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Helping to Raise the Consciousness of the Planet One Book at a Time.

I get asked the question a lot, which one of your authors has made a million dollars? The answer is, no one. This is not the goal of our publishing house. Yes, this would be nice, don’t get me wrong, but our mission is not just numbers. We are unique in that we take on books that big publishers would not. Because to us it’s not all about the money a book will pull in. Instead for Richter Publishing, it’s about the authors and the story they need to tell. A burning desire to get this out into the world to help others. If your story can impact the lives of others and help them through their struggles, then the book is a success. We do not censor the authors story. We tell the cold, raw truth.
 
Our authors consist of men and women who have survived cancer, mental disorders, domestic abuse, rape, sex trafficking, bullying, drunk driving and more. These people have gone through hell and back. Their stories can help others that have gone through similar incidents and know that they are not alone. That you too can get through it and become successful on the other end.
 
So no, it’s not about the books making millions of dollars, but spreading knowledge and hope. If you can change even one persons life with your words, isn’t that worth it?

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Create an Alluring Book Cover

Learn how to create an alluring book cover in order to make your book a best seller! Join Tara Richter, Richter Publishing, and Jamie Klingman and Laurie Stemm, The Kaizen Collaborative, for a night session focusing on designing a great book cover.

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This session will cover the following topics:

  • Examples of good and bad book covers
  • Grabbing someone’s attention in 5 seconds with your cover
  • Standing out on Amazon among a million other books

Tickets are $10—payable at the door or online here.

5:30-8:30 p.m.
July 24, 2018 (Tuesday)
The Kaizen Collaborative
5215 W Laurel St Suite 110
Tampa, FL

At the end of the series, you can submit your manuscript for a chance to win a free publishing contract through Richter Publishing’s annual writing contest! (Entries due August 1, 2018. Author or a representative must physically be present on October 13th, 2018, at our annual book festival to accept the contract if they win.)  

Sign up on the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/356858098126803/

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A Writer’s New Year’s Resolution!

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As we kick off the new year it is important – especially as a writer – to hold yourself accountable for starting or finishing your book! Life never stops, especially when you have the desire to write a book. Don’t make it up as impossible if your life is chaotic— IT CAN BE DONE! An industry standard 5 x 8,100 page book is approximately 20,000 words. That’s 20,000 words you would need to write in a four week period. Without structure, those words will loom over you! 20,000?! How can I write 20,000 in four weeks?! Tara Richter has come up with books full of tips for first time book writers and today we are going to share three of them from her book, “Write a Book in 4 Weeks.”


Wanting to write your own book? Have a manuscript ready but don’t have a publisher you can rely on? Have a story to tell but don’t exactly have the time to write it?

Here at Richter Publishing we can write, edit, publish and market your book in paperback, digital and audio format! You choose which services are right for you. We can design a custom package to suit your individual needs. We also will finance your choice over a period of 12 months through auto payments, making it easy for anyone to become a published author!

To speak to a representative, just set up an appointment by clicking here and start your writing journey today!

 

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Looking for a Publisher? Richter Publishing is a Click Away!

Wanting to write your own book? Have a manuscript ready but don’t have a publisher you can rely on? Have a story to tell but don’t exactly have the time to write it?

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Here at Richter Publishing we can write, edit, publish and market your book in paperback, digital and audio format! You choose which services are right for you. We can design a custom package to suit your individual needs. We also will finance your choice over a period of 12 months through auto payments, making it easy for anyone to become a published author!

To speak to a representative, just set up an appointment by clicking below and start your writing journey today!

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Defeat Empty Nest Syndrome by Writing a Book in 4 Weeks!

Parents! Did you child just leave for college and you’re struggling with empty nest syndrome? Rather than focus on all of your energy on what you’re missing out on, focus it on what you could be creating with this new free time! It is time to tell YOUR story, leave your legacy and get published!
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Wanting to write your own book? Have a manuscript ready but don’t have a publisher you can rely on? Have a story to tell but don’t exactly have the time to write it?

Here at Richter Publishing we can write, edit, publish and market your book in paperback, digital and audio format! You choose which services are right for you. We can design a custom package to suit your individual needs. We also will finance your choice over a period of 12 months through auto payments, making it easy for anyone to become a published author!

To speak to a representative, just set up an appointment by clicking below and start your writing journey today!

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Writing a Book but Unsure Where to Start? Click here!

Wanting to write your own book? Have a manuscript ready but don’t have a publisher you can rely on? Have a story to tell but don’t exactly have the time to write it?

