2012 Edition USA Today bestselling author and former publisher Dean Wesley Smith has put together a step-by-step guide to being an indie publisher. Chapters Include: --Early Decisions --Expected Costs --Projected Income --Production and Scheduling --Basics of Production --Cover and Publisher Looks --The Time It Takes --Sales Plan --Pricing, Discounts, and Sales --Selling to Independent Bookstores --The Returns System --Electronic Sales to Bookstores --The Secret of Indie publishing
Bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith has written more than ninety popular novels and well over 100 published short stories. His novels include the science fiction novel Laying the Music to Rest and the thriller The Hunted as D.W. Smith. With Kristine Kathryn Rusch, he is the coauthor of The Tenth Planet trilogy and The 10th Kingdom. He writes under many pen names and has also ghosted for a number of top bestselling writers. Dean has also written books and comics for all three major comic book companies, Marvel, DC, and Dark Horse, and has done scripts for Hollywood. One movie was actually made. Over his career he has also been an editor and publisher, first at Pulphouse Publishing, then for VB Tech Journal, then for Pocket Books. Currently, he is writing thrillers and mystery novels under another name.