Category Archives: Self-Publishing

4 Hidden Tasks In The Self-Publishing Process (And How To Do Them)

4 Hidden Tasks In The Self-Publishing Process (And How To Do Them)

Once you’ve finished writing, proofreading, and formatting your book for self-publishing, what could be left to do? Now all that’s required is for you to upload your manuscript and book cover to a company like CreateSpace or IngramSpark, and you’re done—right? Not so fast. Here are four hidden tasks you must take care of before… Continue Reading

How To Find A Freelance Editor For A Book You Want To Self-Publish

How To Find A Freelance Editor For A Book You Want To Self-Publish

Finding the right freelance book editor isn’t easy, but if you’re self-publishing, having your book professionally edited can make the difference between positive reviews and good sales—or bad word of mouth and lackluster sales results. Here’s how you can find a freelance editor for your book manuscript: What To Do Before You Find A Freelance Editor For… Continue Reading

How To Edit Your Self-Published Book After It’s Been Published

How To Edit Your Self-Published Book After It’s Been Published

Ideally, you’ve made sure your manuscript and cover are as perfect as possible before you hit the “approve” button to self-publish your book. But even the most meticulous proofreader can sometimes miss an error. Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to fix post-publication mistakes when you’ve self-published. The process by which you make such edits varies slightly… Continue Reading

Quiz: Are You A Good Candidate For Self-Publishing?

Quiz: Are You A Good Candidate For Self-Publishing?

Self-publishing has turned the publishing industry upside down: Today many writers are choosing to publish their books themselves instead of pursuing the traditional route. But is self-publishing right for your personality? Take our self-test to find out! Choose the answer that best matches your true feelings about: Your book’s cover art… You want total control.… Continue Reading

Create A Business Plan For Your Self-Publishing Empire

Create A Business Plan For Your Self-Publishing Empire

If you’re diving into the world of self-publishing, the best thing you can do for yourself is become your own CEO. And few CEOs would leap into a major investment without a business plan in place. Before you launch your self-publishing empire, consider creating a written business plan that will guide your efforts and crystallize… Continue Reading

A Simple Guide To Understanding Self-Publishing Royalties

A Simple Guide To Understanding Self-Publishing Royalties

Writing a book is hard enough, but capturing the attention of literary agents and overworked editors is harder. And with international conglomerates eating up little publishing houses, the industry is left with fewer imprints for your manuscript. The bold, new prospect of self-publishing beckons, but breaking free of traditional publishing means abandoning that oh-so-lovely advance. So… Continue Reading

Get More Media Coverage For Your Self-Published Book

Get More Media Coverage For Your Self-Published Book

Media coverage for your book—via local news channels, blogs, radio stations, and newspapers—can be a powerful force for reaching new readers and boosting sales. But with so many authors clamoring for attention from reporters and bloggers, you’ll need to find a way to make your story stand out. Ask yourself: What would make you want… Continue Reading

4 Self-Publishing Success Stories of 2016 (And What We Can Learn From Them)

4 Self-Publishing Success Stories of 2016 (And What We Can Learn From Them)

2016 was a strong year for self-published books! By thinking outside the box and trying new ways to reach their audiences, these authors boosted their book sales and wrote their own success stories. Here are some great lessons from last year’s self-publishing best sellers to help you reach your publishing goals in 2017. The Biggest… Continue Reading

Does Your Self-Published Print Book Make A Good First Impression?

Does Your Self-Published Print Book Make A Good First Impression?

Authors: Do you know what’s the most important element of your book marketing strategy? Is it posters or bookmarks? Social media ads? No. While these are vital tools in a comprehensive book promotion plan, your most influential, important marketing tool is…your book itself. So when preparing a print copy of your self-published book, keep in… Continue Reading

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