Parts Of A Book You’ll Make Publishing Decisions About | Self-Published With Telios Press

Parts Of A Book You’ll Make Publishing Decisions About | Self-Published With Telios Press

In This Video:

These are the book details you may not care much about as a reader, but you need to know as a self-published author. Because each book part represents a decision you’ll need to make as a self-published author that will make or break the quality of your book.

00:00 Book Exterior

00:58 Front Cover

02:00 Back Cover

02:40 Spine

03:59 Book Interior

04:05 Front Matter

05:18 Main Matter

05:48 Back Matter

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Telios Self-Publishing Training: https://teliospress.com/training/

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About Telios Press:

Telios Press offers authors and writers tips, training and services to help you get #PublishingReady. Have a look at our self-publishing trainings and services.

Our Vision: To create a sustainable book publishing ecosystem that enables African writers to earn a living from their work.

Our Mission: To provide African writers with the tools they need to become successful authors.

Telios Press: How To Self-Publish My Book

Telios Press: How To Self-Publish My Book

In This Video:

How to become a self-published author in 7 steps:

00:00 – Write the book: stop procrastinating!

00:37 – Editing: revise, revise, revise.

01:37 – Formatting & cover design: make it look good!

02:26 – Printing & digital publishing: physical copies, e-books or both?

03:36 – Book launch: tell everyone!

04:22 – Sales & distribution: where will you sell your book?

05:00 – After-sales: book reviews & why they matter

Need help with any of these book publishing steps (or all of them)?

Check out our affordable self-publishing training courses and services:

Telios Self-Publishing Training: https://teliospress.com/training/

Telios Self-Publishing Services: https://teliospress.com/services-3/

About Telios Press:

Telios Press offers authors and writers tips, training and services to help you get #PublishingReady. Have a look at our self-publishing trainings and services.

Our Vision: To create a sustainable book publishing ecosystem that enables African writers to earn a living from their work.

Our Mission: To provide African writers with the tools they need to become successful authors.

Telios Press: Meet Our Founder

Telios Press: Meet Our Founder, Mary Kamau

In This Video:

Mary Kamau is a self-published fiction author and founder of Telios Press. In this video, she shares a few facts about herself as an author and reader. For more on her professional profile, visit our About Page.

About Telios Press:

Telios Press offers authors and writers tips, training and services to help you get #PublishingReady. Have a look at our self-publishing trainings and services.

Our Vision: To create a sustainable book publishing ecosystem that enables African writers to earn a living from their work.

Our Mission: To provide African writers with the tools they need to become successful authors.

Telios Press: Built For Writers Who Want To Self-Publish

Telios Press: Built For Writers Who Want To Self-Publish

In This Video:

Mary Kamau, founder of Telios Press, talks about why we exist and what we offer writers and authors who want self-publish their books.

About Telios Press:

Telios Press offers authors and writers tips, training and services to help you get #PublishingReady. Have a look at our self-publishing trainings and services.

Our Vision: To create a sustainable book publishing ecosystem that enables African writers to earn a living from their work.

Our Mission: To provide African writers with the tools they need to become successful authors.

Self-Publishing In Kenya #3: Legal Check List

Technology has made it possible for an increasing number of authors to venture into self-publishing. However, writing a book can be a daunting task. Publishing it even more so.

Here are a few legal aspects of publishing to keep in mind if you choose to self-publish:

Copyright

This is your exclusive legal right as an author over your original literary work that you can assign to another party through license or sale.

It constitutes your moral right to recognition as the originator of the work and economic right to be paid any dues that come directly or indirectly from the work. 

Copyright Registration 

Any published work is automatically considered copyrighted by the publisher. 

However, copyright registration of your literary work through the Kenya Copyright Board is important as the registration certificate you get acts as proof of ownership in the event you want to license or sell your copyright or there’s dispute of ownership. 

Intellectual Property Law (IP Law)

Book copyright matters fall under Intellectual Property law. While there are lawyers who may have general knowledge in these area, the best lawyers to consult are IP lawyers who have specialised in this area and know what to look out for on your behalf. 

Contracts

Don’t get into any publishing or service agreements without a contract whose terms and conditions you fully understand. Many creatives end up getting raw deals because of not having the right contracts in place or signing contracts that undermine their rights rather than protect them. 

KNLS Book Submission 

The Kenya National Library Services (KNLS) is mandated to collect 2 copies of every book published in or with an interest to Kenya within 14 days of publication. As a self-publisher, it’s up to you to submit the same to KNLS. 

*Disclaimer: This post is for general information purposes only and does not constitute  professional business or legal advice on any matters addressed.