An ARC (advance reading copy*) is a prepublication copy of your book that is distributed to reviewers and bookstores to stir up interest in your book. If reviewers provide feedback in time, excerpts of their reviews can be used on the cover and in marketing materials. Bookstores may place orders for your books based on . . .
Archive for the publishing tag
The Library of Congress provides CIP data blocks only to publishers who fulfill certain requirements. Most indies won’t meet those requirements. However, anyone in the U.S. can obtain a PCN for their book. A PCN is a preassigned control number. It is equivalent to the LCCN, the Library of Congress catalog number. If the LOC . . .
BISAC subject headings are the standard book categories used in the U.S. book industry. (The UK uses BIC, France uses CLIL, Germany uses WGS, and so on.) The categories are updated regularly as new genres become popular. If you publish through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or any other online retailer, you have probably come into . . .