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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.
  • Why Hiring a Book Editor Is Vital for Self-Published Authors

    Learn why self-editing will only get you so far and why a professional editor is essential for Self-Published authors. Providing an editor was the role of publishing houses, but now that authors can do direct to consumer, it falls on them to find and hire...  more
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Marketing Your Self-Published Book Doesn't Have to Be Hard

    In the beginning of every career, there is a time when you have to pay your dues from the bottom rung – or near the bottom at least. As writers, because of the solitary nature of our craft and the fact that we may not exactly enjoy having to mi...
  • Marketing Your Self-Published Book – Social Media for Writers

     
    In my last article about marketing your self-published book I talked about creating your author platform. Part of the creation of that platform will naturally (hopefully) be some kind of blog or website that showcases your work. Other than a ve...
  • 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...
  • Publishing Your Ebook Online (Without Using Amazon)

    Just for a moment, let us suppose that Amazon's self-publishing platform doesn't exist. I know, crazy, right? Humor me for five minutes though. Amazon may very well be the largest online distributor of ebooks and digital content, but they're certainly ...