Library and Information Services, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

How do I publish a book?

Subject librarians learn to expect the unexpected.  Today's question is: How do I get a book published?
  1. Are you looking for a publisher, or self-publishing?
  2. Here's a self-publishing guide, on Tom Andry's blog.  Our thanks to Pat Thomson for her advice here.  We bloggers stick together!
  3. Pat also suggests this self-publishing guide: 25 Things You Need To Know, by David Carnoy (on the CNET Reviews website)
  4. You need an ISBN;  this will make it easier to sell and promote your book. Here's a useful link:
  5. So, to get an ISBN, where do you go? In the UK, it's Neilson Book Services.
  6. You need to have publisher status.
NB: we don't claim to be experts! Any useful info that comes our way will be added here in due course.

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