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Print-On-Demand, Short-Run, and Long-Run Printing: A Comparison

Do you know how your self-published book should be printed? Surprisingly, different types of printing can be influenced by your sales strategy, marketing plans, and will ultimately impact your bottom line. Learn more about the differences between short-run, long-run, and print-on-demand and how to make the best decision for your book.

Self-Publishing Your Book On A Budget

One of the few downsides to self-publishing is the cost. If you are willing to take a risk on the quality of your book, there are some shortcuts you can take to publish your book on a budget.

A Guide to Understanding ISBNs

  Before I started my own self-publishing journey, I used ISBNs as a tool to search for and purchase textbooks I needed for school. Those who underwent the College/University experience might know that the college bookstore is not always the cheapest option. I would write down the ISBN of the book I needed and searched […]

7 Reasons to Choose Self Publishing Instead of Traditional Publishing

A true independent publisher is you – an author who starts their own publishing “imprint,” and organizes and pays for their own designing, editing, and printing of their book.  The great news is that as the big publishing houses went out of business, merged, and downsized, the professionals within those houses have flooded into the […]

Top 11 Self-Publishing Boo-Boos

The most expensive part of self-publishing your book lies in the mistakes that you make. You hire the wrong editor, but before you realize that, you owe them $3000. You sign up with a “publisher” before you discover that, yeah sure, you kept your copyrights, but you inadvertently gave away your sales rights and your […]

How Do I Start Writing a Book?

Getting started is often the hardest part of anything, whether you are looking to run a marathon or write a book. Writing a book doesn’t need to be hard, but you do need a commitment, some consistency, and a determination to reach the finish line. If you’ve been contemplating writing a book for some time […]

How to Market Your Fiction and Yourself at a Fan Convention

The enormous success of Comic-Con and the hit show The Big Bang Theory has brought fan conventions into the mainstream. What began as small get-togethers of enthusiasts have grown into huge events attracting growing numbers of genre devotees. There are now countless “cons” for fans of every genre, from romance to horror, mystery, historical fiction, […]

Your Options in Self-Publishing

There are three main ways to self-publish a book. But how to decide which way to go? What’s the difference between a small independent publisher and those online publishing companies? What is true independent publishing? What are the pros and cons of each? It’s a big hot mess out there, and one wrong move could […]

Why A Book Coach Is Invaluable

Guidance Through The Maze of Self-Publishing Some people call it a book shepherd; others call it a publishing consultant, a book coach, or a publishing coach. I call it a Publisher-for-hire, and they’re all the same thing; their job is to guide the author through the maze of self-publishing. Book coaches are best used in […]