Category Archives: Self-Publishing

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

Guide To The Stages Of Production For A Self-Published Book

Guide To The Stages Of Production For A Self-Published Book

Self-publishing has revolutionized the publishing industry. More and more writers, after unsuccessfully trying to break into traditional publishing, are turning to the bold new indie world—and some are even making self-publishing their first choice! That means authors have to make hundreds of decisions about cover design, digital or print, keywords, categories, vendors, as well as… Continue Reading

Lies Self-Publishing Companies Tell Potential Clients

Lies Self-Publishing Companies Tell Potential Clients

After trying the traditional publishing route with no success—or possibly deciding right from the beginning—many authors are choosing to self-publish their books. However, before you sign on the dotted line with a self-publishing company, do your research! A lot of self-publishing companies are more interested in making the sale—and not so much in you and… Continue Reading

Should You Offer A Print Version Of Your Self-Published Book?

Should You Offer A Print Version Of Your Self-Published Book?

Choosing to self-publish your novel means you’ll have total control over the end result, so you’ll have a lot of important decisions to make—from formatting to font to cover design elements. And you’ll also be making all of the marketing and sales decisions for your book, including whether to sell print copies, e-books, or both!… Continue Reading

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