 Publishing Service Index - A list of global publishing service providers rated by criteria

NC Writers Network - NC locals can find many resources here