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chappy
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For anyone interested in publishing a book project:

PUBLISHING YOUR BOOK! A How To Guide to the First-time Self-publisher
Greg Chapman

A while back I put together a small booklet based on my experiences with self-publishing two books: The Devil's Staircase (2014) and Details of Deception (2017). Both were successful in finding an audience, albeit in a VERY niche market within the world of card magic mostly... an even smaller audience under the subset category of sleight of hand... perhaps under the further subset category of "advanced" material (whatever that is! but I guess includes gambling demonstration, mem-deck work). The books also include general card work. While it's fair to describe my audience as "small", worldwide interest in both of my books still exceeded my early expectations.

When this booklet was a work in progress nearly completed, I posted about it elesewhere on this message board and had a few enquiries following that, which I answered at the time. But then time passed and I never found time to complete the booklet until recently!

If you've written a book (targeting a small/niche audience), and you're just beginning to plan what to do next, then this could be for you!

It's a short, easy to read booklet, one page per topic!
Here is a list of the contents

INTRODUCTION
GETTING STARTED
LAYOUT
ARTWORK
PRINTING
PRODUCT
PROOFREADING
EDITING
REVIEWS
WEBSITE
VIDEO
PRICING
CUSTOMERS
SHIPPING
DEALERS

It's mostly very straight-forward information, nothing earth shatteringly innovative, but may be helpful to you if you've written a book (targeting a small/niche audience), and you're just beginning to plan what to do next.

I'm not expecting a million responses but please keep an eye open here for follow-up messages in the unlikely event that demand exceeds my expectations, and I'm unable to get straight back to you!

More info can be found here:
http://moveunderfire.wixsite.com/aboutca......Own-Book
DETAILS OF DECEPTION at www.thedevilsstaircase.com
Bill08
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Thank you for sharing this!
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WOW, fantastic stuff. Thank you Greg for sharing this, top man.
Magically,

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chappy
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Thanks, I'm pleased you've found it helpful.
Best,
Greg
DETAILS OF DECEPTION at www.thedevilsstaircase.com
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I had a chance to read through this and it really is an excellent resource. There is a lot in here and much of it even goes beyond printing a book and applies to releasing any product, or just marketing yourself in general. If you are publishing material, this should be required reading. Thank you for making this available (for free!) to the community.
David Jonathan
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More Info: www.davidjonathanmagic.com
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You're welcome.
DETAILS OF DECEPTION at www.thedevilsstaircase.com
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