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Success as a Self-Published Author: Some Hints and Tips – Alex Norwood | Guest Post

Success as a Self-Published Author: Some Hints and Tips – Alex Norwood | Guest Post

With the big publishing houses amalgamating within each other more than ever, it seems harder and harder for budding writers to seek their work accredited through the traditional mass publication model. With this in mind, self-publishing can be an easier way to get your work out there and make a name for yourself. It comes

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The Five Common Mistakes to Avoid as a New Author – Jordan Ring | Guest Post

All new authors struggle with the same basic questions. Most jump into the Kindle marketplace with passion and gusto, but end up with meager results due to a lack of forethought and planning. But you don’t know what you don’t know right? The good news is that you don’t have to fall into this same

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Merry Christmas From The Independent Publishing Magazine

2017, another year almost gone and Christmas is upon us in a few days. It’s been a record year for visitors and traffic to The Independent Publishing Magazine. We’ve released our last Publishing Service Index of 2017 this month and the trends we have seen throughout the year continue with more and more authors migrating to online publishing platforms

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Writing and Reading for Pleasure: December 2017 – Douglas Burcham

I’m delighted to say Douglas joins us for his year-end post “Writing and Reading for Pleasure” column with details of activities in 2017 and his thoughts for 2018.   On writing My writing for pleasure year in 2017 has been more productive than in 2016. Completion of the self-editing process for drafts up to a final read

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Essential Tips for Creating a Novel That Sells to the Public – Sarah Robinson | Guest Post

Most people know how to read, but not a lot of them know how to write. Unfortunately, it follows that not everyone who knows how to write also knows how to write a novel, let alone write one that the average book reader would buy in a heartbeat. You might be one such novelist who

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How to Promote Your Book with Social Media – Lynn Adamsen | Guest Post

Gone are the days when writers had only writing to think about. Publishers were the only ones in charge of book marketing. Naturally, their goal is to generate more book sales, so they still promote their authors. However, a huge part of the promotional campaign falls on the author’s shoulders. We’re not talking about showing

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3 Tips for Mastering Self-Publishing – Liam McDonnell | Guest Post

Liam McDonnell is UX and Creative Manager at Pixartprinting If you’ve never gone through it before, the world of self-publishing can be a crazy, hectic, overwhelming experience. Whether you’re the writer, the publisher or the marketer, there are many different components you need to consider to pull off a successful book launch. From the content to the

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Radio Espial: Publishing, Self-Publishing & Printing with Kevin Spall (Thomson-Shore) [VIDEO]

Fifth episode for Radio Espial. Presenter Mick Rooney interviews Kevin Spall, CEO of Thomson-Shore, a printer and self-publishing service provider. We discuss all things publishing, the industry, printing and design, and marketing for indie authors.

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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

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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?

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