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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

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

Writers Beware: Self-Publishing Nightmares To Avoid

Writers Beware: Self-Publishing Nightmares To Avoid

Maybe you’ve spent months trying to get a literary agent’s attention, without success (don’t feel bad—it’s a difficult task!). Or maybe you’ve decided to skip the agent, maintain creative control, and get your book published ASAP. Either way—you’ve decided you’re ready to self-publish. Self-publishing no longer suffers from the scary stigma of being called “second… Continue Reading

Write Back Cover Copy That’s Tailored To Sell Your Self-Published Book

Write Back Cover Copy That’s Tailored To Sell Your Self-Published Book

Authors who are chasing a traditional publishing deal often consider writing a query letter to be one of their hardest tasks. Writers who are self-publishing their books don’t have to worry about writing a query letter…but they still have to write the summary for the back cover of their books—and that can be just as… Continue Reading

The #1 Self-Publishing Hack: Think Like A CEO

The #1 Self-Publishing Hack: Think Like A CEO

Some self-publishing companies act as if becoming a success is simple: A few clicks of the mouse and you’re on your way to becoming a best seller! But the truth is, most well-known, self-published books didn’t spontaneously rise through the ranks; they were passionately and vigorously promoted into best-seller-hood by their authors. So what do famous… Continue Reading

Create A Press Release That Media Outlets Will Actually Publish

Create A Press Release That Media Outlets Will Actually Publish

Learning to write a basic press release is a valuable skill for writers who want to promote a book launch or writing-related event. But local and regional newspapers can receive hundreds of press releases every week—which means that there’s stiff competition for “real estate” in papers and even local blogs. Editors have to choose which… Continue Reading

5 Self-Publishing Secrets Nobody Tells You

5 Self-Publishing Secrets Nobody Tells You

As you sit twiddling your thumbs, waiting months for that agent to get back to you—or perhaps papering your office walls with yet another rejection letter—you might start to seriously consider taking the self-publishing route. The idea of actually getting your book into the hands of readers is tempting, but you’re worried about what self-publishing… Continue Reading

The 3 Cornerstones To Self-Publishing Success

The 3 Cornerstones To Self-Publishing Success

How is publishing success measured? The obvious answer is—book sales! To accomplish this goal, you need the solid support of three important components: a book people want to read; professional production quality; and smart promotion. This is true whether you self-publish or go the traditional route. 3 Cornerstones That Support Self-Publishing Success 1. Great Content This… Continue Reading

Do Self-Published Authors Need Websites?

Do Self-Published Authors Need Websites?

Having an author website is essential to any writing career—especially if you are a self-published author! These days, when even traditionally published authors receive less marketing and publicity support, self-published authors will find that promotion is at least half of their job. Active, targeted marketing is vital—and the hub of any writer’s brand and online marketing… Continue Reading

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