Gencon 2018: Love Letters and Spiritual Success

Posted by Imperator • August 7th, 2018

 
There’s saying at GenCon: there are no small people, only small rooms.  Thanks to everyone who came to our panel this year on “How to Self-Publish.” There were lots of great questions, and it’s always exciting to hear what great ideas and aspirations everyone has for your own books and games.

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DIY: Resources for the Self-Publisher

At our panel, we had a lot to talk about, and people had a lot of good questions. Here’s links to the materials we presented and some of the stuff that just didn’t fit in the time allotted.

Our Slide Show Presentation:
Tap here to see lots of slides detailing the finer points, including some we didn’t have time for. Whether you’re making a book, a game, a novel, or a program, the same fundamentals apply to all. This slide-show is frequently updated as we learn new things, along with you.

Budget Worksheet:
To better assist you in your budgeting, we’ve uploaded a spreadsheet to address the questions you had from the panel. Tap here to view our worksheet on Google Drive. Edit the values in the yellow cells until you get a project with a goal that you can meet.

Sample Work-for-Hire Contract:
We’ve also added a sample work-for-hire contract, that you can use with your outsourced talent. Note: we’re not attorneys. Tap here to view this contract on Google Drive. We use the basics of this contract when we work with our talent. Specific, written agreements are always better than some vague words, to make sure that everyone’s getting fair treatment. There’s lots of commentary in this file on what we would change, and for what.

Other Useful Links:
Video of Anthrocon 2018’s self-publishing panel, with MCA Hogarth and Norman Rafferty (Youtube)
How to write a press release (Gamasutra)
A Primer on Intellectual Property (BoozyBarrister)
The E-Myth Templates, to help with various business concerns
MCA Hogarth’s Non-Fiction Books about the self-publishing experience

Do you have more questions? Write to us at support@sanguinegames.com!