Many professionals consider publishing a book at some point in their career. However, that can be an intimidating task at first. In this article, we are going to discuss the entire process of publishing a book. We will walk you through the initial phase of considering writing a book all the way through publication. This article includes the following topics and foci:
- How to Write a Book
- Common Themes
- How to Finish a Book
- Engagement and Success
- How to Publish a Book
- Publishing Methods
- Self-Publishing at Direct Knowledge
- Our Classified Ads
- Becoming a Vendor
The goal of this article is to introduce to you the ideas needed to start writing a book and then take that book all the way through publication. We will first present you with some general information, then we will detail for you the benefits of self-publishing here on Direct Knowledge.
Our site allows professionals from different areas of expertise to self-publish on our public platform. Continue reading if you're interested in learning how to publish a book.
How to Write a Book
The process of starting to write a book is intimidating at first. Here we will put together some steps you can take to help you get started in writing a book. Some sites break down the process into easy-to-follow steps. For example, Self Publishing School lists these steps:
- Think Like a Writer
- Prepare to Write a Book
- Actually Write Your Book
- Avoid Potholes Along the Way
- Launch Your Book Successfully
The article linked above has some good information about writing a book. However, these recommendations may be a little too vague for an aspiring writer. Alternatively, if we look at this list from the Reedsy blog, we'll find more detailed advice:
- Nail Down Your Book Idea
- Outline Your Book
- Research Your Topic
- Establish a Writing Routine
- Write Your First Draft
- Revise Your Manuscript
- Write the Second Draft
- Publish Your Book
This second list provides a little more focus and a more tangible process. If we look at both lists and consider some successful authors from the past, we find common themes.
Common Themes for Successful Writing
First, know what you want to write and why you want to write it. Answering these two questions helps to get the ball rolling. Next, create a clear outline and expectation of what you want to write. Third, schedule time to work and stick to your plan. You should set consistent times and amounts to write and stick to those without exception. After that, focus on writing, not editing. Self-editing while trying to write is not a great strategy. Write down your ideas now. Editing will come next.
After you've written the first draft of your ideas, go through and do some editing. Your next step would be to re-write your document with the notes and edits from your first review. Now would be a great time to ask a peer to review your work. Finally, you would want to incorporate the feedback into the second edit of your book. At this point, typically, you could be ready for publication.
Some authors find it difficult to cross that finish line and actually finish the book. If you're looking for advice on how to reach your goal of publishing your book, find that advice below.
How to Finish a Book
Many authors find the act of finishing their book more difficult than any other part of the writing process. What are some strategies you can employ to make sure you finish your book?
It's tempting, but the above tip is quite crucial. Do not try to edit your work while you are writing it. Most new authors make the mistake of trying to perfect everything they're writing while they're writing. Doing so will almost guarantee that you won't make sufficient progress. You will be come frustrated with your imperfect writing, worry about detailed editing, and then become frustrated at your lack of progress. When writing, it is easier to take a longer document and narrow it down to something concise after all the ideas are on the page.
If you haven't made it part of the writing process to this point, build some routines into your daily schedule. Follow these routines with great discipline. Do not make excuses for yourself. There will always be other things to do. If you allow yourself to stop writing and take care of these other things, you may one day never pick your writing back up again.
Engagement and Success
In education, many professionals understand that engagement is linked to achievement and success. However, this idea is not exclusive to students. Professionals looking to finish a book should get feedback from their peers. Regular interaction with peers regarding your writing will both significantly improve the quality of your writing and will provide you with the motivation needed to finish your book.
So what is the next step if you've now finished writing your book? The obvious answer is to publish your work. In the next section, we will address how you can look to publish your book.
How to Publish a Book
Now that you've finished your book, let's explore the options you have to publish your book. Typically, you have two options available to you as a professional looking to publish:
- Publish Through a Publishing Company
- Self-Publish Through an Online Platform
Publishing Through a Publishing Company
Many writers will first think of publishing their book by approaching one of the big name companies in the appropriate field for their materials. Most professionals are aware of the leading publishers in their field of expertise, i.e. mathematics or computer science, and consider them as their first choice for publishing.
However, often times it is not quite as simple as approaching a publishing company directly. Many times writers will need to draft acts of inquiries. They will use these to hopefully land an agent. The agent will then work with the author to try and get approved by a publishing house. Many writers think of this route to publish their work first, but it prevents some unique challenges.
First, this process can result in denial. Despite your expertise, due to the sheer volume of people looking to publish, you may be unable to either land an agent or land a deal with a publishing company. Additionally, even if you land a deal, it can frequently take one to three years to actually have the work published. There is a lot of back and forth before a work can even move to print. Finally, you should also consider that you give up a great deal of how your work is presented by using a company. They have final say on how you present your work.
Self-Publishing Through an Online Platform
On the other hand, self-publishing through an online platform grants you a tremendous amount of control over your work. First of all, you do not need to secure an agent and you do not need to worry about your work being rejected, not typically at least. Also, your work is in your hands, meaning you have total control.
You also have greater freedom in other, smaller areas like what your cover design is or how your book is typeset. You have total freedom in the creative aspect of how your book is presented to the audience. If self-publishing sounds like a better option for you, then see below to read how you can self-publish here on Direct Knowledge.
Self-Publishing at Direct Knowledge
Direct Knowledge provides a number of resources to professionals through our online platform. These resources include:
- Online Community
The resource that we will discussed today is the bookstore. This is a place for you to self-publish your work. On our site, experts can publish and promote their works directly to readers. You are able to set the price for the work. Your book will be featured right alongside works by other esteemed professionals.
The other features of our site provide a distinct advantage to professionals looking to self-publish their work. For example, with our online community, you can create classified ads to request a co-author for a book. Or you could look for help marketing your book to students. You can read more about our classified ads below. As part of our community, your book would also show up in the activity for the site to other users. This is another great way for people to discover your work.
Another great feature of self-publishing on Direct Knowledge is the integration that is possible with our online courses. For example, if you create a course and sell that course through our site, you can also link to your self-published book that is available through our bookstore. The bookstore on Direct Knowledge contains books written by experts, like yourself, but that are affordable for larger audiences.
