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How to Market Your Self-Published Book – Catrin Cooper | Guest Post

How to Market Your Self-Published Book – Catrin Cooper | Guest Post

There are lots of talented authors, whose names are still unknown to the modern audience. All they want is to promote and sell their self-published book, to show their piece of art to the whole world. There are many ways to promote a new book even if it is your first one and you do


How to Plan a Successful eBook Pre-Launch Campaign – Tess Pajaron | Guest Post

Boost your sales potential before your book hits the digital shelves. First off, warm congratulations to you for finishing your book! You’ve already accomplished the toughest part of the process. Now you’ve arrived at the final stretch: marketing your book to the world. And without the help of a publishing company to do this kind


8 Places to Get Deals on Book Cover Design – Joshua Jadon | Guest Post

Hey! If you need a book cover designed at a super affordable rate, but you have no idea where to find quality graphic designers who specialize in book covers, you’re likely feeling stuck, overwhelmed, anxious, and confused. These feelings are natural and normal, but fear not. You’ll be able to alleviate all trepidation surrounding the


6 Social Marketing Hacks That Don’t Take a Team to Implement – Disha Dinesh | Guest Post

As per a survey conducted by UNESCO, there are around 2.2 million books published each year. With the sheer volumes of books and content being created and made available to people everywhere, competition for market share has increased considerably. As an independent author who is hard-pressed for time and resources how do you match up


9 Facts Everyone Should Know About Book Cover Design – Joshua Jadon | Guest Post

We all know that book covers are important. Imagine a person, who is the embodiment of your target audience, as they walk through a bookstore or library. Depending on how big of a library, this person can pass by hundreds of books in a matter of seconds, not once finding a book of their liking.


The Main Problems for Self-Published Authors – Tom Jager | Guest Post

Ever since the rise of the Internet, the publishing industry is no longer the same. Sure, famous A-list authors still have their teams of editors, publishers, legal experts, and marketers. However, if you don’t belong to that category, then you don’t really need a huge team standing behind your work. You can do everything alone.


5 Mistakes You Make as a Self-Published Author – Rachel Bartee | Guest Post

A good article, essay or book with a unique title and relevant content will attract an endless stream of excited readers and vice versa. The truth is, self-publishing requires more than just putting words together to impress your targeted audience. Unless you are planning to read your article or essay alone, you need to prioritize

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The Fine Print of Self-Publishing (Sixth Edition) by Mark Levine | Book Review

The Fine Print of Self-Publishing (Sixth Edition) A Primer on Contracts, Printing Costs, Royalties, Distribution, E-Books, and Marketing By Mark Levine (North Loop Books) Paperback (302 pages), $16.95 e-Book (PDF, ePub & MOBI), $7.98 Amazon   Since 2004, Mark Levine, author of several editions of The Fine Print of Self-Publishing, has been making sense of the


Reading and Writing for Pleasure: June 2016 | Douglas Burcham

Douglas continues his writing and reading for pleasure series for June 2016 with reflections on six years of writing and the future.   I woke this morning Wednesday 1st June 2016 at around 3.00am calm and fed up with my normal sleep patterns ruined by medication. Almost exactly six years ago, I woke in a


Publishing Service Index: May 2016

This is the PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for May 2016. IngramSpark holds the number one position at the top of the index, marginally increasing the gap on CreateSpace. Matador moves ahead of Smashwords into fourth place and Lightning Source slips below Silverwood Books to ninth place. Please be aware that service provider Original Writing based in Ireland has gone out