Here at Richter Publishing we can write, edit, publish and market your book in paperback, digital and audio format! You choose which services are right for you. We can design a custom package to suit your individual needs. We also will finance your choice over a period of 12 months through auto payments, making it easy for anyone to become a published author!

To speak to a representative, just set up an appointment by clicking below and start your writing journey today!

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Obstacles to Overcome as a Writer

Each writer comes across some self-doubt along the way. Experienced or amateur, below is a list of obstacles that writers must overcome in order to create. Any of these ring a bell?

  • Doubt
  • Procrastination
  • Stress
  • Perfectionism
  • Laziness
  • Anger
  • Jealousy 

The only way to overcome is to face each of these obstacles head on. There is no short cut to get it done, but I can provide little tricks that will make it easier.

  • Utilize Every Minute. You need to take advantage of every spare moment you have to finish your book. There is never a right time to compose a novel. You will never have those extra minutes just looming around. You have to create during chaos. You have to make the time and effort in order for it happen.
  • Don’t Edit While You Write. Write when you feel inspired and don’t stop until you feel like you have gotten it all out. Once you get your thoughts spinning in your head you need to stop what you’re doing and write them down, even if it’s chicken scratch notes. You can always go back and edit later.
  • Use Google for Spelling. Google is much more up to date than Word.

If you want to write  a book, you can. But the first step is getting the words out. Just the idea of it can be overwhelming and stressful—which is why many people who want to write a book don’t. If you are new to writing or need help getting started, the full version of my book will provide you with some insight on how to make this seemingly impossible task, possible!

Richter Publishing also has packages where we can write the book for you to make it even easier! Contact us for more info. 

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Happy Halloween!

Writing a book without guidance… scarier than zombies!

Let Richter Publishing help you with your writing endeavors – leave the scaring to the ghouls.


To set up a free 30 min phone consultation to see how you can become a published author, go here! 

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Write & Publish a Book Yourself Step #8: Kindle

Now that you have a paperback book, you can upload it on Kindle. If you’re not familiar with Kindle, it is a digital device that you can download multiple books and magazines to. You have to have an Amazon account in order to purchase books to download, however you do not need a Kindle device. They have an app on the iPhone and most smartphones and tablets to use.

Having your book on Amazon Kindle is just another way to distribute your book to as many people as possible. People are divided between which method they prefer to read their information.  I personally prefer to have a real book in my hand, to flip through it and be able to autograph it. Others prefer digital. It is convenient because you can hold hundreds of books in one small, compact gadget. Having your book in both formats is important.

In order to publish a book on Kindle you do need to have an Amazon account. If you already do, you can log in with those same credentials. If you don’t have an account you will need to sign up for one. In this chapter of  my book, How to Write and Publish a Book Yourself, I will walk you through how to do this as well as:

  • The KDP Select Program (to reach more readers and customers)
  • Book’s Copyright and Publishing Rights
  • Uploading Your Cover
  • Selecting a Digital Rights Management (DRM) (to inhibit unauthorized distribution of the Kindle book)

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Write & Publish a Book Yourself: Step #5 Creating the Cover

Now that your manuscript is finished, you need to design a cover to showcase your book. This is the part that will sell the great content inside. They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Well, neither does your novel.

Designing Your Book Cover

If you do not have any design skills, this may be one of the more difficult steps of publishing your own book. Just remember that less is more. You do not need a really fancy cover to get someone’s attention; it should be simple and bold.

A tip from a graphic designer (my college degree): every now and then during the process, get up from your computer and walk across the room to view your design. How does it look? Sometimes we get caught up being so close to it that we forget to look at it from another perspective. Think of the books that you have purchased in the past. What did you like about the cover or didn’t like? Mimic the design that compelled you to buy a book. I personally like to place my professional photos on the front or back of my books because I’m branding myself. It also gives a human touch to my advice so others can relate to me. Deciding if you want your photo on the cover depends on the kind of book you’re writing. If the story is about depression, you wouldn’t want a bright-eyed, smiling face on the front. Make sure the images accurately portray the content.

Using Photoshop for Book Covers

Since I am a graphic designer, I do have an extra talent that allows me to design my own book covers. Nonetheless, you can do it too. I have used Photoshop and Illustrator on my first three books. Photoshop is the best tool to use because you need layers and to know the resolution of your images. As I spoke about in the last chapter, you want a minimum 300 DPI (dots per inch) for printing purposes.

In my book I will walk you through the step by step tutorial of creating your book’s cover using Photoshop (for free…even if you don’t have Photoshop or have never used it before!) and uploading it to CreateSpace: How to Write and Publish a Book Yourself.

Tara Richter Author & Publisher

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