Category: Book Writing

Are You An Author-ity? Write A Book & Become An Expert

If you have a book inside you, now is the time to move it from your heart and head into the hands of readers. You have a message to share with the world. Writing is hard work, but you will become an expert and authority.

First Annual Marketing Contest

Contest Runs March 1st – July 30th, 2017.
Round one, March 1st – April 30th, contestants will submit a synopsis of their book and the first chapter.
Round two, May 1st – June 30th, finalists of the first round will submit their completed manuscript.
Round three, July 1st – July 30th, we will hold a personal interview and judging.
We will pick 1 author to receive the Winner’s Prize and 2 authors to receive grand prizes.
We will announce the final winners on or about August 1, 2017.
 

Winner’s Prize:

A full publishing contract with Artichoke Press ($1600 value).

  • We will proofread, edit and format your book.
    • One-on-one work with you to ensure your total satisfaction.
    • Book coaching, if needed, will allow us to increase the quality of your writing without changing your message.
    • Black and white formatting is included (color pages will cost extra).
    • Unlimited book sizes are available. If you are unsure we will put it in an 6″ x 9″ format we specialize in, known as a “Business Card Book.”
  • We will do an e-book conversion for you.
  • We will format and design your book in a Trade Paperback Format
  • We will provide a custom cover design to help ensure sales
  • We will also provide you with ten complimentary copies of your book. (Authors must be prepared to purchase their own additional copies in excess of this. We use an on-demand printer and don’t have copies on hand).
  • Artichoke Press will place a one page ad on the back inside page of your book.
  • Artichoke Press will sell your book in our online store.
  • Artichoke Press will distribute your book through Amazon and other online retailers such as Bookbub.
  • Artichoke Press will provide the ISBN assignment

Grand Prizes:

Half price publishing ($800 value)

  • We will proofread, edit and format your book.
    • One-on-one work with you to ensure your total satisfaction.
    • Book coaching, if needed, will allow us to increase the quality of your writing without changing your message.
    • Black and white formatting is included (color pages will cost extra).
    • Unlimited book sizes are available. If you are unsure we will put it in an 6″ x 9″ format we specialize in, known as a “Business Card Book.”
  • We will do an e-book conversion for you.
  • We will format and design your book in a Trade Paperback Format
  • We will provide a custom cover design to help ensure sales
  • We will also provide you with ten complimentary copies of your book. (Authors must be prepared to purchase their own additional copies in excess of this. We use an on-demand printer and don’t have copies on hand).
  • Artichoke Press will place a one page ad on the back inside page of your book.
  • Artichoke Press will sell your book in our online store.
  • Artichoke Press will distribute your book through Amazon and other online retailers such as Bookbub.
  • Artichoke Press will provide the ISBN assignment

To qualify:

  • Author must NOT have previously published ANY book in any form (i.e., serial, paperback, ebook or hardback).
  • Author must live within the United States. If you live outside this area, you will be considered, but you must be willing to tele-commute for sessions.
  • Author must have the stamina and creativity to market, thus the interview.

Start Gathering Family Stories Today

Everyone has a story. Our stories define who we are as a person and what part we played in the stories of our tribe. Each of our stories has a life lesson that we learned and we can teach to others. If you want your children’s children to know your loved ones, it is up to you to gather those stories

Share Your Story

Do you wish you knew the reason your grandfather left Poland? Did you ever ask him? Perhaps he was embarrassed or sad about leaving his homeland and family members there. Maybe he thought by not talking about the past he would be free to move forward in his new life.
Or, maybe, no one sat down and showed enough empathy and interest to gather the story.

Understanding Publishing Paths

Publishing has never been more accessible to authors than it is today. Many writers decide to self-publish themselves on Amazon, others choose to partner with a literary agency, and still others continue to go the route of traditional publishing. But because there are so many publishing options, it’s easy to get lost in questions like: “Where do I upload my manuscript? How do I know the formatting is right? How does distribution work? Where can I get a decent cover? What’s the difference between DIY publishing and assisted publishing? How and where do I distribute online and around the country?”

We found this infographic from Aerogramme Writers’ Studio and want to pass it on so that you can clear up questions you have about today’s crazy, complex, publishing industry.

In this infographic, Artichoke Press falls under the “fully assisted” category. We will help you publish your finished book and work with you on design and editing for one solid price, and we will work with our writers until they are completely satisfied with their end product. For more info on our publishing prices, check out our Publishing information here.

We are happy to discuss pricing and publishing option, marketing opportunities, distribution options, or even just answer any questions you might have about any of the many fields of publishing, even if you are unsure of which path you will choose.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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