As part of the online community on Direct Knowledge, you have access to our Classified Ads system. These classified ads allow for professionals to request or offer their services to others. In general, these classified ads can be broken down into three broad categories:
- Publishing Services Available While Creating Your Project
- Publishing Services Available After Your Project is Completed
- Publication Services Available At Any Time During or After Project Creation
Classified ads on Direct Knowledge currently fall into sixteen categories that are included in the three larger groups above. The sixteen categories for services are: Conversion, Data, Design, Editing, Indexing, Legal, Marketing, Miscellaneous, Proofreading, Reader Review, Technical Review, Translation, Typesetting, Video Editing, Video Production, and Writing.
Our classified ads are available for professionals to self-publish their book but also to self-publish their article or online course. Direct Knowledge provides an all-encompassing platform for professionals looking to create educational content.
Publishing Services Available While Creating Your Project
Some examples of the services available while creating your project are Editing Services and Proofreading Services. Editing services allow for professionals to request editing assistance with their publication. All types of edits are available for request. Whereas with Proofreading Services, professionals can request help with those final touches. These services and many more are available to help you with the writing process.
Publishing Services Available After Your Project is Completed
Typical services requested after your writing is completed are Marketing Services and Reader Review Services. Marketing services allow for professionals to request assistance in the marketing of their publication. Find someone here to help you get the word out about your new book. Reader review services let you ask someone to write a reader review for your new book. Perhaps you'll use this review in your marketing materials or even on your own website.
Publication Services Available At Any Time During or After Project Creation
Direct Knowledge has classified ads for two types of services that can be needed at any point during or after writing. These are Miscellaneous Services and Legal Services. Miscellaneous services are the “catch-all” category on our site. You can use these ads to request any type of service not covered in other categories or a blended service of multiple categories. Legal services are commonly used by professionals writing a book for things like creating an ISBN or registering a copyright. You will need an ISBN in order to self-publish your book on Direct Knowledge. In the last section below, you will find the information needed to apply to become a vendor on our site and get permission to publish in our bookstore.
Become a Vendor
Now that you've completed your book and decided that self-publishing on Direct Knowledge is the proper route for you, what do you do? Well, first, you must become a vendor on our site. You need to apply for approval in order sell in our bookstore.
Here are the rules and requirements to be approved on Direct Knowledge as a vendor:
- We accept submissions only from registered users
- Submitters must grant Direct Knowledge a license to distribute the work, which must be irrevocable and non-exclusive.
- Alternatively, submitters may certify that the work is available under another license that conveys these rights.
- Anyone who submits must agree to Direct Knowledge terms of service.
- Submit a book description, include both a long description and a short description.
- Provide an ISBN.
- Provide a license type.
- Institutional affiliation for the author(s) must be provided.
- Author short biography must be included.
Steps to Take
Truly the first step to becoming a vendor is to become a member of the Direct Knowledge community. Start by registering on the site. You need to first join our community to publish through our site. Please keep in mind that only experts in a field may sell a book in that field through our site. You will need to show proof of your background in that content area.
You will need to supply an ISBN, short and long book descriptions, and a license type for each e-book you plan to sell. At this time, Direct Knowledge only has plans to sell e-books through our online bookstore.
For each author, we also ask for a short biography and any institutional affiliation that you have.
After reading all of the information above, we hope that you will choose to publish your work through Direct Knowledge. If so, please head over and complete the Vendor Registration now. We look forward to having you as an active member of our community.
Where professionals are taking self-publishing to the next level.
We help professionals publish their expertise, advance their careers, and make connections. Publishing articles, books, and courses is our speciality. Direct Knowledge helps professionals publish using community collaboration.
Why Publishing Matters
Publishing is an important part of the professional world. In many ways, publishing is a tangible culmination of your knowledge and work. There are many professions in which publishing helps push a career forward. Some jobs, such as academic teaching positions in higher education, require publication for the job. In most cases, publishing is a wonderful way to get more resume and CV hits, garnish professional relationships with others inside and out of your field, and build a portfolio of your work. By accomplishing these three things, publishing is one of the most versatile forms of professional development you have.
Resume and Curriculum Vitae Content
If you work in any sort of profession, you certainly have a resume. Whether it is active and up to date is another thing, and it's likely to be something you only work with when looking for a job. For most workers, a resume is a way to explain your experience on paper. In brief overviews, you can highlight experience and work that makes you a qualified candidate for a new position. It's a staple of the working world, and a good resume gets you far. A Curriculum Vitae (CV) is a more detailed look at your experience. This is where you can rely on longer explanations to dictate how you present yourself. Both documents increase in value thanks to publishing work.
Garnish Professional Relationships
With professional publishing, other professionals are primarily your audience. In any case, this can help develop professional relationships with others in your field. Sharing work through published texts helps you and your peers get to know each other better. If you love writing about anthropology, you may find others who share your passion. It's a great way to get to know others who work in your area of expertise. Likewise, published works help your information reach those outside your field. An intersection in interests may occur when reading someone's publications. In this case, you may find someone you might not have crossed paths with in your field. It's a wonderful way to get to know professionals from all walks of life.
Build a Portfolio
Having a collection of your work in written form can help you in a number of ways. Portfolios allow you to have an organized place for all of your written works. It's easy to find different projects, as well as certain studies, when they are in a published outlet like Direct Knowledge. Along with a resume or CV, a portfolio can also help you land a new job. Some employers ask to see portfolios of work before they choose you for an interview. In any case, portfolios are a way to quickly introduce your work to others, and share professional knowledge you have accumulated.
How Can Direct Knowledge Help?
Direct Knowledge is a great tool to provide professionals with a place to publish their work. There are numerous benefits to using the Direct Knowledge community, all of which make sharing your expertise easy and efficient.
We offer students access to scholarly articles without any cost at any time
Many academic journals subscriptions now cost in excess of $10,000 per year with a few of them reaching $25,000 per year.
Most institutions, even some of the best funded ones, cannot afford access to all academic journals. It is more difficult than ever to get your scholarly article viewed by a large number of students.
Direct Knowledge hosts a wide variety of scholarly articles.
Your articles can be viewed by a large number of people, including students, without any payment barrier. Each article is identified with pertinent information, such as peer-reviewed, technical, educational, informational, and so on.
