From Keyboard to Shelf

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How long does it take to produce a book?

Large New York Publishers normally need 18 months, from the time they accept your manuscript, to get your book produced.
Self-publishers need just 2-3 weeks to have a book printed.

The time to publish an eBook is just a click.

Think about your book. How long before a portion of the information will go out of date? How long will your audience wait for your knowledge and research?

How long should an author wait for monetary reward?
More and more authors are taking control of their books by self-publishing. They are making more money and getting to press sooner.

Once the book is written, the next challenge is reaching your target audience to announce that you have a book they will want. Adapting proven techniques to new technology is an exciting part of the Para Promotion Program.

Dan Poynter’s Para Promotion Program is a series of book promotional projects the author can accomplish without leaving home. The weekly assignments show the author what to do to reach his or her audience. Each assignment takes five to 120 minutes to complete. The program not only shows the author how to promote his or her current book, it is a crash course in book promotion that can be applied to future books. And authors who understand how to reach their audience tend to write books their readers want.

Para Promotion is the brainchild of Book-Publishing Futurist Dan Poynter of Santa Barbara. Poynter says: “The challenge is that most of us authors are introverts. We prefer not to take part in radio, TV, or autograph parties. So, I assembled a team of PR and website design professionals to design a procedure acceptable to (homebody) book authors.”

Dan Poynter has written more than 130 books; many on book writing, publishing and promoting. He is often referred to as a “book futurist.”

Para Promotion is a new division of Para Publishing, established in 1969. For details, see:


2019 Global Ebook Awards
Winners List

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2019 Global Ebook Awards!



Global Ebook Awards encourages specific programs and services that benefit authors and publishers and some of those are among our sponsors. If you would like to be considered for sponsorship, please contact us.

National Indie Excellence Book Awards

San Francisco Writers Conference