Self Published Authors – What They Should Know?

Many things today are much easier, simpler, and faster than 25 years ago. Computers are a regular part of life. Just about everyone has a cell phone. And you don’t have to hold a physical book in your hand to read a book. Most people love the new technology. One of the fantastic new changes we have available today is self-publishing a book. First of all, you don’t have to sit in front of a typewriter to write a manuscript. Some people, like Woody Allen, still do, but most of us use a computer with a word processor. Writing a book has become much simpler, easier, and doable for most people. Although, writing a book generally is not simple or easy for most people, but we can all strive to be the next Woody Allen.

After the hard work of thinking, writing, proofing, and having a completed manuscript, the next question is “What is the best way to publish this book?” If you find an agent and publisher, you may be well on your way to having a best seller, or at least having your foot, or make that your book in the door of a bookstore. Then you and your agent would formulate a plan to sell your book which would probably include book signings. When you have made it into the bookstores, you have made it into the big time. The problem is getting into the bookstores. You may have one of the greatest, most interesting books of all time, but if you don’t have an agent who can get you into the bookstores, your talent may never leave your own home library.

 

For many of us, there is a newfound hope that the world will discover and enjoy our talents. You can self-publish your book, still promote it and make money. Many authors have self-published their book, and then have become discovered and signed on with an agent. Just knowing that it is possible to self-publish a book is enough to help give inspiration and motivation throughout the writing process. There are many companies that will publish for you, and some are very, very cost effective. There is also the psychological benefit of self-publishing. If you only wanted to work with an agent, then you are a writer with a manuscript. If you self-publish, then you are an author who has published a book, and you may or may not be shopping your book around.

 

After you have self-published a book, the next step is to set goals, develop a plan, and sell your book. You can join writers clubs, go to writer’s conferences, and sell locally at different events. Another way is to sell online. There are different online bookstores to sell on, and sites for authors to get known on. There is one site that is devoted to self-published books. It is a great way to get lots of exposure, sell many books, and who knows, maybe even get noticed by an agent.

 

Nadel Paris is a published author, recording artist, musician, music producer, and songwriter. Nadel has written numerous screenplays, but her first love is novel writing. Her expertise in young adult drama has allowed her to write captivating coming-of-age stories in both English and French. She is truly amazing at what she does. She is imaginative and keen observer which makes her a good writer.

For more details about Ms. Nadel, visit here: https://medium.com/@NadelParis

Composing Songs – Tips by Nadel Paris for the Composer

The piano is a very useful instrument when composing music because you can test out different chords as you are composing. If you do not like the way one chord sounds you can try a different one by simply pressing the different keys on the piano. If you play piano and want to compose music you are lucky because the piano will be a very helpful tool to help you compose music whether you are writing a song or a piece for piano or other instruments.

 

Nadel Paris suggests that when you are trying to develop the melody of your piece you can try out different melodies by playing and experimenting with different chord and melodies. The great thing about the piano is that you can hear how a melody would sound in a high octave as well as a low octave. Sometimes melodies sound better in higher octaves and you may even want to consider putting a counter melody in your piece to make it really interesting.

 

Many young composers want to hear what their melody will sound like when they combine it with harmonizing chords. The great thing about the piano is that you can use two hands to play so that you can test out your chords and your melody together at the same time. Being able to play the piano is like being able to play multiple instruments at the same time because you can play up to ten different notes at once.

 

Experimenting with pitches is also an extremely important part of composing any musical composition. You should test out different pitches and see which ones you like the best. This is extremely easy to do on the piano because it is so easy to play the different pitches because all you have to do is press a simple key and you can see which pitch you like the best! Or you get a singer to do some singing if you have a preliminary sketch of your new song or piece.

 

Once you are done composing a piece of music recording it is often a good idea so that you can hear how it sounds. Often you may think something sounds good, but then when you listen to a recording of it, it does not sound the way you thought it would. Recording yourself playing is also fun because you can go back and change things and then try and record it again!

 

Music notation is the process in which you write down the notes on staff paper. Doing this is helpful because then if someone else wants to try playing the piece that you have composed they can play it without having to figure out what all of the notes are by ear! Notating music is extremely easy to learn and will make you into a world famous composer one day!

 

Many composers have great musical minds, but don’t have the ability to play all of the instruments that are present within their piece. If you cannot play your piece then you should get someone to play it or sing it for you so you can see how it sounds. The most important thing to remember when starting to compose is that if you compose often you will eventually improve over time so keep working at it and don’t give up.

 

Nadel Paris is a recording artist, musician, music producer, songwriter, dancer, published author, screenwriter, and her music is a mix between different styles: Dance, EDM, Pop, Urban …etc. Nadel Paris has an amazing voice, beauty, humility and maturity that will strike you all at once as soon as you meet her.

Also read: Characteristics of Promising and Successful Self-Published Authors

 

Tips by Nadel Paris for Video Production

One video production company can be very different from another. Choosing the best video production company can feel like a bit of a chore. But being familiar with a few of the concepts involved with video production service will help you to make the right decision and end up with a product that you makes you happy.

The True Use of Your Production

What do you intend to use your video production for? Are you really going for the big media outlets, or is it safe to assume you are working for internal or local use? A lot of video productions are for simpler use. But if your production is meant for television airplay for example, you will definitely require a lot of financial backing and planning.

If you’re going the simpler route, let your video production company know this upfront. A good video production company will offer you are more suitable price range and reasonable timetable if you announce this at the earliest stage.

Video Production Format And Resolution

How you are going to use your final product will greatly influence the format and resolution required for the production. From film to digital and various display sizes between them, there are many options for capture and output format of your video production. Remember to be sure to tell your candidate video production companies what your ultimate goal is in this regard.

Many people will suggest film production right away. Film can be one of the most expensive formats. Though film is very high quality, digital media can be used instead with great savings for most applications. Even standard definition versus high definition is still acceptable for many projects. HD will ultimately become the standard, but it is not quite there yet.

Delivery Time

When do you need your video production to be completed? Film can take longer than HD which can take longer than web video production because of processing requirements. Don’t underestimate the time it will take to finish your video production.

Do not underestimate how elaborate your production may become. If you have a grand idea that requires a lot of extra preparation and post work, realize that your final product won’t be ready for quite a while. If you plan well and communicate well with video production companies, you will be able to reduce this time period. Video production companies should be able to give you the best idea of when your project will be complete if you furnish them with as much details as possible.

You may end up getting a little more involved in the planning of your video production than you want. Your production’s end use, resolution, format and time constraints are not something you want to pass off to someone else. Choosing the best and most qualified video production company is one of the most vital steps to achieving your vision. Take time to research and you will reap the rewards.

Nadel Paris is an American citizen born and raised in France. She is also an actor, an acting coach, a film/TV producer and the owner of the leading acting institution in personal growth for children. Getting an early start in music, Nadel was signed to a recording contract to EMI France when she was just twelve years old. Her passion for music was obvious choice for her, as she immersed herself in American pop music at an early age. She often works alongside her producing and DJ partner Dario M.