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Merry Christmas from The Independent Publishing Magazine

Merry Christmas from The Independent Publishing Magazine

As 2016 draws to a close and the Christmas holidays are upon us, TIPM enters its tenth year in 2017. We round off this year with the latest Publishing Service Index and it reflects some real shifts on the publishing landscape for self-published authors. You can find out more details on the changes and current

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What to expect when you’re publishing on Amazon Kindle Store – AC de Fombelle | Guest Post

A few weeks back I told you about Google Play Books and why you should get your book there. Maybe telling you to publish your book on Amazon is preaching to the choir but it’s still good to know what getting your book on the Kindle store entails: Where will your book be? What’s the

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5 Cover Design Tips for Self-Publishers – Emily Burgess | Guest Post

You can’t judge a book by its cover, but people are bound to do it anyway. When you’re self publishing, it’s a little harder to get the recognition you deserve. Everything’s in your hands. You’re an author, not a professional cover designer. If you don’t know where to start, that’s perfectly normal. Your cover needs

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Consider These 6 Options Before Publishing a Book – Alice Clarke | Guest Post

Publishing a book provides exciting opportunities to share your talent with the world, lay the foundations of a solid career and make some money along the way. Before publishing a book, however, there are a number of options you’ll need to consider. Going through standard publishing channels will make things a bit more challenging. This

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YouTubers Write Books – What to Learn from Them – Dustin Ford | Guest Post

YouTube is one of the most successful platforms at the moment. As more and more people turn to this channel for music, news or tips, many YouTubers get the chance to build a real career out of their passion for posting videos and more. A recent phenomenon that grabbed marketers and critics attention are YouTuber

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One More Excellent Reason to Publish on Google Play Books – AC de Fombelle | Guest Post

A month ago, Google announced the new “Discover” feature on Google Play books. This new recommendation option is only one more reason to publish books on Google Play. As described by Android’s official blog, this new feature will give Google Play users the opportunity to discover new books thanks to suggestions based on the world’s

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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

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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

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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

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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

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