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Top 7 Hacks to Become a Great Self-Publisher – Tom Jager | Guest Post

Top 7 Hacks to Become a Great Self-Publisher – Tom Jager | Guest Post

Self-publishing is getting more popular every day. More than 30 percent of books on Amazon’s Kindle Store are now self-published, and the number is gradually growing. These authors dominate a number of writing genres, including romance, mystery, and sci-fi, so it’s safe to assume you’ve read at least one book by a self-publisher if you’re


Content Marketing for Writers – Sarah Saker | Guest Post

Almost every company in the world is hungry for blog content because they know it can increase their search engine rankings and bring customers to their website. However, authors are not all so enthusiastic about content marketing. Is all of this work even worthwhile for an author? What role does content marketing play for writers?


Radio Espial: Publishing and Self-Publishing with Linda Riesenberg Fisler

This is the fourth episode for Radio Espial, presented by Mick Rooney. This episode features an extended interview with Linda Riesenberg Fisler, indie author and artist. We discuss publishing, media and politics. http://www.lindafisler.com/ http://blindseries.lindafisler.com/  


7 Pieces of Advice on Promoting Your E-Book – Annabelle Short | Guest Post

You’ve put in the long hours… You’ve overcome writer’s block… You’ve put all your efforts into developing your newest masterpiece – your e-book. Now, you plan to sit back and watch the downloads flow in… But, wait. Do keep in mind that there is still a fair amount of work to be done – your


3 Crucial Marketing Tips for Self-Publishing Authors – Damon Freeman | Guest Post

When it comes to self-publishing authors, marketing your book becomes just as important as writing a fantastic page-turner. The ability to sell yourself may seem difficult, but with some crucial tips, it is easy to do. With proper marketing, you can spread the word and convince people to purchase your book. Designing Your Book Cover


What to expect when you are publishing on subscription services – AC de Fombelle | Guest Post

In April 2017, Netflix reported having over 98 million subscribersworldwide, including more than 50 million in the United States. Deezer currently has 16 million monthly active users, and 6 million paid subscribers as of 29th Jan 2017. In June 2017, Spotify reported to have over 140 million monthly active users, with over 50 million paying subscribers. Subscription services are well and truly here to


Reading and Writing for Pleasure: June 2017 | Douglas Burcham

Douglas writes a follow up to his post in February 2017 in his Writing and Reading for Pleasure series with a reflective post on recent activity.   Reading One  Thursday I did not go shopping for short stories. My intention is to spend some time on looking at the latest fashions on book cover design


Fifty Shades and the Martian Self-Publishing Marketing Secrets – Zachary Jarvis | Guest Post

When people think of an eBook success story, they tend to think about Fifty Shades of Grey. It was an eBook that was released by a small Australian company that also did print on demand and became a worldwide phenomenon. The Writer’s Coffee Shop didn’t have a big marketing budget, and so the legend that

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What to expect when you are publishing on: Barnes & Noble (NOOK) – AC de Fombelle | Guest Post

The first sentence of the Wikipedia article about Barnes & Noble reads: Barnes & Noble, Inc., is a Fortune 500 company, the largest retail bookseller in the United States, and a leading retailer of content, digital media, and educational products in the country. That sets the tone. Barnes & Noble is an historic bookstore chain in the US (born in 1886,

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The Dark Era of Publishing – Giacomo D’Angelo | Guest Post

It won’t last long, the established companies won’t be happy but most of the people will. I, the content provider (= the entertainment company, like a book publishing house or a film studio or a music label), don’t trust you, my beloved customer. And I don’t want to deliver to you my content as it is.