Direct Knowledge has an online community of professionals who can show you how to publish a book
Most books proposed to traditional publishing companies are denied.
However, self-publishing can be an intimidating and difficult process.
Many self-published authors do not have easy access to peers who are willing to review, edit, and proof-read their work.
Direct Knowledge is filled with experienced professionals that have self-publishing experience in scholarly articles, books, and online courses.
Our online community of experts can help you with your reviewing, editing, and proofreading needs. As a professional, you can offer these services to others as well.
You can create online courses using the design of your choice and with review and feedback from your peers
The needs of every classroom are different.
Yet in many cases, the curriculum-building decisions are made by an outside governing body and applied to a large group of students, such as at the state level.
Instructors frequently are not given freedom to design their courses according to their own preferences and the best-practice recommendations of their peers.
Direct Knowledge puts the freedom of design in your hands.
Our community of professionals offers you reviewing, editing, and proof-reading services, so you can create the online courses you want. Students will have access to the courses that you designed specifically for them.
Community collaboration allows for experienced peers to review your articles, books, and online courses prior to publication
In scientific publishing, greater than 30% of articles submitted are denied before even reaching the peer-review phase, due to poor language.
One of the most important aspects of scholarly publishing is to have peer input, including reviewing and editing prior to submission.
However, many professionals do not have access to peers who have the time necessary to provide them with these services.
Direct Knowledge is designed for professional community collaboration. Through our classified ads, you can seek help from qualified experts to review your articles, books, and online courses prior to publishing them. You can also offer these same services to your peers through the classified system.
Frequency Asked Questions
What kind of articles can I publish on Direct Knowledge?
Direct Knowledge aims to be a modern place for scholars and professionals to share their work. For that reason, the community can contribute both traditional and non traditional scholarly articles. What constitutes a scholarly article? Well, scholarly articles come from professionals who are qualified to be speaking on a subject. For example, someone with a degree in Journalism is qualified to write a scholarly article on trends in news reporting. That same person, who holds a Journalism degree, would not be qualified to write a scholarly article on human genome projects happening around the world.
Luckily, Direct Knowledge does not require publications to follow the same traditional format of a scholarly journal article. There are a lot of styles with which you can publish your work, including Question and Answer pieces, book reviews, and other dynamic writing styles. The key is making sure you write on the things you know best, and can be supported by some sort of formal degree, training, or professional experience. Scholarly articles are a great way to present information, and you can publish them to Direct Knowledge. Doing so can bolster your professional reach, as well as give you resume and CV boosts.
Can I write a book for my professional development?
Books are a great way to share information. If there is a particular field of study you know inside and out, a book is a great way to culminate that knowledge. There are some necessary steps to writing a book that make the process easier. For most, the process needs to start with an idea. If you know calculus, then writing a book about calculus is a wonderful idea. Once you have your idea, make an outline and start writing the various parts of the book. Revise each section as you go along, and then once again when the first draft is completed.
The great thing about Direct Knowledge is that you can sell your book on the site. As a member of Direct Knowledge, you can share your book with other members, and sell it for those looking to learn. If you have ever wondered how you could get published, wonder no longer! Direct Knowledge is proud to help you get your book published. All books are electronic, and available to those with a Direct Knowledge account. For professional use, a published book is a wonderful way to add a little something to your resume and wheelhouse. If you ever thought about writing your own book, get started now and publish your work to Direct Knowledge!
Can I publish courses on Direct Knowledge?
Many professionals like to share their knowledge in a classroom setting. Luckily, digital classrooms are a growing trend in online learning. There are a lot of ways to learn a new subject, and an online course is a great way to get others engaged in your content. Creating an online course with Direct Knowledge is easy. You can upload your course to the site, and other members can access it. If you have thought about writing a course, then now is a good time to do so. In general, other websites force you to write your course a certain way. Direct Knowledge ensures, as with any published work, that you have a place to share your knowledge. If you love what you do for a living, a course is a good way to share that passion with others.
Courses are a crucial aspect of online learning. If you're curious about courses on Direct Knowledge, make sure to read all there is to know about this method of publication. For those interested in publishing, a course is a unique way to stand out. It's also wonderful method with which to get published.
What if I've never published my work before?
Publishing work for the first time can seem intimidating. In a lot of ways, it's a frontier not all try to take on. The process is not as difficult as you might think. If you love what you do, then publishing your work is a great way to share your knowledge. It goes without saying, but publishing work is a vital part of professional development. With online and academic journals, a number of difficult processes make the experience drag. Here at Direct Knowledge, we have a passion for community and learning. Combining those two allow for first time publishers to feel confident throughout the process.
If you feel like a published work could help your career, then you're in the right place. In many ways, publishing is a service to the online learning community. Providing others with your knowledge helps them grow in their learning. Likewise, you can engage with others' content and learn yourself. Learning, as we all know, is a lifelong journey. It doesn't stop when you leave school, or even once you have a job. Making efforts to learn, no matter what stage in life you are in, helps yourself and those around you. Publishing work is a wonderful way to make your contribution. If you know the feeling of a job well done, then you'll be happy to finish your first published work on Direct Knowledge.
Can I get help with my published work?
Direct Knowledge, as well as its online community are here to help. On the Classifieds section of the website, you will find a number of professionals offering their services to others. In this section, there are a number of different ways you can get help from others, including editing, reviewing, and brainstorming. If you write things for work, then you know how tough it can be when you get stuck. Above all, the Classifieds make the online community at Direct Knowledge even closer.
Likewise, you can offer your services to others as well. This way, everyone can assist one another in getting more published works finished.
Self Publishing (Create Courses and Publish Books)
Each year, more professionals choose self-publishing for their work. Here at Direct Knowledge, experts can create educational content and make it available to the public through our platform. Professionals can self-publish articles, books, and online courses through our site.
Direct Knowledge offers articles in twenty-four different areas of expertise. These twenty-four areas fall under five larger categories of applied sciences, formal sciences, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences.
Authors can also publish their own e-books through our online bookstore. We currently offer twenty-four categories for books as well. These books are for educational purposes only. You will not find any fictional books in our store.
The third type of self-publication available on Direct Knowledge is online courses. These courses are intended to be supplemental materials for students who are currently studying. Ideally, these courses help students with their university or college courses.
