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5 Tips On How To Promote Your Book in Times of Crisis – Rachael Cooper | Guest Post

5 Tips On How To Promote Your Book in Times of Crisis – Rachael Cooper | Guest Post

In times of crisis, like the present pandemic, there’s a tendency to assume that everything from buying groceries to getting a publisher interested in your book proposal will be harder. That people will be too distracted to care about you, or your book. The reality is very different. Many authors, self-published and traditionally published, have

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10 Ways to Market Your Book on a Budget – Dave Chesson | Guest Post

If you’ve self-published before, you’ll know that book marketing can get very expensive very quickly. Luckily, there are some ways that you can market your book on a tight budget. In this article, we’ll go over 10 of my favorite low-cost marketing techniques that you can use to sell more books. Most of the strategies

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Staying in the Game: Book Marketing for Self-Published Authors – Virginia Colton | Guest Post

Self-publishing is becoming more and more popular among authors nowadays. Self-publishing is the publication of books, magazines, and any other media by authors without the involvement of an established publisher. In other words, self-published authors do pretty much all the tasks necessary to publish and sell a book – this includes book marketing. To be quite

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Merry Christmas from The Independent Publishing Magazine

As 2019 draws to a close and the Christmas holidays are upon us, so too a decade. We are over that odd bump every century when you can’t quite figure out how to refer to a decade when it ends with a year between 00 and 19, the noughties or the teens?! Will the decade

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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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