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  • Why Libraries Rarely Buy Self-Published Books

    Let's start with the librarians since they're the ones in control – or so it seems at least. The reality is that the patrons of the library are in control, almost entirely. If patrons started asking for self-published works en masse, libraries ...
  • Top 12 Crippling Mistakes of the Self-Publishing Newbie

    Top 12 Mistakes of the New Self-Published Author. Some may think these are shortcuts, but they will undermine your career and cast doubt on your professionalism every single time.
  • Think Like a Publisher to Get Published

    If you're an author interested in self-publishing, you have to think the way a publisher thinks. The number one focus for any publisher is profit. Before you even start the writing, you have to ask yourself if the idea is marketable. Once you feel yo...
  • Publishing with Kindle Scout: What story do the sales figures tell?

    Why submitting to Kindle Scout is a great option if you plan on self-publishing your book.
  • Amazon's Newest Publishing Platform Goes Live - Write On!

    In a direct response to the 9 year growth rate of Wattpad, Amazon has launched Write On, a social network where self-publishing authors can offer their work to the community for feedback. You don't need to be a writer to use it. Readers are invited t...
  • Is Self-publishing for All Genres?

    Publishing houses no longer promote or market the books they publish. Together with the fact that most publishing houses only offer contracts to established (ie. money-making) writers can make getting a publishing contract as a new author nearly impo...
  • How to Handle a Negative Book Review

    You know you need plenty of reviews to keep your book climbing the popularity charts, but you also know that not all of them are going to be 5 stars-worth of praise and glowing recommendation that others read your book immediately. What can you do to h...
  • Self-Publishing The Old Fashioned Way – Print On Demand Publishing

    Before there were online publishing websites, self-publishers did things a little differently. Self-publishing bore a striking resemblance to traditional publishing, except the authors wore every hat and did all of the work by themselves - unless the...
  • Marketing Your Self-Published Book – The Author Platform

    What is an 'Author Platform'?We all have a platform, whether we realize it or not. If you have a career, children, or even a hobby, you already have a 'platform' for those things. Your platform is how you prove to other people that you're good at what ...
  • Marketing Your Self-Published Book – The Essential Basics

    I know that the stereotype for writers has been the image of the hermit who does nothing but churn-out books in his quiet cabin or house by the lake, but the reality of the new world for any self-published author is a vast deviation from that norm.
    Wh...