Continue reading below for a more detailed breakdown of the self-publishing options available on Direct Knowledge.
Self Publishing an Article
Writers publish over 10 million blog posts every day. There is more content available than ever online. However, in most cases there is no guarantee that the author of the article or blog post is an actual expert.
Direct Knowledge is different. In order to publish an article on our site, an author must first create a profile. We will then add them as a user. During this process, we will verify their background to assure that they're qualified to write on that subject matter. Only professionals are able to self-publish an article through Direct Knowledge.
Benefits of Self-Publishing an Article on Direct Knowledge
There are also benefits to authors to publish articles on our site. Through our online community, professionals have the ability to create classified ads to offer or request services from others. There is a fee to create these ads on our site. However, if a user first publishes an article with us, then the fee will be waived for their classified ad for a year.
Additionally, the articles published on our site are easily accessible by the students who are also part of our educational online community. These articles make up a key part of our learning community.
Self Publishing a Book
The process to self-publish a book through Direct Knowledge is more detailed than it is to publish an article. If you wish to self-publish your book through our site, please follow these steps.
First, you need to join the Direct Knowledge online community. This means creating an account. Make sure your account is complete, so it can be verified.
The next step is to apply to be a vendor. You can complete that step by going to our Vendor Registration Form. Make sure that all of your information is accurate and that you enter all relevant details.
After you've created an account, been verified, and have registered as a vendor, then you are ready to make your book available through our store.
What Does a Book Need to be Published on Direct Knowledge?
In addition to authors meeting criteria to be published on our site, the book itself has to meet criteria too. First and foremost, each book will be reviewed by our site prior to being published. We will ensure the quality of the material. Our goal is to ensure that a book available to others through our site meets the highest standards.
For example, any book submitted to our site should be 100% completed. This includes all editing and proofreading. If you are submitting your book to our site, the editing and proofreading work should already be done. We are only considering finished products.
Also, there are technical details with any book that need to be considered. Each book must already have an ISBN. If your book does not have one, Direct Knowledge can provide one to you at a discounted rate. You will need to communicate to us that you require an ISBN through our site.
For each author, we also ask for a short biography and any institutional affiliation that you have.
Self Publishing a Course
Professionals can also publish courses through our website. The process is similar to publishing a book with us but with a few differences. Let's examine the similarities and differences below.
The process begins in much the same way. First, you need to create an account with our site. We want you to join our Direct Knowledge community before you can sell your course in our store. Accounts are only available for professionals. We will review your account when you create it.
After being approved for your account, you will then need to apply to become a vendor. Please use our Vendor Registration Form to complete that process. You will need to include even more detailed information in the vendor registration such as your institutional affiliations and a biography. Assuming you're approved, your online course will also need to meet certain criteria.
What Does a Course Need to be Published on Direct Knowledge?
We examine the quality of each course submitted to our store prior to making it available for purchase. At this point, we've already reviewed your personal background, but we will also review your online course in detail.
For example, did the author successfully edit and proofread the written content? Is the video of good quality? Can a student clearly hear the audio in the lesson? Are all of your files formatted properly? Are any visuals you include, such as graphs or charts, easy to read? These and more are questions we ask when looking over the course content.
Additionally, there are also some legal considerations as well. Submitters must grant Direct Knowledge a license to distribute the work, which must be irrevocable and non-exclusive. Another option is the submitter can certify that the work is available under another license that grants these same rights.
Self Publishing Services
Now you understand the processes for publishing different types of content on Direct Knowledge. Let's examine some of the different components of our online platform and their benefits.
These services can be broken into two parts. The first category is our classified ads system. The second is the online community that makes up the backbone for our entire site. Let's look at each of these individually.
Classified Ads on Direct Knowledge
On Direct Knowledge, authors can publish a wide variety of materials. We've already covered how an author can self-publish articles, books, and courses on our site. Because of the diversity of publication options available, it is common for authors to need assistance in completing their projects. Direct Knowledge facilitates this process through our classified ads system.
By creating a classified ad, a professional can either request or offer services. These ads make the process of collaborating with peers easier than ever. The classified ads fall into 16 categories. The services available in these categories are conversion, data, design, editing, indexing, legal, marketing, miscellaneous, proofreading, reader review, technical review, translation, typesetting, video editing, video production, and writing.
You can read more about all of these classified ads on our Publishing Services page. Using these ads transforms Direct Knowledge into your all-in-one resource for publishing. You can now request services, collaborate, share work, co-author, and even publish in the same place.
These classified ads are so successful because of the overarching online community approach to our site.
Online Community on Direct Knowledge
Direct Knowledge is an educational online community also known as an online learning community. These types of communities are centered around learning and collaboration. For both professionals and students, a successful online community is focused on peer interaction and peer learning.
As a professional looking to publish on Direct Knowledge, your greatest resource is the other professionals on our site. You have access to an online community of peers with similar interests. When someone joins Direct Knowledge, it is with an intentional educational purpose in mind. Unlike other online communities, we have a very specific focus on education. We are intentional with who we allow to join our site and what content we allow to be shared.
We mentioned the classified ads above, but there are also aspects to our online community beyond just our ads. You can develop connections and even create “friends” with other professionals on our site. You can also create groups on our site. In this way, you can join similar minded professionals that are all focused on a common interest. For instance, perhaps you are a mathematician and are interested in keeping up on the best practices in your field. If you were to join a mathematician group, you'd be with others who are very likely to share that sort of content on a regular basis.
So far our discussion has focused mainly on interactions between professionals on our site. And, truly, these interactions cannot be overstated. They are vital to the success of our community. However, we've also briefly mentioned that Direct Knowledge has student members. There is a benefit to having students share this online community with professionals that we will explore in greater detail below.
Self Publishing Platforms
On Direct Knowledge, both students and professionals join together and create an educational online community. There is no other site that is so intentional in creating a shared community between these two groups. Our sole focus is to be educational and informative. The inter-connectivity between professionals and students greatly benefits both groups.
How Does Our Platform Benefit Students?
For students, they have access to quality professionals and experts in a variety of fields. Students could join a chemistry group with other students, but a chemistry professor may also belong to that group. This would give students direct access to a professional that can provide them insight and answer questions that they have. In this way, Direct Knowledge provides the supplemental information to help students be successful in their college or university courses.
