Skye B. MacKinnon is a non-fiction author who loves helping other writers succeed with self-publishing.
After a career in journalism and science communication, she now writes adult fiction full-time as USA Today bestselling author Skye MacKinnon. To relax, she also publishes children's books under her pen name Isla Wynter.
Having lived in various countries before settling in Scotland, she has a unique international perspective on publishing. Her books have been translated into five languages, including German.
Self-Publishing in German
The German e-book market is growing rapidly and readers are hungry for more books - your books.
Translations are no longer just reserved for big publishers. More and more indie authors follow suit, commissioning their own translations and diving into a lucrative market. It's a logical step for any successful author: you've already written the book, now find new ways to expand your reach.
In this book, you will learn how to go about translating your book, what to look out for when choosing a translator and what legal issues you have to consider. For example, did you know titles in Germany are protected and you can't use one that already exists?
Once you have your finished translation, you will have to decide on how to publish the book. Direct with retailers, through a distributor or a mix of both - we'll take a detailed look at all of the options to help you make an informed decision.
We'll also discuss how to produce print and audio versions of your book to give you maximum exposure.
The thing that may be most daunting for authors who don't speak any German is how to market your book. How do you market in a foreign language? Where to get reviews? How do you access retailer promotions? Is there a German version of Bookbub?
This in-depth guide contains interviews with experts, insider tips from industry professionals as well as author case studies that will help you succeed with your German self-publishing adventure.