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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 […]

Our 5 Favorite – and FREE — Book Marketing Tools

Book Marketing Made Easy One of the most commonly asked questions for authors that are self-publishing is ‘”How do I market my book?” We know. Marketing is a whole world in and of itself, and book marketing is very specific to the publishing industry, especially with certain book genres. Truth is, most traditional or small […]

How to Publish an E-Book on Amazon

Ready to publish your E-Book? E-books sales have continued to rise since they first came on the scene in 2011. Since then, people have begun to publish all sorts of material in e-book format, from the typical fiction to cookbooks, how-to books, guidebooks, and more. While most authors use e-books as a secondary option to […]

21 Tips for Throwing a Great Book Release Party (or any book party!)

You’ve just spent years researching, writing, editing, and publishing your book. At times it’s been excruciating but you’ve persevered and want to share the joy. So just like having a baby, it’s time to celebrate the birth of your book. There are a number of reasons to throw a Book Release Party: It’s a time […]

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 […]

How to Self-Publish a Book

The Steps and Costs to Expect When You Self-publish a Book If you were to Google “How to self-publish a book”, over 9-million responses pop up. So how do you know what’s the right option for you? With the advent of print-on-demand intersecting with the hi-tech world of the day, the beauty is that there […]

How to Survive National Novel Writing Month, a.k.a. NaNoWriMo

If you’ve ever dreamed of writing a novel, now’s your chance to do it with free support. Approximately 400,000 people are expected to start novels as part of NaNoWriMo, this November. The idea is to write a 50,000-word novel in a month, which is almost 1,667 words a day. You can register on Signing […]

Factors to Consider When Debating a Pen Name

If you are thinking about a pen name, tread carefully. A pen name brings major marketing challenges and actually adds more work to an author’s plate. When I get asked if it’s worth it, I often make a face. I can’t help it. I love my pen name, but not always. For a fiction writer, […]