Students may also choose to read articles, purchase books, or purchase courses through our online store. As active members of our online community, students could also directly interact with the authors of the publications. Because each author has to be a Direct Knowledge member, students know that the authors can be reached right here on our site. This creates a truly engaged learning environment.
How Does Our Platform Benefit Professionals?
We've talked a great deal already about the benefits of self-publishing on this page. You can also read more about self-publishing a book or creating a course elsewhere on our site. What we have not yet discussed is the benefits to professionals specifically due to sharing this online community with students.
First and foremost, for anyone looking to publish their work, you need readers. You need customers. Students come to Direct Knowledge with the intention of learning. They are looking for materials to help them with their education. That means, a student that joins our site is already inclined to read articles or purchase books or courses. The students come here for a reason, to learn. This gives you an audience to market to, for free. Students on Direct Knowledge will have access to all articles for no charge, at all times. Additionally, as part of the online community, they can see any time new books or online courses are made available. That sort of instant marketing would cost a large amount on other sites, and it's available here for free to professionals.
Student Input for Professionals
Additionally, professionals can benefit from being part of an online community that involves active student engagement. We've already mentioned how professionals can actively partner with each other to create new projects. However, it should also be mentioned that professionals can work with students during the publishing process. For instance, an author could ask for a student to read their book or try their online course, for free or significantly discounted, so the student could provide the author with feedback. This sort of student input could make the difference between a wildly successful book or online course and a simply mediocre one. It is a common strategy on many platforms to at first offer an online course for free and use the positive student word of mouth to attract many more paying customers.
After reading about all of the benefits of self-publishing on Direct Knowledge, we hope you'll join our community. We are looking for dedicated professionals who want to share their educational content with the world. If that is you, please sign up today.
Direct Knowledge offers publishing services for professionals at all stages of the creation process. Whether you are in the middle of your project, need some finishing touches, or are looking for a partner to get started, we have classified ads to meet your needs.
Direct Knowledge is a platform that allows professionals to connect with each other. Our online community allows for the easy exchange of services. Our site facilitates these partnerships through the use of classified ads. These ads cover a total of sixteen different types of services. You can find professionals from all around the world to collaborate with.
Many professionals choose to publish through Direct Knowledge. Our site allows for the publication of articles, books, and online courses. We are a true “one stop shop.” You can find partners, request services, work together, and then publish all in one place. Direct Knowledge is truly unique in this way. With easy access to so many professionals, you will be able to get quality feedback about your project.
Because our site allows for the publication of books, articles, and online courses, services for those are the most commonly requested. However, we do not limit your choices to only those. For example, you may need to create a quality conference presentation that's a combination of a slideshow, videos, sounds, and data tables. You can request services to complete that presentation here.
Three Categories of Classified Ads for Publishing Services on Direct Knowledge
Many of the publishing services requested on Direct Knowledge can take place during multiple stages of the publication process. However, for your convenience, our publishing services have been broken into three categories below:
- Publishing Services Available While Creating Your Project
- Publishing Services Available After Your Project is Completed
- Publication Services Available At Any Time During or After Project Creation
While Creating Your Publication
- Data Services
- Design Services
- Editing Services
- Indexing Services
- Proofreading Services
- Technical Review Services
- Typesetting Services
- Video Editing Services
- Video Production Services
- Writing Services
After Completing Your Publication
- Conversion Services
- Marketing Services
- Reader Review Services
- Translation Services
At Any Time For Your Publication
- Legal Services
- Miscellaneous Services
You can read below for detailed descriptions of all of the types of classified ads for publishing services available on Direct Knowledge.
Publishing Services Available While Creating Your Project
Data services on Direct Knowledge relate to how data is presented in your publication. These services do not include conducting research and compiling that data. Specifically, these services are for how the data look inside of your publication.
Many professionals find it very difficult to present data in a way that is easily understood by the reader. That is why Direct Knowledge has classified ads to request or offer these services. Working with a professional that has successfully presented data throughout their career is one of the best ways to ensure your own publication success. You can use these services to prepare any type of publication, such as an e-book, journal article, or even an online course.
Some of the most common types of ways to display data are through charts, tables, or graphs. As someone who has conducted and compiled data, you can understand the difficulty of choosing how to best display your results. Rely on a professional in order to put your best foot forward.
Data Services on Direct Knowledge
Perhaps you have a conference presentation coming up, but you're not sure how to display your data in a way that will be understood by a large audience. Maybe you're designing an online course for the very first time, and you're just not sure how students prefer to consume data. If you're having these or similar issues, you can request assistance through our classified ads.
On the other hand, maybe you're a seasoned data professional. It could be that you've successfully handled data for decades. If so, Direct Knowledge allows you to offer your services to our online community.
You can either request or offer Data Services through our classified ads. We offer ads for many different publishing services.
Design services provide a professional look for any publication or project. These services primarily focus on written documents but are not limited to them. For instance, design services can greatly help when creating an online course.
Let's look at an example. It could be that you've written out all of the text for your book. You've finished all the writing, the editing, proofreading, and you even have usable data to display. However, how do you present that in a way that's appealing to the audience. Text alone is not visually stimulating for readers. Your design matters. Having sufficient graphics and pictures can go a long way to creating a successful publication.
Some of the most common design services offered through Direct Knowledge are graphics, artwork, cover design, and interior design. However, any type of design services that you need can be requested through our classified ads.
Design Services on Direct Knowledge
If you are a professional in need of design assistance, you can request that help here through our classified ads. Our online community has professionals with many different areas of expertise. On the other hand, you typically only have expertise in one or just a few areas. It is not often the case that someone is an expert in both their content area and design. For this reason, you may find yourself in need of someone to help you with designing your publication.
Meanwhile, you might be a professional with a long and successful history of designing publications. If you are a design professional, you can offer your services on Direct Knowledge. Our community allows for professional to collaborate and exchange their services. You can find classified ads to offer or request Design Services here.
Editing services allow for a professional to thoroughly review the work of another prior to submission or publication. On Direct Knowledge, many professionals are looking to create courses or write articles and books. These services look through the document at a fundamental level and allow the author to revise and rewrite in a way that will better communicate with the reader.
