Tag Archives | self-publishing

Why Do We Blog?

If you’re a blogger, chances are you’ve asked yourself that in a weak moment. Blogging has its challenges at all stages: In the beginning, we don’t know what to write about and don’t see a lot of return on our investment. Later, we’ve run out of topics ideas and may be disillusioned about all the […]

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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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Print Vs. eBook – What’s Your Opinion?

I published Mark of the Loon as an ebook last year but I’ve never created a print copy. Last summer I re-edited for the umpteenth time and uploaded the new version. This spring I want to print a paperback. I’ve reviewed Terri Giuliano Long’s guest post on my blog, CreateSpace vs. Lightening Source For Self-Published […]

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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 Fund Your Book Using Kickstarter

My friend Rob Gard has an interesting story to share about the intriguing project he’s using to fund his book! Here’s Rob: We are writers, storytellers, chanters of the ancient hearthside songs and sagas. We crawl through creative tunnels and mine the deepest depths of our experiences, beliefs, fears and hopes to connect with the shared human experience. […]

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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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