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6 Publishing Trends That Benefit Readers & Authors

In this post, successful indie author Toby Neal shares her insights about the ever-evolving world of self-publishing, and how the trends both impact and benefit authors and readers. I follow a number of industry blogs/websites including The Shatzkin Files, GalleyCat, Seth Godin’s Blog, and Publishers Weekly, just trying to keep marginally abreast of what’s happening […]

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3 Cool, Cheap Promo Ideas for Self-Published Authors

Freelance writer and aspiring author Kate Willson has a few promotion ideas for you this week! Utilizing social media is by far one of the easiest and most financially sound ways to market and promote your self-published book – especially if you’re a student or underemployed aspiring writer. But with hundreds of self-published authors doing […]

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5 Key Steps To Building Your Self-Publishing Career

I caught the remodeling bug at an early age. My mother’s dad made his living as a barber after the Depression, back when a trim cost a buck and customers paid for their haircut with a silver dollar. Grandpa invested whatever he could save in real estate, and I remember hearing him say that the […]

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How To Increase Blog Traffic And Gain Subscribers

Confession: I’ve worked really hard to build my blog since March 2011, and today I’m sharing numbers. After three years of consistently publishing a new post weekly, my blog now averages 1000 – 1200 total page views on Tuesdays, the day after I post. (My all-time high to date: 1700 total page views in a […]

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How to Get Your Book Reviewed

In this post, author Christine Nolfi is sharing her expertise about to approach book bloggers. My friends are so cool. Enjoy! Reviews from book bloggers are one of the best avenues for self-published authors to garner publicity and make sales. I’m often asked by other writers, “How did you get so many great reviews for […]

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A Self-Publisher’s Guide to Kobo

If you’re wondering, “What’s a Kobo?” Here’s the backstory: Kobo entered the scene in 2010, marketing the Kobo e-Reader as a less expensive alternative to Kindle and Nook, which are currently the best selling e-Reader devices. That will change if Hiroshi Mikitani gets his way. Mikitani is CEO of Japan’s largest e-commerce company, Rakuten, which purchased Canadian-owned Kobo […]

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Mailchimp: Ten Reasons it’s the Best Program for Authors Since Twitter

I’m so pleased to welcome friend, therapist and author Toby Neal to my blog! I invited Toby to write this post as soon as I saw her gorgeous email newsletter. Best to hear all about it from a pro – here’s the scoop: Mailchimp is the best program since Twitter for authors. In my minibook on […]

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