If you are planning to self-publish a book, it is crucial to arrange for a reliable service to edit your book. Having an objective individual, such as a book editor, to edit your book is a great way to produce outstanding work. A fresh perspective allows the editor to identify problems you might have overlooked or disregarded. They will also address the issues you have identified and with which you have struggled. Hiring a professional editor saves you the frustration and hassle of revising your work alone.
All books need editing, yet editing yourself is almost impossible. And even bestselling authors, would never dream of attempting it. Hiring a qualified and experienced book editor is usually one of the best investments you can make for your manuscript or book and your publishing career. Regardless of where you are in your writing career, self-editing cannot replace working with excellent editors. The editorial quality of the work matters regardless of how big or small your audience is.
Editing Services on Direct Knowledge
Our online community allows professionals to request or offer editing services. On our site, you can find professionals with many different academic backgrounds and areas of expertise. Working with these professionals allows you to find someone that can edit your work that conveys the message that you want to convey.
You might be someone with a track record of success in editing documents. If you have a great eye for detail, you can be one of the professionals offering their services through our site.
Classified ads for Editing Services can be found here on Direct Knowledge. Our site contains ads for a myriad of publishing services.
Indexing allows professionals to create a sensible order for their publication. You can use an index to highlight the cross-references and topics for your project. Lengthy and/or technical publications require a system of organization. This system is provided by a well designed index.
Professionals most commonly need indexes for books. But they do not have to be limited to them. You may find it useful to have an index created for a long article or a technical manual. Organization is key when writing. These services will allow you to put your best foot forward by having an orderly system that is easy for the reader to follow and understand.
Indexing Services on Direct Knowledge
Direct Knowledge allows professionals to request or offer indexing services. For instance, maybe you have written a very long book on chemistry. All of the information and data is there, but how should your book be structured? How can you highlight all of the different topics you cover? What is the best way to reference and cross-reference all of the material? You can use our online community to request these services from another professional.
Are you someone for whom organization is a key aspect of everything you do? Do you find yourself thinking three steps ahead when writing something to ensure that everything will eventually come together? Have you successfully created indexes for yourself and other colleagues? If so, you can use Direct Knowledge to offer these services to your peers online. Professionals are in need of quality indexes. Help them by demonstrating your expertise in this area through a classified ad.
You can create classified ads for Indexing Services on our site. Use these ads to offer or request services.
Proofreading inspects final drafts of letters, articles, research papers, contractual agreements, reports and more. Submissions are reviewed to correct any typographical mistakes, spelling or grammar errors. In addition, they verify that citations and references comply with the appropriate style. Quality proofreading services offer a complete and finalized overview of a document. As a result, a final copy that is ready for submission or publishing is delivered.
Proofreading shouldn't be confused with the editing process, as the two are very different. It is performed after the editing phase, and the approach is less aggressive. Proofreading takes an overall view of documents to visualize the big picture from the reader’s perspective. The primary focus of a proofreader is to examine surface issues. The overall objective is to make the necessary corrections. This ensures quality readability of the final document.
Proofreading Services on Direct Knowledge
Direct Knowledge provides a platform where professionals can request or offer proofreading services. Through our classified ads, professionals connect with each other to ensure quality proofreading is completed.
If you have a document that needs a final review, request that service here. Perhaps you are not sure about the clarity of your document. Are you concerned that the document is not easily understood by the reader? It is common to have these concerns and they can be addressed by professional proofreaders through our site.
Direct Knowledge offers a variety of publishing services. You can request Proofreading Services here.
Technical Review Services
Technical review services allow professionals to work together to ensure that the technical aspects of a publication are correct. These services focus on matters such as if the math calculations in a document are correct. These services differ greatly from other review services, such as reader review. A reader review would be a service offered where a professional creates a review of a document for the author to share to potential readers.
These services focus on the accuracy of your document. When writing in specific content area, you need to be absolutely certain of the information you are including. For instance, if you're writing a book about computer programming and are including lines of code, those lines have to be completely accurate. In the same way that it is best to request an editor, it is often necessary to request help for a technical review. When writing, our brain tends to gloss over information and fill in the blanks. This can cause us to miss errors that another person would notice.
In all areas of content expertise, a technical review is a necessity for publication success. It will ensure the quality of work in your project.
Technical Review Services on Direct Knowledge
A group of experts make up the online community on Direct Knowledge. This allows for professionals to connect with their peers who are requesting or offering these services.
It may be that you've only just started your writing or that you have it mostly finished. In either case, you can request technical review services through our site. On the other hand, perhaps you're someone with a great deal of expertise in a technical area, i.e. calculus, microbiology, cyber-security, etc. If so, you can offer your assistance to those who need the technical aspects of their document reviewed.
No matter if you are looking to offer or review Technical Review Services, you can do so through Direct Knowledge. Please access our global community in order to collaborate with world-class peers.
Typesetting is how text is set onto a page. In its most basic form, this process arranges how the text will be set and will appear to the reader. Typesetting services provide an opportunity for a professional to help another professional set their text on the pages of their document.
The act of typesetting is important because it helps to create a positive experience for the reader. Along with design services, typesetting has a dramatic impact on how the reader consumes the content. In fact, a poorly typeset document often receives lower marks for the quality of content than a document with great typesetting, even if they both contain the same exact content.
Typesetting is usually done through specific software. Some of the most common programs are LaTeX, Adobe InDesign, or Microsoft Word. However, there are other programs available.
Typesetting Services on Direct Knowledge
Through our classified ads, professionals can offer or request typesetting services. For instance, if you have notes that you need typeset into LaTeX, you can request that service here. Typesetting is a necessity for larger technical works. Be sure that you find the best professionals by collaborating through Direct Knowledge.
Our site also consists of professionals with years of experience typesetting documents. You can find professionals that are willing to offer their services to assist you. In fact, you may be one of those professionals yourself. If you have a demonstrated history of success of typesetting documents, offer your services here on Direct Knowledge. Create a classified ad.
Direct Knowledge has classified ads for both requesting or offering Typesetting Services.
Video Editing Services
Video editing services allow for a finished video product. Editing transforms raw video footage into something that is ready to be consumed by the viewer. Many times, capturing video for a project is completed first. But upon closer examination, that video is not ready to be used in a project. Simply recording a video and directly inputting into your online course or presentation is not often the best idea.
