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10 Best Digital Publishing Platforms for Mobile – Joseph McLean | Guest Post

10 Best Digital Publishing Platforms for Mobile – Joseph McLean | Guest Post

Independent authors enjoy the privilege of finding and using unique channels of communication with their target readers, but it forces them to keep in touch with the latest self-promotion technologies. From digital publishing to mobile platforms, they have to embrace cutting-edge solutions in order to approach the audience and sell more books. Although it requires

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Book Printing 101: Everything you need to know about book trimming – Lori McKnight | Guest Post

Are you a self-publisher or writer investigating book printing options? Here are some things to consider when designing and printing your next book.   One size doesn’t fit all Books like people come in different shapes and sizes. From the smallest pocket-sized handbooks to beautiful table top collections, the size, cover and weight of your

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Marketing Your Newly Published Book – Carolyn Grady | Guest Post

You thought the hard work was done. Your book is published either through a deal with a lesser known publishing company or you self-published. Either way there isn’t going to be a huge marketing campaign to sell your book. If Penguin, Little, Brown and Company or Harper Collins is going to publish your novel, you

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10 Valuable Self-Publishing Blogs That Successful Author Should Read – Joseph McLean | Guest Post

Self-publishing is a complex niche that forces authors to deal with all sorts of barriers and challenges. The industry has become extremely competitive, with the number of reported self-published titles going well over 1 million. No matter how skilled or experienced you might be, there are always a lot of new things to learn and

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Publishing Service Index: October 2019 [with notes]

This is the PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for 2019. Our previous one was released last year in November 2018. So we have seen almost a full year past by. I am switching to releasing it just once a year.  The index takes a great deal of work, and while there are some moderate changes, even a

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What is Your Biggest Problem with Self-Publishing? – Joseph McLean | Guest Post

Everyone who’s getting into the self-publishing game is probably going to face a lot of problems. The self-publishing industry has become extremely competitive. As of 2017, the number of reported self-published titles went over 1 million. Now, as of 2019, the numbers may have doubled or tripled up. Nevertheless, one thing is certain: the self-publishing

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Reasons Why Many Self-Published Books Fail and How to Fix That – Gary Peterson | Guest Post

Many self-published books fail because authors tend to overlook the basic rules of publishing a new book. Authors who are fairly new to publishing get many things wrong, and the result is typically low sales. Publishing your book and selling it on Amazon should be the last step in the whole process, not the initial

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Do Traditional Publishers Hate Self-Published Authors? – Joseph McLean | Guest Post

As far as sticking points go in the literary world, publishing tops the list of controversies. Why? Well, to put it mildly, some authors simply want to be able to publish their works, or self-publish as it’s commonly called, while others hold the notion that literary works have to follow the ‘normal’ or traditional route

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Self-Publish or Not: Advice from a Traditional Publisher – Joseph McLean | Guest Post

Only a couple of decades ago, book publishing used to be a long and challenging process. But the situation has changed drastically thanks to the rise of digital technologies, so now almost anyone can choose to publish a book on his/her own. Self-publishing has become a major trend in the literary universe. The latest studies

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6 Reasons Why Your Book Isn’t Getting Published – Paige Wheeler | Guest Post

So, you’ve finished your manuscript. Congratulations! If you want to publish your book through the traditional channels, that means you’re going to need to start looking for an agent or submitting your book to publishers, (but if you want to get published by one of the five major publishers, you’ll need to get an agent).

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