Perhaps you have video footage of a particular event that has already transpired. However, you need that to be edited into a short four minute promotional video for next year's conference. Another example of video editing could be if you have footage of an experiment that you've done. You need that footage cut down to only a certain length to fit into your online course.
Some of the most common video editing services are things like transitions between scenes, adding graphics or creating sound effects. You can request any type of video editing services here on Direct Knowledge. But keep in mind, these are not for comprehensive video production services. If you already have footage that you simply need finalized, request that here. These services are not for those looking to film or produce video.
Video Editing Services on Direct Knowledge
Direct Knowledge offers two types of classified ads. These ads are for professionals to offer or request video editing services. If you have raw footage that you need refined, please make that request through our classified ads. If you would like to offer your video editing services, you can also do that through our ads.
To request or offer Video Editing Services, please view our classified ads here.
Video Production Services
Video production services include the entire process from conception of a video through to its final form. You can truly consider this to be the entire process for producing or creating a video. Video production is a very broad area. In fact, you can have several areas of expertise housed within the umbrella of video production. For example, someone can be an expert in filming, narrating, producing, script-writing, or any combination of these.
Video production services differ from video editing services in that they can take place at any time in the video process. Video editing is only performed after you've already captured the video footage. Production includes any step in the video process. Any video services can fall under this category. But if you are only requesting or offering video editing services, then those should both use a video editing services classified ad.
Video Production Services on Direct Knowledge
Through our online community, professionals can request video production services. We allow users to create classified ads requesting or offering their services. Do you have content from a publication but don't think that will sound great in video format? Then you may need to request script-writing services. Maybe you do not have a high quality camera or are not able to adequately record sound for your project. Use a classified ad to request production assistance. Do you need someone with a voice better suited for video? Someone with a strong and clear voice? If so, ask for narration assistance for your project.
It may be that throughout your career, you have developed video production skills. Perhaps you've worked for years in media. Or it could be that you've simply created video for your own academic projects over the last two decades. Whatever the case may be, you can offer your services to other professionals here on Direct Knowledge. Create a classified ad and demonstrate to potential clients why you're the right choice for them to hire.
Classified ads can be created on Direct Knowledge to request or offer Video Production Services. Use these ads to connect with other professionals that are members of our growing online community.
Writing services are for peers to work together on a publication. These services encompass all forms of writing collaboration among professionals. Some of the most common uses for writing services are jointly creating online courses, co-authoring a book or a journal article, or even writing a chapter for someone else's book. There is no hard list however. Anything that involves collaborative writing would fall under this broad category of writing services.
Writing services on Direct Knowledge are not similar to writing services on many other sites. You will not find the ability to have someone write something for you and then you put your name on it. That is not the purpose for these services. If you write something, we will display your name as the author. Our services differ greatly from other sites that focus on writing student essays. You will not find those services here.
Instead, these services focus on partnership. Work together to create something new that can be jointly presented.
Writing Services on Direct Knowledge
Do you know a lot about a specific area and want to build an online course, but don't know where or how to get started? You can create a classified ad to request service from a peer with experience building courses online. Maybe what you need is as simple as someone to write a chapter in a book you're editing? You can do that too. Or it could be that you want someone to partner with for the next year or two and co-author a book. Perhaps this book will be a new entry in your field bringing together two different disciplines in an original way. Create an ad here on Direct Knowledge to find the partner for which you've been searching.
Do you have knowledge you'd like to share with the academic world? Are you a content expert looking for an opportunity to work with someone in another discipline? You should create an ad on Direct Knowledge to offer these and other writing services. Your ad can highlight to your peers on our site the background and expertise that you have. Show others why you would be a great choice as a co-author. Highlight past writing success that you've had. You may just find someone you enjoy working with for the rest of your career.
Request or offer Writing Services through our classified ads here on Direct Knowledge.
Publishing Services Available After Your Project is Completed
Conversion is the process of changing a file type for a document. Through conversion, you can change file type of a document to another type. For instance, many professionals write their books in a standard word processing program like Microsoft Word. However, they may need to convert their file into an e-book before self-publishing. Conversion services combine manual and automated techniques to complete the process.
These services are not simple or easy. If you simply use an online file conversion tool, you can have a great number of difficulties. For example, formatting or indexing issues can and probably will arise. Having knowledge of specific software is key to understanding the conversion process. You also need to have in-depth knowledge of other areas of the publication process.
Some of the standard file types included in conversion services are e-book, PDF, Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, and HTML. Conversion services are not limited to only these file types.
Conversion Services on Direct Knowledge
Professionals can request or offer conversion services through our classified ads. Direct Knowledge has an online community of experts that are looking to collaborate.
Have you received information in a PDF format but you need to be able to quickly and easily edit that information in Microsoft Word? Did you type up an entire book in Apple Pages but need it converted into a popular e-book format, such as EPUB? Create a classified ad to request these conversion services.
Are you a technical wizard? Do you excel at understanding the differences between common file types? Maybe you're simply an expert in all file formats used for self-publication. If so, use Direct Knowledge's classified ads to offer these services to other professionals in need.
Connect with our online community to offer or request your Conversion Services through our classified ads. You will find an opportunity to create an ad for any publishing services needed by professionals.
Marketing services are to advertise something that you've written. The focus of marketing services on Direct Knowledge are to help you bring attention to your publication. Marketing can be done for any type of publication, including but not limited to, e-books, physical books, magazine and journal articles, or online courses.
Marketing services allow you to drive traffic to the content you've created. Many professionals publish their content through Direct Knowledge. In one sense, you already have marketing built into our platform. Everyone who belongs to the Direct Knowledge community can already see the content you publish through our site.
At the same time, you may need to market your publication for an even greater reach. Some of the most common marketing services are appearing in someone's blog, being promoted by a professional at a conference, building links (white hat only), or even marketing through social media. Marketing services encompass any efforts to bring attention to the work that you've created.
Marketing Services on Direct Knowledge
The online community available through Direct Knowledge allows for professional collaboration. Requesting marketing services for your publication has never been easier. Our site lets you create your content and then request services to market that content in the very same place.
Perhaps you need to find students to take your newly created online course. Maybe you have published an article, and you would like someone to promote that article at an upcoming conference. You can request these and many other services through our classified ads.
As someone who is looking to offer your services, you can also create a classified ad. Maybe your area of expertise is in marketing. Instead, it might be the case that you don't have a background in marketing, but you have a website with high volume where you're looking to highlight professional publications. It could even be as simple as you are planning to attend a conference and are willing to include someone's article in your presentation. For these reasons and more, you can create an ad on Direct Knowledge.
Marketing Services classified ads are available for experts to create to offer or request services as part of the publishing services we offer to professionals.
Reader Review Services
Reader reviews are professional reviews of a publication. These reviews are created by an expert in the field about an already published piece of work. The author of the publication will then use these reviews to attract more readers. The reviews are often placed on the author's website or even on the cover of a book.
Reader review services allow for professionals to request or offer reviews to share with potential readers of the work. These reviews are instrumental in creating interest for a publication. Also, a reader review from an established professional in a field lends a tremendous amount of authority to any work.
Professionals frequently request these reviews for works like books, journal articles, and online courses. However, a reader review could be available for any type of written work.
Reader Review Services on Direct Knowledge
Direct Knowledge is the premiere site focused on academic content collaboration between professionals. Through our online community, you have access to professionals with diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise.
If you have a work that you need reviewed, then create a classified ad. This will provide you with a review that you can feel confident sharing with potential readers. Use this review for marketing purposes to increase interest and awareness for your publication.
As a professional, you can also offer your reader review services to others. Perhaps you've read and reviewed a tremendous amount of publications in your field. If that's the case, you have an immense grasp of what the current best practices are in your field. You can offer a genuine perspective of how a work fits into the larger picture of your discipline. Use your expertise to create an ad offering your reader review services.
Reader Review Services are offered and requested by professionals right here on Direct Knowledge as part of the full suite of publishing services for professionals.
Translation services offer writers the opportunity to publish their work in multiple languages. Professionals can collaborate on a written document and translate that document into other languages. These services are available for entire documents or for selected passages, depending on the need of the author.
In addition, these services are not limited to the English language. Even though the content on Direct Knowledge is focused on the English speaking audience, all languages can be included in these translation services. Some common publications that require translation are books, articles or even online courses. The size of projects for translation can range from a short snippet to include in an article to a full online course. There are no limits to the possibilities for translation.
Translation Services on Direct Knowledge
As authors publish their work, they begin to realize the limitations of their intended audience. In an increasingly global world, more people than ever have access to content. However, this also means that the audience is incredibly diverse. All of the most successful authors in the world publish their works in multiple languages. In fact, one could argue that the number of languages of a publication are a measure of how successful that work is.
If you've written a book in English and would like it translated into Spanish, request that here on Direct Knowledge. Maybe you've created an online course about technology in French and now need that course available in Mandarin Chinese. You can create a classified ad requesting exactly that translation. When designing your ad, you have the ability to structure your request for any combination of languages.
Similarly, professionals can offer their translation services to others. If you are fluent in more than one language, then create a classified ad on Direct Knowledge letting others know. Create your ad to highlight your languages as well as areas of expertise.
You can find classified ads for Translation Services here on Direct Knowledge. Our site offers many publishing services for professionals.
Publishing Services Available At Any Time During or After Project Creation
Legal services can encompass a few different areas, but one of the most common is copyright registration. When you register something for copyright, a legal record exists for ownership rights. U.S. Copyright Registration protects your work from intellectual theft, as well as reproduction and copying of content likeness. It may be easy for a court to see something was yours first if you publish it before a competitor. What happens, however, when you have not yet published that work? A saved file has a harder time standing up in court in comparison to U.S. Copyright Registration.
With a copyright, authors have peace of mind for their work. You have your copyright over your content, but the federal government also keeps track of intellectual property. When you register your copyright with the U.S. Copyright Registration, your work and its ownership enter public record. This record entitles you to protections, including any attempts at theft that may occur.
A federal copyright ensures your work will be protected under every aspect of the law. For that reason, obtaining a registered copyright is crucial to total security over intellectual property. Right now, it might be unimaginable to experience theft of your written work. Nevertheless, it does happen. To protect yourself fully, a copyright registration is the best way to protect your work.
As soon as your ideas are written, they are yours. That being said, if you plan on publishing your work, you must register with the U.S. Copyright Registration 3 months before publication. If publication is not near, but you still wish to register a copyright for your content, the process is still applicable. In this case, any registration would need to occur before your work is infringed upon.
Legal Services on Direct Knowledge
In addition to the copyright registration mentioned above, there are other legal services that can be requested or provided on Direct Knowledge. Other common services are ISBN, trademark and enforcing copyright.
Our site allows professionals to request or offer these publishing services to each other. You can find classified ads for Legal Services here.
Miscellaneous services are perhaps the hardest services to define but the easiest ones to understand. They consist of all services that are not included in the other fifteen categories of classified ads. If your type of service can be solely defined within another ad category, then please create your ad accordingly. However, if it cannot then use this catch-all category.
What are some examples of miscellaneous services? Perhaps you need help using a very specific mathematics software in order to create material for your publication. It may be that you need someone to work with you throughout the entire process of creating your publication, including idea generating, researching, outlining, etc. Maybe you need a combination of services from the different categories up above. Ads for blended services would also fall under miscellaneous.
Miscellaneous Services on Direct Knowledge
Due to the diverse nature of professionals on Direct Knowledge, the sky is the limit when creating an ad to request services. You can request any type or combination of services using a miscellaneous classified ad. Do you need someone to conduct research on a sensitive or classified subject? Make an ad here on Direct Knowledge. Maybe you have questions about joining a specific professional organization board. Indicate in a classified ad that you're looking for someone to help guide you through that process.
If you're trying to create a classified ad to offer miscellaneous services, then you will need to be as specific as possible. Because of the nebulous nature of this category, you will need to write out exactly what you're offering. Be direct and concise. Do you have something that is very unique to offer other professionals? Does it not belong in any one category for other ads? If so, then create your classified here to offer your services.
Direct Knowledge has classified ads for publishing services needed for professionals, including Miscellaneous Services.